Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum, Bryan College of Health Sciences

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree comprises 128 credit hours divided between the nursing major and other academic study. Of these total hours, 70 hours are designated to the nursing major and 58 hours are for general education requirements.

During your time at Bryan College of Health Sciences you will be educated and trained to become a well-rounded individual, grounded in a range of educational disciplines and traditions. You will learn how to treat and care for patients effectively and how to process and understand different ideas and philosophies - proving every day that nursing is both a science and an art.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program:

1. Influence person-centered care to enhance health. (Concepts: Person-Centered, Health)
2. Integrate critical thinking and information management to promote health and safety. (Concepts: Critical Thinking, Information Management, Health, and Safety)
3. Collaborate as a member/leader of interprofessional teams to optimize systems and healthcare outcomes. (Concepts: Collaboration, Leadership)
4. Commit to the profession of nursing within the context of the global community. (Concepts: Global Community)

Our Lincoln College of Nursing shares a campus with Bryan Medical Center, one of the most respected and innovative medical centers in the Midwest. Hastings College offers clinical opportunities at Mary Lanning Hospital and Grand Island Regional. Our partnership provides ample resources, offers access to state-of-the-art technology and gives you the ability to interact and work alongside medical professionals.

View a sample Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum Plan

Undergraduate Nursing Technical Standards

Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must possess and maintain the following technical standards:

Acquire Information

    1. Acquire information from didactic, clinical, and technological learning experiences

Example: Lecture, demonstration, observation, interview, online learning and patient assessment

    1. Obtain clinical information and historical facts from the client and medical records
    1. Acquire information from written, video, audio and electronic sources

Example: Literature search, data retrieval and electronic medical records

        1. Acquire information through nursing assessment techniques

Example: Assess blood pressure, heart sounds, lung sound and/or bowel sounds

Communication Skills

        1. Communicate information effectively and efficiently in English with faculty, clients, families and health care constituents

Example: Report client status, facilitate client teaching and document care

        1. Collaborate with faculty, clients, family and health care constituents

Example: Participate in the exchange of information among health care constituents

Interpret & Integrate information

        1. Measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize data related to patient care
        1. Integrate learned concepts, theories and research into nursing practice

Example: Utilize evidence-based practice in providing nursing care

        1. Interpret and integrate information obtained from nursing assessment techniques and diagnostic tests to establish clinical judgment

Example: Recognize and act upon changes in client status

        1. Provide holistic nursing care to clients, families and/or communities in diverse health care settings

Example: Use cultural competency when engaging with diverse populations

        1. Perform or assist with procedures, treatments and the administration of medications


        1. Demonstrate integrity, accountability and concern for self and others

Example: Accountable for actions, exercises proper judgment and completes responsibilities according to clinical guidelines and course outcomes.

        1. Exhibit professional, sensitive and effective interactions with clients, families and healthcare constituents
        1. Exhibit professional and rationale responses to stressful and/or rapidly changing situations in classroom and clinical practice settings
        1. Uphold ethical principles and practices of education and the profession of nursing

Examples: American Nurses Association of Standards of Care, Nursing Code of Ethics, Bryan College of Health Sciences Student Code of Conduct and College Values.

Bryan College of Health Sciences is committed to providing an environment conducive to learning for all students, including students with disabilities. Accommodations are provided in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitations Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008.

Technical Standards must be met with or without reasonable accommodations.

If you are a student with a disability who may need reasonable accommodations, please contact or call 402-481-8782.

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