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Students may enter the programs at one of two levels:
Student taking General Studies courses, or
Registered Nurse seeking to complete the Bachelor's degree requirements.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
The Adventist University of Health Sciences Department of Nursing offers a Generic Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (GBSN) designed to prepare professional nurses to provide wholistic healthcare to individuals, families, and communities. The program is grounded in Christian principles and integrated with courses from the arts and sciences that enrich the course of study and contribute to the development of a broad worldview of nursing. A graduate from this program is prepared to use theory and research-based knowledge as a designer, coordinator, and manager of wholistic healthcare in diverse settings. The program provides a foundation for the graduate to enhance professional growth, facilitate career mobility, and establish a foundation for graduate studies.
This program is structured to provide two plans of study leading to the BS Nursing degree:
The Generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing Option (GBSN) for the beginning (pre-licensure) student.
RN-BS Completion Option (CO) for the Associate or Diploma Registered Nurse.
The Generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (GBSN) Option
The GBSN Option blends the live classroom setting with the use of electronic resources such as interactive video and pre-recorded lectures, and offers onsite clinical settings, and local clinical rotations. This blended learning modality provides easy access to course content at any time and helps students apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in a practical way. The curriculum for the GBSN requires four calendar years or a minimum of nine trimesters of full-time study. Upon completion of the GBSN requirements, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Students have up to seven years (84 months) from their admission to the University to complete the program.
The Completion Option
The RN-BSN Completion Option provides registered nurses quality instruction through a multi-dimensional distance-learning environment, allowing students to further their education while maintaining their current professional careers. Adventist University of Health Sciences collaborates with Embanet-Compass in the delivery of the distance education. Students participate in a virtual community of learners and are mentored via online communication. The lead instructor and section adjuncts monitor student success. Students have up to five years (60 months) from their start date to complete the program.