Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the program is committed to the undergraduate education of a professional nurse who integrates Christian values into the practice of nursing. The program offers a 1 + 3 curriculum approach for basic/generic students. With this approach, all basic/generic students who desire consideration for admission to the program must complete a specified number of credit hours from the liberal arts core curriculum, supporting and professional foundation courses during the prenursing year prior to making application to the College of Nursing and the nursing major/program. An RN-BSN option for registered nurses with associate degrees and diplomas in nursing who desire to return to school to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is offered.

The baccalaureate nursing program prepares graduates for professional practice in a variety of health care settings and for continued professional development and graduate study.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurse practice (NCLEX-RN).

The baccalaureate nursing program has Full Approval of the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Information regarding the program is provided to the Board of Nursing. The phone number is 803-896-4550. The program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), formerly NLNAC.

Applicants for registered nurse licensure in South Carolina are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination upon submitting evidence to the Board of Nursing that a course of study in an approved nursing program, such as Charleston Southern University, has been completed and that the applicant has not committed acts or misconduct that are grounds for disciplinary action. In accordance with the SC Code of Laws, Title 40 Professions and Occupations, Chapter 1 Professions and Occupations, Chapter 33 Nurses, and Chapter 91 Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-State Board of Nursing, the SC Board of Nursing may deny licensure to an applicant based on the same grounds for which the board may take disciplinary action against a license.
 
The following information must be reported to the Board of Nursing at the time of licensure application with additional information requested by the Board of Nursing from the applicant:

1. The applicant has been convicted, pled guilty, or pled nolo contendere for violation of any federal, state, or local law or have charges pending (other than minor traffic violations).

2. The applicant has had any board of nursing take any action against nursing licensure in this or any state.

3. The applicant has had any professional license disciplined in South Carolina or any state.

4. The applicant has been denied licensure as a health professional (RN, LPN, other) in any state.

5. The applicant has been counseled or disciplined while in the nursing program due to problem(s) with a chemical (alcohol/drugs) and/or a mental or physical impairment.

False or incomplete information on the application will constitute cause for denial or revocation of the license to practice in South Carolina.

Applicants seeking initial licensure in a state other than South Carolina must meet all qualifications and policies of the Board of Nursing of that state.

The College of Nursing at Charleston Southern University is named for the late Derry Patterson Wingo of Kline, South Carolina. Both Mrs. Wingo and her husband, Henry, were strong supporters of the University.

The College of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or disability in the administration of admission and educational policies. 

Admission Requirements and Program Curriculum

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