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BSN Option

 The BSN is offered at three locations:

Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN: Accelerated, 17 months. Fall, spring, summer, fall.

Main Campus, Harrogate, TN: Traditional, 2 years. Fall, spring, fall, spring.

Tampa, FL: Accelerated, 17 months. Fall, spring, summer, fall.

 

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.

 

Admission criteria for the BSN Option include:

  • Admission to LMU
  • Application to the BSN program 
  • Satisfactory completion of general education and program course requirements (Science courses cannot be more than 8 years old)
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Other requirments will be completed once a student is admitted to the program including a background check, drug screen, CPR certification, medical profile, and verification of health insurance.

Acceptance is based on a rolling admissions process. December or January are a good time to apply, but applications may be reviewed year-round.

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 (Must be complete prior to starting the BSN program)

FALL I

Credit Hrs.

Elective (previously 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 (for Tampa applicants, this elective must be a Social/Behavioral Science)

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. 

Science courses cannot be more than 8 years old.

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

For additional admissions or program requirements please consult an LMU Nursing Advisor.

 

 

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.

 

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 (now known as AdventHealth) 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 AdventHealth Tampa Health park facility, the BSN in Tampa is an accelerated 17-month, four sequential semesters (Fall I, Spring, Summer, Fall II) option.