Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pathway


North Central Texas College offers not only an Associate Degree Nursing track but also a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pathway.  The Generic (not already an LVN) ADN to BSN Pathway is listed in the column on the left and the LVN Transition to BSN Pathway is listed in the column on the right.    The tracks as listed below would enable a student who has not completed any of the non-nursing courses to complete the BSN program in the shortest length of time.  Many students already have several of the core courses required for the BSN completed and may be able to incorporate the remaining courses needed during summers and mini-mesters while they are enrolled in the ADN program and would not have to follow the track exactly - they would just need to complete the BSN core courses prior to the completion of the ADN program in order to be able to slide into a BSN program. 


Texas supports the Institute of Medicine (IOM) goal established in 2011 to increase the number of RNs holding a bachelor's degree in nursing to 80% by the year 2020.  Students who are enrolled in a BSN program at the time of RN licensure will have an advantage when searching for jobs.  With this in mind, NCTC has partnered with

Midwestern State University    (awaiting finalization of contract agreement)

Texas Tech University                http://www.ttuhsc.edu/son/rntobsn/                                                                 

Western Governor's                   (awaiting finalization of contract agreement)

 

Southwest Kingston Univ.         http://www.skuedu.com 

to offer students the opportunity for a smoother transition from ADN to BSN.  Difficulties in the past have included problems such as limited slots available in the universities, differences in courses required from college to college, students needing many additional courses when they transfer to the university, etc.  With the BSN Pathway, the curriculum has been standardized and students who complete all of the courses listed in the pathway, graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing, and pass the state board licensing exam, will be able to complete the BSN program with an additional 30 hours of on-line courses at one of our partner universities. This pathway should
 

  • improve seamless transfer
  • reduce barriers to the BSN level
  • reduce duplication
  • standardize core courses
  • allow graduates of ADN programs to work part-time as RN's while completing the last year
  • reduce the cost of BSN programs by allowing students to attend more affordable community colleges for the first three years
 

 

 ADN to BSN
LVN Transition to BSN

PREREQUISITE COURSES

PREREQUISITE COURSES

*CHEM1413 OR CHEM1411 

Chemistry for Health Sciences OR General Chemistry 

*CHEM1413 OR CHEM1411 

Chemistry for Health Sciences OR General Chemistry  

BIOL2401

Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL2401

Anatomy & Physiology I

MATH1342

Math Statistics

MATH1342

Math Statistics

BIOL2402

Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL2402

Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL2420

Microbiology

BIOL2420

Microbiology

PSYC2314

Developmental Psychology

PSYC2314

Developmental Psychology

ENGL1301

Composition I

ENGL1301

Composition I

ENGL1302

Composition II

ENGL1302

Composition II

BIOL1322

Basic Nutrition

BIOL1322

Basic Nutrition

PSYC2301

Intro to General Psychology

PSYC2301

Intro to General Psychology

NURSING CURRICULUM

NURSING CURRICULUM

First Long Semester

First Long Semester

3 credit hours

Philosophy or Literature (Humanities)

3 credit hours

Philosophy or Literature (Humanities)

RNSG1219

Integrated Nursing Skills I

RNSG1227

Transition to Professional Nursing 

RNSG1423

Introduction to Professional Nursing

RNSG1300

Health Assessment Across the Life Span

RNSG1300

Health Assessment Across the Life Span



RNSG1261

Clinical Nursing I



Second Long Semester

Second Long Semester

3 Hours

Creative Arts

3 Hours

Creative Arts

RNSG2404

Care-Patient/Common Health Care Needs

RNSG2404

Care-Patient/Common Health Care Needs

RNSG1462

Clinical Nursing II

RNSG1262

Clinical Nursing for Transition Students

Mini-mester

 

Mini-mester

 

RNSG1163

Clinical – Psychiatric Nursing

RNSG1163

Clinical – Psychiatric Nursing

Summer

 

Summer

 

HIST1301

U.S. History  to 1865

HIST1301

U.S. History  to 1865

HIST1302

U.S. History  from 1865

HIST1302

U.S. History  from 1865

Third Long Semester

Third Long Semester

GOVT2305

American National Govt.

