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    May 27, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Lee University Catalog 2022-2023

School of Nursing


  The baccalaureate degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in nursing at Lee University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791(http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

 

Sara L. Campbell, Dean

Charlotte G. Webb, Associate Dean

Kathleen Rose, Chairperson BSN Program

The School of Nursing offers programs of study to prepare healthcare professionals who view practice through the lens of a caring, Christian worldview and who demonstrate transformational servant leadership that is intentional, bold, infused with Christ-centered confidence, and radically compassionate in caring for others in an increasingly diverse, global, complex and changing world.

The primary tenets of the Christian worldview are that God created the world and all that is in it, and that healthcare professional practice focuses on holistic understanding and care of others. The School of Nursing seeks to prepare healthcare professionals who provide holistic care to meet healthcare needs.

It is believed that development of transformational servant leadership abilities in the healthcare professional will function as a catalyst for significant change in the health of self and others. Through relationship centered care and responsible Christian living, the healthcare professional can best function as an advocate for those in need. This leadership is intentional in all settings and situations. The School of Nursing has a special affinity for providing a “voice” for those who are disadvantaged, frail and vulnerable and identifying them as Christ sees them, special and worthy of quality care.

Majors

The School of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, and the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Disaster and Healthcare Mission Management (DHMM) degree.

Minors

The School of Nursing offers a minor in Disaster and Healthcare Mission Management (DHMM).

Faculty

Professor Sara Campbell

Associate Professor Nancy LaBine

Assistant Professors Julie Campbell, Jennifer Grisham, Brenda Jones, Glenna Lashley, Amy Jo Perry, Barbara Richardson, Kathy Rose, Samantha Spinks, and Charlotte Webb

Associate Lecturers Amy Blake and Jessica Price

Lecturers Matthew Adams, Jeannie Duff, Misty Humberger, Shannon McBrayer, and Amy Moody

Undergraduate Programs of Study

Policies and Procedures: Admission & Progression for the BSN

Policies and Procedures: Admission & Progression for the DHMM.BA/BS

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Admission to Lee University does not guarantee full admission to the BSN nursing major. Students will be required to submit a separate application packet to the School of Nursing and will be apprised of their acceptance status in the nursing major following review of submitted application materials. Students will be designated as either nursing major; full acceptance or nursing major; provisional acceptance.

The program objectives/goals of the BSN program are:

  1. Provide baccalaureate nursing education within a liberal arts framework that is quality driven and that provides opportunity for holistic development.
  2. Prepare the graduate for entry into professional nursing as a generalist in the provision of care.
  3. Provide baccalaureate nurse preparation that serves as a foundation for graduate level nursing education.

General Admission Requirements for the BSN

A student is considered for admission into the nursing major AFTER the student has been accepted to the University and has submitted a completed application packet to the School of Nursing. Admission to Lee University does not guarantee full admission to the BSN nursing major. Students are required to submit a separate application packet to the School of Nursing and will be apprised of their acceptance status in the nursing major following review of submitted application materials. Students will receive admission status of full, provisional, or denied.

Full acceptance admission for freshman and transfer students aligns with a fall semester entry only. Students entering in the spring semester declaring nursing as a major will be advised by the SON advisor and will not be considered for full acceptance until the next regular admission cycle. Students may apply to the BSN program as first-time freshmen, or as current Lee students/transfer students.

Decisions related to student placement on a plan of study are made at the time of the admission acceptance and are based on consideration of multiple factors included in the admission process. Plans of study also have specific requirements that must be met prior to being placed on the plan. Students must have approval from the School of Nursing Leadership Team to change plan of study. Requests to change plan of study must occur by March 1 for following fall semester or October 1 for following spring semester.

Any student seeking to transfer from another nursing program may be considered for fall or spring admission. See below for specific criteria and important application dates.

If a student is unable to fulfill the following admission and progression standards with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into, or allowed to progress through the program.

The School of Nursing program is a very rigorous mental, emotional, and physical program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. One objective of the School of Nursing is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings, and these settings require a broad array of mental and physical demands on the nurse.

The following “Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression of Nursing Students” must be met by all students as part of required admission criteria. Admitted students must continue to meet the Standards as they progress through each stage of the BSN program in the School of Nursing. 

The standards listed below define the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities that are necessary to the completion of this program and to safely perform as a competent nurse.

Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression of Nursing Students

Cognitive Learning Abilities

The student must demonstrate cognitive abilities necessary and sufficient for the provision of safe and effective nursing care. Examples of required cognitive abilities are listed below. This list is not all-inclusive. The student must demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Receive and interpret information in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains of learning. The student must be able to remember information, reproduce it, and use it to solve problems, evaluate work and develop new ways of processing and categorizing information as stated in course objectives.
  2. Perform physical assessments of clients and make sound, responsible, evidence-based decisions related to nursing action within given time constraints.
  3. Appropriately and effectively synthesize data from various persons, charts, reports and medical histories and observe the status of the client to intentionally recommend or maintain interventions.
  4. Resolve practical problems and address a variety of variables in conditions where there is limited standardization.
  5. Differentiate and prioritize nursing care among multiple clients and situations simultaneously.
  6. Accurately assess clients using monitors and equipment (including cardiac monitors, electronic infusion devices, suction devices, glucometers, etc.).
  7. Apply the scientific process and methods of measurement (including calculation, analysis, reasoning, and synthesis).
  8. Interpret instructions that come from a variety of sources, and in varying communication patterns such as oral, written and diagrammed.
  9. Use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to make decisions in a timely manner.
  10. Learn large volumes of complex and technically detailed information to engage in clinical problem-solving.
  11. Record examination and diagnostic results accurately, clearly, and communicate them efficiently and effectively to the client and other healthcare team members.

Psychomotor Abilities

The student must demonstrate psychomotor abilities necessary and sufficient for the provision of safe and effective nursing care. Examples of required psychomotor abilities are listed below. This list is not all-inclusive.

Gross and Fine Motor Abilities

The student must demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Sit and stand in an upright posture for extended periods of time.
  2. Physically maneuver in laboratory and clinical settings, respond to emergency calls in a rapid manner.
  3. Position and assist clients in and out of bed/chair (requires lifting over 25 lbs).
  4. Maintain an object in a steady position for an extended period of time.
  5. Competently perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.) using guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.
  6. Pull/push/roll/lift objects to be closer or farther away.
  7. Use universal precautions with all patients and maintain sterile techniques when required.
  8. Write legibly and complete necessary documentation in laboratory and clinical settings in a timely manner and consistent with the acceptable norms of the setting.
  9. Legibly complete written assignments and tests.
  10. Effectively record communications in written form in charts, reports, and correspondence.
  11. Secure a firm grasp on equipment and related objects as necessary in the provision of care.
  12. Operate a variety of equipment that may require different actions by the nurse (push-button telephone and a computer keyboard).
  13. Effectively perform movements that require precision such as venipuncture, catheterization, IV fluid administration, injections, and medication administration.
  14. Accurately obtain assessment data from clients via palpation, auscultation and percussion.
  15. Properly manipulate equipment such as a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and thermometer; insert urethral catheters, IV catheters, nasogastric tubes, and other equipment as needed.
Visual Acuity Ability

The student must demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Perform precise movements.
  2. Identify color changes and coding systems per agency protocols.
  3. Identify and read small markings and inscriptions such as found on medications, syringes, thermometers, IV bags and sphygmomanometers.
  4. Peripheral vision that encompasses clinically significant visual space.
Hearing/Auditory Ability

The student must demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Interpret verbal communication used in lectures, instructions, narratives, questions and answers.
  2. Auscultate and percuss for body sounds such as heart, lung and bowel sounds.
  3. Respond to a variety of machine alarms and sounds in a timely manner.
  4. Effectively work in an environment that is frequently noisy and distracting.
  5. Respond to cries for help.
  6. Respond to verbal commands in an emergency situation.

Communication Ability

The student must demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Effectively communicate with clients and others within the healthcare environment verbally and in written format.
  2. Communicate spontaneously with others to ask questions, explain procedures and conditions and teach safely within a reasonable time frame.
  3. Perceive non-verbal communication and describe important changes in the client/situation.
  4. Develop professional relationships with the client, families, groups and other healthcare team members.

Self-Care Ability

The student must demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Organize and coordinate transportation and living accommodations for off-campus clinical assignments to ensure timely reporting to the clinical areas and classrooms/labs.
  2. Evaluate and maintain general good holistic health and self-care.

Affective Learning Abilities

The student must demonstrate affective learning abilities necessary and sufficient for the provision of safe and effective nursing care. Examples of required affective learning abilities are listed below. This list is not all-inclusive.

