What Nursing Program Does St Andrews University Offer?
St Andrews is proud to announce its new Bachelor of Science Nursing program. The Pre-licensure BSN option is 4 years in length and occurs in two stages. The first stage requires students to take 49 semester/credit hours of lower-division work (liberal arts and nursing prerequisites). Some of these lower division semester/credit hours can be taken at any regionally accredited college or university but the student is also required to take St Andrews General Education (SAGE) courses which are only offered at SAU.
The second phase is comprised of 68 semester credit hours of upper-division work in the nursing major and is completed within the SAU Nursing Program. Students will take an additional SAGE course (3 credits) in their senior year. Students are expected to take approximately 71 credits in their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The BSN pre-licensure program is 120 semester/credits.
Upon completion of all courses required (120 semester hours) students will graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Graduation from the BSN program is distinctly different from passing the NCLEX-RN exam. A registered nurse (RN) license will be awarded by the North Carolina Board of Nursing upon successfully passing the NCLEX-RN® and satisfactorily meeting all other Board of Nursing licensure requirements.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the St Andrews Nursing Program is to educate nursing students to be professional, competent, and caring nurses who can think critically, communicate with compassion, and contribute to positive health outcomes for the people they serve. This will be accomplished by providing a learning community of holism which promotes a partnership among administration, faculty, students, nurses, and community associates.
Our Program Vision is: “Educate, Motivate, and Innovate”. SAU’s BSN program is passionate about providing a foundational nursing education that will motivate its graduates to develop innovative evidenced-based healthcare strategies that will transform the delivery of healthcare services to clients in diverse community and clinical settings.
The BSN Nursing Program Philosophy is centered in a commitment to health promotion and respect for persons as individuals. We recognize that a holistic perspective in nursing encompasses the mind, body, spirit, social/cultural, emotions, relationships, and environment. The program promotes inter-collaboration among administration, faculty, students, nurses, and community partners. SAU’s BSN program is dedicated to preparing students who will become professional, skilled, caring nurses who develop innovative evidenced-based healthcare strategies that will transform the delivery of healthcare services to clients in diverse community and clinical setting.
Dr. Dorothy Miller
Department Chair Health Sciences
Program Chair Nursing