B.S.N. Degree in Nursing (Prelicensure)
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will:
- Exemplify Christian principles of compassion, service, integrity, and respect for the well-being of clients, peers, and self.
- Synthesize critical thinking skills for professional nursing practice.
- Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately with clients and other health care providers to promote positive client outcomes.
- Provide appropriate and safe nursing care (clinically competent) to clients.
- Demonstrate a leadership style consistent with academic preparation while adhering to the standards of the nursing profession.
- Provide nursing care based on knowledge and appreciation of unique cultural variations.
Students must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
20 Hours science
- BIOL-1013 Principles of Biology I
- BIOL-2033 Nutrition
- BIOL-2523 Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL-2623 Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIOL-2624 Principles of Microbiology
- CHEM-1104 Introduction to Chemistry I
3 Hours mathematics
- MATH-1223 Mathematical Functions and Modeling
3 Hours statistics chosen from
- BIOL-2913 Biostatistics
- MATH-2913 Statistical Methods
6 Hours psychology
- PSYC-1113 General Psychology
- PSYC-3523 Developmental Psychology
60 Hours nursing
- NURS-1011 Introduction to Nursing
- NURS-2003 Health Assessment
- NURS-2013 Fundamentals of Nursing
- NURS-2033 Pharmacology
- NURS-3013 Pathophysiology
- NURS-3014 Mental Health Nursing
- NURS-3015 Adult Nursing I
- NURS-3024 Maternal-Infant Nursing
- NURS-3025 Adult Nursing II
- NURS-3034 Health Care Missions and Christian Service
- NURS-4005 Community Health Nursing
- NURS-4011 Capstone in Nursing
- NURS-4015 Child and Family Health Nursing
- NURS-4022 Issues and Trends in Nursing
- NURS-4024 Leadership and Management in Nursing
- NURS-4025 Adult Nursing III
- NURS-4033 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
After admittance into the nursing program, a student must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. For more information, refer to the Nursing Student Handbook on Blackboard, Nursing Central.
Graduation Policies and Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree requires the student must achieve:
- A 3.0 cumulative GPA for all coursework completed at OC.
- Completion of all pre-nursing courses required for the major with grades of “C” or higher. In biology, students need a B or higher.
- Completion of all NURS designated courses required for the major with grades of “C” or higher. In biology, students need a B or higher.
- Completion of all university graduation requirements.
Nursing students may, with prior approval of appropriate academic deans, pursue an additional major concurrent with nursing. Such student must declare nursing as the first major and complete all degree requirements for both nursing and the additional major. Students interested in this option are encouraged to meet with advisors from both majors as soon as possible to develop an academic plan.
Background Check & Drug Screen
A drug test and criminal background check of nursing students are required by the clinical sites for the clinical learning experience of OC nursing students. OC requires a drug test and criminal background check of each student prior to the time the student would have contact with the facility’s patients and/or employees. This screening must occur before a nursing student can be placed at a clinical site for his or her clinical experience; the student must have "negative" results on both a drug test and the criminal background check for admission into the nursing program [upper division]. "Negative" results are part of the program’s enrollment policies. If a need for a drug screen should arise during the student’s progression, the student will have to pay the expense for such a test and/or screening in addition to the regular tuition and/or lab fees.