BSN (Pre-licensure Program)
Provider of care, designer, manager, coordinator and member of the nursing profession.
The Anderson University School of Nursing is widely recognized as one of the top nursing programs in Indiana. The school is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Commission on the Collegiate Nursing Education. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). Preparing nursing majors for this juncture is a top priority. The 2010-2011 graduating seniors, 100% successfully completed the NCLEX licensure examination on the first attempt.
The curriculum emphasizes analytical skills, a liberal arts perspective, the expertise needed for the nursing profession, and a commitment to Christian service. Nursing students are prepared at the generalist level to provide both direct and indirect care for patients, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
Nursing (53 hours)The nursing major is a four-year program consisting of nursing courses, along with additional support courses including general psychology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, development psychology, and microbiology. Clinical experience begin in the sophomore year as students learn to assess healthy individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. The junior year focuses on clients who need nurses to perform much of their care, such as post-operative care, critical care, and psychiatric nursing. The senior year highlights complex nursing skills for a variety of clients. Students complete community project as well as participate in a two-week intercultural experience. Leadership, management, and moral and ethical development are emphasized.
Anderson University Nursing students apply their classroom learning in two local hospitals: Saint John's Health System, and Community Hospital Anderson. Many health care organizations such as Madison County Community Health Center, home health-care agencies, schools, and long-term care facilities provide additional practical experiences. Students also have clinical experiences in regional hospitals such as Riley Hospital for Children and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at Saint Vincent.