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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) program is designed to develop expertise necessary for nurses in the rapidly changing health care field. Faculty are well qualified and are committed to teaching students how to be excellent nurses.  Their goal is to assist each individual student to reach their maximum potential, and to prepare each student for the licensing examination  (NCLEX) which each graduate takes upon completion of the BSN Degree in order to become a Registered Nurse.

The Bachelor of Science (BSN) program, located on the Troy campus, offers many career opportunities.  The graduate may choose to work in a variety of positions and in areas such as community health, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, oncology, surgery, geriatrics, recovery room, and intensive care or critical care. The BSN prepared nurse is qualified to function in situations which are complex and require self-direction.

A BSN Degree can be earned in approximately four and a half years – four semesters are needed to complete General Studies courses for the BSN program and five semesters are spent taking nursing courses. Students are accepted for admission to the BSN program in the Spring and Fall terms on the Troy Campus. Deadlines for receipt of BSN applications are March 15 for fall and September 15 for spring. Admission is competitive. Due to limited enrollment, all students who meet minimum requirements may not be admitted. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is awarded the BSN degree and may then apply to the Alabama Board of Nursing to take the licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

At Troy University you will find opportunities for:

  • College life and benefits
  • Cultural activities and college sports
  • Work and study with experts in nursing
  • Financial assistance
  • Preparation for graduate study

Message from the BSN Program Director

Dear Prospective BSN Student:

Thank you for your interest in Troy University School of Nursing. In addition to the other information enclosed, you may also find the following information helpful.

If you plan to enter Troy University as a freshman or transfer student and have not completed a Troy University application, you may submit the online application at https://enroll.troy.edu/ or obtain a printed copy by contacting: Admissions Office, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082; (334) 670-3179 or 1-800-551-9716.

If you plan to transfer from another college or university to Troy University, please request that all schools you have attended forward official copies of your transcripts to the Troy Admissions Office. Once admitted into Troy University, you may submit a written request for an academic evaluation to the Academic Evaluation Center, a division of the University Records Office, to the attention of Ms. Shannon Grissette. Requests can be emailed to sgrissette@troy.edu. Written requests must include copies of transcripts. These transcripts may be unofficial as long as the name of the institution appears in an official form on the document. Evaluations are processed in the order received and will take 3 to 6 weeks to complete. The academic evaluation will show those courses for which you have received credit and which courses you still need to complete in order to earn a BSN Degree from Troy University.

If you have completed the required prerequisite courses (or find that you will complete them before the term for which you would like to apply) and you believe that you will be eligible to enter the BSN Program (nursing classes and clinicals), then you should submit a complete application package in order to be considered for admission to the professional BSN Nursing Sequence. Applications are accepted beginning February 1 and must be received or postmarked by March 15 to be considered for the fall class. Applications are accepted beginning August 1 and must be received or postmarked by September 15 to be considered for the spring class.

A complete application package consists of:

  1. Completed BSN application form
  2. Current undergraduate academic evaluation (which is completed by the Troy Records Office at your request)
  3. Complete transcripts from all schools attended
  4. A $20 application fee. You should request an updated undergraduate academic evaluation from the TROY Records Office at least three (3) weeks prior to the deadline for applications. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO THE CLINICAL SEQUENCE UNLESS THE WRITTEN APPLICATION, A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC EVALUATION, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S), AND THE $20.00 APPLICATION FEE ARE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. You will be notified by the BSN Admissions Committee by mail as to your admission status within 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline.

Troy University offers several types of financial assistance to students who qualify. Questions related to financial aid for any major should be directed to: Financial Aid Office, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082 / (334) 670-3186.

We are happy that you are considering Troy University School of Nursing. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions regarding the BSN Program.

Sincerely,
Director, School of Nursing

The student must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Be admitted to Troy University.
  2. Have completed the courses listed for the freshman and sophomore years on the Program of Studies for the BSN Program.
  3. Have an overall GPA of a least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. (All hours attempted are used in calculation of overall GPA.)
  4. File a written application with the School of Nursing.
  5. If transferring from another school of nursing, the student should request that the dean / department chair of that school submit a letter stating that the student is eligible for continuation in the school. Students attempting to transfer credit from another school of nursing who are not or were not eligible to continue in the nursing program in which they are / were enrolled are not eligible for admission to Troy University's BSN Program unless they first complete an accredited associate degree program and are registered nurses.

Troy University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, color, race, national origin, religion or handicap in admission or access to its programs.

