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The undergraduate nursing program is designed to prepare undergraduate professional nurse generalists who possess the foundation for graduate study and are capable of practicing in rural and various other settings. The undergraduate program is designed to accommodate the educational needs of basic and LPN students, and to encourage and facilitate the articulation of licensed nurses who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
The curriculum in the undergraduate nursing program prepares students to receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Satisfactory completion of this program entitles students to submit applications to take the National Council Licensing Exam for licensure as a registered nurse.The nursing program offers courses with theory and practicum components designed to accommodate the educational needs of students, and to encourage and facilitate the articulation of those who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Department of Nursing’s Computer Laboratory has a variety of mediated materials for independent study by students. In addition, the simulation center has a simulated hospital setting including exam rooms, computerized manikins, computerized charting, surgical scrub area, a nurses’ station and patient units.The program of study is evaluated for its relevancy to practice. Changes in the pre-requisites and curriculum are on-going so you need to contact your advisor to remain current on program requirements.
Students are admitted to the Department of Nursing undergraduate nursing program on a semi-annual basis. Admission is competitive.Application materials must be completed and returned to the Department of Nursing (DON) office by October 1 for admission in the spring semester and March 1 for admission in the fall semester. All students transferring courses from other colleges/universities must have an official transcript from each institution sent to the Department of Nursing before being considered for admission.
Faculty members in the Department of Nursing provide academic advising for persons who are considering a career in nursing.
Please be advised that nursing licenses may be denied or disciplined by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN). Possible grounds for action may occur if you have been convicted of any felony or crimes against person that involves an illegal drug offense or a felony conviction for a crime against persons if the KSBN determines that you have not been rehabilitated sufficiently to warrant the public trust. All criminal history must be revealed to and will be evaluated by the KSBN before licensure is granted or denied. The KSBN may also stipulate other requirements before licensure is granted, such as social security information or background checks www.ksbn.org.
*To request an application to the nursing program and the reference forms contact the Department of Nursing at (785) 628-4256.
For further information on the Undergraduate Program contact Carolyn Insley, Coordinator of Undergraduate Nursing Program at e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 628-4525.
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