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    Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN

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The B.S.N. degree requires 42 credits as prerequisite or corequisite courses. Additionally, there are 49 required credits in nursing. A minimum of a C (2.0) is required for the nursing courses and the prerequisite or corequisite courses, and an overall GPA of 2.5 must be achieved throughout the program to meet nursing major graduation requirements.

A student can receive less than a C (2.0) or withdraw for academic reasons from only one non-nursing prerequisite/corequisite course one time. A student can fail or withdraw, for academic reasons, from only one nursing course one time. If a student fails or withdraws from a prerequisite, co-requisite or nursing course due to academic reasons a second time, they must withdraw from the nursing major. This student would not be eligible to reapply to the nursing major at Hope College. Any prerequisite, corequisite or nursing course for which a student receives a grade of less than a C (2.0) must be repeated. A student must withdraw from the nursing major if the cumulative GPA is less than 2.5, and the student would no longer be eligible for the nursing major.

Prerequisite and Corequisite Courses (39 credits):

The Hope College general education requirements have some adaptations for the nursing major.

General Education Courses:

Social Science, Mathematics and Natural Science requirements are met through the nursing prerequisite and corequisite courses.

Students who plan to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and another Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the full B.S./B.A. general education requirements.

Nursing Major Courses

Evidence of the following items is required for nursing major courses:

  • Health and immunization reports
  • American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider CPR card
  • Health insurance

Students must have their own transportation for practicum experiences. Students will be required to purchase a nursing uniform and equipment for lab and clinical experiences. Students will be charged a fee for membership in the Student Nurses Association and for required NCLEX preparation tests. A Nursing Department Student Handbook is available for all policies and procedures.

The required 49 credits of nursing courses include the following. Any deviation from the listed prerequisites or corequisite courses must be approved by the instructor.

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