The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is committed to the mission of a Land Grant university serving the people of Guam and the Western Pacific island communities. The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is threefold:
The BSN program has 2 tracks: Basic or Generic BSN and Second Step BSN.
This nursing program is designed for students who wish to pursue a nursing degree. It is a four-year professional nursing program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with eligibility to take the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
Required Support Courses for the Basic (Generic) BSN Program: EN110, EN111, Math GE, MA151, BI124-124L, BI125-125L, BI225-225L, CH100-100L, CH101-101L, AN101/SO101, PY101, CO210, ED201, CF231 (Total 51 credits, 29 toward the 55 University GEs)
Required Nursing Courses: NU200B, NU202B, NU203B, NU204B, NU205B, NU207B, NU214, NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, NU308, NU309, NU310, NU403, NU412, NU415, NU416, NU418, NU419, NU420 (Total 63 credits)
Optional (elective) nursing courses: NU/AN/SO344, NU112, NU212, and Transition courses.
|University GEs||55 Credits|
|Required Support Courses||18 (+29 of GEs)|
|Required Nursing Courses||63|
The Second-Step track is designed for nurse graduates of diploma or associate degree programs. Its purpose is to expand the breadth and depth of basic nursing knowledge and promote leadership in community, mental health, school health and nursing research. The program is designed to meet the needs of the more mature, employed student.
Prior to admission to the Second Step BSN Program, the student must meet the following:
Required Support Courses for the SSBSN track: EN110, EN111, MA151, BI124-124L, BI125-125L, BI225-225L, CH100-100L, CH101-101L, AN101/SO101, PY101, CO210, CF231, ED201 (Total 44 credits, 26 toward the 55 University GEs)
Required Nursing Courses: NU300S, NU306S, NU307S, NU308, NU309, NU310, NU324S, NU325S, NU403, NU412, NU415, NU416, NU418, NU419, NU420 (Total 51 credits)
Optional Nursing Courses: NU112, NU207, NU212, NU214, NU/AN/SO344
Special Projects: Transition courses.
|University GEs||55 credits|
|Required Support Courses||18 (+26 of GEs)|
|Required Nursing Courses||51|
Courses taken in other programs (nursing, medical, military medical, etc.) may be given University Of Guam credit through examination. The following exams may be used for credit:
The student will request credit by exam by applying to the Nursing AASC. Course materials to support the application will be provided by the student. Upon review of the materials and transcript, the decision whether to allow for credit by exam will be made by the AASC. A score at the 50th percentile or greater will constitute credit. The cost of the exams will be paid by the student based on current NLN exam fees. A special clinical project shall be arranged to verify clinical competence in the content area. The cost of the special project will correspond to current University Of Guam Tuition rates.
The acceptance of on-line or distance teaching courses is made by AASC in consultation with faculty. Refer to the Nursing Program Manual or your faculty advisor for additional information.
(Student Learning Objectives)
The nursing curriculum is founded on a philosophy designed to enhance a person’s ability to make decisions toward maintaining optimum health. The student learning outcomes or characteristics of the graduate are derived from the philosophy and mission of the program. The program accomplishes its educational and related purposes when the graduate demonstrates the following outcomes based on the program’s ten core concepts:
In order to remain in good standing in the nursing program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better in all nursing courses and all required support courses. All prerequisites must be met before progression in the program. Refer to the Nursing Program Manual for policies and procedures about Admission, Course Sequences, Advisement, Priority Enrollment, Student Petition and Appeals, Repeating Nursing Courses, Probation, Suspension and Academic Integrity. Nursing Program Policies supersede UOG Policies on grading, probation, suspension and dismissal. Refer to University of Guam Academic Rules and Regulations for policies and procedures about Out-of Sequence, Withdrawal, Readmission, and Dismissal, and Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Students are responsible for reliable transportation so that attendance requirements for class and clinical work can be met.
An out-of-sequence student is one who is not following the recommended sequence of nursing courses within the recommended time frame. Students may be out-of-sequence for any of the following reasons: part time study, transfer, failure of a nursing or required support course, withdrawal from a nursing or required course, or returning students.