Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice [American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2008]; Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2010) provide the framework for the development of the liberal arts and pre-licensure nursing education curriculum and the associated clinical experiences. The Essentials address the core knowledge required of nursing professionals and concepts of client centered care, interprofessional teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, patient safety, informatics, clinical reasoning, genetics, cultural sensitivity, professional values and practice across the life span.

The first two years in the plan of study provides a foundation of science and art upon which the nurse is able to develop clinical judgments, challenge assumptions, develop a broad knowledge base, visualize a systems approach and appreciate the values of diversity and professionalism.

The practice experience in the final two years enhances the connections with didactic content and facilitates growth across the curriculum. The rationale for sequencing of courses facilitates moving from the simple to the complex.  Students begin their nursing courses by learning to assess and plan care for meeting basic needs of the independent community based adult followed by the nursing home resident at variable levels of required skill. Upon completion of the program, students are working as a team member to organize, implement, collaborate and evaluate nursing care for groups of clients/families, community groups and populations.  The student evaluations demonstrate increasing expectations in clinical performance.

The BSN Program received Initial Approval Status from the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) in January 2014. The NCBON will return for a second site survey and determine whether the program is in compliance with all rules for nursing programs. We anticipate that the Campbell University Department of Nursing will be receiving “Full Approval Status” in the spring of 2018.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredit Campbell University to award Associate, Baccalaureate and Doctorate degrees.

The Department of Nursing will seek professional or specialized accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The CCNE accreditation evaluation consists of a review of the program’s mission, goals, and expected outcomes; and an assessment of the performance of the program in achieving the mission, goals, and expected outcomes through the most effective utilization of available resources, programs, and administration. Our plan is to submit a request for initial accreditation New Applicant Status in the summer of 2016, develop a self-study report and request a CCNE site survey team within two years from that date.

 

Curriculum

The following curriculum is a guideline for required courses in the program. Students are free to work with their assigned advisor to create the most effective course schedule to complete the prerequisites. 

Freshman Year 

Semester 1

Courses

Credit Hours

CUW 100 - Campbell Connection

0.5 

ENGL 101 - Academic Writing 

3

HIST 111 - Western Civilization I

3

BIOL 111 - Basic Biology

4

NURS 100 - Nursing

1

PE 185 - Lifetime Wellness

2

MATH 111 (or greater)

3

Total Hours

16.5

Semester 2

Courses

Credit Hours

CUW 100 - Campbell Connection

0.5

ENGL 102 - Academic Writing & Literature

3

PSYC 222 - General Psychology

3

BIOL 2XX - Clinical Microbiology

4

RELG 125 - Intro to Christianity

3

A/M/T 131 - Intro to Art, Music, or Theater

3

Total Hours

16.5

Sophomore Year 

Semester 1

Courses

Credit Hours

CUW 200 - Campbell Connection

0.5

ENGL 2XX - Literature 

3

SOCI 225 - Principles of Sociology

3

BIOL 220 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

RELG 2XX - Religion

3

PSYC 260 - Developmental Psychology

3

Total Hours

16.5

It is strongly recommended that students take RELG 224 - Christian Ethics as their second Religion requirement.


Semester 2

Courses

Credit Hours

CUW 200 - Campbell Connection

0.5

ENGL 2XX - Literature

3

HIST 112 - Western Civilization II

3

BIOL 223 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

COMM 261 - Team & Small Group Communication

3

PE 111 - Physical Education

1

MATH 160 - Statistics

3

Total Hours

17.5

Junior Year 

Semester 1

Courses

Credit Hours

NURS 300 - Professional Nursing Practice

3

NURS 310 - Health Assessment

3

NURS 320 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice with Older Adults

6

NURS 330 - Concepts of Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I

3

Total Hours

15

Semester 2

Courses

Credit Hours

NURS 350 - Research & Evidence Based Practice

3

NURS 360 - Adult Health Nursing Practice I

5

NURS 370 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Practice

5

NURS 340 - Concepts of Pathophysiology & Pharmacology II

3

Total Hours

16

Senior Year 

Semester 1

Courses

Credit Hours

NURS 400 - Adult Health Nursing Practice II

5

NURS 410 - Nursing Practice of Women & Children

6

NURS 420 - Leadership in Nursing

3

NURS 430 - Health Policy

2

Total Hours

16

Semester 2

Courses

Credit Hours

NURS 450 - Population Health

5

NURS 460 - Focused Client Experience Practicum*

6

NURS 470 - Transitions to the Role of the Professional Nurse

3

NURS 480 - Nursing Informatics

2

Total Hours

16

 

Grading Scale

Campbell University

Department of Nursing

A: 90 - 100

A: 93 - 100

B: 80 - 89

B: 85 - 92

C: 70 - 79

C: 75 -84

D: 60 - 69

D: 68-74

F: < 60

F: < 67

Academic Requirements

  1. A student must earn a grade of 2.0 (75) in each nursing course.
  2. In the clinical nursing courses (Fundamentals of Nursing Practice with Older Adults, Adult Health Nursing Practice I and II, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice, Nursing Practice of Women and Children, Population Health and the Focused Client Experience Practicum) 85% of the course is dependent on test/examinations with 15% distribution among other assignments (papers, presentations, clinical paperwork).
  3. A student must achieve an average grade of 75% on all test/examinations in order to successfully complete courses, at that time, all graded course requirements are computed into the final grade. If less than a 75% average is earned, the course grade is computed only on the test/examination average.
  4. A student earning a grade of less than 2.0 must repeat the course. If a student earns less than 2.0  in a second nursing course, the student is dismissed from the program and is ineligible for readmission. A nursing course can be repeated one time only.
  5. Two course failures within the upper division results in dismissal from the program with an ineligible status for readmission.