2023-2024 Catalog

Nursing Program Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is designed to provide the industry standard BSN degree. Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and practice as a Registered Nurse.

Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Admission Requirements

Admission into the 4-Year BSN Program is based on the student’s high school GPA, other college and university transfer grades, Native American preference, Veteran’s Priority of Service status, applicant’s references, and applicant’s essay.

 

Native American Preference Policy

SKC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual identification, gender, age, or disability except as allowed by the Indian Preference provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Consistent with this provision and the mission of the College, the Nursing Program gives preference to enrolled tribal members and descendants traceable to the second generation during the admissions process. 

Veteran Priority of Service Policy

The requirement to provide priority of service to veterans applies to all programs that receive funding from the United States Department of Labor. "Veteran" is defined as a person who served at least one day in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. The Veteran Priority of Service Policy is available at the Nursing Department upon request.

BSN Program Admission Process

Students must complete applications for Salish Kootenai College AND the Nursing Program by June 7, 2024 for consideration to be considered for the Fall 2024 cohort. Students are encouraged to apply online at SKC Admissions (for the SKC college application) and nursing.skc.edu (for the Nursing Program application). Please check the SKC college website (SKC Admissions) for required documents that need to accompany your SKC application.

The following documents must be included in the nursing program application.

  • BSN application form
  • Essay responses—please refer to nursing.skc.edu for essay questions and requirements
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts verifying all college coursework completed to date
  • Background check; please refer to nursing.skc.edu on background check process 
  • Immunizations; please refer to nursing.skc.edu on the immunization requirements

Upon receipt of the student’s background check, essay, transcripts, application, and immunization records, the admissions committee will meet and determine the successful candidates for admission. Students will be notified of the admission committee’s decision by June 18, 2024. Students must submit an ‘acceptance consent’ form by June 26, 2024 in order to secure their place in the Fall Admission cohort. Failure to submit the ‘acceptance consent’ form by June 26, 2024 will result in forfeiture of the admission and someone from the wait list being moved up to take the open space.

Additional requirements of a health history form completed by a healthcare provider asserting the student is capable of meeting clinical requirements, certification in CPR, and other mandated documentation will be given to the students upon the student’s acceptance consent; a due date of July 29, 2024 has been established for these additional documents.

Please note: annual background checks, annual random drug screening, and annual immunization requirements such as the flu vaccine are required elements in order to progress through the program.

Transfer Grade Requirements

In the event a prospective BSN student has already taken general education college courses at another college or university, the student must provide an official transcript to the SKC Enrollment Department in order for the transfer specialist to assess transferability. Students must have earned a B or better in 30 weeks of Anatomy and Physiology and a C or better in all other general education transfer courses. If a student has not earned a B or better in Anatomy and Physiology or a C or better in any other general education course, the student will be required to take these courses at SKC.  Additional information about transferring courses to SKC is available on the website of the Office of the Academic Transfer Specialist

 

 

BSN Degree Requirements

Fall (Year 1)

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

ENGL101English Composition I

3

BIOS108Biology of Living Systems

4

BIOS109Biology of Living Systems Laboratory

1

BIOS138Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOS139Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter (Year 1)

ENGL203Technical Writing for STEM Majors

3

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

MATH100College Algebra

5

BIOS158Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOS159Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (Year 1)

BIOS130Introduction to Microbiology

4

BIOS131Introduction to Microbiology Lab

1

CHEM124Introduction to General & Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

4

CHEM125Introduction to General & Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry lab

1

BIOS178Anatomy and Physiology III

4

BIOS179Anatomy and Physiology III Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Fall (Year 2)

ELECTIVENASD OPEN

3

NURS201Introduction to Nursing

2

NURS235Pathophysiology I

3

NURS205Health Assessment

3

PSYC110Introduction to Psychology

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter (Year 2)

NURS255Pathophysiology II

2

NURS265Pharmacology I

4

NURS240Foundations of Nursing

4

ELECTIVENASD Art Elective

3

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (Year 2)

NURS270Gerontology

3

NURS275Pharmacology II

3

NUTR270Nutrition for the Health Professional

2

PSYC230Developmental Psychology

5

 

PHIL100Introduction to Philosophy

3

OR

HMNT101Introduction to Humanities

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall (Year 3)

MATH241Statistics

5

NURS305Nursing Theory

3

NURS331Medical Surgical I

7

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter (Year 3)

NURS340Maternal/Child Nursing

3

NURS352Medical Surgical Nursing II

3

NURS355Ethics and Issues

2

NURS362Nursing Care of the Adult and Family I

4

NURS369Mental Health I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring (Year 3)

NURS370Mental Health Nursing II

2

NURS372Medical Surgical III

3

NURS381Pediatrics Nursing

3

NURS382Nursing Care of the Adult and Family II

4

NURS391Culture and Caring

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fall (Year 4)

NURS408Family Care

3

NURS420QSEN Competencies

3

NURS430Evidence-Based Practice

3

NURS438Advanced Leadership

3

ENGL306Writing Research Papers

3

Total Credit Hours:15
NURS 430 is designated as a course that emphasizes information literacy.

Winter (Year 4)

NURS440Medical-Surgical Nursing IV

3

NURS441Global Health

3

NURS444Health Promotion, Health Protection, and Disease Prevention

3

NURS450Genetics and Genomics for Nurses

3

NURS469Senior Capstone I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring (Year 4)

NURS472Population Focused Care

3

NURS475Management of Care

6

NURS485NCLEX preparation

3

NURS499Senior Capstone II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 185