Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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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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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:
- BIOL 324 Principles of Microbiology
- CHEM 210 General, Organic & Biochemistry
- EXSC 300 Nutrition
- EXSC 265 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- EXSC 266 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- NURS 201 Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
- NURS 310 Healthcare and the Aging Population (counts as an Activity Course)
- PSYC 202 Intro to Psychology
- PSYC 222 Statistics & Data Analysis
- PSYC 295 Psych. Dev. Across the Lifespan
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.
The baccalaureate program at Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
As required by the CCNE procedures, at least two months before our scheduled on-site accreditation evaluation, Pfeiffer University Department of Nursing must notify its constituents, including, at a minimum, faculty teaching in and students enrolled in the program(s) under review, that an accreditation review is scheduled. CCNE allows written third-party comments from our constituents regarding our program until February 19, 2018.
All comments are to be directed to the mailing address below or by email: email@example.comCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn: Third-Party Comments 655 K St., NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001
All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English. Any and all comments submitted to CCNE in a language other than English will not be processed. If you have any questions regarding the third-party comment process, please contact Lori Schroeder at 202-887-6791 x253 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Fees
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.
How to Apply
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 their 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 2018 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 $58 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
Click on the links below for:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
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