- The NAU BSN curriculum was planned to provide a comprehensive base of principles from liberal arts and science including added specialized courses in healthcare delivery systems, leadership, community and public health nursing, nursing research, health promotion, and evidence-based practice.
- The BSN program adheres to the standards set out in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008) to ensure the program quality and integrity.
- The baccalaureate graduate of NAU goes into the nursing profession as a nurse generalist with a strong base for progressing specialized clinical practice and other advanced practice
- The BSN graduates are educated to perform effectively in an unpredictable, ambiguous, and complex The program graduates is equipped with the credentials and skills necessary to pursue graduate education.
- The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at National American University are endorsed by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
About the school
- National American University (abbreviated NAU) is a for-profit university
- It is owned and managed by National American University Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company.
- It has its Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota
- NAU manages about 33 locations in the United States and an online section.
- The Higher Learning Commission accredits its programs.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $23,880
Admission Criteria for BSN and Articulation Policy for LPN to BSN Students
Admission to the nursing foundational core is based on the National American University admission criteria.
Admission to the nursing foundational core does not guarantee admission in the nursing clinical core. Admission to the nursing clinical core is selective and highly competitive. Completed applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the start of each nursing clinical core cohort*.
The criteria to be eligible for application to the clinical core of the BSN program:
- Admission to National American University (NAU) must be made before application to the nursing clinical core.
- All foundational core courses must be completed by the clinical core application deadline.
- Minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.8 on all nursing foundational courses must be accomplished.
- All required foundational core courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
- All science courses must have been completed within five (5) years of application to the nursing foundational core.
- Applicant must provide a copy of state specific verification of active certification of a nursing assistant (CNA), licensed vocational nurse (LVN), or licensed practical nurse (LPN).
- Prior to application to the nursing clinical core, applicants must successfully complete a pre-entrance examination, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The student must take the TEAS test at a NAU School of Nursing campus program location or arrange for an official transfer of the scores from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to the program of application. The TEAS provides means to determine the potential for professional competency. The TEAS score will remain valid as entry criteria for six months. Applicants may retake the test if desired in an attempt to gain a higher score with no less than 14 days between testing.
Acceptance is based on the overall ranking of the following items:
- TEAS test scores.
- CGPA of foundational core courses.
- Students who have completed nursing foundational course work at NAU will be given priority consideration but not guaranteed admission into the nursing clinical core.
- Prior completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in any program of study.
- Grades from Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
The following items must be submitted with the application (the cost of the following items is student’s responsibility):
- Completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admittance.’
- Non-native English speaking students must provide evidence that they are in compliance with the university and the respective Board of Nursing requirements for English competency.
- Successful background check through an agency selected by NAU School of Nursing**.
- State-specific verification of active CNA, LVN, or LPN must be on the completed application for admission into the nursing clinical core.
- Copy of current active CPR certification (American Association for Healthcare Providers).
- Evidence of a health examination (current within six months of admission) if applicable. Check with the respective program office.
- Evidence of active health insurance.
- Evidence of up-to-date immunizations or evidence of serologic immunity as required by clinical agencies signed by a healthcare provider.
- Prior to applying to the nursing program clinical core, students must meet with the financial service representative to discuss program costs. This advising session will be documented in the student application packet.
Address: 10310 Mastin St, Overland Park, KS 66212, USA
Phone: +1 913-981-8700
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