Students must have ability to perform core performance standards required for the nursing profession (i.e., must have the use of two arms to perform CPR, position clients; be able to see numbers on a syringe; be able to hear emergency signals; etc.). Contact the BSN Program Director for more information.

To apply for admission to Troy University, please select Troy University Admissions.

** The Application for Admission to BSN Program should be completed only by those students who believe they are eligible to enter the next BSN class (will have completed required prerequisite courses and have satisfactory GPA). Applications are accepted August 1 through September 15 only to be considered for spring admission, and February 1 through March 15 only to be considered for fall admission. Applications received prior to August 1 for spring admission, and prior to February 1 for fall admission, will not be considered.

BSN Program Application

The Application for Admission to the BSN Program should be completed only by those students who believe they are eligible to enter the next BSN class (will have completed required General Studies courses and have satisfactory GPA).

Applications are accepted August through September 15 to be considered for Spring admission, and February through March 15 to be considered for Fall admission.

BSN Application

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  1. Complete the application by entering the appropriate information in the spaces provided.  
  2. After completing the application online, PRINT the application, sign, date, and mail pages 1, 2, & 3 along with your Undergraduate Academic Evaluation, complete transcripts (originals), and application fee to the address in section 2, page 1. Keep page 4 for your records.  
  3. If you have questions, contact Terri Adams at tadams110587@troy.edu - 334-670-3428.

Please note the following as you complete the application:

  • Read each page of the application CAREFULLY.
  • Note all INSTRUCTIONS, DATES, & DEADLINES.
  • Be sure your application is COMPLETE before submitting it for consideration.
  • Applications will be accepted ONLY August 1 - September 15 to be considered for Spring admission.
  • Applications will be accepted ONLY February 1 - March 15 to be considered for Fall admission.
  • Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for your Undergraduate Academic Evaluation* to be prepared by the Troy University Records Office.
  • Be sure to include the following with your application:
    • Completed Application
    • Current Academic Evaluation for the BSN Program
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • $20 Application Fee (check or money order only, payable to Troy University)

* An Undergraduate Academic Evaluation is an evaluation of all courses taken against the requirements for the BSN degree.  The Academic Evaluation is completed by the Troy University Academic Records Office upon request of the student. Requests may be submitted through Troy University Records website http://trojan.troy.edu/records/forms.html by current TROY students with at least 12 hours of TROY credit. Transfer students must email their request to sgrissette@troy.edu along with transcripts.

Applicants who prefer to not use the electronic application may request an application be mailed to them. Please contact the BSN office.

Troy University School of Nursing
400 Pell Avenue
Troy, AL 36082
(334) 670-3415

All course descriptions are available in the Troy University Undergraduate Catalog.

Semester Planner
General Studies Requirements for BSN Program (1)
Freshman/Sophomore

SEMESTER COURSE TITLE HOURS

I

*ENG 1101
*CHM 1142
*CHM L142
*MTH 1112
TROY 1101
ART/MUS/DRA
HIS sequence(3)
Composition & Modern English I
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
Pre-calculus Algebra
University Orientation
Fine Arts Requirement (2)**  
Choose HIS 1101, HIS 1111, or HIS 1122**

(Note: Students may take TROY 1101 after admission to the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence)

3
3
1
3
1
2
3
_______
16

II

*ENG 1102
*BIO 3347
*BIO L347
*PSY 2200
.
.
ART/MUS/DRA
HIS sequence(3)
Composition & Modern English II
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
General Psychology
OR *SOC 2275, Introduction to Sociology
OR *ANT 2200**, Anthropology
Fine Arts Requirement (2)**
Choose HIS 1102, HIS 1112, or HIS 1123**
3
3
1
3
.
.
2
3
______
15

III

*BIO 3348
*BIO L348
*PSY 3301
*COM 2241
*IS 2241
*PHI 2204
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
Basic Statistics
Fundamentals of Speech
Computer Concepts & Applications
Ethics and the Modern World

(Note: Students may take PHI 2204 after admission to the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence.)

3
1
3
3
3
3
______
16

IV

*BIO 3372
*BIO L372
ENG
*PSY 2210

*NSG 2204
*NSG 3315
Microbiology
Microbiology Lab
Literature course**
PSY 2210, Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)
Nutrition
Pathophysiology

(Note: Students may take NSG 3315 after admission to the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence.)

3
1
3
3

2
3
______
15

* A grade of "C" or higher is required.

