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Second Degree B.S.N. Track

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Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program strives to offer a creative curriculum for meeting the current and future health needs of society. The curriculum prepares a generalist in professional nursing and serves as a basis for graduate study. A nurse is a licensed professional who protects, promotes, and optimizes individuals’ health and abilities, prevents of illness and injury, alleviates suffering through diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Nurses are advocates for individuals, families, and their communities.

The second degree BSN Program option is designed for non-nurses with an earned bachelor’s degree in a disparate discipline who are interested in earning a second undergraduate degree. To be considered for the second degree BSN Program option, students are eligible to apply for admission upon completion of all required science and core general-education prerequisites. Once accepted, students complete the full-time program in 15 months using the full calendar year.

Academic Advising

Advising holds are placed on all Dwyer College of Health Sciences new beginner and transfer students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requiements

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Second Degree Option must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • IU South Bend Dwyer College of Health Sciences Campuswide General-Education Curriculum (33-39 cr.)
  • Additional Requirements (27 cr.)
  • Major concentration and elective requirements (63 cr.)

  • Courses in life span development, required sciences, and statistics must have been completed within seven (7) years prior to the semester in which a student begins the nursing major
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required

Additional Requirements (27 cr.)

All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise designated

  • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry 2
  • MICR-M 250 Microbial Cell Biology
  • MICR-M 255 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (5 cr.)
  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology
  • PSY-P 216 Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • 300-Level Statistics Course

Major Requirements (63 cr.)

All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise designated

Summer 1 Courses (20 cr.)
  • NURS-B 216 Pharmacology
  • NURS-B 232 Introduction to the Discipline (of Nursing)
  • NURS-B 244 Comprehensive Health Assessment
  • NURS-B 245 Health Assessment: Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS-B 248 Science and Technology of Nursing
  • NURS-B 249 Science and Technology of Nursing: Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS-B 251 Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical (1 cr.)
  • NURS-H 353 Alterations in Health I
  • NURS-H 354 Alterations in Health I: Practicum (2 cr.)

Fall Courses (15 cr.)
  • NURS-H 351 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Health
  • NURS-H 352 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological: The Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-H 361 Alterations in Health II
  • NURS-H 362 Alterations in Health II: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-H 366 Nursing Care of Children and Their Families
  • NURS-H 367 Nursing Care of Children and Their Families: Clinical (2 cr.)    

Spring Courses (16 cr.)
  • NURS-H 365 Nursing Research   
  • NURS-H 368 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (2 cr.)
  • NURS-H 369 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families: Clinical (1 cr.)   
  • NURS-S 470 Restorative Health for Systems
  • NURS-S 471 Restorative Health: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-S 472 A Multisystem Approach to the Health of the Community
  • NURS-S 473 Health of the Community: Practicum (2 cr.)

Summer Two Courses (12 cr.)
  • NURS-S 481 Nursing Management
  • NURS-S 482 Nursing Management: Practicum
  • NURS-S 483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone
  • NURS-S 485 Professional Growth and Empowerment

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Academic Bulletins

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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