McKendree College, a four-year liberal arts college, has been offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree since 1978. The program, which is accredited by the NLNAC, is offered exclusively as a completion program for graduates of associate degree or diploma nursing programs. Nursing courses are offered at a variety of sites throughout Southern IL and Kentucky. These include McKendree campuses at Lebanon (IL), Louisville (KY), and Radcliff (KY) and at off-campus sites such as SWIC (Belleville) or Concord United Methodist Church (Paducah, KY) or Marion VA Hospital (Marion) and at a several community colleges including: John A. Logan (Carterville), Lewis and Clark (Alton/Godfrey), Kaskaskia (Centralia), Olney Central (Olney), Rend Lake (Ina), Shawnee (Ullin), and Southeastern (Harrisburg).
The curriculum enhances registered nurses' pervious education and experience enabling them to be flexible practitioners in a dynamic health care environment. Nursing majors develop skills in clinical problem-solving and critical thinking to plan and implement nursing care of individuals, families, and community groups. Students increase their ability to care for individual clients by broadening their knowledge of disease processes and therapeutic interventions and holistic health assessment of individuals and families. Students integrate theory-based clinical knowledge with disease prevention strategies in a community setting.
To start the program, a nurse must be licensed or board eligible and have completed one semester of English Composition. All other requirements need only to be completed before graduation.
To obtain admission to McKendree College, please submit a completed application for admission along with a copy of your nursing licenses. Also, you will need to arrange to have official transcripts sent from all colleges you have attended. If it has been less than 5 years since you graduated from high school or obtained a GED, you will need to have official transcripts sent from the high school or the state that awarded the GED. To be considered official, all transcripts and awards must be mailed directly to the institution from which the credit was earned. After you have been admitted to the college, the Nursing Department will process your application for admission to the RN and BSN Program.
Administration degree program.
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