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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Heal. Support. Dispense comfort and compassion.

Pfeiffer University’s department of nursing offers an undergraduate program leading to the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. The pre-licensure BSN program can be completed in four years and includes classroom and clinical experiences. The program prepares you to provide quality, generalist, patient-centered care throughout the human lifespan and across diverse populations.

If you are already an RN and want to pursue your BSN, check out our online RN to BSN degree completion program.

Main Campus: Historical Misenheimer

Pfeiffer’s undergraduate BSN degree program, in the division of applied health sciences, is available at the Misenheimer campus.

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Click here for the 2016 Application to Undergraduate Upper Division Nursing Major

Curriculum

The BSN program curriculum requires a minimum investment of 125 semester hours (SH). Lower division coursework is composed of 70 credit hours (including liberal arts and nursing prerequisites). The remaining 55 credit hours, taken during the junior and senior years, include coursework in the nursing major. Graduates receive a BSN and are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination, which is required for practice as a registered nurse.

Pfeiffer University’s nursing curriculum is based on the caring theoretical perspective, a concept that shapes teaching, student learning activities, teacher-student interactions and the overall climate of the program.

Nursing Degree Requirements

Prerequisite Nursing Requirements

In addition to the General Education requirements, the following courses are prerequisite nursing requirements:

  • CHEM 210 General, Organic & Biochemistry
  • BIOL 324 Principles of Microbiology
  • PSYC 202 Intro to Psychology
  • PSYC 222 Statistics & Data Analysis
  • PSYC 295 Psych. Dev. Across the Lifespan
  • EXSC 300 Nutrition
  • EXSC 303 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • EXSC 312 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • NURS 201 Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 310 Healthcare and the Aging Population (counts as an Activity Course)

Upper-level Nursing Courses

  • NURS 312 Foundations and Concepts for Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 314 Therapeutic Communication for Diverse Cultures
  • NURS 316 Health Assessment
  • NURS 318 Pharmacology for Nursing
  • NURS 320 Nursing Care of Adults I
  • NURS 322 Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family
  • NURS 326 Pathophysiology
  • NURS 410 Nursing Care of Adults II
  • NURS 412 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 414 Introduction to Nursing Research
  • NURS 416 Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 418 Nursing Leadership Values, Trends and Perspectives
  • NURS 501 Transition to Professional Nursing: Senior Internship
  • NURS 510 Synthesis for Professional Nursing Practice

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate program at Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Learn More About Our Nursing Program

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Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Careers

With a BSN, you can work in a variety of healthcare settings, from medical centers, hospitals, clinics or hospice.

The purpose of our program is to prepare students to be professional nurses in a Christian academic environment. Graduates exemplify the values, core competencies, knowledge and role development essential for leadership and service for the nursing profession. The nursing major builds on a solid foundation in the liberal arts. It includes study in the natural, behavioral and social sciences in addition to the humanities and nursing sciences.

An educational foundation in the university setting provides the distinguishing cornerstone for the study and practice of professional nursing, preparing graduates for lifelong learning and graduate level study.

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How to Apply

Application to the nursing program is a two-step process. A student must first apply to Pfeiffer using a regular application from the Admissions Office as a pre-nursing student.

Students who complete the prerequisite requirements may then submit a nursing application in the spring semester of the sophomore year for consideration into the upper division nursing major. Qualified transfer and change-of-major students must meet the same academic criteria for admission as first-time freshmen. Records of students transferring to Pfeiffer University from other academic institutions are evaluated and transfer credit is granted as is appropriate. Up to 20 students who meet admissions criteria will be selected to start nursing courses each fall semester.

The application for fall semester 2016 enrollment into the upper division is due Feb.1 by 5 p.m. (postmarked). Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores must be included with the application. (Scores for TEAS exams taken elsewhere will be accepted if taken during the previous six months.) The TEAS exam will be administered at Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus in December and January, dates and times to be determined.

All students wishing to enter the nursing program must take the TEAS exam. To register, contact Leslie Tucker, (704) 463-3434. The cost is $45 to be paid by credit card to the testing company on the day of the test.

Completed applications may be delivered to the department of nursing directly or mailed to:

P.O. Box 960
Misenheimer, N.C.
28109

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Have questions? Just ask!
Emily Carella
(800) 338-2060
(704) 463-1360
emily.carella@pfeiffer.edu

Nursing Program Advisor

Dianne Daniels
Chair and Associate Professor

nursing@pfeiffer.edu