GOVT2305

American National Govt.

Elective

2 Credit Hour minimum

Elective

2 Credit Hour minimum

RNSG2414

Care of Patient/Complex Health Care Needs

RNSG2414

Care of Patient/Complex Health Care Needs

RNSG2461

Clinical Nursing III

RNSG2461

Clinical Nursing III

Fourth Long Semester

Fourth Long Semester

GOVT2306

American, State and Local Govt.

GOVT2306

American, State and Local Govt.

RNSG2435

Integrated Patient Care Management

RNSG2435

Integrated Patient Care Management

RNSG2462

Clinical Nursing IV

RNSG2462

Clinical Nursing IV

GRADUATION AND NCLEX LICENSURE

     
BSN Pathway students would then continue on for an additional 30 hours of on-line coursework with one of the partner universities.   


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*Chemistry for Health Sciences is preferred.   The Chemistry course for the BSN Pathway must be either Chemistry for Health Sciences or General Chemistry. 



Degree Audit Note: Since some courses may not transfer, have all transcripts sent to the Registrar's Office and request a Degree Audit.   (Example:  The NCTC Associate Degree Nursing Program does not accept SCIT1407 & SCIT1408 as equivalent courses for BIOL2401 & BIOL2402. 

 
Credit Hour Note:  You can tell easily how many hours of credit a particular course is worth by looking at the course identification number. The second digit in this four-digit number gives the semester-credit-hour value of the course. For example, the English course ENGL1301 is worth three (3) hours credit, and the Microbiology course BIOL2420 is worth four (4) hours of credit. One lecture hour is equivalent to one credit hour. A 2:1 ratio is used in determining lab hours to credit hours and a 4:1 ratio is used in determining clinical hours. Each credit hour of lecture equals 50 contact minutes per week. A four (4) credit hour clinical course of 256 fifty-minute contact hours (240 sixty-minute clock hours) generally results in a clinical course that meets for 16 hours each week for 15 weeks during both the fall and spring semesters. See catalog course descriptions for the number of hours of lecture, laboratory, and clinical hours required for each course.

 


Philosophy or Literature Courses (Humanities)

 

HUMA

1301

Introduction to the Humanities

PHIL

1301

Introduction to Philosophy

ENGL

2307

Creative Writing

ENGL

2322, 2323

British Literature

ENGL

2327, 2328

America Literature

ENGL

2332

World Literature

ENGL

2342

Classical Backgrounds

ENGL

2341

Fiction, Film, Poetry, OR Drama – Each topic is one course

 

Creative Arts Courses


ARTS

1301

Art Appreciation

ARTS

1303

Art History I

ARTS

1304

Art History II

ARTS

1311

Design I

ARTS

1316

Drawing I

ARTS

2316

Painting I

ARTS

2326

Sculpture I

ARTS

2341

Jewelry & Metalworking I

ARTS

2346

Ceramics I (Pottery)

ARTS

2366

Watercolor Painting I

DANC

 

1151,1152 & 2151 Dance Performance I , II, & III (3 hours)

DANC

2303

Dance Appreciation

DRAM

1310

Theater Appreciation

DRAM

1330

Stagecraft

DRAM

1351

Acting I

DRAM

1352

Acting II

DRAM

2331

Stagecraft II

DRAM

2366

Film Appreciation

MUSI

1301

Music Fundamentals

MUSI

1306

Music Appreciation



Department of Health Sciences

 


 Nursing Pin

 

Associate Degree Nursing Program

North Central Texas College

1525 West California Street

Gainesville , Texas   76240 - 4699

Telephone:   940/668-4264

email:   cwillis@nctc.edu


 

 

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