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 with 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

  1. Application deadline for Fall entry into Rochester College School of Nursing is 3 p.m. May 22, 2015. Complete application includes full acceptance to Rochester College and receipt of all transcripts by the application deadline.
  2. Rochester College School of Nursing applicants are evaluated on their potential for academic success and their ability to contribute to an enriching educational environment while in school. Grade point average (cumulative and prerequisite) is an important factor in evaluating that potential. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 in cumulative and prerequisite coursework. GPA is considered along with all other factors in deciding which students, from a very talented and qualified pool, will be admitted to the School of Nursing.
  3. Along with GPA, Rochester College School of Nursing applicants will also take the Kaplan Pre-Admission Test.  The Pre-Admission Test is a three-hour, online, multiple choice exam, which evaluates critical thinking, reading, math, writing, and science skills of students seeking entry into the nursing program. This exam will be proctored in the Rochester College computer lab.
  4. In order to know our applicants better, potential Rochester College School of Nursing candidates will be invited to a group interview as part of the application review process.  Qualifying applicants will be notified individually of their interview time and date.
  5. Important documents in this evaluation also include the academic transcript and the personal information provided on the Rochester College application form.
  6. Decisions regarding acceptance to Rochester College School of Nursing are made by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee utilizes collective judgment, which provides for fair and balanced decisions concerning the selection of candidates. The Admissions Committee reviews all applications that meet minimum requirements.

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.