Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program

Students enrolled in the BSN Option of the Nursing (BSN) Program must complete general education core credit hours. All students admitted to the program, including those who have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher), will be required to meet the eight collateral course program requirements below if not obtained already. These include: BIOL 100, PSYC 221, CHEM 100, MATH 270, BIOL 230, BIOL 261, BIOL 262, and HLTH 210. An additional 5 hours of elective credit is required. 

No student may begin the BSN Option until all general education and program requirements are met. However, students who do not have a bachelor’s degree may take LNCN 100 and CIVX 300 courses at any time during the Nursing (BSN) Program. 

Institution Specific Courses

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

General Education Core Courses

I. English Communication 

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

IV. Mathematics

Choose one of the following: 

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3
and 
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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

V. Natural Sciences (Select A&B or Select C)

A. Life Sciences

Choose one of the following: 
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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

C. Life/Physical Sciences 

Choose one sequence from the following: 

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

*MATH-270, BIOL-100, and CHEM-100 are collateral courses (along with BIOL 230 Microbiology, BIOL 261 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 262 Anatomy & Physiology II, PSYC 221 Child and Adolescent Development and HLTH 210 Nutrition) required for the Nursing (BSN) Program. Any laboratory science course listed in meets LMU’s natural science general education requirement. However, students who have completed one of these courses for their social science requirement would still be required to take BIOL 261 and BIOL 262 as a nursing requirement. 

Collateral Courses required for BSN Program

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Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
62

VI. General Education Proficiency 

Required testing and other measures are used to determine the extent to which students achieve the learning outcomes of The Core Curriculum at the baccalaureate level. Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree are tested when enrolled in CIVX 300. Students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the tests which are used and to perform at their highest level on each of these tests. Students achieving scores and ratings demonstrating achievement more than one standard deviation above the LMU average shall receive a LMU General Education Outstanding Achievement Certificate. 

Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree must exceed a minimum score on both the ETS Proficiency Profile exam and the ETS Essay Writing Exam or pay an additional fee of $20 per exam to repeat the necessary exam for which they fall below the achievement level set by the LMU General Education Committee. Results of the repeated test(s) will be used by the LMU General Education Committee to determine if the student has met or exceeded the student learning outcomes of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. If the student’s subsequent results from repeated testing fall below the achievement levels set by the LMU GE Committee, the GE Committee will prescribe a specific remediation plan and mechanisms to demonstrate achievement of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum student learning outcomes. Until that achievement is successfully demonstrated the student will have a No Credit (“NC”) grade assigned for CIVX 300. The expected levels to demonstrate achievement of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum are: 

Essay Writing - greater than a rating of 2 

ETS Proficiency Profile – greater than one standard deviation less than the three-year LMU average on this exam. Score from repeated exams are not included in this average calculation. 

Nursing (BSN) Program-BSN Option

The first two years of curriculum consist of general education courses which provide a broad science and liberal arts foundation for nursing theory and clinical practice. Once the general education requirements have been met, the full time BSN student could complete the program in four sequential semesters: Fall I, Spring, Summer, and Fall II (17 months) at the Tampa, Florida site. 

Note: For courses with an NURS prefix, 1 clock hour of lecture per week for 15 weeks earns 1 credit hour; 3 clock hours of clinical/lab time per week for 15 weeks earns 1 credit hour. In addition, students may only register for a NURS course with the signature of a nursing advisor or the BSN Program Chair on their registration form. 

Total Credits
60-62