Nursing, B.S., Major #0291
The nursing baccalaureate program provides RN’s the opportunity to enhance their nursing practice in five core concepts: Patient-Centered Care, Evidence-based Practice, Nursing Informatics, Leadership and Professionalism. Courses Emphasize: public, family and community nursing, advanced health assessment, health promotion, nursing theory, ethics, organizational communications, systems theory, leadership and management. Students engage in a required service learning activity in selected non-clinical nursing courses to combine formal learning with reflection to strengthen a community.
This program can be completed 100% online. All nursing courses in this program are offered in the online format only while other required courses are available in an online, hybrid, and/or face-to-face format. See the Suggested Course Sequence below for modality designation.
To enroll in the SUNY Morrisville Nursing program, applicants must have successfully completed an accredited AAS Nursing Program. Graduates from the SUNY Morrisville AAS Nursing Program can seamlessly transfer into this RN-BS program. Students must be successful on the NCLEX exam before their second semester in the program.
In addition to increasing career opportunities and meeting the expectations of many healthcare areas, graduates of the BS Nursing program will be able to transfer to masters’ level programs in nursing to specialize as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, administrator or nurse educator. BS nurses are also sought for graduate programs in informatics and business, and healthcare administration.
The program is accredited by:
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
The State Education Department Division of Professional Education
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
West Wing, Albany, NY 12234
Students enrolled in the nursing program must conform to the rules, policies, and procedures of the clinical affiliates in order to participate in practical experiences, which may include background checks. The cost of the background check will be the responsibility of the student. Failure to consent to and submit the appropriate background screening findings will prohibit the student from continuing in the nursing program.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Incorporate theories and concepts from the arts, humanities, and sciences into the professional nursing role.
Assess leadership principles in the provision of quality nursing care.
Integrate evidence-based practice to guide care in a variety of health settings.
Discuss the role of information technology systems in delivery of safe patient care.
Analyze the implications of policy on healthcare disparities.
Analyze methods to improve health outcomes for populations.
Analyze dimensions of communication related to health care environments.
Promote population-focused interventions based on identified gaps in a healthcare setting.
Extend professional identity to practice in a multicultural environment.
Curriculum Requirements - 121 Credits Total (60 upper level credits)
NURS 305 Informatics
NURS 310 Conceptual Foundations for Professional Practice
NURS 330 Health Assessment across the Lifespan
NURS 361 Health Promotion across the Lifespan
NURS 381 Leadership & Management for Professional Practice
NURS 430 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 431 Healthcare Policy Issues & Trends
* NURS 450 Public, Community and Family Health Nursing
Clinical experiences are required in NURS 450 (67.5 clinical hours)
*NURS 481 Clinical Practicum in Professional Nursing
Clinical experiences are required in NURS 481 (90 clinical hours)
COMP 310 Advanced Tech Communications
**MATH 123 Elementary Statistics or equivalent statistics course
BIOL 302 Epidemiology
PSYC 386 Social Psychology
PSYC 304 Industrial/Organizational Psych
PHIL 311 Professional Ethics
Foreign Language as Advised
Additional SUNY General Education
*Practical Experiences are required in NURS 450 (67.5 clinical hours) and NURS 481 (90 hours)
**Or equivalent statistics course as advised. MAGN 101 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better is required prior to MATH 123. Applicants may contact the Mathematics Department Chairperson for information.
Suggested Course Sequence
Year 1/Fall - 15 Credits
NURS 305 - Nursing Informatics (online)
NURS 310 - Conceptual Foundations for Professional Practice (online)
NURS 330 - Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (online)
BIOL 301 - Pathophysiology (online)
MATH 123 - Elementary Statistics (online, hybrid, face-to-face)
Year 1/Spring - 12-15 Credits
NURS 361 - Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (online)
NURS 381 - Leadership & Management for Professional Practice (online)
BIOL 302 - Epidemiology (online)
PSYC 386 - Social Psychology (online, face-to-face)
General Education Credits as Advised
Year 2/Fall - 17 Credits
NURS 430 - Nursing Research & Evidence-based Practice (online)
NURS 450 - Public, Community & Family Health Nursing (online and practical experience)
PSYC 304 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (online)
COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Communication (online, face-to-face)
Foreign Language as Advised
Year 2/Spring - 13 Credits
NURS 431 - Healthcare Policy, Issues & Trends (online)
NURS 481 - Clinical Practicum in Professional Nursing (online and practical experience)
PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics (hybrid, face-to-face)
General Education as Advised