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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Designed with the working professional in mind, and easily accessible to current ASN students, the ACEN-accredited 34-hour RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program on SBU's Springfield campus allows you to pursue a baccalaureate degree while advancing your skills as a professional nurse.

This nationwide program offers a flexible course sequence option, including a fully online eight-week block schedule with one block of experiential service learning activities that can be completed where you live. No onsite visits are required. Faculty are dedicated to helping you realize your professional goals while also balancing work and personal demands.

If you are a current ASN student at Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of SBU, you have the option to accelerate your degree by taking up to two BSN courses per semester while concurrently enrolled in the ASN program. This flexibility is just one reason we are confident we offer one of the best BSN degree programs available. We encourage our students to achieve more, while creating attainable resources to help make that happen.

 

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Springfield Campus

88%
job
placement
rate

(88.52% of SBU BSN graduates are employed within their field at the time of graduation.)

Program Outcomes

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Receive a high-quality, Christian higher education in partnership with a nationally recognized healthcare system, Mercy Health System.
  • Further your education while remaining active in the workforce through afternoon and evening classes that work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for individualized instruction, academic guidance and networking.

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

I was challenged and learned something new with every one of my patient experiences and was given so many learning opportunities! The staff not only went above and beyond to assist students in their learning and understanding, but also taught me the compassion and care I now use with my patients every day!

Teclaire Mbome Ntui-Ayuk '14, BSN Graduate
Teclaire Mbome Ntui-Ayuk, BSN Graduate

 

Admissions

To be admitted to the SBU Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion program, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an application for admission to Southwest Baptist University.
  2. Request official transcripts. For transfer students with 12 hours or more of college credit, please submit official transcripts from all colleges, universities and training programs attended.
  3. Verify receipt of all required documents by calling (417) 820-5047 or (417) 820-3272.
  4. Upon verification, schedule an advising appointment by calling (417) 820-2069.
  5. Submit copies of the following documents prior to first course:
    -Current RN license in state of residence/employment
    -Current CPR (BLS) certification
    -Photo ID/driver's license

Course Transfer Equivalency

Southwest Baptist University maintains a current database of course transfer equivalencies from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. Students are welcome to search for and find course equivalents for pre-requisite courses and program requirements within the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree programs.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Microbiology
Nutrition
Human Growth & Development
Chemistry for Allied Health
General Psychology

Contact Information

Charlie Hungerford, M.A.
Director of Admissions
(417) 820-3272
chungerford@SBUniv.edu

Brittney Hendrickson, MSN, RN
RN-BSN Program Chair, Instructor
(417) 893-7139
bhendrickson@sbuniv.edu

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING Plan

Year 1

Fall Semester

BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
CIS 1103 Computer and Information Management 3
ENG 2213 English Composition II 3
HIS 2213/2223 U.S. History I or II 3
Total hours 12

Spring Semester

FAR 10_3 Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre 3
BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
MAT 1143 College Algebra 3
COM 2393 Interpersonal Communications 3
Total hours 12
 

Year 2

Fall Semester

POL 1113 American Government and Politics 3
BIO 4404 Pathophysiology 4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics or  
ECO 2033 Macroeconomics 3
KIN 1162 Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness 2
Total hours 12

Spring Semester

PSY 3243 Elementary Statistics 3
NUR 3453 Spirituality in Health Care 3
NUR 3373 Professional Nursing 3
NUR 3383 Gerontological Nursing 3
Total hours 13
 

YEAR 3

Fall Semester

NUR 4013 Health Care in Culturally Diverse Populations 3
NUR 3303 Health Assessment 3
NUR 3563 Healthcare Informatics 3
  NUR Elective 3
Total hours 12

Spring Semester

NUR 4434 Administration and Leadership 4
NUR 4344 Research and Evidence Based Practice 4
NUR 4404 Community Health 4
HSC 4441 Capstone 1
Total hours 13

Thirty hours of lower division credit will be awarded toward the major requirements for students from an accredited Associate of Science in Nursing, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, or diploma program.

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Plan