Oct 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Accelerated Second Degree, BS


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Nursing Bachelor of Science Program Overview


The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing prepares students for professional nursing practice in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, industry, clinics, and public health agencies. Clinical nursing experiences, guided by the Nursing faculty, include inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing from Clemson University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

To comply with clinical agency contract requirements and South Carolina law, all students enrolled in nursing courses must meet specific requirements listed in the School of Nursing Student Handbook. There are a number of tracks a student may take to earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Detailed information about each of these tracks is available in separate program entries in this catalog:

  • BS-Traditional Track students complete the program in four years (eight semesters).
  • BS-Accelerated Track students complete the program in three and a half years (eight semesters).
  • Students accepted via the First Year Change of Major Track join the BS-Accelerated Track.
  • Upper-class change of major students from within Clemson and transfer students from other institutions complete the program with five semesters of nursing classes and a fall graduation.
  • Accelerated Second Degree Track students are those students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree.
  • The RNBS Completion Track is for registered nurses who have previously completed an associate’s degree in nursing.

Program Description


The Accelerated Second Degree Nursing track is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. New student cohorts are comprised of up to 32 students and begin each fall semester. The 16-month track consists of four, full-time consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, and fall) and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing.

​Entrance Requirements

The application for admission is open from August 1 through September 15 for enrollment in the following fall. All General Education and prerequisite courses must be successfully completed prior to the start of classes, not prior to submitting an application. Ideal candidates are those who have completed the appropriate science and math courses required for the nursing curriculum. Additionally, students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. More information about the Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Track is available at http://www.clemson.edu/cbshs/departments/nursing/academics/second-degree.html.

Program Requirements


General Education Requirements


Students must have completed all General Education coursework prior to the start of classes for the Accelerated Second Degree Nursing BS track. However, application to the program may be made while General Education coursework is still being completed.

Credit Hours: 16


Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 15


Credit Hours: 16


Total Credits: 124


Footnotes


1 See General Education Requirements .

2 An alternative two-credit course may be substituted. A course substitution form must be submitted.

3 If this requirement is satisfied by another course in the curriculum, elective credits must be taken to fulfill the total program requirement.

4 CPSC 1200  or another approved computer technology course may be substituted. A course substitution form must be submitted if any course other than CPSC 1200 is taken.

5 Students must take NURS 3300  the summer prior to beginning the program or substitute an alternative research methods course. A course substitution form must be submitted if any course other than NURS 3300 is taken.

6 NUTR 2030  may be substituted.

Note: A minimum grade of a C is required in the following courses to begin the program: BIOL 1030 , BIOL 1050 , BIOL 2220 , BIOL 2230 , CH 1010 , MICR 2050  or MICR 3050 , NUTR 2030  or NUTR 2050 , MATH 1010  (if required), and STAT 2300 .

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