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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin
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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
  
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin

Nursing-R.N., B.S.N.


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Learning Outcomes

  • TBA

Degree Requirements (120 Hours)

See College of Nursing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.

Carolina Core and College General Education Requirements


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6 hours)


Note:


* Pre-requisite courses for nursing courses

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)


  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of two or higher on Foreign Language Placement Test or by completing one Foreign Language through 110 or 121.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GHS course.

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (6 hours)


Note:


* Pre-requisite courses for nursing courses

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core AIU course.

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 hours)


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core course.

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours)


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course.

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 hours)


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core VSR course.

Note: Electives (9-24 hours)


Pre and co-requisite required courses (*) in addition to Carolina Core Courses (60 Total Hours).

Lower Divison pre-requisite course requirements can be completed in conjunction with upper divison RN-BSN courses.

See RN-BSN entrance requirements under College of Nursing heading.

Upper Division RN-BSN Courses (28 Hours)


Courses are offered in 7-week blocks in an online format:

    Licensure Exam Credit


    After admission to the RN BSN program and completion of all BSN degree requirements: Students awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited (ACEN, formerly NLNAC) program will be awarded up to 38 credits towards meeting educational competencies for their A.D.N. degree (RN Licensure); OR Students with an Diploma in Nursing from an accredited (ACEN, formerly NLNAC) program will be awarded up to 25 credits towards meeting educational competencies for their Diploma degree (RN Licensure). This credit is held and will be awarded upon successful completion of all BSN degree requirements.

    USC Residency requirements for BSN Graduation


    The last 25% of a student’s degree must be completed in residence (meaning through USC Columbia coursework or other USC campus), and at least half of the hours in the student’s major and minor courses (if applicable) must be taken at the University, i.e. 122 credits = 31 hours. Advanced placement exam credits or transfer credits do not meet this requirement. Students must meet these requirements to be eligible for BSN graduation.

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