Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ava_Lewis_Nursing The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program admits up to 128 students per year; and students can expect to complete the degree in 4 to 4 1/2 years because each student admitted to the program completes the nursing courses in a "cohort" group. Generally, students take 1 1/2 to 2 years to complete general education and prenursing classes and then 2 1/2 years of nursing courses.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program consists of:

1) SVSU Basic Skills Requirements
2) General Education Requirements (see recommendations in Prenursing courses below)
3) Prenursing Courses (completed or in progress during application process)
4) Nursing Major (taken upon admission to the Nursing Program) -- curriculum.

Course Sequence for Basic Nursing Students

Full-time students have the option to take their Nursing courses in a "cohort" group. The sequence of courses is listed below. Part-time students, or those who elect to pursue their major outside of this sequence will determine a plan with their advisor.

The requirements for the BSN program will change for students admitted to SVSU for the Fall 2012. The following prenursing and cohort sequence reflects these changes. For currently enrolled SVSU students, a transition process for the nursing prerequisite courses will be provided. Please contact the Nursing Department at nursing@svsu.edu with individual questions.

Prenursing Courses

 

Credits

Category 3 MATH 132 A or B, PSYC 299, or PS 225 CI (one of these) 4
Category 4 BIOL 111A Principles of Biology, and CHEM 111 General Chemistry/ CHEM 111L General Chemistry Lab 9
Category 6 PSYC 100 General Psychology 4
Category 7 SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology 3
Category 9 Any course approved for the Oral Communication category 3
Category 10 Any course from approved for the Written Communication category 3
BIOL 232 Physiology and Anatomy I 4
BIOL 233 Physiology and Anatomy II 3
BIOL 236 Human Nutrition 3
BIOL 237 Introduction to Microbiology 3

Cohort Sequence (upon admission to the Nursing Major):

 
Semester 1
NURS 241 Nurse Provider: Pharmacology  
NURS 242 Nurse Provider: Pathophysiology  
NURS 245 Nurse Provider Clinical 1  
NURS 251 Nurse Care Designer: Health Assessment  
NURS 261 Professional Integration 1  
Semester 2
NURS 341 Nurse Provider Concepts II  
NURS 345 Nurse Provider Clinical II  
NURS 351 Nursing Care Designer II  
NURS 361 Professional Integration II  
Semester 3
NURS 371 Nurse Provider Concepts III  
NURS 375 Nurse Provider Clinical III  
NURS 381 Nursing Care Designer III  
NURS 391 Professional Integration III  
Semester 4
NURS 441 Nurse Provider Concepts IV  
NURS 445 Nurse Provider Clinical IV  
NURS 451 Nursing Care Designer IV  
NURS 461 Professional Integration IV  
Semester 5
NURS 471 Nurse Provider Concepts V  
NURS 475 Nurse Provider Clinical V  
NURS 481 Nursing Care Designer V  
NURS 494 Professional Integration V  

Additional Requirements

NURS 455 Nurse Provider Clinical Internship Between Semester 3 and 4 or 4 and 5.
Two credits of upper division, non required courses.

STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM ALL COURSES AND/OR PRACTICUM LEARNING EXPERIENCES. STUDENTS MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION TO CLINICS AT DISTANCE LOCATIONS ON MULTIPLE SCHEDULES DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT. Clinicals can be in the Saginaw/Bay City/Midland area; however, they may be in the Thumb and even in the Detroit area.

Note: In addition to the requirements of Saginaw Valley State University, students must complete any new requirements established by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Results of National Council Licensure Examination(NCLEX) Examination

Time Period Total Number Passing SVSU Pass Rate Michigan Pass Rate National Pass Rate
1/1/13 to 12/31/13 117 93.6% 87.65% 83.04%
1/1/12 to 12/31/12 120 95.83% 91.92% 88.57%
1/1/11 to 12/31/11 110 90.91% 88.84% 89.30%
1/1/10 to 12/31/10 108 92.59% 88.29% 85.53%
1/1/09 to 12/31/09 114 91.23% 88.86% 85.94%