The student must demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Tolerate physically, emotionally and intellectually demanding academic and clinical workloads in nursing within set time constraints.
  2. Demonstrate composure of affective behaviors (verbal, physical, emotional) to ensure holistic safety of the client in compliance with ethical standards of the American Nurses Association.
  3. Adapt to rapidly and constantly changing environments, demonstrate flexibility, and function in uncertain situations.
  4. Acknowledge and respect individual values and options to foster working relationships with clients, peers, faculty, and healthcare team members.

*The previous Core Performance Standards and behavior examples are not all inclusive.

Acceptance for full admission status for all students is contingent upon receipt of a clear background check, physical exam, drug and alcohol screening, and specified immunizations. Students unable to meet these requirements prior to date specified by the School of Nursing will be removed from full acceptance status.

Policies and Procedures: Admission & Progression for the BSN

Admission: First Time Freshmen (Priority Application Deadline Feb. 1; Final Deadline July 1)

See above criteria related to admission, progression, and general requirements. Priority full acceptance may be granted to a select number of entering freshmen. Full admission status for freshmen is based on a holistic review of applicant materials, space, competitiveness of the applicant pool, and all factors listed below.

Because the School of Nursing is one of few schools across the nation considering freshmen for admission to the nursing major, there are stringent grade requirements for required pre/co-requisite courses. See specific requirements related to progression for students with full acceptance as freshmen.

Factors influencing full acceptance admission decisions for the freshman nursing major include:

  • High school and college courses completed.
  • Dual enrollment credit courses that are required pre/corequisites for nursing major must have a grade. A “P” will not be accepted.
  • AP course credit is determined by AP test scores.
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Essay
  • Academic recommendations
  • List of experiences
  • ACT or SAT or the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). The ATI TEAS test must include Reading, Math, Science, English, and Language Usage (See ATI TEAS website for test dates and locations). Students with no score on one of the three tests listed will be given provisional acceptance. They may request to be considered for full status at the end of the freshman year.
  • Applicants with a native language other than English are required to submit scores earned on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), designed to ascertain proficiency in English. Lee University’s institutional number is 1401.

Entering freshmen receive one of two admission decisions for the first fall semester:

  1. Full Acceptance: A student receiving “Full Acceptance” for admission into the School of Nursing assures the student that she/he may remain in the major provided progression requirements are maintained. (See Progression & Dismissal Policies below.)
  2. Provisional Acceptance: This category allows the student to be advised by the School of Nursing and to follow the nursing major plan of study for the first academic year. At the end of the first year of provisional acceptance status, the applicant will be reconsidered for full acceptance upon student request but should be aware that meeting requirements at the minimum does not guarantee full acceptance. Requests should be in writing to the SON Office of Enrollment & Advising. The School of Nursing considers many factors in decisions related to full acceptance at the end of the freshman year. See below for specific information related to the admission process at end of freshman year.

Fully Accepted Freshman-Progression and Dismissal Policies

Students receiving full acceptance status as an incoming freshman must meet the following requirements to keep full acceptance status: 

  • Required minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Grade of “B” or higher in introductory nursing courses NURS-100 and NURS-102. 

Grade of “B-” or higher in required pre/co-requisite courses for the nursing major listed below:                      

MTHS-135 Introduction to Statistics

HSCS-231 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab

HSCS-232 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab

CHYS-135 Principles of GOB Chemistry & Lab

HSCS-233 Microbiology & Lab

One grade of “C” on above-mentioned, required pre/co-requisite course may be reviewed by the School of Nursing Undergraduate Admission, Retention, and Graduation Committee for consideration of acceptance without requiring the student to retake the course. The committee considers multiple factors in the decision process.  

  • The following courses are also required for all nursing majors and the student must complete these courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. If a student is not successful in achieving required grades, for courses listed below, the student will be placed on probation for one semester while the course is retaken. Students may not progress with nursing courses until the course is successfully retaken.

ENGL-110 Rhetoric & Research

PSYC-200 Understanding Human Behavior

PSYC-260 Lifespan Development

  • Students may only retake one required pre/co-requisite course one time, for a total of two attempts. The student will be placed on probation for one semester while retaking the course. The student may not progress in nursing courses until the course is successfully retaken. If a student does achieve the required SON grade on the second attempt of a required pre/co-requisite course for nursing major, the student will be dismissed from full acceptance status. There is no appeal for this dismissal.
  • Students who do not achieve the grade for required pre/co-requisite courses in more than one course, will be dismissed from full acceptance and placed on probation for one semester. If the student retakes the courses and achieves required grades, the student may appeal to the SON Undergraduate Admission, Retention, and Graduation Committee to return to full admission status. Returning to full admission status is not guaranteed.  The committee considers multiple factors in the decision process. 
  • The need for students to repeat course(s) will likely affect time to degree completion. Students delayed for degree completion due to failed courses will not be allowed to move to an accelerated plan of study.

