Nursing (BSN)

College of Arts & Sciences/Nursing Department

Program Description

This program is for registered nurses and is offered through the Nursing Department in the College of Arts & Sciences. Please see the Schools and Colleges section of this catalog for further information.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Utilize information technology in professional nursing practice.
  2. Apply principles of health promotion and prevention to individuals, groups, and populations.
  3. Integrate research and evidence-based practice in professional nursing practice.
  4. Apply leadership principles to promote a culture of quality care and patient safety.
  5. Demonstrate basic understanding of the impact of health policy, finance, social, political, and regulatory processes on the healthcare system.
  6. Collaborate with clients and other healthcare professionals to promote quality care.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism in nursing practice.
  8. Advocate for the health care needs of society in a divers, global environment.

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 86 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

The 86 required credit hours consist of 31 credit hours in upper division nursing coursework, 3 credit hours in required support courses, 20 credit hours in designated prerequisite courses, and 32 credit hours of lower-division nursing coursework.

Students seeking the BSN degree are required to meet four of the nine general educational goals of Webster University. BSN students are required to take at least 30 credit hours at Webster University.

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Prerequisite Courses

All registered nurse (RN) applicants must successfully establish college credit hours in the following prerequisite courses:

  • English (3 hours)
  • General Psychology (3 hours)
  • General Sociology (3 hours)
  • Microbiology (3 hours)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (5 hours)
  • Computer course or validated computer competency (3 hours)

Required Courses

  • NURS 3010 Concepts of Professional Nursing (3 hours)
  • NURS 3020 Health Assessment (4 hours)
  • NURS 3030 Communication and Information Literacy (3 hours)
  • NURS 3270 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3 hours)
  • NURS 3400 Health Education in Nursing Practice (3 hours)
  • NURS 3410 Family Health Promotion (3 hours)
  • NURS 4060 Gerontology (3 hours)
  • NURS 4240 Nursing Leadership and Management (4 hours)
  • NURS 4250 Community Health Nursing (5 hours)
  • PSYC 2750 Introduction to Measurement and Statistics(3 hours)

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