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Nursing - Program Description

At the completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making that utilizes the nursing process and evidence-based practice in the delivery of care to culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and community.
  • Synthesize knowledge from the liberal arts and nursing to promote the health and well-being of culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Integrate legal and ethical concepts with the leadership role to advance and promote the health and well-being of culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Utilize nursing theory/conceptual frameworks, nursing research, and evidence-based practice in addressing the nursing care needs of culturally diverse individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Incorporate leadership theory to the nurse manage role in the collaboration, coordination, and provision of nursing care in health care settings.
  • Apply knowledge from nursing, humanities, biological, and social sciences to plan, implement, and evaluate care for sick and well individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Participate as nurse leaders on interdisciplinary care teams to influence positive social change and health care policy.
  • Plan and implement educational activities that empower individuals, families, group, and communities to manage their health care at the local, national, and global level.
  • Be committed to life-long learning and the advancement of the nursing profession.
  • Collaborate with health care colleagues to promote holistic health care for individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Nursing

Students In This Program

  • Integrate theory from nursing, humanities, and biological and social sciences to transform the associate degree Registered Nurse to the baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurse.
  • Facilitate the development of nurse leaders capable of assuming influential roles in the positive, transformation of individuals, groups, and the healthcare system.
  • Promote the development of critical thinking and reflection through the synthesis of theoretical, research-oriented, evidence-based practice.
  • Transform students from the role of associate degree prepared to baccalaureate prepared nurses through the mentoring relationship.

Career Opportunities

  • Public and Community Health
  • Armed Services and Veterans Administration
  • Entry level nursing management
  • Acute, long-term, and specialty nursing units

Accreditations

  • Registered by the NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions.
  • ACEN candidacy status March 2012

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE,
    Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
    404-975-5000.

New York State Education Department Office of the Professions

State Education Department
The University of the State of New York
Division of Professional Education
Professional Education Program Review
Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor, West Wing
Albany, NY 1223
Email: OPPROGS@MAIL.NYSED.GOV
Phone: (518) 474-3817 ext. 360

Admission Requirements

Students attend classes online on a full-time or part-time basis. The baccalaureate program is designed to serve licensed registered nurses from registered associate degree nursing programs. Candidates must have earned the following to be considered for admission:

  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
  • Proof of citizenship or legal residence.  New York State residents are given priority.
  • Completion of an associate degree from an accredited nursing program. Prior to admission, each student is required to have a minimum of 27 lower division semester hours in liberal arts, which includes English composition, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and introductory psychology.
  • A minimum grade of “C” in each nursing and science course to be transferred for credit in
    the RN-BS program.
  • Proof of a Registered Nurse License. Proof of registered nurse license must be received by the College no later than 10 prior to the beginning of classes. Fax copy of license to Admissions at 315-386-7929.

Transfer Students

Transfer students from other programs may be accepted on a space available basis. Candidates must have earned the following to be considered for transfer into the RN-BS program:

  • Satisfy the criteria stated in the Admission Requirements for RN-BS Nursing
  • Satisfy the co-requisite criteria if seeking advanced placement.
  • Submit a written statement indicating that they are in good standing and eligible to return to the previous institution.

Notes:

  • Upper division courses to be considered for transfer as upper division credit (30 semester hours maximum) must be passed with a minimum grade of a “C”.
  • Transferred courses are not included in the computation of the cumulative GPA.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at SUNY Canton, which must include
    Health Assessment in Nursing (NURS 303), Nursing Management and Leadership (NURS
    400), and Community Health Nursing (NURS 402), in order to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Canton.

Minimum Technology Requirements

  • Access to a working computer with Internet capability.
  • Broadband connection, such as RoadRunner or DSL, is preferred. Broadband connections are recommended for assessments (tests/quizzes) Dial-up connections may not be as reliable as the broadband connections when taking exams or quizzes online.
  • Operating System: Windows Vista or Windows 2000 or Windows XP or Macintosh OS X
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 7 or higher or Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher
    View “Test Your System” on your login page.
  • Hardware: 256 MB of RAM, 1GB free hard disk space. Be sure to have anti-virus software installed on your computer and update it regularly.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 0291)

Semester V Credits

NURS 300 Conceptual Frameworks in Nursing 3
NURS 303 Health Assessment in Nursing 4
MATH 111 Survey of Math (GER 1) OR Liberal Arts Elective* 3
  Liberal Arts Elective* 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VI Credits

NURS 302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
NURS 304 Health Promotion and Restoration 3
BIOL 310 The Genome (GER 2) 3
MATH 141 Statistics 3
  Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)*** 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

NURS 301 Public Health Issues 3
NURS 370 Research Methods in the Social and Health Sciences 3
NURS 400 Nursing Management and Leadership** 3
  Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)*** 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VIII Credits

NURS 402 Community Health Nursing 3
NURS 403 Transcultural Nursing 2
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 14

Part-Time Status

First Semester

BIOL 310 The Genome (GER 2) 3
MATH 111 Survey of Math (GER 1) 3
NURS 300 Conceptual Frameworks in Nursing 3
TOTAL CREDITS 9

Second Semester

MATH 141 Statistics 3
NURS 303 Health Assessment in Nursing 3
TOTAL CREDITS 6

Third Semester

NURS 301 Public Health Issues 3
  Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)*** 3
  Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 9

Fourth Semester

NURS 302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
NURS 304 Health Promotion and Restoration 3
TOTAL CREDITS 6

Fifth Semester

NURS 400 Nursing Management and Leadership** 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 9

Sixth Semester

NURS 370 Research Methods in the Social and Health Sciences 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 6

Seventh Semester

NURS 402 Community Health Nursing 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 9

Eighth Semester

NURS 403 Transcultural Nursing 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 6

 

Students must pass all courses with a grade of “C” or better prior to graduating with the BS degree.

* Students who have not met the pre-requisite for MATH 141 (statistics) take MATH 111; students who have already taken Statistics or have met the pre-requisite for MATH 141 take a Liberal Arts elective

** Fulfills writing intensive requirement

U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

NOTE: Nursing students must take seven out of ten General Education Requirements including one and ten, 30 total General Education credits, 45 upper level credits, and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

Graduation Requirements

This program requires 135 hours of supervised clinical experiences. Each of the following nursing courses, NURS 303, NURS 400 and NURS 402, require 45 hours of supervised clinical experience to take place in the participant's state of licensure. Further information is available in the RN-BS Handbook.

Total Semester Credit Hours: 60

GPA: 2.0 Minimum

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Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Nursing Director
Wicks 116
backus@canton.edu