This program is for registered nurses and is offered through the Nursing Department in the College of Arts & Sciences. Please see the Schools and Colleges section of this catalog for further information.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills by integrating knowledge from a broad base of disciplines.
- Apply theory and evidence based knowledge in professional nursing practice.
- Use a holistic approach to promote health for individuals, families, and communities.
- Apply ethical principles that reflect professional nursing values.
- Apply knowledge of the effects of cultural, societal, and environmental factors on health.
- Demonstrate effective communication.
- Demonstrate behaviors that reflect the values of nursing as a caring profession.
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 86 required credit hours
- Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
The 86 required credit hours consist of 31 credit hours in upper division nursing coursework, 3 credit hours in required support courses, 20 credit hours in designated prerequisite courses, and 32 credit hours of lower-division nursing coursework.
Students seeking the BSN degree are required to meet four of the nine general educational goals of Webster University. BSN students are required to take at least 30 credit hours at Webster University.
All registered nurse (RN) applicants must successfully establish college credit hours in the following prerequisite courses:
|General Psychology||3 hours|
|General Sociology||3 hours|
|Anatomy and Physiology||5 hours|
|Computer course or validated computer competency||3 hours|
|NURS 3010 Concepts of Professional Nursing||3 hours|
|NURS 3020 Health Assessment||4 hours|
|NURS 3030 Communication and Information Literacy||3 hours|
|NURS 3270 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3 hours|
|NURS 3400 Health Education in Nursing Practice||3 hours|
|NURS 3410 Family Health Promotion||3 hours|
|NURS 4060 Gerontology||3 hours|
|NURS 4240 Nursing Leadership and Management||4 hours|
|NURS 4250 Community Health Nursing||5 hours|
|PSYC 2750 Introduction to Measurement and Statistics||3 hours|