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Jackson, Tennessee 38305
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Master's degree
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Post-master's certificate
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Union offers an RN-BSN track which enables registered nurses (holding the associate degree or diploma) to continue their nursing studies and earn a BSN. This educational track affords one the opportunity to enhance their nursing knowledge, leadership skills, and professional opportunities. Completion of the RN-BSN curriculum may be completed in three different ways. One may choose to complete the RN-BSN curriculum in the traditional classroom approach on the Germantown Campus, complete 100% of the didactics online through E-Campus, or complete the RN-BSN curriculum in a hybrid approach with some courses being taken online through the E-Campus and other courses being taken in the traditional classroom on the Germantown Campus. Completion of the RN-BSN curriculum (excluding the general education requirements) is generally completed in 18 months.
BSN Program Details
The primary degree program at Union leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The traditional BSN degree typically takes eight semesters (four years) to complete. Students take a core curriculum of courses (65 hours) shared by most Union students, then an additional 64 hours in Nursing course work.The BSN curriculum provides the professional knowledge and clinical experience to prepare you for success in a variety of healthcare environments. It will also provide the foundation for future specialized graduate studies. A complete list of courses required for the BSN degree at Union is available in the University Catalogue. The application deadline is March 1 of each year.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares students in advanced theory and practice in a specialized area of nursing. Graduate students are prepared to assume functional advanced practice roles in their specialty areas of nursing. The combination of theory, research, and professional development also prepares graduates for doctoral study nursing. Our curriculum assists students in developing a conceptual frame of reference for analyzing nursing problems, utilizing theories related to nursing practice, and integrating principles of spiritual care and bio-ethics in their professional roles. They have the opportunity to practice in a variety of health-care settings.
Program Goals of Master Program:
1. To provide masters nursing education that builds on the baccalaureate undergraduate foundation.
2. To prepare the graduate for advanced professional nursing practice with specific functional and clinical abilities.
3. To prepare advanced practice nurses academically for doctoral study in nursing.
Expected Program Outcomes of the Master Program:
1. Incorporate theory and research in advanced practice nursing.
2. Assume leadership roles in one’s specialty area of nursing to promote health and well being of persons in an intercultural world.
3. Integrate knowledge of healthcare economics and policy into the delivery of cost effective, ethically responsible nursing care.
4. Manage information using technology to influence nursing practice.
5. Demonstrate competency in the selected nursing practice.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
Union University School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree for non-nurses who have a bachelor's degree in another area or completed general educational requirements but did not previously complete a bachelor's degree. The non-traditional BSN degree is designed for students who have discovered an interest in nursing and want to move from a variety of other career areas. This option takes into account the educational, career and life experiences of the individual as well as their critical thinking ability and maturity.