Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Methodist College offers several degree options for individuals to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing that prepares students to take the nursing licensure examination. In addition, the college offers the RN-BSN completion degree for registered nurses who completed an associate degree or diploma nursing program.
The hallmarks of the Methodist College Nursing program are:
- Students are able to start with nursing courses as early as their first semester
- State of the art Simulation and Clinical practice centers provide students opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to hands on learning experiences
- Methodist College's affiliation with UnityPoint Health Peoria affords nursing students clinical experiences at three Peoria area hospitals and a variety of clinics
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Prelicensure (a traditional bachelor's degree program for students directly from high school and transfer students)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Accelerated Prelicensure (transfer program for those with completed general education requirements)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Second Degree (for those with an earned bachelor's degree in another subject who would like to earn a BSN)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN for currently licensed nurses)
Please visit Graduate School for information on our degree options to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing.
Nursing Program Goals
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
- Enact the professional role in nursing.
- Integrate evidence-based practice in providing safe, effective, and culturally-appropriate nursing care in partnership with a diverse clientele in order to promote health, prevent disease, and to attain, maintain, or restore wellness. Promotion of optimal client outcomes is best accomplished within an environment of respect, caring, and compassion.
- Practice professional nursing in a variety of health care systems and contexts, responding to influences and determinants that impact delivery and outcomes of care within institutions, organizations, and agencies.
- Practice professional nursing that embodies a spirit of and commitment to inquiry and community to continually improve nursing practice, client care, and health delivery systems.
Four Learning Areas and Associated Key Themes
- Professional role development
- Personal integration of professional values, attitudes, and expectations
- Accountability as a professional
- Commitment to lifelong learning
- Providing holistic care
- Provision of safe, effective, and culturally-appropriate care
- Health promotion and disease prevention
- Integration of evidence-based nursing care
- Understanding the health care environment
- Health care systems and care delivery
- Health care policies, regulations, and funding
- Adapting to meet the challenges of a dynamic world and health care environment
- Clinical reasoning
- Global perspectives
- Management of information and technology
- Communication and collaboration
- Leadership for quality care