Lead the Charge in the Healthcare Industry

  • 40 classes
  • 180 credits
  • 1 Bachelor's Degree

The Career you’ve always wanted


complete your
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

through classroom instruction at one of our conveniently located Virginia campuses.

total required for graduation

180
credits

40
classes

BSN Mission Statement

The mission of the nursing program supports the mission of Stratford University by providing a quality, evidenced-based, nursing education program to provide students with a pathway leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and licensure as a registered nurse (RN), thereby preparing graduates to have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to practice effectively as a professional within complex and changing healthcare environments.


Philosophy

The philosophy of the nursing program is based upon the following beliefs:

Stratford University’s nursing program creates an environment where competency-based learning can flourish. It prepares graduates for nursing practice, leadership roles, and graduate study. Registered nurses educated at the BSN level utilize theory and evidence-based practice to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care. Professional nurses care for patients by using clinical judgment, critical thinking, and knowledge of best practices.

Nursing practice is both a caring art and a human science that is developed using nursing knowledge, theory, and research within a holistic, caring framework. Nursing education introduces the science and theory of nursing and assists the student to develop an understanding of the distinct perspective of the nursing discipline. Liberal Arts education provides the foundation for both nursing scholarship and an understanding of cultural diversity.

The roles of the graduate of the BSN program shall include:

  • Provider of care, including direct and indirect care in a variety of healthcare settings across the health-illness continuum for patients who will include individuals, families, groups, communities, and diverse populations throughout the life span. The graduate will use clinical judgment and critical thinking skills to address patient care situations from simple to complex and by caring for self in order to care for others.
  • Manager of care through appropriate delegation of tasks to other health care personnel, supervising and evaluating the personnel, and functioning within the health care team by coordinating care using good leadership skills and effective communication.
  • Member of the nursing profession by being an advocate for quality patient care, including involvement in nursing organizations, demonstration of values and practices within an ethical framework, and being involved in lifelong learning and career planning.

Program Objectives

Program objectives are developed in accordance with the Standards of Professional Practice, and Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice published by the American Nurses Association and The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Based on these documents a graduate of the Stratford BSN program shall be able to:

  1. Conduct comprehensive and focused holistic assessments of illness and wellness parameters of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations using developmentally and culturally appropriate methods. *
  2. Develop a plan of care based on the best evidence available to manage acute and chronic care for individuals, families, and communities.
  3. Implement evidence-based nursing interventions for delivering and managing acute and chronic care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across a continuum of healthcare environments. *
  4. Provide compassionate evidence-based care that respects the preferences of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. *
  5. Provide appropriate patient teaching that demonstrates sensitivity to age, developmental stage, culture, religion, health literacy, and patient preferences while fostering the involvement of the patient in his or her own care. *
  6. Monitor client outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. *
  7. Revise the plan of care based on on-going evaluation of these outcomes. *
  8. Demonstrate clinical reasoning in delivering patient-centered care that reflects adherence to regulatory, legal, and ethical frameworks and standards of the profession.
  9. Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including the patient and the patient’s support network.
  10. Create a safe environment that supports high quality outcomes. *
  11. Demonstrate effective application of psychomotor skills in delivering safe and compassionate patient care. *
  12. Demonstrate effective use of computer and information skills to accomplish high quality outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
  13. Develop a beginning understanding of alternative and complementary therapies and their use in healthcare. *
  14. Develop a framework of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for personal growth, self-evaluation, and lifelong learning.

* These objectives were either paraphrased or taken entirely (with permission) from The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. (2008) Washington DC.; AACN

Program Requirements

Complete Your Degreeby meeting the following program requirements
  • Complete Core Requirements
  • Complete Arts and Science Requirements
  • Complete Electives requirement

Core Requirements

Complete following core requirements for BSN

Core Requirements

Complete all of the following courses

MATXXX
Open Math 100 or 200 Level
ENG111
College Composition
PSY110
Social Psychology
PSY320
Human Growth & Development
ENGXXX
English
SCI250
Microbiology
MED110
Anatomy & Physiology I
MED120
Medical Terminology
HUM110
Principles of Ethics
MED210
Anatomy & Physiology II
HUM410
Understanding World Cultures
SCI360
Introduction to Biochemistry
XXXXXX
Elective Pool 1 or 2
XXXXXX
Open Arts & Sciences 300 Level or Higher
NSG100
Introduction to Nursing as a Profession
NSG210
Case Studies in Pathophysiology
NSG110
Introduction to Nursing Practice
NSG120
Foundations of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
XXXXXX
Elective Pool 1 or 2
NSG220
Pharmacology and Therapeutic Modalities I
XXXXXX
Elective Pool 1 or 2
NSG240
Adult Health Nursing I
NSG460
Nutrition & Dietetics
NSG225
Pharmacology and Therapeutic Modalities II
NSG245
Adult Health Nursing II
NSG250
Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
NSG260
Nursing Care of Children
XXXXXX
Open Arts & Sciences 300 Level or Higher
NSG330
Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
NSG350
Mental Health Nursing
XXXXXX
Elective Pool 1 or 2
NSG360
Nursing Care of Older Adults
NSG420
Nursing in the Community
MAT310
Statistics
XXXXXX
Elective Pool 1 or 2
NSG410
Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
NSG430
Complex Care Nursing
NSG470
Leadership, Management, and Contemporary Issues in Nursing
NSG480
Nursing Capstone Project
NSG492
NCLEX Preparation

