2015-2016 Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN

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The graduate is prepared to practice professional nursing while providing care for individuals, families, groups and communities. Students who are not Registered Nurses (RNs) will choose the traditional curriculum plan. RNs can seek advanced standing through the RN-to-BSN plan. An accelerated program exists for students who have already completed their Bachelor’s degree.

BSN Program Requirements

Clinical Requirements for Students in the BSN Program

Nursing students are to keep a personal file of the following information. It will be reviewed by clinical faculty prior to any clinical courses.

  • Nursing License (for RN-to-BSN students only)
  • CPR card with visible expiration date
  • Date and result of PPD test or Tuberculosis screening form
  • Evidence of 2MMR immunizations if born after 1957 or titers to all three diseases (measles,mumps, and rubella).
  • Dates of Hepatitis B series or titer showing immunity
  • Dates of Varicella or titer showing immunity
  • Verification of health care insurance
  • Date of TD within last ten years, Tdap recommended for students
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug testing documentation

State Board Exam

BSN graduates are eligible to apply to the Colorado State Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

BSN Accelerated Program

This 16 month nursing program is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in another field and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). All required general education, pre-requisite courses, and degrees must be completed by the end of the Fall semester of the application year. Refer to the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences web page www.uccs.edu/~bethel for application eligibility requirements and information specific to the Accelerated Option.

BSN Curriculum Plan for Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Students


General Education Elective recommended.
All first year courses must be completed prior to progressing to second year clinical courses.

Total Hours: 33-34 credit hours


All second year courses must be completed prior to progressing to third year clinical courses.

Total: 31 credit hours


Humanities and general education elective recommended.
All third year courses must be completed prior to progressing to fourth year clinical courses.

Total: 30 credit hours


Humanities elective and general education elective recommended.

Total Program Credit Hours: 127

Continuing Students

Once BSN students have accepted an invitation for a clinical spot, their status will be changed from Nursing Prep to Nursing. The nursing curriculum is a very structured program and must be adhered to in order. Second year courses must be successfully completed prior to progression into third year courses. Third year courses must be successfully completed prior to progression into fourth year courses. If an interruption in the sequencing of courses is necessary, students accept their Leave of Absence knowing that a possible delay in program completion may occur. Non-matriculating students only return on a space available basis. Returning students must make an appointment with the Academic Advisor or the Option Coordinator prior to registration.

Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence requests must be made in writing to the Option Coordinator. Refer to the Beth-El Student Handbook for an explanation of the policy.

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