Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree - Nursing

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Evaluate and apply evidence-based research to clinical practice
  • Appraise protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations
  • Develop and implement creative strategies to enable systems to change
  • Negotiate and resolve conflicts to support professional, positive working relationships
  • Utilize intra- and inter-professional resources to resolve ethical and other practice dilemmas
  • Assess and fully utilize sophisticated healthcare information management systems to maximize patient outcomes

2013-14

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for the BSN degree [PDF]

Degree Requirements

Course No. Course Name Credits
Prerequisite Requirement

Associate degree in nursing from a regionally
accredited institution
(Must include at least 35 quarter credits in nursing.)

  • Current unrestricted licensure as nurse in WA
    state. Students in final year of an associate-degree
    nursing program may be admitted, but must take
    and pass the NCLEX prior to clinical placement.
    Successful passing of NCLEX is equivalent to 45
    college credits.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college courses
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses
    for associate degree in nursing
90

General Education Requirements (15-20 Credits)

ANTH& 235 Cross-Cultural Medicine 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics 5
Approved humanities course, if not transferred in 5

Nursing Core Courses (29 Credits)

NURS 301 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3
NURS 310 Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing 5
NURS 366 Nursing Ethics 1
NURS 390 Nursing Management 3
NURS 401 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 410 Community and Public Health Nursing 5
NURS 411 Community and Public Health Clinical I 2
NURS 412 Community and Public Health Nursing Clinical II 3
NURS 490 Senior Portfolio 1
NURS 450 Health Information Technology 3

Choice of Practicum (3-5 Credits)

NURS 350 Perspectives in Global Health 5
NURS 402 Leadership Practicum 3
NURS 451 Nursing Health Information Technology Practicum 3
Grand Total 182-187

2014-15

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for the BSN degree [PDF]

Course No. Course Name Credits
Prerequisite Requirement

Associate degree in nursing from a regionally
accredited institution
(Must include at least 35 quarter credits in nursing.)

  • Current unrestricted licensure as nurse in WA state.
    Students in final year of an associate-degree nursing
    program may be admitted, but must take and pass the
    NCLEX by the end of fall quarter.
    Successful passing of NCLEX is equivalent
    to 45 college credits.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college courses
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses
    for associate degree in nursing
90

General Education Requirements (15-20 Credits)

ANTH& 235 Cross-Cultural Medicine 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics 5
Approved humanities course, if not transferred in 5

Nursing Core Courses (29 Credits)

NURS 301 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3
NURS 310 Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing 5
NURS 366 Nursing Ethics 1
NURS 390 Nursing Management 3
NURS 401 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 410 Community and Public Health Nursing 5
NURS 411 Community and Public Health Clinical I 3
NURS 412 Community and Public Health Nursing Clinical II 2
NURS 490 Senior Portfolio 1
NURS 450 Health Information Technology 3

Choice of Practicum (3-5 Credits)

NURS 350 Perspectives in Global Health 5
NURS 402 Leadership Practicum 3
NURS 451 Nursing Health Information Technology Practicum 3
Grand Total 182-187

Eligibility

  • Hold current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in Washington State
  • Have an associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution (Students in final year of an associate-degree nursing program may be admitted, but must take and pass the NCLEX by the end of fall quarter. Successful passing of NCLEX is equivalent to 45 college credits.)
  • Have at least one year of clinical experience as a nurse (ADN clinical may be applied)
  • Have earned thirty-five nursing credits (quarter system) from an associate degree nursing program at a regionally accredited institution
  • Have completed thirty-five credits (quarter system) of general education requirements
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all college coursework
  • Have earned a minimum grade of 2.0 in each of the required courses

Tuition

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a self-support program and therefore does not necessarily follow the upper division tuition schedule published in the college catalog and quarterly schedule. Tuition includes applicable college and course fees, plus current per credit rates published online at http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/tuition/.
These courses are not eligible for tuition waivers.

Application Process

To be considered for the bachelor of applied science in nursing degreem prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed bachelor of applied science application form.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $60
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college
  • Three letters of recommendation on an official recommendation form
  • Essay
  • Résumé/CV

Staying on Track

Use Degree Audit to track your progress toward completion of this degree at bellevuecollege.edu/degreeaudit. Please refer to http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/programs/degrees/ for the latest degree updates and further information.

Basic Graduation Requirements

A complete description of the required curriculum is shown above. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • Complete a total of at least 180 applicable college-level quarter credits (including the 90 credits required for admission to the degree program)
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the general program and concentration requirements
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • Complete at least 45 quarter credits for the degree in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division

Graduation Application

Students must apply for graduation. Submit your graduation application form two quarters prior to the expected graduation date and pay the application fee.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Winter: October 10
  • Spring: December 10
  • Summer: March 15

More Information

Program Contact Information

http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/health/rntobsn/

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