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Commencing in August 2010 at the Cedar Bluff site, CSON’s began the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Option. This unique, accelerated 17-month option will provide students the opportunity to obtain their nursing education in four sequential semesters (Fall I, Spring, Summer, Fall II), enabling them to enter the workforce a minimum of six months earlier than traditional programs. By serving a tri-state region in Appalachia, the Caylor School of Nursing will fulfill its mission to provide highly qualified professional nurses to meet the health care needs and disparities of surrounding communities.

In the Fall of 2013, The Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) at Lincoln Memorial University received approval to expand its offerings on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., to include the generic BSN program. This traditional BSN program will provide students the opportunity to obtain their nursing education in four semesters. (Fall I, Spring I, Fall II, Spring II)

In 2017, Florida Hospital and Lincoln Memorial University partnered to create an extended learning site for the LMU-Caylor School of Nursing in Tampa, FL. This partnership will establish synergy for continuous quality improvement in both education and the practice of nursing. Located at Florida Hospital Tampa Health park facility, the BSN in Tampa is an accelerated 17-month, four sequential semesters (Fall I, Spring, Summer, Fall II) option.

The BSN Option will:

  • Prepare the baccalaureate nurse as a generalist, caring for individuals, families, community groups and society at any point on the wellness-illness continuum.
  • Prepare graduates eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  • Provide a foundation for continued education in nursing.

Accreditation:

TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY Programs:

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.  The ASN program offered in Kentucky is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Furthermore, the ASN, BSN, MSN, and DNP programs in Tennessee are accredited with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) which includes the off-campus instructional site in Corbin, Kentucky.

FLORIDA Programs:

The ASN and BSN programs offered in Florida are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. At present, the ASN, BSN, and MSN degree programs in Tampa, Florida have been deemed eligible for the Candidacy process with the ACEN. 

ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S. Department of Education. ACEN, may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.

Admission criteria for the BSN Option include:

  • Admission to LMU
  • Formal application for admission to the BSN program
  • Satisfactory completion of general education and program course requirements
  • Academic transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Completed medical profile form and evidence of a negative chain of custody urine drug screen*
  • Completed and signed Student Essential Functions form*
  • Proof of Health Insurance*

Acceptance is based on a rolling admissions process, therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

*To be completed no earlier than 60 days before classes begin

 

Beginning Fall 2017, Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program will complete a total of 122 credit hours prior to graduation.  The program consists of 62 general education credit hours and 60 nursing credit hours. Once the general education requirements have been met, the full time BSN Option student will complete the program in four terms: Term I, Term II, Term III, and Term IV.  General education course requirements are listed in Table A and Nursing course requirements are listed in Table B.

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General Education Courses

FALL I

Credit Hrs.

ISYS 100 Computer Literacy

2

ENGL 101 Composition 1

3

*BIOL 100 Intro to Bio/Lab

4

MATH 110, 115, 120, or 130

3

*PSYC 221 Developmental Psych.

3

Elective

2

Total

17

SPRING I

Credit Hrs.

+Humanities Requirement

3

*CHEM 100 Intro to Chemistry/Lab

4

*MATH 270 Statistics

3

Elective

3

Social/ Behavioral Science Requirement

3

 Total

16

FALL II

 Credit Hrs.

+Humanities Requirement

3

ENGL 102 Composition 2

3

*BIOL 261 Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab

4

*BIOL 230 Microbiology/Lab

4

**LNCN 100 Lincoln's Life

1

                                       TOTAL

 15

SPRING II

 Credit Hrs.

**LNCN 300 American Citizenship/Civic Life           

1

+Humanities Requirement

3

+Humanities Requirement

3

*BIOL 262 Human Anatomy & Physiology II /Lab 

4

*HLTH 210 Nutrition                   

3

                                         TOTAL

14

Total General Education Requirements:  62 Credit Hours

+ Numerous History, Art, Philosophy, Literature and Ethics courses can meet this requirement.  Please see the current LMU Undergraduate Catalog for a comprehensive list.

*Persons already holding a Bachelors degree or higher only need to meet these program requirements.

**Transfer students admitted into the BSN Option may take LNCN 100 and LNCN 300 at any time if needed.

***All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be considered for admission. 

Transfer students who do not have a Bachelor’s degree or higher must have a minimum of 60 transferrable hours.

 

 

TERM I

Credit Hrs.

NURS 320 Concepts and Fundamentals of  Professional Nursing  (5/2)

7

NURS 330 Health Assessment of Humans as Adaptive Systems    (2/1)

3

NURS 340 Foundations of Nursing Informatics

3

NURS 350 Pathophysiology of Ineffective Human Responses

3

Total:  Didactic (13) Clinical/Lab (3)

16

 

TERM II

Credit Hrs.

NURS 310 Pharmacology to Promote Adaptation

3

NURS 360 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle and Elderly Adults I (4/4)

8

NURS 375 Promotion of Adaptation in Groups, Communities and Transcultural  Societies  (3/2)

5

Total:  Didactic (10) Clinical  (6)

16

 

TERM III

Credit Hrs.

NURS 415 Promotion Of Adaptation in Newborns, Women and Childbearing Families (3/2) 

AND

5

 

NURS 425 Promotion of Adaptation in Infants, Children and Adolescents (3/2)

5

OR

 

 

NURS  435 Promotion of Psychosocial Adaptation  (3/2)

AND

5

 

NURS 460 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle and Elderly Adults II (3/2)

5

NURS  430 Nursing Research

3

Total: Didactic (9) Clinical (4)

13

 

TERM IV

Credit

Hrs.

NURS 435 Promotion of Psychosocial Adaptation  (3/2)

AND

5

 

NURS 460 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle and Elderly Adults II (3/2)

5

OR

 

NURS 415 Promotion Of Adaptation in Newborns, Women and Childbearing Families (3/2) 

AND

5

 

NURS 425 Promotion of Adaptation in Infants, Children and Adolescents (3/2)

5

NURS 470 Professional Nursing Role Development/Preceptorship (2/2)

4

NURS 480 Senior Seminar

1

Total: Didactic (9) Clinical (6)

15

Total BSN Option Nursing Credit Hours =  60 credit hours

The following ratios are used for the curriculum plan: didactic hours to credit hours are 1:1 and clinical/lab clock hours to credit hours are 3:1.  Therefore, there are 615 didactic clock hours and 855 clinical/lab clock hours.

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