OVERVIEW

The Rochester College School of Nursing strives to prepare you for a fulfilling and challenging nursing career. Our program offers challenging academics within a Christian community to prepare nurses who are socially conscious and professionally skilled.

The nursing profession continues to grow dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that “overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent for registered nurses,” and “RNs with at least a bachelor’s degree will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor’s.” Basically, there are not enough nurses, and there has not been enough nursing training.

The Rochester College School of Nursing is here to help you enter this successful and personally rewarding field. First-time college students can begin traditional nursing studies after they complete their pre-nursing requirements and are accepted into the School of Nursing. The nursing program will require three years to complete with a minimum of 126 credit hours.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE),
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 | Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791 | www.aacn.nche.edu.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rochester College School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurses in an academically challenging Christian community to provide socially conscious and professionally skilled practice in a diverse and rapidly changing health care environment. The curriculum is designed to enhance students’ understanding of health and illness in the context of a Christian environment.

The School of Nursing is professionally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Click to view Certificate of Accreditation from CCNE

Career Opportunities

The nursing program provides BSN students the opportunity to explore career options in various areas within hospital and community settings.  Students advance their understanding of the nursing profession and expand their leadership potential in the areas of management and health education within the community. More than ever, employers recognize the value of baccalaureate-prepared RNs. This degree commonly offers graduates career opportunities at and beyond the bedside.

MAJOR

Requirement for the BS in Nursing

General Education Core 42*
*ENG 1113 and MAT 1103 are satisfied with 25+ on English and Math portions of ACT. PED credit is satisfied by participation on an athletic team.
Required Support Courses (Pre-requisites for School of Nursing admission) 19
CHE 1314 Intro to Chemistry I (taken in general education core) -
CHE 1324 Intro to Chemistry II 4
BIO  1014 Biological Science I with Lab 4
BIO  2011 Intro to Anatomy/Physiology Lab 1
BIO  2013 Intro to Anatomy/Physiology Lecture 3
BIO  3324 Microbiology 4
PSY2223 Life Span Development 3
Nursing Major 64
NUR 2102 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2
NUR 2203 Integrated Pathophysiology 3
NUR 2304 Health Assessment 4
NUR 2402 Community Wellness I with clinical 2
NUR 2503 Nursing Foundations 3
NUR 2604 Innovative Pharmacology 4
NUR 2704 Community Wellness II with clinical 4
NUR 2803 Nutritional Health Promotion 3
NUR 3214 Adult Nursing I with clinical 4
NUR 3314 Mental-Health Nursing with clinical 4
NUR 3412 Applied Nursing Research I 2
NUR 3422 Applied Nursing Research II 2
NUR 3514 Maternal-Infant Nursing with clinical 4
NUR 3614 Pediatric Nursing with clinical 4
NUR 4114 Adult Nursing II with clinical 4
NUR 4214 Population Based Nursing ith clinical 4
NUR 4312 Nursing Empowerment 2
NUR 4414 Pre-Licensure Capstone Practicum 4
NUR 4514 Nursing Leadership 4
NUR 4611 Comprehensive Nursing 1
Minors available but not required – 18 Additional hours for a minor 0
TOTAL FOR NURSING MAJOR 125

APPLY

Application Process

Application deadline for Fall of each year is the first Monday in June. The following must be in place to be considered for admission:

  1. Full acceptance as a student to Rochester College
  2. Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a minimum of C (2.0) in each of these courses and a minimum GPA of 3.2, both cumulative and pre-requisite. All transcripts must be received by Rochester College by the first Monday in June.
  3. Successfully passing the Kaplan admission test. (pending)

Once all of the above steps have been completed and received by the School of Nursing, all eligible prospects will be assigned an appointment time for a group interview. After admission to Rochester College School of Nursing, no additional transfer credits will be accepted.

DOCUMENTS

Documents for the Nursing Program:

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE),
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 | Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202.887.6791 | www.aacn.nche.edu.

COURSES

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NUR 2102 Introduction to Professional Nursing
Introduction to concepts of communication, professionalism, protection of patient’s rights, leadership and management skills of the baccalaureate prepared nurse. PR: Admission to the BSN Program.

NUR 2203 Integrated Pathophysiology
Study of various disease processes that relate to an individual’s unique pathophysiology across cultures. PR: Admission to the BSN Program.

NUR 2304 Health Assessment
Foundational techniques in physical, spiritual, and psycho-social assessment applied in the nursing skills laboratory, such as obtaining health history for a full physical and mental health assessment and vital signs.  Simulation experiences augment the curriculum. PR: Admission to the BSN Program.

NUR 2402 Community Wellness I with Clinical
Explores the unique methods, tools, and settings that the BSN nurse applies and interacts with  in the community. Foundational health assessment techniques utilized with community groups. PR: Admission to the BSN Program.

NUR 2503 Nursing Foundations
Advanced nursing skills, such as assessment of vital signs and assisting with self-care in various health care settings. Application of infection control principles, medication administration, and wound care across the wellness spectrum. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 2604 Innovative Pharmacology
Investigation and examination of holistic, over-the-counter, and prescriptive medications. Current pharmacology trends will be analyzed. PR: Minimum grade of B- in  previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 2704 Community Wellness II with Clinical
Assessment of data within the community and medical/surgical areas with subsequent development of nursing interventions to promote health and wellness.

NUR 2803 Nutritional Health Promotion
Analysis of the integral role of nutrition in maintaining and promoting personal and community health. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 3214 Adult Nursing I with Clinical
Assessment and supportive measures provided to adults experiencing various illnesses. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 3314 Mental Health Nursing with Clinical
Foundations of mental health with emphasis on illness prevention within various community settings. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 3412 Applied Nursing Research I
Foundations of nursing research with application to various health care issues and settings. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 3422 Applied Nursing Research II
Exposure to and use of online databases to survey nursing research that guides evidence-based practice. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 3514 Maternal Infant Nursing
Health assessment and health promotion of mother and baby in various community settings. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 3614 Pediatric Nursing with Clinical
Addresses health assessment and health promotion of children in various community settings. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 4114 Adult Nursing II with Clinical
Advanced assessment and health teaching for adults experiencing various acute illnesses and chronic health challenges.  PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 4214 Population Based Nursing with Clinical
Community health issues addressed in partnerships with residents in various communities. Focus on health promotion and disease prevention. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 4312 Nursing Empowerment
Exploration of the legal and professional issues/trends in nursing. Identification of challenges and opportunities within a professional setting.

NUR 4414 Pre-Licensure Capstone Practicum
Community health issues addressed in partnerships with residents in various communities. Focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and care of the chronically ill.

NUR 4514 Nursing Leadership
Assessment of leadership roles within the profession of nursing with a focus on servant leadership. PR: Minimum grade of B- in previous semester’s NUR courses.

NUR 4611 Comprehensive Nursing
Synthesis of assessment, nursing process, leadership and management skills in any health care settings for a myriad of patient population groups.