NURSING RN to BSN Program by leader6


                                            RN to BSN Program

The School of Nursing at Wichita             Arrangements must be negotiated            Graduation Requirements
State University offers advanced             with individual agencies and           •   Of the 124 hours required for
placement to registered nurses               qualified preceptors.                      the degree, 60 hours must be
seeking a Bachelor of Science in        •    2 credit-hour clinical capstone            completed at a 4-year
Nursing degree. The curriculum is            course for RNs comprised of 96             college/university
designed so that the RN who has              clinical hours. Half of the course     •   45 hours at the 300+ course
received an Associate Degree in              focuses on nursing in the                  level must be completed
Nursing (ADN) from a nationally              community, while the focus for         •   Of the 124 hours required for
accredited program and who meets             the other half is designed by RN           the degree, 30 hours must be
the work experience criteria may             students in consultation with the          completed at WSU
achieve advanced standing in the             School of Nursing.
basic nursing program though            •    The Care Manager course                     Other Nursing Options
retroactive credit. Retroactive              addresses the needs of nurses in                and Programs
credit (25 hours) will be awarded            the managed care environment.
during the final semester of course     •    Individual plans of study are          Options offered by the WSU
work upon written notification.              developed with an advisor.             School of Nursing include:
RN-Diploma students may achieve         •    Most students complete the             • Bachelor of Science in
the 25 nursing credits through credit        professional coursework in two            Nursing degree
by examination (CrE) and portfolio           years.                                 • Accelerated BSN
review where applicable.
                                                                                    • LPN to BSN
                                            Admission Requirements for the          • MICT to BSN
The baccalaureate nursing program                     RN to BSN                     • RN to MSN Program
is accredited by the Commission on
                                                                                    • Master of Science in Nursing
Collegiate Nursing Education            To qualify as a candidate for                  Program
(CCNE). Wichita State                   admission, a student must:                         Clinical Nurse Specialist
University’s RN to BSN program
                                                                                           Nurse Practitioner
follows the Kansas Nursing              •    Be admitted to Wichita State                  Nurse Midwifery (in
Articulation Plan. Graduates are             University                                    collaboration with KU)
prepared for professional nursing       •    Have proof of RN licensure in the      • Doctorate of Nursing Practice
positions in a variety of health care        state where nursing is practiced              Post Baccalaureate entry
settings. The baccalaureate             •    Have completed all prerequisite               Post Masters entry
program also provides a foundation           courses                                • Graduate (post-master’s)
for graduate study in nursing.          •    Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50             certificate
                                             and a grade of C (2.0) or better in
The RN to BSN Plan provides                  required prerequisite courses
educational and career advancement      •    Meet work experience criteria:
opportunities through:                       1,000 hours in the last three years
• A distance learning program                if graduated from a nursing
   featuring on-line courses and a           program five or more years ago;
   preceptored clinical experience           no experience necessary if
   which can be arranged in most             graduated within the last five years
   geographical locations.

Curriculum Outline – RN to BSN Plan                                                         Full-Time Faculty
                                                                           •    Heather Baker, RN, MSN, ARNP-CNS, PNP
Preprofessional Courses                              Semester Hours        •    Mary L. Burnett, MS, RN, C. Critical Care
English I and II                                             6             •    Theresa Cooper, RN, MSN/MBA,
Public Speaking                                              3                  Medical/Surgical
College Algebra                                              3             •    Terri Core, ARNP, MSN, Adult nursing
Fine Arts appreciation course                                3             •    Betty Elder, MS, MSN, PhD, RN. Informatics and
Introductory Humanities                                      3                  Genetics
Introduction to Philosophy                                   3             •    Phyllis Fletcher, RN, MN, CCRN. Critical Care
Introduction to Sociology                                    3             •    Jeanie Harris, ARNP, MSN, PN P-C Pediatrics
General Psychology                                           3             •    Shirley Hazen, RN, MN, CNOR.
Developmental Psychology                                     3                  Management/Perioperative
Chemistry with Lab                                           5             •    Alicia Huckstadt, PhD, FNP, ARNP
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab                              5             •    Brandy Jackson, RN, MSN/MBA, Critical Care,
Microbiology with Lab                                        4                  Infection Control
Statistics                                                   3             •    Phyllis Jacobs, RN, MSN. Psych Mental Health
General Elective                                             16                 Nursing
Total                                                        63            •    Mary Koehn, PhD, RN, FACCE, ARNP. Maternal
                                                                           •    Pamela Martin, RN, MSN, ARNP, Maternal
Additional Courses Required for a BSN Degree
General Education Issues and Perspectives course              3
                                                                           •    Jacque McClendon, RN, PhD, Diabetes Care
Upper-division ethics course (Bioethics)                      3
Upper-division elective                                       3            •    Victoria Mosack, PhD, RN, ARNP, Psychiatric-
Total                                                         9                 Mental Health nursing
                                                                           •    Stephanie Nicks, RN, MSN, FNP,
                                                                                Medical/Surgical nursing
Professional Courses                                 Semester Hours        •    Susan Parsons, PhD, RN, Critical Care,
HS 301 Clinical Pharmacology**                               3                  Medical/Surgical
NURS 334 RN Bridge Course**                                  4             •    Nancy Powers, MD, Breastfeeding-Human
NURS 325 Intro to Evidence Based Practice**                  2                  Lactation
NURS 345 Health Assessment**                                 4             •    Betty Smith-Campbell, RN, PhD. Community
NURS 456 Primary Prevention**                                2                  health/public policy
NURS 461 Care Manager**                                      4             •    Elaine Steinke, PhD, RN. Adult nursing
NURS 495 Clinical Capstone Course-RN*                        2             •    Virginia Teel, RN, DHS. Adult Medical/surgical
Career Enhancement Electives                                 6             •    Ann Wallace, RN, FNP, ARNP. Pediatrics
Total                                                        27            •    Jane Washburn, RN, MSN. Psychiatric-mental
                                                                                Health nursing

Upper-Division Retroactive Credits
Awarded retroactively on the basis of associate degree in
nursing or credit by exam                                     25      To receive more information, or to schedule a campus
                                                                      visit, contact:
                                                                      Office of Admissions
Total Hours Required for BSN                                  124      Wichita State University
                                                                      1845 Fairmount
                                                                      Wichita, KS 67260-0124
*Check with the School of Nursing in regards to requirements for      (316) 978-3085
participation in clinical course.                                     Toll-free (800) 362-2594
**Courses offered on the Internet or through distance learning.
Electives are available through telecourses, online courses, summer
workshops and on-campus courses that meet once per week.              Notice of Nondiscrimination
                                                                      Wichita State University does not discriminate on the basis of
Sequence of Courses                                                   race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status,
Offered every semester:                                               sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, or disability.
                                                                      Any person having inquiries concerning this may contact the
Nurs 334– 4 hrs. Bridge-First course
                                                                      Office of Equal Employment Opportunity., Wichita
Nurs 495– 2 hrs. Clinical-Last course                                 State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0145;
                                                                      telephone (316) 978-3001
Fall Only                 Spring Only
Nurs 325—2 hrs            Nurs 345—4 hrs.                             Wichita State University reserves the right to revise or change
Nurs 461—4 hrs            Nurs 456—2 hrs.                             rules, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees,
                                                                      and any other regulations affecting students whenever considered

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