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.

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

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404-975-5000), www.acenursing.org

 The State Education Department Division of Professional Education

89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor

West Wing, Albany, NY 12234

 (518)-486-2967, OPPROGS@nysed.gov

Background Checks

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)

course

credits

NURS 305 Informatics

3

NURS 310 Conceptual Foundations for Professional Practice

3

NURS 330 Health Assessment across the Lifespan 

3

NURS 361 Health Promotion across the Lifespan

3

NURS 381 Leadership & Management for Professional Practice

3

NURS 430 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

NURS 431 Healthcare Policy Issues & Trends

3

* NURS 450 Public, Community and Family Health Nursing

Clinical experiences are required in NURS 450 (67.5 clinical hours)

5

*NURS 481 Clinical Practicum in Professional Nursing        

Clinical experiences are required in NURS 481 (90 clinical hours)

4

COMP 310 Advanced Tech Communications

3

**MATH 123 Elementary Statistics or equivalent statistics course

3

BIOL Pathophysiology

3

BIOL 302 Epidemiology  

3

PSYC 386 Social Psychology

3

PSYC 304 Industrial/Organizational Psych

3

PHIL 311 Professional Ethics

3

Foreign Language as Advised

3

Additional SUNY General Education

6

*Practical Experieces 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 

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 15 Credits

NURS 305 - Nursing Informatics

3

NURS 310 - Conceptual Foundations for Professional Practice

3

NURS 330 - Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

3

BIOL 301 - Pathophysiology

3

MATH 123 - Elementary Statistics

3

Year 1/Spring - 12-15 Credits

NURS 361 - Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

3

NURS 381 - Leadership & Management for Professional Practice

3

BIOL 302 - Epidemiology

3

PSYC 386 - Social Psychology

3

 General Education Credits as Advised

3

Year 2/Fall - 17 Credits

NURS 430 - Nursing Research & Evidence-based Practice

3

NURS 450 - Public, Community & Family  Health Nursing

5

PSYC 304 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Communication

3

 Foreign Language as Advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 13 Credits

NURS 431 - Healthcare Policy, Issues & Trends

3

NURS 481 - Clinical Practicum in Professional Nursing

4

PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics

3

 General Education as Advised

3