William Carey College
4103 Chef Mentuer Hwy
New Orleans, Louisiana 70126
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Registered nurses wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing may complete the nursing component within 12 months at William Carey University. In order to meet the needs of the working registered nurse, courses are offered in an online format requiring three on campus Saturday class meetings per term. The program consists of 79 hours of prerequisite courses and 21 hours of upper division course work. The student will be awarded 31 hours of credit applicable toward the degree requirements for current RN licensure.
Requirements for admission to the RN-BSN Program:
-Graduation from a nationally accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program
-Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
-Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on all courses taken toward meeting the nursing degree requirements
-Complete all nursing courses with a grade of C or better
-Two failing grades in a course renders the student ineligible to continue in nursing
-Successful completion of the pre-requisite courses with a C or better
-Successful completion of the English Proficiency Examination or English 105
-Successful completion of the Computer Proficiency Examination
-Complete at least 33 hours of credit at William Carey University
-Complete the last 30 hours at William Carey University
-Fulfill all requirements of the University for graduation
-Complete all nursing courses with a C or better
-Be recommended for graduation by the dean and faculty
Program of Study:
-Non-nursing courses may be completed at an individualized pace within six years of admission (see generic program of study)
NUR 315 Concepts of Baccalaureate Nursing
NUR 304 Health Assessment
NUR 307 Pathophysiology
NUR 412 Introduction to Research
NUR 414 Writing and Reporting Research
NUR 425 Managing Health Care
NUR 432 Community Nursing
NUR 390 Nursing Elective
MSN Program Details
Thank you for your interest in the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was developed on the faculty’s belief that graduate education advances professional nursing practice and health care delivery by building on the existing foundation of baccalaureate nursing education. The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurses for entry-level positions in either academic or healthcare institutional settings.
The degree is offered on both the Hattiesburg and Tradition Campuses. The Fall Admission is on the Hattiesburg campus, and a Spring Admission is offered on the Tradition Campus. Hattiesburg classes will be held in the new master’s wing of the Fail Asbury Building. Tradition classes will be held at the new Tradition campus located on Highway 67.
William Carey University offers a MSN program that fits the lifestyle of busy nurses. Graduate study may be done on either a full-time or part-time basis. A schedule can be tailored to meet both the curriculum and the student’s needs. The minimum course load for full-time status as a graduate student is six semester hours during a trimester. A student must complete all required work within a period of six years after enrolling in the graduate program.
The Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing also offers a post-master’s graduate program option in nursing education for the MSN prepared nurse who wishes to pursue further education in the role of the nurse in an academic setting. This program will prepare the nurse to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator Exam upon meeting the educational practice requirement.