The Nursing curriculum is carefully designed to integrate professional education with liberal arts and sciences. The program accommodates students beginning their education in nursing as well as students eligible for advanced placement. Graduates are prepared to provide nursing care in hospital and community health settings where beginning professional competence is expected.
The Nursing Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nurse Education (CCNE) and are fully approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, and the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
In accordance with Missouri requirements (4 CSR 200-4.020,C) completion of the Graceland BSN degree does not guarantee eligibility to write the licensure examination since all applicants must be approved by the Board and have completed at least the high school course of study, or the equivalent thereof as determined by the State Board of Education, as well as the basic professional curriculum at Graceland (4 CSR 200-4.020,B). A complete copy of the State of Missouri Nursing Practice Act 335.066 can be obtained from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. A resource for information regarding tuition, fees, and length of program is: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202)887-6791.
Transfer in 65 semester hours and earn a BSN in 18 months! The Nursing curriculum is carefully designed to integrate professional education with liberal arts and sciences. The program accommodates students beginning their education in nursing as well as students eligible for advanced placement. Graduates are prepared to provide nursing care in hospital and community health settings where beginning professional competence is expected.
As a student of Graceland University you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. With a BSN you will be eligible for a multitude of opportunities in the health care arena.
Our BSN program is offered through our campus in Independence, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City and less than two hours south of the Graceland home campus in Lamoni, Iowa.
Every June a new group of 50 nursing students begin their program as sophomores and complete three courses in an eight week term. Students are recognized as juniors and welcomed as full time students in the fall semester at the Matriculation Ceremony.
Graduating classes of the past several years have achieved an average pass rate of 94% on the NLCEX (national RN licensure) exam.
Two pathways into the program:
Graceland University School of Nursing takes pride in developing graduates who are intelligent and caring professionals. Students internalize caring values and foster ethical practice. Successful achievement in the humanities is basic to understanding the whole person and his/her response in health and illness. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, courses in the arts, sciences, and humanities provide a forum for the study of values, ethical principles, and the physical world as well as opportunities to reflect and apply knowledge gained to professional practice. A liberal education promotes critical thinking, the basis for clinical judgment and ethical decision-making. You will learn the art and science of nursing through a combination of liberal arts and science courses in the BSN degree program at Graceland University.
You are invited to access the current BSN-RN student handbook to gain insight into:
Student handbooks and policies are reviewed and published annually. Admitted students are accountable to policies in effect at the time of their admission and enrollment in nursing courses.
Click the link above for a copy in PDF format of our most current BSN-RN student handbook.
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