Nursing Major

RN to BSN:

The program provides a registered nurse to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in one year, full-time, or two years, part-time. The student completes 74 semester credit hours of prerequisite coursework, of which 42 hours must be completed prior to beginning the program. Registered nurses will receive 28 hours advanced placement credit for prior nursing education after validation of prior learning. Validation of prior nursing knowledge is determined either by testing or by evaluation of work completed in the first nursing course, Professional Nursing Role.

Registered nurses may enter the RN-BSN program without validation testing if the following conditions are met:

  • The registered nurse graduated from a nursing education program accredited by a Board of Nurse Examiners or by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
  • The registered nurse has graduated within the past tow years or has recent work experience.

Degree Requirements
The student will complete the program with 30 semester credit hours of upper-level nursing courses.

NURS 4210 – Professional Nursing Role
NURS 4211 – Current Issues in Nursing
NURS 4332 – Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
NURS 4335 – Community and Public Health Nursing
NURS 4343 – Leadership and Management
NURS 4348 – Nursing Theories and Research
NURS 4651 – Evidence Based Practice II
NURS 4845 – Evidence Based Practice I

BSN:
The Wayland Baptist University Department of Nursing derives its mission from the purpose of Wayland Baptist University which is to educate students in an academically challenging and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning and service to God and humankind. The department of nursing strives to prepare baccalaureate nursing graduates that are competent and caring in the delivery of patient care in a diverse health care environment.

The program provides students the ability to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in two years after completing the general education core of 74 hours. All students must have completed the Hepatitis B series prior to beginning the program. All students will be required to complete a drug screen and a background check prior to admissions to the program. The Hepatitis B series, drug screen and background check will be paid by the student. Contact the nursing department to find out the cost of these fees.

Degree Requirements
Students must be accepted into the program before beginning nursing courses. A student must have an overall prerequisite grade point average of 2.5 or higher for admission into the program. All courses are sequential and must be passed with a grade of 75 or better before continuing to the next one.

NURS 3622 – Fundamentals of Nursing
NURS 3424 – Pharmacology: Nursing Implications
NURS 3421 – Health Assessment
NURS 3410 – Health Promotion and Maintenance
NURS 3833 – Adult Health I
NURS 3335 – Mental Health Nursing
NURS 3423 – Childbearing Family
NURS 4423 – Pediatric Nursing
NURS 4348 – Nursing Theories and Research
NURS 4653 – Adult Health II
NURS 4332 – Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
NURS 4335 – Community and Public Health Nursing
NURS 4343 – Leadership and Management
NURS 4211 – Current Issues in Nursing