(1) The following are specialized general studies requirements for the BSN degree:

Area II: Select PHI 2204 (3 hr) Ethics and the Modern World
Area III: BIO 3372 (3 hr) Microbiology and BIO L372 (1) Microbiology Lab
CHM 1142 (3 hr) General Chemistry I and CHM L142 (1) General Chemistry I Lab
MTH 1112 (3 hr) Pre-Calculus Algebra
Area IV: PSY 2210 (3 hr) Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)
Select a six-hour history sequence (HIS 1101/1102; or HIS 1111/1112; or HIS 1122/1123**)
Select 3 hours from ANT 2200 (3 hr) Anthropology
or PSY 2200 (3 hr) General Psychology
or SOC 2275 (3 hr) Introduction to Sociology
Area V: BIO 3347 (3 hr) Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO L347 (1 hr) A&P I Lab
BIO 3348 (3 hr) Human Anatomy & Physiology II and BIO L348 (1 hr) A&P II Lab
NSG 2204 (2 hr) Nutrition
NSG 3315 (3 hr) Pathophysiology
PSY 3301 (3 hr) Basic Statistics

(2) Four (4) hours of fine arts courses are required; choose two of the three courses offered:

ART 1133** (2 hr) Visual Arts [or ART 1134 (2 hr) Honors Visual Arts]
DRA 2200 (2 hr) Introduction to Drama
MUS 1131** (2 hr) Music Appreciation [or MUS 1132 (2 hr) Honors Music Appreciation]
(3) Select a six-hour history sequence: HIS 1101 & 1102, or HIS 1111 & 1112, or HIS 1122** & 1123**

** NOTE: Troy University requires completion of six hours of coursework that is international/global in scope. Courses that satisfy this requirement are noted by a double asterisk (**). Please refer to http://trojan.troy.edu/catalogs/current_ug/9U_gs.html for additional information.

BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence Requirements
Junior/Senior

SEMESTER COURSE TITLE HOURS

I

NSG 2201
NSG 3306
NSG 3309
NSG 3310
NSG 3313
NSG 3314
NSG 3315
Dosage Calculations
Perspectives of Professional Nursing
Health Assessment
Health Assessment Practicum
Nursing Concepts
Nursing Concepts Practicum
Pathophysiology (Recommended prior to BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence)
1
2
2
1
3
3
(3)
______
12/(15)

II

NSG 3301
NSG 3325
NSG 3326
NSG 3334
NSG 3335
Pharmacology
Adult Health Nursing I
Adult Health Nursing I Practicum
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum
3
3
3
3
2
___
14

III

NSG 3323
NSG 3324
NSG 3336
NSG 3337
NSG 3319

Maternal-Infant Health Nursing
Maternal-Infant Nursing Practicum
Adult Health Nursing II
Adult Health Nursing II Practicum
Informatics In Nursing

3
2
3
2
2
______
12

IV

NSG 3332
NSG 3333
NSG 4413
NSG 4414
NSG 4419

Child Health Nursing
Child Health Nursing Practicum
Complex Care
Complex Care Practicum
Research Process in Nursing

3
2
3
2
2
______
12

V

NSG 4405
NSG 4406
NSG 4417
NSG 4407
NSG 4415
NSG 4421
Public Health Nursing
Public Health Nursing Practicum
Professional Nursing Seminar
Clinical Nutrition
Nursing Leadership/Management
Professional Nursing Clinical Preceptorship
3
2
1
1
2
3
_____
12

Progression in the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence

  1. Students are required to have an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for enrollment in the Clinical Nursing Sequence.
  2. Students are required to make a grade of C or better in each required nursing course.
  3. Students may repeat only one 3300-4400 level nursing course required in the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence; therefore, a D or F in any 3300-4400 level nursing course will result in automatic dismissal from the program.
  4. Students who are planning to apply, or have applied but have not yet begun, the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence may repeat only one 3300-4400 level nursing course from the required courses in the clinical nursing sequence; thereafter, a D or F in a 3300-4400 level nursing course will automatically disqualify the student from entering the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence.
  5. Students who drop or fail a theory or clinical course with a co-requisite component must drop the co-requisite course.
  6. Satisfactory performance on an exit exam is required for graduation. (Note: Exit Exam is not required for students in the RN-BSN/MSN track.)
  7. Students must maintain current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical exams and health insurance when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Students must comply with drug screening and background check requirements.
  8. Students in the School of Nursing must comply with legal, moral, and legislative standards in accordance with the Alabama Board of Nursing.

 


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