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ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.

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Offered on the Lincoln campus and online

The baccalaureate of science in nursing major is a degree-completion program designed for licensed registered nurses who seek a bachelor’s degree for professional advancement and personal growth. The curriculum focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in today’s healthcare environment. Program highlights include coursework in professional development and self-awareness, economics, healthcare policy, leadership, and the ability to innovate and solve real-world problems. 

Mission Statement

Doane University’s Nursing Program mission is to provide an exceptional liberal arts education to inspire registered nurses in the art, culture, and science of nursing practice to develop intellectual inquiry, personal values, professional engagement, and a commitment to serve as responsible leaders and interprofessional team members for advancing global health.

Special Program Admission Requirement

The following is required for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program:

  • a copy of a current, active unrestricted registered nurse license in the United States.

Background Investigation Requirement

An investigative background check is required of all nursing students prior to direct client contact within a health care facility or other setting where healthcare, clinical or behavioral counseling is provided, as well as students who do not have direct client contact but engage in practice-based learning within a setting where healthcare, clinical or behavioral counseling is provided. Special permission may be given to nursing students only, who will be remaining in their place of employment. Refer to the Background Investigation Policy for the full policy.

Clinical Requirements

The RN to BSN program may require the student to provide, as requested by clinical facility policies and regulations, demographic and health information, including proof of immunization, drug or urine screening, and/or specific orientation and/or training requirements. The student must show proof of personal medical insurance prior to clinical. The student is responsible for any expense incurred in completing this process. The student may be stopped out of clinical courses at any time if not in compliance with Doane University or clinical facility policies and requirements.

Previous Nursing Coursework

Applicants who have completed an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing at a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing [ACEN], formerly National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission [NLNAC] from 1997 to 2012, and National League for Nursing from 1938 to 1996, or the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation [CNEA] can have a maximum of 72 semester credits accepted in transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge from liberal education and nursing to address the health of the individual, family, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan in diverse health care systems and environments.
  2. Evaluate scientific evidence applicable to professional nursing practice that promote quality care and patient safety within organizations and global communities.  
  3. Apply information management and patient care technologies to effectively manage nursing care and address emerging issues within the legal, ethical and historical context of nursing.
  4. Employ leadership skills and effective communication strategies as a collaborative member of the interprofessional team to improve patient health outcomes.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to professional values, lifelong learning, and reflection of personal beliefs and values to foster self-renewal and professional growth and development.
  6. Examine the impact of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments on healthcare delivery and practice.
  7. Apply health promotion, disease and injury prevention in research and health care policy across the lifespan to facilitate health equity for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.

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