The BSN Evening Option blends the live classroom setting with the use of electronic resources such as interactive video and pre-recorded lectures, and offers on-site clinical settings, and local clinical rotations. This blended learning modality provides easy access to course content at any time and helps students apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in a practical way. The theory portion of courses are taught to students in Denver via Polycom. The curriculum for the BSN Evening Option requires four calendar years or a minimum of nine trimesters of full-time study. Upon completion of the BSN Evening Option requirements, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Students have up to seven years (84 months) from their admission to the University to complete the program.
Applicants1 are considered for admission when they meet General Studies admission requirements (see General Studies admission in the Admission Information section) and:
- Submit the BS Nursing Application once admitted to the University. The application can be accessed at my.ahu.edu.
- Have a minimum 3.30 GPA in prerequisite and cognate courses. A grade of C or better is required for all cognate and prerequisite courses.
- May only repeat two (2) cognates, one time each, to be eligible for admission into nursing courses, including transfer credits. Must have a grade of C or better for required courses.
- Achieve TEAS V scores equivalent to national average benchmark scores for BSN level programs. ALL FOUR SECTIONS OF THE TEAS MUST BE TAKEN for the Composite score to be accurate. AHU re-test policy: Applicants may take the ATI TEAS three (3) times within 12 months and a minimum of 30 days in between attempts.
- Complete the NURS115 Introduction to Professional Nursing course, before entering to Health Promotion and Wellness (NURS 230 ).
Students may progress in the BSN Option when they attain the following requirements:
- Earn a minimum grade of “C” in each nursing course and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in nursing courses. The nursing GPA will be calculated at the completion of 200- and 300-level nursing courses, and at the completion of the nursing program to ensure eligibility for progression and graduation.
- After entering the nursing program, a student may repeat only two nursing courses for any reason. Each nursing course may be repeated only one time. Students who do not complete courses or do not progress with their cohort cannot be assured of placement in their choices of subsequent courses.
- Fulfill any remedial contracts (see the Department of Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Option Student Handbook Supplement).
- Present annual verification of tuberculosis screening. If the test is positive, refer to the Communicable Disease Policy in the Student Handbook for additional information.
- Present updated immunizations including hepatitis B.
- Verify current certification in professional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from the American Heart Association, including infant, child, and adult CPR.
- Provide documentation of annual TB Respirator (Mask) Fit testing for Florida Campus students.
- All students must complete their level’s general education courses indicated on the BSN Course Schedule before progressing to the next level.
- All nursing students who are unsuccessful in the dosage calculation exam after three attempts in any trimester will meet with the faculty instructor of the course and choose either of the following options:
- Withdraw from all nursing courses immediately. The student will receive a full financial refund, and may return to the Nursing program at the next available trimester, based on space and clinical availability.
- Choose to enter the Dosage Calculation Remediation Program (DCRP) immediately after the failed third attempt. This student will be allowed to remain in the program pending successful completion of the DCRP and retesting.
Please note: NURS 115, Introduction to Professional Nursing is both a prerequisite and a required nursing course. It may be repeated only one time for any reason.
AdventHealth University will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing when they have met the general requirements for graduation (see Graduation in Academic Information section), and when they:
- Complete a minimum of 120 trimester hours of credit.
- Complete the prescribed course of study for the degree with a minimum nursing GPA of 2.50 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (see Curriculum in the BSN Option in the Nursing section).
- Achieve a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each nursing, cognate, and general education course.
- Complete the Mid Curricular Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) and the Exit HESI examinations and the required remediation for the HESI exams. Please refer to the BSN Option Student Handbook Supplement for more information.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 50% of the college-level credits required for the degree at AHU to satisfy the University Residency Policy.
- Complete the service-learning requirement. Please refer to the BSN Option Student Handbook Supplement for more information.
- Complete the Kaplan NCLEX preparation training package as assigned within the NURS 430 Leadership and Management and the NURS 460 Practicum courses.