2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Nursing Major, B.S.N.
Director: Carol Snapp
Hood College offers a bachelor of science in nursing designed to educate nurses to become safe nursing practitioners and to prepare them to take the NCLEX licensing examination. This direct-entry program is for those without a nursing background and provides basic nursing education along with the required competencies for nursing in today’s health care environment. With a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts, natural sciences, and nursing courses focusing on leadership, research and evidence-based practice, critical thinking, nursing theory and communication, students are well-prepared to enter the field of nursing. Pre-licensure nursing students must also meet all requirements of the Hood College Core Curriculum.
Prior to beginning the nursing courses, students must complete 24 credits of core courses or courses required for the nursing major. A grade point average of 2.75 and a grade of C or higher in all required classes must be maintained. BIOL 104, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses I, BIOL 204, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses II, and CHEM 100, The Chemical World or CHEM 101, General Chemistry I must be completed prior to beginning the nursing courses.
The BSN Completion Program is for registered nurses and builds upon their current nursing practice and knowledge. The curriculum is designed for the working student. Most semesters include five to eight credit hours of required courses.
Maryland Articulation Model
Thirty credits will be awarded for the required unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland or a Maryland compact state.
All students admitted to the program must complete the Global Perspectives area of the Hood College Core Curriculum.
Students must successfully complete all prerequisite coursework in the liberal arts prior to beginning the nursing sequence.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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