Grace College and Bethel College School of Nursing are in the midst of bringing the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to the Grace campus.
Currently Bethel offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program (BSN-C) at the Grace College campus. This program is for Registered Nurses (RN) who desire to advance their nursing education.
The BSN Completion program requires 124 credit hours to complete with flexible transfer of credits from accredited institutions. Up to 36 lower level nursing credits will be transferred from the student's previous undergraduate nursing program.
Registered nurses may choose a 20 month plan in a convenient one night a week format or an accelerated 12 month option with classes two nights a week. Many of the courses are offered in a hybrid format with both in-person and online class nights.
The BSN Completion program is ACEN accredited, facilitating advancement to graduate programs.
To learn more, see Bethel's program details.
Examples of courses in this major:
This course explores basic research concepts and processes as a basis for nursing practice and quality improvement. Students will critically analyze research to direct evidence-based practice and will promote the dissemination of nursing knowledge to enhance patient/family centered care.
This course emphasizes community-based and population-focused approaches to health promotion. Concepts and theories of contemporary health nursing are applied in a variety of community settings.
This course explores codes, principles, and ethical theories that influence ethical decision making in professional nursing practice, with special attention to a Christian worldview. The relationship of personal and professional values to ethical decision making is considered, with analysis of the nurse's role in patient/family centered care and collaborative teamwork. Students will be guided to develop a personal ethical decision making model that encourages lifelong integrity and committment to holistic care.
This course focuses on the acquisition and application of leadership qualities and management skills synthesizing previous learning. It emphasizes teamwork and collaboration; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; and business skills. Implications of societal trends and health care decision making will be explored.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana; Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of Southern Indiana.
Professor Zellers is the Community Health Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program teaching the didactic and clinical components. She teaches Leadership and Management, and Community Health in the Bachelor of Science-Completion program. Rebecca has worked as a community health nurse specializing in hospice and home health, has been a director of nursing on an inpatient hospital acute rehabilitation unit, a staff nurse, and a PPS Coordinator. Her doctrinal research focused on end-of-life care for the Amish and her capstone was titled "Old Order Amish Hospice Nursing Plans and Care Strategies. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nu Omicron at Large Chapter, ISNA/ANA, and Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Valparaiso University; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a Community Health Focus, St. Xavier Univeristy, Chicago, Illinois.
At Bethel, Professor Solak co-ordinates the BSN-Completion program and teaches Community Health, Transition to Professional Nursing, and Nursing Leadership and Management. She has previous teaching experience at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky and at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She has been employed as a home health care nurse, a hospital based nurse educator, and staff nurse on an inpatient acute rehabilitation unit. She currently works as the PPS Co-coordinator for the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan. Louise is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, The Association of Community Health Educators and a certified AHA CPR instructor. Louise serves on the Board of the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.
Some of the positions you can obtain: