2008-2009 Catalog 
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2008-2009 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 RNs will choose the traditional curriculum plan. Registered Nurses (RN) can seek advanced standing through the RN to BSN plan. An accelerated program exists for students who have already completed their Bachelor’s degree.


  • Synthesize relevant knowledge and skills to provide safe, professional nursing care
  • Be able to effectively compete in the professional marketplace
  • Communicate with individuals and the community tomaintain collegial professional relationships
  • Apply critical thinking in the provision of nursing care

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 last chest x-ray report if unable to take PPD
  • 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
  • Verification ofMedical Insurance
  • Date of TD within last ten years, Tdap recommended for students
  • Criminal Background Check

BSN State Board Exam

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

BSN Curriculum Plan for Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Students


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

Total Hours: 31-32 credits


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

Total: 31 credits


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

Total: 28-30 credits

Total Program Credits: 126

Total: 34-35 credits

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 of third year courses. Third year courses must be successfully completed prior to progression of 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 Nursing Advisor or the Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Department prior to registration.

Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence requests must be made in writing to the Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Department. Refer to the Beth-El Student Handbook for an explanation of the policy.

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