Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School of Nursing & Kinesiology
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.
- 100% of 2017 graduating seniors, successfully completed the NCLEX licensure examination on the first attempt.
- 100% of 2015 graduating seniors secured job placement.
Our graduates find positions locally, nationally, and internationally. They are employed in public health agencies, primary care clinics, home health care, outpatient centers, nursing homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospices, the military and many industries.
This is an exciting time at Anderson University School of Nursing. Our faculty and staff work daily to provide students with a Christ-centered community of learning that prepares students in the Bachelor of Science (BSN) Pre-licensure Program in an evidence-based approach to patient care.
Admission is competitive with a limited class size. Transfer students are welcome and may apply for admission to the sophomore year; however, Anderson University students are given first priority during the admission process. Transfer credit is evaluated by the university registrar and the School of Nursing dean.
BSN (Pre-licensure Program)
This is the preferred first step in your career as a professional nurse who will be a skilled provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of patient care in a variety of practice settings.
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.
Global education is also an important component of the BSN programs, with a required intercultural experience integrated in the curriculums. Students have the opportunity to travel, at a reduced rate, to faraway places providing nursing care to the citizens of that community.
Complete our second-degree program is one of only 10 in the state of Indiana. This is for candidates that already have a bachelor’s degree.
Global education is an important component of the BSN program, and we require an intercultural experience as part of our curriculum. Students have the opportunity to travel, at a reduced rate, to far away places providing nursing care to the citizens of that community. Students have traveled to places such as:
- Dominican Republic
Nursing students apply their classroom learning in local hospitals:
- St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
- Community Hospital Anderson
Students may also gain experience in home healthcare, schools, and long-term care facilities as well as experience in regional hospitals such as Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield, Indiana, and Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Student Nurse Handbook [PDF]
BSN Program Outcomes
The roles for the baccalaureate generalist nurse are derived from the discipline of nursing. The roles of the baccalaureate generalist include: provider of care, designer, manager, coordinator, and member of the profession. Nursing generalist practice includes both direct and indirect care for patients, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008).
Upon completion of the BSN program, graduates will:
- Integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the liberal arts to provide safe, humanistic care as an advocate using the Anderson University School of Nursing conceptual model.
- Incorporate knowledge and skills in relational leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to provide high-quality health care.
- Evaluate and utilize research findings to facilitate critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment in Evidence-Based Practice.
- Utilize technologies to deliver high-quality care within a variety of systems.
- Articulate knowledge of policy, finance, and regulatory environments including local, state, national and global healthcare trends.
- Facilitate collaboration/communication within an interprofessional system to improve patient outcomes.
- Utilize the Anderson University School of Nursing conceptual model for health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population levels.
- Embrace the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, dignity, integrity, and social justice through professional nursing practice.
- Provide appropriate patient care across the lifespan in complex environments using a variety of resources.
- Design nursing care within a Christian framework by integrating the mission and philosophy of Anderson University and the School of Nursing into individual practice.
(Language utilizes American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Practice, 08) Revised 11/2009, Revised 8/2014, Revised 10/2018
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING AS A FRESHMAN
Students who meet the following criteria may be considered for admission in the freshman year:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5 in high school
- 2 years of high school math, including algebra
- 3 years of high school science, including biology and chemistry
PROGRESSION TO THE SOPHOMORE YEAR
Requirements for admission/progression to the sophomore year:
- Grade of C or above in PSYC 2000, BIOL 2410, BIOL 2420
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Additional consideration for admission will be evaluated by the dean of the School of Nursing.
- Provide evidence of current CPR certification for health-care providers from the American Heart Association, criminal background check, documentation of current immunizations, and a physical exam. The student must also provide documentation that he or she is free from tuberculosis, and submit to a urine drug screen. (Upon entrance to the sophomore year clinical courses.)
- Students must maintain a minimum of C in nursing, science, and psychology courses to continue.
- Only one nursing course may be repeated.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to continue and graduate.
Clinical experiences may include day, evening, and weekend hours. Students must receive a capable evaluation in the clinical component to successfully complete any clinical course. An accumulation of two failures in nursing courses will result in dismissal from the program. Students with extended progression times in the nursing major will meet nursing requirements of the class with which they graduate. A national comprehensive examination is given during second semester of the senior year. Examination requirements must be fulfilled to complete the program.
Licensure by State/Jurisdiction
Anderson University has created, in compliance with the Department of Education, a list of states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification. You can view the list here.
OUR Nursing FACULTY
Let’s connect during your campus visit.
Professor Cox teaches Obstetrical and Pediatric nursing, focusing on family centered nursing care. She completed her BSN from Grand Canyon University and her MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of St. Francis. Previous undergraduate work includes a BA in Business Management from Warner Southern University. She has worked in Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Postpartum Care as well as supervisory and management roles in these units. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau; Nu Upsilon and Upsilon Delta Chapters.
Prior to coming to Anderson University she taught courses in Pediatric Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Community Nursing, and Leadership in Nursing at Fortis College in Indianapolis.
Ext. 4382 (765) 641-4382
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Warner Southern College
B.S.N., Grand Canyon University
M.S.N., University of St. Francis
Nina Eaton is an assistant professor of nursing in the BSN pre-licensure program. She graduated with her BSN from Anderson University in 2009 and MSNEd from Anderson University in 2015. Nina’s clinical background is cardiac and intensive care at Hancock Regional Hospital. Before moving to full time teaching, Nina acted as charge nurse, nurse preceptor, and staff nurse. While full time at Hancock, Nina sat on the ethics committee, the unit counsel, and was nominated for the Daisy Award twice and recipient once. Nina is the faculty mentor for and member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing and is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She also holds certificates in basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), & teaching certificates for both BLS & ACLS courses. In 2009, Nina went to Uganda with Tri-S, in 2014 studied Culturally Competent Care of the Islamic Patient & Family in Chicago, and in 2015 led a nursing Tri-S trip to Belize. Her research interests include critical thinking development in pre-licensure nursing students and persistence/completion of minority students in pre-licensure nursing.
Nina and her husband, Michael, live in Greenfield, Indiana with their “fur baby” Abby. Nina and Michael enjoy traveling and visiting family in Michigan as much as possible. One of Nina’s favorite bible verses is Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”.
Nina Eaton has been at Anderson University since 2013.
Ext. 4379 (765) 641-4379
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S.N., Anderson University
B.S.N., Anderson University
Cortney Hofer is an assistant professor of nursing in the BSN pre-licensure program. She graduated with her BSN from Olivet Nazarene University in 2003 and her MSN in Nursing Administration from Anderson University in 2017. Cortney’s nursing experience includes intensive care, progressive care, and telemetry. Cortney has been with St. Vincent Anderson since 2003 where she has had the honor of serving in several roles within the ICU, chest pain observation unit, and Administration. Her roles have included charge nurse, nurse preceptor, Practice Facilitator, Co-Manager, Manager, and Administrative Director. She currently holds PRN positions in the ICU and as the Administrative Director. Cortney worked for Anderson University as an adjunct faculty member teaching sophomore and junior community health nursing and junior ICU clinical during the 2017-2018 school year.
Cortney holds certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR). She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Cortney is also a member of the Nursing Honor Guard, paying tribute to nurses who have dedicated their lives to helping people. The Nursing Honor Guard offers various options for visitation and funeral services in Madison County and surrounding areas.
Cortney and her husband, Mike, live in Lapel, Indiana with their two boys. They enjoy traveling, camping, boating, and spending time with their families.
Cortney Hofer has been at Anderson University since 2018.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University
M.S.N., Anderson University