Jan 24, 2021
Research College of Nursing
Continuing Students: The joint Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing direct admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is scheduled to end at the conclusion of the spring 2022 academic term (May, 2022). All students currently enrolled in Rockhurst as direct admission nursing majors as of the start of the fall 2018 term will continue in the joint program through their graduation with no change.
Prospective Transfer Students: Beginning with the spring of 2019 term, transfer students capable of completing the joint degree requirements by the conclusion of the spring 2022 term may be considered for direct admission into the joint Rockhurst/Research College of Nursing program. Such transfer students will be individually reviewed by Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing admission and advising staff to determine eligibility for admission to the joint program with a spring 2022 graduation timeline.
Prospective Freshmen: Beginning with the spring 2019 term, all new entering freshmen and transfer students not meeting late joint program eligibility outlined above, can be admitted to Rockhurst in a Pre-Nursing track designed to advise them through nursing and core curriculum pre-requisites needed to submit separate application to a formal Bachelor of Science Nursing program at a school of their choosing.
Rockhurst also offers a traditional 2 year pre-nursing option (2 years at Rockhurst + 2 years at a Nursing school), as well as a four-year pre-nursing option that includes a Bachelor of Science in Health Science (4 years at Rockhurst for the B.S. in Health Science + 2 years at a Nursing school or 1-1.5 years in an Accelerated Nursing program).
Traditional B.S.N. Program:
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing a student must:
- Successfully complete a minimum of 128 semester hours which must include:
- All Research College of Nursing students in the traditional B.S.N. program are required to complete liberal core requirements of Rockhurst University. A total of 40 hours in the Modes of Inquiry as follows:
- Artistic 1 level-one course (3 credits)
- Historical 1 level-one course (3 credits)
- Literary 1 level-one course (3 credits)
- Either Historical or Literary 1 level-two course (3 credits)
- Scientific Causal (must include a laboratory) 1 level-one course (4 credits)
- Scientific Relational 1 level-one course (3 credits)
- Scientific Relational 1 level-one or -two course (not Psychology) (3 credits)
- Either Scientific Relational or Scientific Causal 1 level-two course (3 credits)
- Philosophical 1 level-one course (3 credits) ( , TH 1020 , or TH 2000 ); 1 level-two course (3 credits)
- Theological 1 level-one course (3 credits) 1 level-two course (3 credits)
- Either Philosophical or Theological 1 level-two course (TH 4350 , PL 3300 , or PL 4700 ) (3 credits)
- Courses in the Liberal Arts & Sciences designated to meet proficiency requirements (12 credits).
- Courses in the Liberal Arts & Sciences designated as required support courses to the nursing major (14 credits).
- A total of 62 semester hours in the nursing major. For specific nursing curriculum course requirements, consult the Research College of Nursing Catalog.
- Achieve a minimum grade of C in all math and science courses. *Note: Students must have a C or better in BL 3030 /BL 3031 prior to enrollment in BL 3040 /BL 3041 and BL 3100 /BL 3101 .
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 at end of Freshmen year and 3.0 at end of first semester Sophomore year to initially enroll in any NU 2000 nursing courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to progress.
- Achieve a final minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade of C in all nursing courses for graduation.
- Meet the residency requirement by completing 15 semester credit hours at Research, 15 semester credit hours at Rockhurst and the final 30 semester credit hours at either Research or Rockhurst.