Aug 19, 2022  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Bachelor of Science Nursing Completion Program - Academic Plan


The RN‐BSN Program is designed for Registered Nurses who wish to earn the baccalaureate nursing degree or for current nursing students (dual enrollment) who are enrolled in a Colorado Nursing AAS program who wish to earn the baccalaureate nursing degree. The focus of the program is to add value to nursing education through the interpretation of research, broaden perspectives of population and community care, enhance leadership and care coordination skills and promote life‐long learning within the nursing profession.
 

Course Availability


Total Credits = 120

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
Arts/Humanities GT-AH1-AH3 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Arts/Humanities GT-AH1-AH3 3 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1022  - English Composition II: GT-CO2 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
History GT-HI1 3 No Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1260  - Introduction to Statistics: GT-MA1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Social/Behavioral Science GT-SS3 3 No Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
NUR 3001  - Integration into Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUR 3002  - Trends in Nursing Practice 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUR 3003  - Research/Evidence Based Practice 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUR 4008  - Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Professional Nursing Practice 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUR 4009  - Leadership in the Nursing Profession 3.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUR 4010  - Community Health Nursing Practicum 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUR 4011  - Senior Seminar 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Upper Division Nursing Elective 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Upper Division Nursing Elective 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses: Pre-Requisites Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
Associate Degree Credits 71.50 No No No No

 

Program Outcomes


  • Quality Care: Interpret research to employ best practice. Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes. Propose an evaluation process to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems and deliver quality care to individuals, and diverse populations (QSEN, 2007/MA Nurse of the Future Competencies 2016).
  • Professionalism: Formulate a plan that demonstrates an enhanced commitment to professionalism embracing excellence, caring, legal and ethical practice, civility, accountability, and professional development.
  • Communication: Evaluate communication and collaboration with colleagues, interprofessional groups and members of the community to promote health, safety and well-being across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environment.
  • Leadership: Evaluate the contribution of leadership, quality improvement principles, and impact of organizational systems in transforming, managing, and coordinating safe, quality, cost effective, person-centered care.
  • Critical Thinking/Clinical Reasoning: Integrate a systematic process of critical inquiry with nursing science, natural and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities to make evidence based practice decisions to improve the care of individuals, families, populations, and communities.

Example of Course Sequence Full-Time Track (Includes General Education Requirements)


Example of Course Sequence Full-Time Track (For students who have completed General Education Requirements)


Example of Course Sequence Part-Time Track


Upper Division Nursing Elective


Semester 5


Semester 6


Notes


  • Background check and drug screen must be successfully passed prior to enrolling into NUR 4009  and NUR 4010  clinical practicum courses.
  • Courses are subject to cancelation depending on enrollment numbers.
  • If Associate Degree is less than 71.5 credits, balance of credits may be satisfied with elective credits or credits for prior learning.
  • Out of state students will require authorization by the State Board of Nursing in their state of residence in order for ACC to provide instruction. In addition, depending on the state, limitations may exist with ACC providing an education experience to them.
  • Students must be accepted into the program prior to enrollment and will need to enroll into NUR 3001  or NUR 3002  initially as part of the major nursing coursework.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 25% of the 120 credits required for the degree at Arapahoe Community College in order to earn this degree from ACC.