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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing


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 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 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 provideclinical leadership in the provision of health care to persons, families, and groups in a variety of settings. The program provides a strong educational foundation upon which to build graduate study.

 

Chair
Mary Ann Thurkettle
 

Secretary
Heather Bennett

Faculty 
Diana Jones, Mary Ann Dailey, Kerry Risco, Peggy Shipley, Mary Ann Thurkettle

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 Accreditation COmmission for Education in Nursing (ACEN - formerly NLNAC). To be eligible to begin the junior level 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 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 available online to nursing students anytime, anywhere. The purpose of the program is to prepare practitioners of nursing to provideclinical leadership in the provision of 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 GPA or higher on entry to the nursing major and must maintain the 2.500 GPA throughout the nursing program from entry to exit. The students must have and maintain BOTH the cumulative 2.500 GPA and the nursing major 2.500 GPA. Other minors can also be pursued while enrolled in the BSN program.

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