Freshman Students with Provisional Acceptance Seeking Re-consideration for Full Acceptance at the End of Freshman Year (Priority Application Deadline Feb. 1; Final Deadline July 1)

Requirements for Re-consideration:

  • Notify the SON Office of Enrollment and Advising of intent to seek full acceptance to the BSN program no later than May 1 of your freshman academic year.
  • Required minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Grade of “B” or higher in introductory nursing courses NURS-100 and NURS-102. 
  • Grade of “B-” or higher in required pre/co-requisite courses for the nursing major listed

MTHS-135 Introduction to Statistics

HSCS-231 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology I

CHYS-135 Principles of GOB Chemistry

One grade of “C” on above-mentioned, required pre/co-requisite course may be considered by the admission committee but the student should be aware that full admission may not be granted. The committee will consider multiple factors in the full admission acceptance process.

  • The following courses are also required for all nursing majors and the student must complete these courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. If a student is not successful in achieving required grades, for courses listed below, the student will not be considered for full acceptance admission status and must reapply at a subsequent time.

ENGL-110 Rhetoric & Research

PSYC-200 Understanding Human Behavior

PSYC-260 Lifespan Development

  • The admissions committee may delay full admission decisions for students currently enrolled in required pre/co-requisite courses. Once final grades have been issued, the committee will then determine acceptance status.
  • Students may only retake one required pre/co-requisite course one time, for a total of two attempts. If a student fails more than one required pre/co-requisite courses, the student will not be considered for full admission at the end of the first academic year and must meet with the School of Nursing Adviser to consider next academic steps.
  • If a student fails the second attempt of a required pre/co-requisite course for nursing major, the student will not be re-considered for full acceptance at the end of the academic year and must meet with the School of Nursing Adviser to consider next academic steps.
  • Students not achieving requirements for re-consideration for full admission to the BSN Program or not receiving full admission status at the end of the freshman year, should seek the School of Nursing Adviser to determine next academic steps.
  • The need for students to repeat course(s) will likely affect time to degree completion.
  • Students not accepted for full admission at the end of the freshman year may work with the SON adviser to determine if reapplication at a later point is feasible.

Admission: Current Lee and Transfer Students (excluding transfers from another nursing program) (Priority Application Deadline Feb. 1; Final Deadline July 1)

Admission Decisions: Current Lee students and transfer students will receive an admission decision of full status, provisional status, or denial. Full admission status is based on a holistic review of applicant materials, space, competitiveness of the applicant pool, and all factors listed below. Students receiving provisional status must meet with the SON Enrollment & Advising Specialist to determine feasibility of future reapplication for full admission status. The admissions committee may delay full admission decisions for students currently enrolled in required pre/co-requisite courses. Once final grades have been issued, the committee will then determine acceptance status. Applicants will be notified of delayed admission consideration.

An admission decision of denial indicates that there are significant concerns related to the submitted application. If a student is denied admission the SON Enrollment and Advising Specialist will assist the student in determining feasibility of future reapplication and/or exploration of other majors.

Current Lee Students: Students may change their major to nursing and be advised by the SON until ready to submit application for full admission consideration. Applications must be submitted during posted application dates for a fall start date.

Transfer Students: Students must apply during posted application dates for a fall start date.

Factors influencing current Lee and transfer student admission decisions for the nursing major include:

  • College courses completed. Required Nursing program pre/co-requisite courses must have a grade. A “P” will not be accepted for required SON prerequisite courses.
  • Cumulative GPA minimum 2.75
  • Essay
  • Academic recommendations
  • List of experiences
  • ACT or SAT Scores or the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills Score (ATI TEAS). The ATI TEAS test must include Reading, Math, Science, English, and Language Usage (See ATI TEAS website for test dates and locations). Test scores are helpful to the application review process. Absence of a test score may jeopardize receipt of full admission status.

  • Applicants with a native language other than English are required to submit scores earned on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), designed to ascertain proficiency in English. Lee University’s institutional number is 1401. Online score of 90 or higher is required if native language is not English.

