B.S.N. Program for Students Who Are Not Registered Nurses
Admission to the B.S.N. Program
To be admitted to the B.S.N. program as freshman nursing majors, students must meet general admission criteria/regulations for Georgian Court University as well as specific grade, SAT/ACT score, high school course, and English/mathematics placement requirements as well as a nursing pre-entrance examination, which may be waived at the discretion of the nursing admission committee. They must also have appropriate psychomotor, cognitive, and sensory capabilities to function in the professional nursing role. They must be able to tolerate physically demanding and stressful situations.
Transfer students must have a minimum 3.20 GPA and have earned a grade of B- or better in all sciences (e.g., Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Microbiology), and required mathematics taken. A grade of B- or better must be earned in ANY science or math class taken during the first enrollment in the course. For example, if a student is enrolled in any nursing required science or math courses and earns less than a B-, the student is not eligible to apply for admittance into the Georgian Court–Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing even if the student retakes the course and earns the required B-.
The nursing curriculum is designed to progress logically from simple to more complex material and builds continuously on knowledge and skills from previous courses. All nursing courses must, therefore, be taken in sequence so that students achieve increasing levels of professional competency. A minimum grade of B- is required in all of the natural sciences and mathematics courses (BI213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BI214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, BI219 Microbiology, CH151 Chemistry for the Health Sciences, MA103 Introduction to Statistical Thinking) and all nursing courses for progression to the next courses in the sequence. Students may earn less than a B- in or withdraw from only one nursing (NU prefix) course only one time to remain in the program. The prerequisite requirements listed for each nursing course must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in the nursing course. Beginning with Spring 2021 admissions, students must maintain a 3.20 overall GPA to remain in the B.S.N. program. Students admitted and enrolled prior to Spring 2021 must maintain a 3.00 overall GPA to remain in the B.S.N. program. To graduate from Georgian Court University with a B.S.N., commencing with May 2024, students must meet the following requirements: (a) the overall GPA must be 3.20 or higher with no nursing courses below the grade of a B- and (b) the nursing GPA must be 3.20 or higher. Prior to May 2024, students must meet the following requirements: (a) the overall GPA must be 3.00 or higher with no nursing courses below the grade of a C+; and (b) the nursing GPA must be 3.00 or higher. The nursing GPA is derived from the final course grade received in all nursing courses and is calculated using the same GPA formula that is used by the university for the overall GPA.
Prior to entering the first clinical nursing courses, students must pass a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course, pass a health examination, meet all the health requirements of the program, procure professional liability protection insurance in the amounts specified by the clinical placement site, and undergo a criminal background investigation.
Upon successful completion of the program of studies for Nursing, the student will receive a B.S.N. in Nursing and will have given evidence of the following outcomes and goals:
- Use critical thinking and clinical synthesis to integrate knowledge from the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the discipline of nursing to inform practice and to provide care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Utilize interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary communication, collaboration, and leadership skills to produce positive working relationships in the delivery of and advocacy for evidence-based, patient-centered care.
- Integrate scientific evidence, practice guidelines, profession standards, and patient preference into the planning, delivery, and evaluation of patient care.
- Use information and other emerging technologies in a fiscally responsible manner to provide and evaluate patient care across the continuum.
- Analyze economic, legal, and political factors and local, national, and global trends in health policy and regulation to influence care delivery and the deployment of resources.
- Engage in health promotion, disease prevention, and population-focused interventions to impact the health status of individuals and populations.
- Assume a leadership role within one’s scope of professional nursing practice and apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in delivering, evaluating, and improving safe and quality patient care.
- Promote the image of nursing by modeling professional behaviors, practicing self-renewal, engaging in lifelong learning, and supporting professional nursing organizations.
- Demonstrate professional, moral, ethical, and legal conduct within a context of rendering compassionate nursing care.
- Use the nursing process to provide safe, quality, evidence-based nursing care across the lifespan and the continuum.
To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.
Students must complete at least 67 nursing credits, plus courses in related areas, including:
|NU111||Introduction to Professional Nursing||3|
|NU211||Foundations of Professional Nursing||4|
|NU271||Evidence-Based Nursing Care Adult I||6|
|NU322||Nursing Care of Childbearing Families||4|
|NU325||Evidence-Based Behavioral Health||5|
|NU343||Evidence for Professional Nursing||3|
|NU356||Evidence-Based Nursing of theOlder Adult||2|
|NU371||Evidence-Based Nursing Care Adult II||8|
|NU421||Evidence-Based Community Nursing||6|
|NU423||Nursing Care of Childrearing Families||4|
|NU471||Evidence-Based Leadership & Management||3|
|NU472||Senior Seminar for Professional Nursing||3|
|NU496||Transition into Clinical Nursing||6|
|BI213||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BI214||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|CH151||Chemistry for the Health Sciences||4|
|MA103||Introduction to Statistical Thinking||3|
|PS111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PS113||Foundations of Psychology|
|GEN101||Pathway to the Bridge 1||2|
|Academic Writing and Research I 1
or Honors Argument: Rhetoric & Research
|Introduction to Psychology 1,2
or Foundations of Psychology
|Mod. Lang (Spanish recom.) 1||3|
|BI213||Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2||4|
|GEN199||WI:Discovering Self in the Universe 1||3|
|MA103||Introduction to Statistical Thinking 1,2||3|
|V&P Arts 1||3|
|NU111||Introduction to Professional Nursing 2||3|
|BI214||Human Anatomy & Physiology II 2||4|
|NU211||Foundations of Professional Nursing 2||4|
|PL245||Philosophical Inquiry 1||3|
|NU221||Health Assessment 2||3|
|CH151||Chemistry for the Health Sciences 2||4|
|Religious Studies 1||3|
|NU280||Pharmacotherapeutics I 2||2|
|NU271||Evidence-Based Nursing Care Adult I 2||6|
|WS311||Shaping Lives: Women & Gender 1||3|
|NU322||Nursing Care of Childbearing Families 2||4|
|NU325||Evidence-Based Behavioral Health 2||5|
|NU343||Evidence for Professional Nursing 2||3|
|Social Science 2 1||3|
|NU356||Evidence-Based Nursing of theOlder Adult 2||2|
|NU371||Evidence-Based Nursing Care Adult II 2||8|
|NU380||Pharmacotherapeutics II 2||2|
|GEN400||WI:Visioning a Future 1||3|
|NU421||Evidence-Based Community Nursing 2||6|
|NU423||Nursing Care of Childrearing Families 2||4|
|NU471||Evidence-Based Leadership & Management 2||3|
|NU472||Senior Seminar for Professional Nursing 2||3|
|NU496||Transition into Clinical Nursing 2||6|