Sep 18, 2019  
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing


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119 Behavioral Science Building
724-738-2065/2324

 Nursing

Currently, the Department of Nursing offers two totally online programs: RN to BSN Completion Program and Certification in School Nursing. The RN to BSN Completion Program at Slippery Rock University offers a totally online program that leads to a bachelor of science in nursing. It is designed to meet the needs of Registered Nurses who are graduates of hospital diploma nursing programs or Associate Degree programs in nursing.

 

The purpose of the program is to prepare baccalaureate educated practitioners of nursing to provide health care to persons, families, and groups in a variety of settings, using the nursing process. The program provides a strong educational foundation upon which to build graduate study.

 

Chair
Judith DePalma

Secretary
Joanne Santus

Faculty 
Karen Cummins, Judith DePalma, Diana Jones, Kerry Risco, Mary Ann Thurkettle, Diane Tomasic, Debra Wolf

This program, which leads to a bachelor of science in nursing, is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses who are graduates of hospital diploma nursing programs or associate degree programs in nursing. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. To be eligible to begin the junior level clinical nursing courses, students must have completed 63 or more non-remedial college credits. The curriculum for the program includes  two required supportive courses, and courses in the nursing major. The nursing curriculum includes theoretical and clinical content. The flexibility of the program enables the registered nurse to attend school on a part-time or full-time basis. Nursing and the two support courses are web-based and available to nursing students anytime, anywhere. The purpose of the program is to prepare practitioners of nursing to provide health care to persons, families, and groups in a variety of settings, using the nursing process. The program provides a strong educational foundation upon which to build graduate study.

Students in the RN-BSN upper division nursing program are required to have a minimum of 2.500 QPA on entry to the nursing major and must maintain the 2.500 QPA throughout the nursing program from entry to exit. The students must have and maintain BOTH the cumulative 2.500 QPA and the nursing major 2.500 QPA. Students can elect to obtain a school nurse certificate, a minor or certificate in health care informatics, or a certificate in case management while completing their BSN. Other minors can also be pursued while enrolled in the BSN program.

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