Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Pre-Nursing (BS)


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Federal CIP: 51.1105 Pre-Nursing Studies

The Pre-Nursing major is designed to prepare students to transfer to an accredited nursing program for completion of clinical rotations. Currently, agreements exist with Indiana Wesleyan University. 

The purpose of this partnership is to secure a quality, collaborative affiliation between the two universities that increases educational and career opportunities for Southern Wesleyan students. The partnership offers preferential admission for qualified Southern Wesleyan applicants into Indiana Wesleyan’s Transition to BSN Program of Study. Southern Wesleyan University offers the prerequisite science and general education components of the pre-professional curriculum culminating in a BS in Pre-Nursing, and Indiana Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing offers the professional nursing training culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

The SWU Office of Academic Records and School of STeM shall determine that the student has successfully completed the academic program requirements for the BS in Pre-Nursing degree while the IWU dean of the Pre-licensure Nursing Division shall determine that the student has completed the professional requirements for the BSN.

Indiana Wesleyan University Transition to BSN Admission Requirements  

Pre-Nursing Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Pre-Nursing degree are expected to be able to:

  • express and support, orally and in writing, an integration of faith and biology and a knowledge of current biomedical issues, including their ethical implications;
  • demonstrate both a theoretical and practical mastery of biology and health-related sub-disciplines;
  • demonstrate mastery of the scientific methods and scientific primary literature;
  • demonstrate mastery of the art of critical thinking, by formulating research questions, appropriately gathering and analyzing data, and interpreting results to address practical questions in biology.

Pre-Nursing BS Requirements


Specified Core Curriculum


Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required. 

Course Prerequisites for IWU BSN Degree Program


Prerequisite science courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

 

Electives


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Pre-Nursing, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area. 

Recommended Electives


Summary


   
Core Curriculum   Requirements 40-44 hrs.


Major Requirements 38 hrs.


Minimum Reverse Transfer IWU Requirements* 30 hrs.


Electives 8-12 hrs.


 

Total: 120 hrs.

   
   
   
   

 

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