2012-2013 Samford University Catalog 
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2012-2013 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Major, B.S.N.

BSN Program Outcomes

Graduates with a B.S.N. from Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will be prepared to:

  1. Synthesize and apply knowledge gained from a liberal education and nursing to deliver safe, compassionate, and therapeutic nursing care.
  2. Apply principles of leadership, management, and quality improvement to positively impact healthcare outcomes.
  3. Integrate reliable evidence from multiple sources to inform practice, make clinical judgments and positively impact patient outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to use information management and patient care technologies to enhance safe nursing practice.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of financial and regulatory agencies on quality patient care outcomes and nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration within a multidisciplinary team to deliver care that is patient-centered and evidence-based.
  7. Apply health promotion and disease prevention strategies to assist individuals, population groups, and communities in maintaining and/or improving an optimal level of wellness across the lifespan.
  8. Demonstrate professional standards and accountability in working with other health professionals, patients, and communities.
  9. Design, implement and coordinate patient centered, evidence-based nursing care across the life span in a variety of health care settings.

General Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  1. Completion of overall general University graduation requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
  2. Completion of the required curriculum of 128 credits.
  3. Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in courses at Samford.
  4. Transfer students must follow the University policy for resident credit as outlined in this catalog.
  5. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 54 nursing credits.
  6. Nursing students may pursue a minor in a field other than nursing. It is not required that nursing students complete a minor, and there is no limitation on the selected minor. Non-nursing students may not pursue a minor in nursing.

Required Courses

University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education Requirements: 32-33 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128-129