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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, B.S.N


Requirements for the bachelor of science in nursing degree


To earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, students must complete a minimum of 125 credits and meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy the Oakland University general education requirements.


2. Complete all requirements identified in the School of Nursing undergraduate program plan of study.


3. Achieve a final course grade of 2.5 or higher in all nursing courses and


4. Complete at least 32 credits in courses at or above the 300-level.


5. All pre licensure students


All pre licensure students (Basic-BSN and Accelerated Second Degree BSN) must take the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Exam and achieve an 88% on the “Predicted Probability of Passing NCLEX-RN on the first attempt” score (Not the “Adjusted Individual Total Score”) in order to graduate from the School of Nursing. Students who do not achieve this score will be given mandatory remediation activities to complete and then re-tested with a different version of the ATI examination on which they must achieve a score of 88% on the “Predicted Probability of Passing NCLEX-RN” score. Retesting will continue until students achieve a score of 88% on the “Predicted Probability” of Passing NCLEX-RN. 

Plan of study for the Basic BSN track


Students admitted to the Basic-BSN track (direct admit or competitive admission) will follow the plan of study shown below:

Nursing Semester 6 – 14 credits


125 total credits


Note


*PSY 225  may be taken prior to or during Nursing Semester 1.
**BIO 307  may be taken prior to or during Nursing Semester 2.
General education courses may be taken in any semester throughout the nursing curriculum. Students are encouraged to consult with an academic adviser for assistance in selecting and scheduling general education courses. In some instances, students may select one course to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Plan of study for the Accelerated Second Degree BSN track


Students admitted to the Accelerated Second Degree BSN track will follow the plan of study shown below:

Clinical placements


The School of Nursing provides students with a range of clinical experiences with diverse populations, organizations, and agencies. The School of Nursing’s clinical partners are located in urban and suburban settings throughout metropolitan Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Each student is responsible for providing his/her own transportation to all clinical experiences.

Plan of Study for BSN Degree Completion Sequence for Registered Nurses


1. Graduates from an accredited nursing diploma program will be granted the equivalent of 32 nursing credits through a course competency process. This process includes:


  1. Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination.
  2. Evidence of a valid RN license without sanctions.
  3. Registration for competency credits.

2. Graduates from a regionally accredited associate degree nursing program may transfer a maximum of 13 nursing credits and 50 credits applied toward required non-nursing and general education course categories.


3. For all BSN completion students, a maximum of 19 nursing credits will be granted through a course competency process. This process includes:


  1. Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination.
  2. Evidence of a valid RN license without sanctions.
  3. Registration for competency credits.

4. Required Nursing courses for the BSN Degree Completion Sequence


MSN option for BSN Degree Completion Sequence Students


The MSN option is designed for high-achieving registered nurses who are already admitted to the BSN Degree Completion Sequence and who want to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree (in Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner) after completing the BSN degree. The MSN option allows BSN degree completion students to take two graduate-level courses, NRS 515 and NRS 516, while still an undergraduate and pay undergraduate tuition rates. NRS 515 and NRS 516 replace NRS 355  and NRS 450  in the BSN degree completion sequence curriculum and two graduate courses, NRS 521 and NRS 610, will be waived after the student begins the graduate nursing program.

To be eligible for the MSN option, students must:


1. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their ADN educational program.


2. Be fully admitted to the BSN Degree Completion Sequence.


4. Request a change in program status to MSN option.


5. When a student admitted to the MSN option is enrolled in their final OU course


(for degree, not just in the BSN degree completion sequence), he/she should formally apply for admission to the School of Nursing graduate program (Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner tracks, only; the Nurse Anesthesia track is not available for students in the MSN option). Besides the BSN degree, all other School of Nursing graduate program admission requirements must be satisfied.

Meeting the minimum requirements for graduate admission does not guarantee admission.