Nursing Completion Program, BS
This program offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing to registered nurse candidates who complete the requirements listed. The program requires that students demonstrate knowledge and skills in the liberal arts and sciences including mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, history, the arts, and basic communication, and information technology.
Flexible scheduling permits full- or part-time study. Please note that the program is designed for nurses who wish to remain employed while continuing their education. Therefore, courses will be offered during the day and evening whenever possible. Students who wish to attend during the day may do so. Students interested in completing the Nursing program on a part-time basis are advised that they must complete a minimum of 12 credits per year, which may include credits taking during the summer sessions. The program must be completed within a five-year period.
Once a student is accepted into the program, his or her transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credits. A total of up to 92 credits completed with grades of C or higher may be transferred, including up to 25 pre-licensure credits in nursing. Graduates of foreign nursing schools who have received certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) will be awarded 25 credits in nursing upon submission of the CGFNS certificate. All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence at St. Francis College.
Students are encouraged to consult the Department of Nursing Student Handbook for further information.
|General Education Program|
|Understanding College (FS)||1|
|Writing and Presentation (WRI1 & OC1 )||6|
|Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)||3|
|Creative Voices across Cultures (HCE)||6|
|Science at Work (NPW)||6-10|
|Chemistry and Life I|
|Ethics, Reality and Logic (PEM)||6|
|Individual and Societies (SEH)||6|
|Our World, Past and Present (WHG)||6|
|Personal Wellness (FH)||2-3|
|Religion and Culture (RS)||3|
|Nursing credits transferred||25|
|NUR-3311||Introduction to Geriatric Nursing||3|
|NUR-3423||Leadership and Management||3|
|NUR-3501||Nursing Seminar I 1||1|
|NUR-4323||Professional Nursing Bridge (Clinical)||4|
|NUR-4324||Professional Nursing Bridge (Lecture)||3|
|NUR-4421||Community/Public Health (Clinical)||4|
|NUR-4422||Community/Public Health (Lecture)||3|
|NUR-4444||End of Life Care||3|
|NUR-4502||Nursing Seminar II||1|
|BIO-1140||Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Health Science I||4|
|BIO-1141||Anatomy and Physiology for Health Science II||4|
|Liberal Arts 2||12|
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete 1/2 of their degree credits (i.e. minimum 60 credits) from courses in the Liberal Arts category. For specific academic subjects, see here.
In keeping with our mission at St. Francis College, the courses you take courses across the liberal arts ensure that you are well-rounded, able to engage in meaningful thought and conversation both within and outside of your area of expertise, and building a foundation for future success by deepening and broadening your knowledge. Building on First Year Foundations and augmenting your major field of study, the combination of courses in the Bodies of Knowledge prepares you to meet the challenges the world presents to you with intelligence, clarity, and empathy. They will equip you to solve complex problems, contribute to your community, and improve the world you inhabit.
Institutional Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
- Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
- Employ critical and analytical skills
- Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
- Implement information, technology and media literacy
- Demonstrate quantitative literacy
Foundation Courses- First Year College (13-14 credits)
St. Francis College’s mission, emphasizing Franciscan education, highlights access and opportunities for all students. In your first year at SFC, you will combine key skill development with courses in the liberal arts and in your areas of interest. Each of these courses and categories is essential to your success in college and beyond. Our First Year Foundations program ensures that all students will be equitably prepared to excel and achieve their goals.
Bodies of Knowledge (35 credits)
At St. Francis College, our Franciscan mission states that we “educate the whole person for a full, relational life.” This means that we strive, by making certain you take courses across the liberal arts, to ensure that you are well-rounded, able to engage in meaningful thought and conversation both within and outside of your area of expertise, and create success by deepening and broadening your knowledge. Building on First Year Foundations and augmenting your major field of study, the combination of courses in the Bodies of Knowledge prepare you to meet the challenges the world presents to you with intelligence, clarity, and empathy. They will equip you to solve complex problems, contribute to your community, and improve the world you inhabit.