5 . To prepare graduates who are safe, competent practitio- ners and who are equipped for involvement in leadership, advocacy, collaboration, education, and research utilization activities required to fulfill the responsibilities of baccalaureate professional nurses in a broad var iety of settings. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the Christian caring which is essential to the practice of professional nursing the graduate is expected to: , . Base nursing practice on a philosophical foundation consis­ tent with Biola University and the Department of Baccalau­ reate Nursing beliefs about the nature of persons and the nature of nursing. 2 . Integrate knowledge from Biblical studies, and the behavioral, biological, and physica l sciences together with knowledge from nursing science and utilize this knowledge as a basis for nursing practice. 3. Base nursing practice on a formulation of theoretical knowl­ edge incorporating communication/ collaboration, teaching / learning, critical thinking/ problem solving, and leadership/ advocacy principles. 4 . Collect relevant data systematically from al l pertinent client systems, the environment, and the research knowledge base; utilize this data effectively to provide safe, competent nursing care. 5 . Demonstrate application of synthesized concepts related to Christian caring, stress/ adaptation, developmental, interac­ tional and systems theories in the purposeful and systematic use of the nursing process to facilitate optimal adaptation through appropriate use of the prevention, restoration, and conservation modes of intervention with the three client systems.

full-time semesters at Biola, will be given priority for admission to the nursing program. Before being accepted, students must complete the prerequisite college courses with a minimum grade of"C" (2.00). These courses include anatomy, inorganic and organic/ biochemis­ try, communication (100, 170, 181 or 280), English 11 0 A and 11 OB, first aid, microbiology, physiology, and psychology. Students also are requi red to earn a cumulative GPA of 300 on all pre-nursing college course wo rk. Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 to 2.99 may be considered for admission on provisional status if space is available in the program and if there is reason to anticipate the studen t will be able to complete the program successfully Additional factors consid­ ered in the application process include the following: total transcript evaluation, small group interviews, a brief written biographical sketch and a brief extemporaneous writing assignment, references, pre-nursing examinat ion, SAT scores, and work experience. A depart­ menta l application form is to be completed and filed in the depart­ ment with an application fee of $50 (includes pre-nursing exam fee) by January 15.There is an additional late fee of $1 0 for applications received after the established deadline. Decisions regarding student acceptance into clinical nursing are made by the nursing faculty Before starting clinical nursing, students will be required to submit completed health forms and proof of current certification in cardio­ pulmonary cert ification for health care professionals. Appl icants whose educational and professional experiences qualify them for advanced standing are welcome. Those intending to challenge nursing courses shou ld make an appointment with the Department of Nursing as soon as accepted by the University.


A student is required to have, at his/ her own expense, a background check, urine drug screen, yearly physical examination, specific labora­ tory tests and immunizations by June 15. Late fees are assessed. Students will not be permitted in the clinical agency without these. Each student is assessed for liability insurance through the University when parti cipating in clinical courses. The University and cooperat­ ing agencies assume no responsibility for illness or accidents occur­ ring during the school program. Students must arrange for their own transportation to clinical agen­ cies as the University does not provide transportation. Students must have a va lid driver's license, current insurance and have access to a vehicle throughout the clinical nursing program. Parking fees are the responsibility of the student.

6 . Identify and utilize knowledge of the re levant cultural,

economic, ethical, legal, political, social, and spiritua l factors and the interactions between them that affect the prac t ice of nursing and the delivery of health care services.

1 . Demonstrate personal and professional development and Christian commitment consistent with the goals of Biola University and baccalaureate nursing education. Admission Requirements Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission into clinical nursing. Students desiring to be admitted to the Department of Baccalaureate Nursing must meet all requi rements for admission to the university. Biola pre-nursing students meeting all requ ire­ ments for admission to clinical nursing, who have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and a science GPA of 250 and have taken at least four

Valid health care provider CPR certification is required and must be renewed annually throughout the clinical nursing program.

Theory and clinical must be taken concurrently in courses with a clin ical component. One unit of theory equals one clock hour, and one unit of clinical equals three clock hours. Because of their impor­ tance, it is mandatory to attend course and clinical orientations to proceed in nursing courses. A student must earn a minimum grade


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