  • The following courses are required for all nursing majors and the student must complete these courses with a grade of “B-” or higher. One grade of “C-, or C or C+” may be considered, however it will diminish strength of the application. If a student is not successful in achieving required grades, for courses listed below, the student will not be considered for full acceptance admission status.

MTHS-135 Introduction to Statistics

HSCS-231 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology I

HSCS-232 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology II

HSCS-233 Introduction to Microbiology

CHYS-135 Introduction to General/Organic/Biochemistry

*If students have taken SON NURS-100 and NURS-102, only grades of a B- or higher will be accepted.

  • The following courses are also required for all nursing majors and the student must completethese courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. If a student is not successful in achieving required grades, for courses listed below, the student will not be considered for full acceptance admission status.

ENGL-110  Rhetoric & Research

PSYC-200  Understanding Human Behavior

PSYC-260  Lifespan Development

(Note: Students may be required to prove competency for transferred courses. Science courses older than 5 years will not be accepted for transfer; students may petition the School of Nursing Undergraduate Admission, Retention, and Graduation Committee to request acceptance of science courses older than 5 years.) *See Progression & Dismissal Policies below.

Transfers from other Nursing Programs (Application Deadline June 15 for fall admission consideration and Oct. 1 for spring admission consideration)

Students desiring to transfer from another nursing program, OR who were previously enrolled at another nursing program, must provide the following items in order to be considered for transfer admission to Lee University School of Nursing: 1) Letter of good standing from the Dean/Director of previous nursing program, 2) Syllabi of courses taken in previous nursing program, and 3) Request for nursing course transfer credits.

See above criteria related to admission, progression, and general requirements. All other transfer admission requirements outlined above are also required. Students may be considered for full acceptance in the nursing major in any semester, depending upon curriculum placement. Full admission status is based on a holistic review of applicant materials, space, and all other admission factors listed. Student transfers from other nursing programs will either be fully accepted or denied admission. There is no appeal to the decision.

Progression & Dismissal Policies - Fully Admitted Nursing Students

  • Students must maintain an overall college GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students who do not maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 will be placed on probation for one semester. If the required GPA is not met at the end of the first semester on probation, the student will be dismissed from the Nursing major.
  • Students may only retake one required pre/co-requisite course one time, for a total of two attempts. If a student fails more than one required pre/co-requisite courses, the student will not be considered for full admission at the end of the first academic year and must meet with the School of Nursing Adviser to consider next academic steps.

  • If a student fails the second attempt of a required pre/co-requisite course for nursing major, the student will not be re-considered for full acceptance at the end of the academic year and must meet with the School of Nursing Adviser to consider next academic steps.

  • Students must meet health and safety compliance requirements on the dates designated by the School of Nursing. These compliance requirements include drug/alcohol testing, criminal background check, physical examination, and specified immunizations. The SON will notify students of the appropriate dates in which these requirements should be completed. If a student is unable to meet specified requirements, he/she may be dismissed from the nursing major.

  • Students in the major must maintain consecutive semester enrollment in nursing courses as indicated by plan of study. If a student does not maintain consecutive enrollment for any reason (other than retaking of courses), the student must appeal to the following for re-entry to nursing courses:

    • Associate Dean of Nursing if absence was due to medical reasons.
    • SON Undergraduate Admission, Retention, and Graduation Committee any other reason not listed.
  • Re-entry may also depend upon availability of SON course offerings, lab seats, and clinical site placements.

  • Students who are unable to maintain consecutive semester enrollment in nursing courses due to retaking a course must work closely with the Adviser for the School of Nursing and the Chair of the BSN program to determine any re-entry requirements.

  • Any student requiring more than one semester leave from nursing major will be required to appeal to the SON Associate Dean and Undergraduate Admission, Retention, and Graduation Committee for re-entry with full admission status. Re-acceptance to the nursing major will be based on student historical data as a nursing student, availability of SON course offerings, lab seats, and clinical site placements.

  • Students must continue to meet “Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression of Nursing” throughout the BSN program. See above criteria related to admission, progression, and general requirements.  If a student is unable to meet specified requirements, he/she may be dismissed from the nursing major. If the situation is temporary, the student may be required to delay progression in lab/clinical courses until situation is resolved. The student should be aware that illnesses, accidents, and injuries may cause a delay to degree completion.

