The mission of the School of Nursing is to be Christ-centered, people-focused, student-oriented, quality-driven, and future-directed in preparing qualified persons to serve a diverse population through the holistic profession of nursing.
Components for Learning
The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (TBSN) trains traditional college-age students to become nurses who can work in pediatric, surgical, adult, geriatric, and other fields of nursing. It prepares undergraduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and become a registered nurse (RN). RNs serve in hospitals, hospices, homes, nursing homes, workplaces, schools, medical missions, the military, and other medical settings. The Institute of Medicine recommends increasing the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees from 50 percent to 80 percent by 2020. This bachelor’s program will launch your nursing career, open the door to leadership and management positions, and qualify you for graduate-level training in nursing and healthcare.
Special Requirements for Admission
Students are conditionally admitted to the major as nursing students in the freshman year. The criterion for being admitted as a student are:
- Minimum ACT score of 21 with a minimum ACT Math score of 19 or a minimum SAT score of 1100 with a minimum SAT Math score of 500. If the student does not meet the minimum standardized test score by the end of their freshman year, they will be required to select a different major.
- If you have been previously enrolled in nursing courses at another college or university resulting in a grade less than C, are ineligible to return, or are not in good standing, then you are ineligible to apply to the ABSN or TBSN tracks at Anderson University.
To be eligible for selection into the School of Nursing as a junior, the student must:
- complete all required courses as noted in the curriculum model,
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale,
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale in science cognates,
- complete a TEAS exam by January of their 4th semester with a score of 76 (after a maximum of two attempts),
- submit an intent to enroll in the School of Nursing no later than February 15th in the 4th semester, and
- current with Journey and CEP Credits.
Prior to the fifth semester, the student must successfully
- Pass a pre-nursing physical exam,
- Successfully submit a clear urine drug screen and negative background check,
- Obtain any required immunizations (or provide evidence of immunizations),
- Provide evidence of health insurance,
- Provide evidence of professional liability insurance,
- Provide evidence of current American Heart BLS CPR certification.
This is a cohort-based program that begins in the fall semester. Courses must be taken in the sequence in which they are listed by semester. No grade below a “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specified electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements of elective courses.