Charleston Southern University
9200 University Boulevard
Charleston, South Carolina 29406
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BSN Option is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing who wish to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The RN-BSN Option is designed to enable registered nurses to achieve a higher degree with minimal loss of credit or duplication of knowledge and skills. The nursing curriculum of the RN-BSN program is offered in an online Christian Environment.
BSN Program Details
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 pre-nursing year prior to making application to the School 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).
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator program at Charleston Southern University is a faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the faculty/nurse educator roles within the health care setting. The curriculum prepares graduates to develop and evaluate curriculum and to effectively implement innovative teaching strategies using multiple learning formats while emphasizing the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of the art of nursing. The MSN degree in Nursing Education prepares nurses to teach at a faculty level in nursing programs as well as to accept educator positions within hospital and clinic settings.
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, the graduate will be able to:
1) Synthesize research from education, nursing, the humanities and the sciences.
2) Evaluate a broad range of change, leadership, teaching and management strategies for influencing health policy, improving nursing practice and health care systems.
3) Analyze the ethical, legal, financial, social, political and spiritual issues impacting diverse client populations, health care, nursing practice and education, with an emphasis on identifying and implementing strategies for enhancement or resolution.
4) Synthesize theoretical foundations for nursing, education, and health sciences.
5) Apply knowledge, concepts, strategies, and evidence-based research findings to promote health, prevent disease, enhance the quality of health care and improve the environment in which health care is provided.
6) Synthesize knowledge from nursing science, learning theory and information technology to facilitate the application and practice of teaching in the classroom, clinical and community arenas.
7) Function effectively in the role of nurse educator by working collaboratively within an academic, institutional or community setting to establish a climate that fosters the development of learners and facilitates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and lifelong learning.
8) Develop and implement educational curriculum and teaching-learning activities based on theories, knowledge, and principles of learning and pedagogy and andragogy
9) Engage in formative and summative evaluation of teaching-learning and use results of evaluation to revise and enhance nursing education.