Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure

Objective: To provide students for:

  1. Apply knowledge from the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and nursing science to competently provide holistic care in varied setting.
  2. Promote patient-centered care for individuals, families, and community groups.
  3. Promote critical thinking/problem-solving skills in developing and implementing nursing interventions based in evidence-based practice.
  4. Enhance verbal and written communication skills as a professional nurse to improve engagement with patients, families, communities, and healthcare professionals.
  5. Incorporate into professional nursing practice legal and ethical standards from knowledge acquired. 
  6. Integrate healthcare informatics and technology into patient care for enhanced patient outcomes.
  7. Deliver learning opportunities to attain knowledge in nursing theory, relevant skills, and attitudes in delivering culturally sensitive, ethical, evidence-based, and holistic nursing care to individuals, families, communities, groups and populations across the lifespan spectrum in healthcare.
  8. Support students in acquiring knowledge and skills which are evidence-based in nursing practice.
  9. Pre-Licensure BSN Nursing Program Outcomes.

Upon completion of the Pre-Licensure BSN nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge derived from liberal arts, nursing, science, and life experience to provide professional nursing care.
  2. Establish evolving independent and collaborative nursing interventions grounded on a holistic, patient-centered assessment, goals, resources, and anticipated outcomes. 
  3. Utilize therapeutic communication skills which culturally diverse patients and populations, colleagues, and other members of the inter-professional healthcare terms. 
  4. Engage in safe healthcare practices with individuals, families, groups, and populations.
  5. Adopt accountability and responsibility for professional personal development and continual evaluation of efficacy of own nursing clinical practice. 
  6. Practice nursing grounded in compliance with ethical, legal, and professional standards with reflects the professional commitment to lifelong learning.
  7. Use Information systems and technology to deliver effective nursing care in varied healthcare setting.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Emory & Henry College as a freshman or pre-nursing student does not guarantee admission to the nursing major until all criteria have been met. Admission into the pre-licensure BSN program occurs yearly and is competitive and may be limited based on availability of clinical rotation sites. Pre-nursing students are required to successfully meet the following admissions criteria before applying for admission to the BSN program.

Students will only be able to transfer in credits received at another institution for pre-requisite courses and the required courses, such as Sciences, English, Psychology, Statistics if accepted as meeting the transfer requirements for the college. Students will not be accepted as transfer students directly into the nursing program. Students will be required to have completed successfully the required courses or in the process of completing these courses at the time of applying for the BSN program in the Fall semester of their sophomore year. Nursing credits from another institution will not be accepted for admission into the program.

  • Completion of, or current enrollment in, the prerequisite courses (grade of C or better is Required):
    • BIOL 120 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
    • BIOL 121 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
    • BIOL 123 Biological Anthropology (4)
    • CHEM 100 Intro to Chemistry (3)
    • PSYC 231 Lifespan Development (3)
    • STAT 163 Intro to Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (4)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67
  • Score of 65% of higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  • Submission of the BSN Program application (due October 20th for consideration of spring admission into major). If accepted, all pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to start of spring semester BSN major courses. 
  • Submission of signed Practical Standards
  • Criminal background check

BSN Graduation Requirements

Academic graduation requirements include the following:

  1. Completion of 124 semester hours and all required courses. This includes the required CORE courses. 
  2. Grade of C or better in all nursing courses.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.33 or higher for all courses taken at Emory & Henry College.





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