Nursing (BSN Completion)
The nursing program is currently granted accreditation by
the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036; 202.887.6791; http://www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation.
- To be admitted to the B.S.N. Completion program, applicants must have an Associate Degree in
Nursing (ADN) or a Registered Nurse Diploma from a regionally accredited
college or technical school. Also, students must show documentation of an active U. S.
registered nurse license or its international equivalent prior to beginning the
second session of nursing courses in the program.
of foreign schools of nursing are not required to have a current nursing
license if such credentialing is not required by the country in which they
to 39 credits of lower division nursing credits will be awarded to the B.S.N.
Completion program student who has graduated from a
community college, vocational/technical school, or diploma program.
entering the B.S.N. Completion program with 98 or more credits must
complete a minimum of 30 credits from Viterbo University. All the following
requirements must also be met – 23 nursing credits required for the major; six
credits in support courses for the major (three in statistics and three in ENGL
307); 43 upper division credits; and all other requirements in the core
student who does not maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average will not be
permitted to progress in nursing designated courses until the grade point
average is re-established at 2.5.
student who receives a grade of “CD” or below in a nursing course is placed on
probation and must earn grades of “C” or better in any repeated courses in all
remaining non-concurrent nursing courses. Failure to do so will result in
dismissal from the nursing program.
non-probationary student who earns a “D” or “F” in a nursing course may be
given the opportunity to repeat the course the following semester (if the
course is offered). The student will only be permitted to take another nursing
course pending development of an academic success plan.
nurse shall have at least two years of practice in a health care facility, or
approval by the B.S.N. Completion Assistant Dean, prior to enrolling in NURS
481, Clinical Synthesis.
with nurses educated in the United States (U.S.), nurses who have received
their education in a country outside of the U.S. will have their educational
transcripts reviewed on an individual basis. This transcript review will
determine direct course-to-course transfer credits, as well as general transfer
credits, including those transfer credits which may meet university core
curriculum requirements. Once transfer credits are determined, each student’s
respective advisor will meet with the student to develop and discuss an
individual curricular plan.
requirements related to the program can be found in the BSN Completion program
- Students must meet both university
(health history and immunization profile) and clinical agency personnel
requirements (up-to-date immunization records and background checks) as
specified for prescribed coursework and clinical experiences.
- Federal and state statues require that
criminal background checks be completed for all persons who provide nursing
care for others or who have access to people who receive care. Clinical
agencies prohibit placement of students with criminal histories of specific
crimes and offenses that have been identified by the state of Wisconsin or others
as bars to employment or licensure (such as abuse, assault, or neglect). The
School of Nursing requires that all students complete a background information
disclosure statement and a criminal history search. Individuals whose
background check identifies bars to the provision of care in contracted
agencies or places restrictions of client contact will not be allowed to
progress in the program.
- Readmission Policy
individual previously dismissed from the School of Nursing shall be required to
complete a readmission packet for the respective program (traditional or B.S.N.
Completion program). The packet shall be obtained from
the assistant dean of the program to which the individual is seeking
readmission. The completed readmission packet will be evaluated on an
individual basis by the assistant dean and a readmission board.
Nursing Major (degree completion) (Bachelor
of Science in Nursing)
- core curriculum and mission seminars – see
the degree requirements section of this catalog
- major requirements– ENGL 307, MATH 130 or 230, NURS 340, 346, 408, 435, 450, 451, 472, 481
- final degree requirements– see the degree requirements section of this catalog
The total credits of the major requirements are 29-30. The core
curriculum and mission seminars require 35-43 credits. A total of 128 credits,
43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer
course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.