Truman State University
100 E. Normal St.
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The nursing curriculum for RN students at Truman provides flexibility in scheduling, course requirements, and clinical assignments. A new and innovative nursing curriculum was developed and implemented at Truman which strengthened an already strong commmunity-based curriculum. This curriculum is also based on a nursing theory which focuses clearly on the discipline of nursing and moves away from reliance on the medical model, recognizing that clients have needs for medical and nursing care which are interrelated but different. This provides for a nursing practice situated in the community which draws upon the strengths of nursing in identifying and assisting communities to be healthy.
What does this mean for the RN returning to school? Nursing education at Truman gives you the opportunity to develop creative and innovative caring nursing practice strategies using your current knowledge and skills as the stepping stone to further insight into practice. Using your portfolio of education, skills and practice, you, along with your nursing advisor, will be able to design the nursing course mix that best meets your needs and that includes classroom as well as clinical based projects. A minimum of 21 credits in nursing will be designed as your nursing core of courses once validation of prior learning is completed.
The mission of the Truman State University Nursing Program is to offer an exemplary community-based baccalaureate nursing education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences to support and prepare caring nurse scholars to practice in a diverse and rapidly changing health care environment.
BSN Program Details
The curriculum is designed to prepare beginning practitioners of professional nursing who will provide safe, effective nursing care to patients and clients of all ages in a variety of health care settings-hospital, home, community. It is characterized by a liberal education foundation at the lower level on which the upper division Nursing major is built. Lower division courses are foundational and are drawn from the sciences and humanities disciplines. The upper division courses provide knowledge of the theory and practice of Nursing. Concomitant to them are opportunities for courses which enhance the Nursing component, add depth and scope to the core curriculum, and/or promote a more cosmopolitan individual .
The baccalaureate nursing graduate is prepared to function as a generalist in beginning positions in all areas of nursing practice including maternal, child, mental, adult, and community health nursing. The curriculum provides a foundation for graduate study in Nursing. Graduates who meet the requirements of section 355.066 of the State of Missouri Nursing Practice Act are eligible to apply for the registered nurse licensing examination.