Elective Pool 1

Elective Pool 1

Elective Pool 1

Select from the following courses

NSG290
Current Topics in Nursing I
NSG291
Current Topics in Nursing II
NSG490
Special Topics in Nursing I
NSG491
Special Topics in Nursing II
NSG493
Special Topics in Nursing III

Elective Pool 2

Elective Pool 2

Elective Pool 2

Select from the following courses

BUS135
Principles of Management
BUS210
Human Resources Management
BUS310
Introduction to Financial Management
BUS380
Project Management
CIS103
Fundamentals of Information Systems
CIS110
Computer Office Applications
HCA401
Introduction to Healthcare Administration
HCA402
Epidemiology & Health Services Research
HCA404
Strategic Health Planning
HCA405
Long-Term Healthcare Management
HIM210
Health Information Management Systems
MED130
Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding
  • Core
    Requirements

    Core
    Requirements

    Elective Pool 2

    • Core Requirements

      Complete all of the following courses

      MATXXX
      Open Math 100 or 200 Level
      ENG111
      College Composition
      PSY110
      Social Psychology
      PSY320
      Human Growth & Development
      ENGXXX
      English
      SCI250
      Microbiology
      MED110
      Anatomy & Physiology I
      MED120
      Medical Terminology
      HUM110
      Principles of Ethics
      MED210
      Anatomy & Physiology II
      HUM410
      Understanding World Cultures
      SCI360
      Introduction to Biochemistry
      XXXXXX
      Elective Pool 1 or 2
      XXXXXX
      Open Arts & Sciences 300 Level or Higher
      NSG100
      Introduction to Nursing as a Profession
      NSG210
      Case Studies in Pathophysiology
      NSG110
      Introduction to Nursing Practice
      NSG120
      Foundations of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
      XXXXXX
      Elective Pool 1 or 2
      NSG220
      Pharmacology and Therapeutic Modalities I
      XXXXXX
      Elective Pool 1 or 2
      NSG240
      Adult Health Nursing I
      NSG460
      Nutrition & Dietetics
      NSG225
      Pharmacology and Therapeutic Modalities II
      NSG245
      Adult Health Nursing II
      NSG250
      Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
      NSG260
      Nursing Care of Children
      XXXXXX
      Open Arts & Sciences 300 Level or Higher
      NSG330
      Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
      NSG350
      Mental Health Nursing
      XXXXXX
      Elective Pool 1 or 2
      NSG360
      Nursing Care of Older Adults
      NSG420
      Nursing in the Community
      MAT310
      Statistics
      XXXXXX
      Elective Pool 1 or 2
      NSG410
      Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
      NSG430
      Complex Care Nursing
      NSG470
      Leadership, Management, and Contemporary Issues in Nursing
      NSG480
      Nursing Capstone Project
      NSG492
      NCLEX Preparation
  • Elective Pool 1

    Elective Pool 1

    Elective Pool 2

    • Elective Pool 1

      Select from the following courses

      NSG290
      Current Topics in Nursing I
      NSG291
      Current Topics in Nursing II
      NSG490
      Special Topics in Nursing I
      NSG491
      Special Topics in Nursing II
      NSG493
      Special Topics in Nursing III
  • Elective Pool 2

    Elective Pool 2

    Elective Pool 2

    • Elective Pool 2

      Select from the following courses

      BUS135
      Principles of Management
      BUS210
      Human Resources Management
      BUS310
      Introduction to Financial Management
      BUS380
      Project Management
      CIS103
      Fundamentals of Information Systems
      CIS110
      Computer Office Applications
      HCA401
      Introduction to Healthcare Administration
      HCA402
      Epidemiology & Health Services Research
      HCA404
      Strategic Health Planning
      HCA405
      Long-Term Healthcare Management
      HIM210
      Health Information Management Systems
      MED130
      Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding

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