Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a prelicensure program that prepares students to successfully complete the NCLEX-RN® exam.
The mission of the Concorde Bachelor of Science nursing program is to prepare healthcare professionals capable of providing care to individuals across the lifespan. Our graduates will be prepared to deliver superior healthcare to diverse communities using the art of discovery, teaching, and leadership.
The vision of the BSN program is to create an environment which fosters professional identity formation and a spirit of inquiry through:
- Program - Deliver a creative and stimulating nursing program which equips the nurse to solve healthcare issues facing local and global populations.
- Scholarship- Provide an educational experience that supports evidence-based practice and innovative inquiry.
- Transition into Healthcare - Shape nursing graduates capable of performing in variable settings while utilizing critical thinking and incorporating healthcare technology in patient care.
- Professional Advancement -Prepare highly competent graduate for leadership positions within the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the art and science of professional nursing.
- Apply the nursing process to develop safe, compassionate, and competent nursing care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Utilizing acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes into nursing practice incorporating ethical and legal principles to promote collaborative practice within an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Integrate theories of nursing care and evidence-based practice when planning care and making clinical judgements appropriate for diverse populations and communities.
- Demonstrate accountability as an independent leader using concepts of leadership, inspiring life-long learning, and teamwork in healthcare.
Due to the nature of clinical work and possible contact with infectious diseases, before going to clinical, students must have documentation of:
- Current negative TB skin test within one month of program start or chest x-ray if history of testing is positive.
- Verification of immunity or vaccination for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and varicella (chicken pox). If born prior to 1957, you do not need verification.
- Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) immunization within the last 10 years.
- Series of Hepatitis B immunizations or positive Hepatitis B titer or signed declination (waiver form).
The immunization requirements are based on the clinical facility requirements and may change without notice.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination–Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program should be aware that graduation does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN exam.
The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue or reinstate any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter* for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of Section 335.066 of the Missouri Revisor Statutes or the board may, as a condition to issuing or reinstating any such permit or license, require a person to submit himself or herself for identification, intervention, treatment, or monitoring by the intervention program and alternative program as provided in section 335.067. The board shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of his or her right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission. Section 335.066 of the Missouri Revisor Statutes can be found at https://revisor.mo.gov/main/Home.aspx.
The Kansas State Board of Nursing may deny licensure to persons who have been guilty of a misdemeanor involving an illegal drug offense unless the applicant or licensee establishes sufficient rehabilitation to warrant the public trust (KSA 65-1120), except that notwithstanding KSA 74-120 no license, certificate of qualification or authorization to practice nursing as a Licensed Professional Nurse, as a Licensed Practical Nurse, as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, or Registered Nurse Anesthetist shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons as specified in article 34 or chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is delivered in a blended format. Courses will be delivered entirely online, entirely on-ground or with an appropriate blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course. Of the 2,400 program hours, a maximum of 1,005 course hours (41.9%) may be offered online (including general education courses). Campuses may have the option to deliver general education courses either online or on-ground depending on local need and availability.
MATH1310 Contemporary Mathematics or MATH1320 College Algebra
* These courses may be offered entirely online or entirely on-ground at the campus.