  • Nursing Course Grades: A grade of “B” or higher is required in NURS-100 and NURS-102. Students receiving a “C” grade in these courses will be required to retake the course(s) and will be held to all progression requirements listed above.

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required in all nursing courses above NURS-102 (per School of Nursing Grading Policy). Students will be dismissed from the major when the student receives a grade of less than “C” in any two nursing courses (or twice for the same nursing course).

  • Students may repeat only one nursing course. The student will be dismissed from the nursing major and the School of Nursing if the student earns below a 74%/”C” grade (per School of Nursing Grading Policy for final course grades) in any nursing course that is being repeated. Nursing courses require a 74% average on exams. See SON BSN Student Handbook.

  • Students may only withdraw from one nursing course during their time as a nursing student. Repeating of courses that students withdraw from for any reason is contingent upon course offerings and space availability in the course. Students should be aware that withdrawing from nursing courses will delay time to graduation.

  • Students may be dismissed from the nursing major for severe critical incident violations. See School of Nursing Student Handbook for policy related to critical incidents.

  • All SON students participate in the Engage Plan. The Engage Plan is SON policy and will be followed as such. The Engage Plan consists of course exam requirements and specific program requirements set each year that relate to standardized assessment exams and progression, retention, and dismissal in the nursing major. The specific required percentage scores for assessment exams are distributed to students each semester. This policy affects student progression, graduation, and dismissal from the nursing major. See the SON Engage Plan located in the SON Student Handbook for detailed information.

Plans of Study: Fully admitted nursing students are placed on one plan of study designated as a 2, 3, or 4 year plan.  Determination of student placement is made during the admission process and is based upon multiple admission factors. The SON matches students to plans of study to position the student for success. Students are not allowed to change plans of study without approval from the School of Nursing Leadership Team. Requests to change plan of study must occur by March 1 for following fall semester or October 1 for following spring semester.

Withdrawal or Dismissal from the Nursing Program

It is recognized that there may be unusual and/or unpredictable circumstances that lead to a student withdrawing or being dismissed from the nursing program. Students who withdraw from the nursing major and who left in good standing, may appeal to the School of Nursing Undergraduate Admissions, Retention, & Graduation Committee (UARGC) for readmission into the major. The student must have been out of the nursing major for a minimum of one full semester (fall or spring) prior to requesting readmission. Students dismissed from the Nursing major may appeal to the School of Nursing Associate Dean and the UARGC for readmission into the major after a minimum of one-year out of the nursing major. One-year consists of two regular academic semesters (fall & spring).  

If the student has withdrawn or has been dismissed from the university, the student must be readmitted prior to appealing to the School of Nursing for readmission. Readmission to the nursing major is not guaranteed and may not be granted depending upon the circumstances for withdrawal/dismissal. Readmissions are also subject to space availability. See the School of Nursing BSN Student Handbook for details related to the process for a readmission request.

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the following graduation requirements: 1) Successfully pass all nursing courses according to criteria set by the School of Nursing; 2) Successfully meet all SON Engage Plan requirements, including standardized assessment exam scores set by the School of Nursing; and 3) complete the nursing program within five consecutive years, starting from the first day of enrollment as a fully accepted nursing major.

 

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Disaster and Healthcare Mission Management

The purpose of the Disaster and Healthcare Mission Management (DHMM) degree program is to prepare graduates to function in team management roles for: Disaster Teams and Healthcare Mission Teams.

The program objectives/goals of the BA/BS DHMM program are:

  1. Prepare the graduate to demonstrate competency according to national and international standards of practice and operations for disaster healthcare mission management.
  2. Prepare the graduate for entry into practice in the area of disaster and healthcare mission management.
  3. Provide preparation that serves as a foundation for graduate level related studies.

Policies and Procedures: Admission & Progression for the DHMM.BA/BS

The DHMM program is a very rigorous mental, emotional, and physical program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled. One objective of the major is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings related to disaster and healthcare missions, and these settings require a broad array of mental and physical demands on the graduate.

Progression in the major will require adequate affective and psychomotor abilities, to include gross and fine motor, visual acuity, hearing/auditory, communication, and self-care abilities. These are required in the field of disaster and healthcare mission management.

Through the DHMM curriculum, students will participate in both immersion training as well as agency internship experiences. These practical applications will require an array of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities. Beyond these expectations, students may be required to pass a background check or meet other requirements per the standards of partner organizations. Specified immunizations and other health/safety requirements may be required for such experiences.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Other Programs