MAJOR – Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

In accordance with the Schreiner University’s Mission Statement and the American Nurses Association’s (2003) definition of BSN nursing, Schreiner University’s BSN Program is committed to advancing the nursing profession through the holistic educational preparation of health professionals to develop and produce quality graduates who are nurse leaders, lifelong learners, and are dedicated to the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations through the provision of safe, competent nursing care.

Schreiner University’s 2019 BSN Graduates Pass Rate 100% first-time pass rate for the NCLEX-RN

The overall pass rate for Texas programs was 91.62 percent in 2018, which is above the 2018 national average of 88.56 percent. Last year, the BSN program at Schreiner had a 97 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN. NCLEX pass rates are monitored by the Texas State Board of Nursing and are viewed as a measure of how well nurses are prepared to provide safe, quality care for health care consumers.

Prospective students may apply to the Schreiner Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program starting January 1st, 2020. Deadline for submission of application and other required paperwork to the Schreiner University BSN program is April 20th for consideration of admission in the Fall semester.  Applicants may contact the office of the Nursing Department at 830-792-7481 if they require assistance.

The applicant must have all of the following paperwork submitted and an interview scheduled prior to the April 20th deadline to be eligible for admission:

  1. Completed NursingCAS application.
  2. Unless currently enrolled at Schreiner University, must submit a record of current acceptance. University application can be located at applyschreiner.force.com or contact the Admissions Office at 830-792-7271
  3. ATI TEAS scores (within the last six months before application deadline) minimum score of 75.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (not family members)
  5. Essay (500 words maximum) addressing why you want to be a nurse, what challenges you feel may interfere with your successful completion of the BSN program and if you feel you can overcome those challenges. List community service and your projected 5 year goals.
  6. Official transcripts of all undergraduate coursework completed. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite coursework, with a “B” or better for all math and science courses.
  7. Relevant professional, academic achievements, awarded certifications or healthcare experience may be submitted; however it is not required.
  8. Immunizations required include:

* MMR series of two immunizations, positive titer

* TDaP, must include Pertussis, within past 10 yr.

* Hepatitis B series of 3 immunizations, or titer

* Varicella series of 2 immunizations, positive titer, or DSHS History of Illness Form signed by parent or healthcare provider.

* Meningitis vaccine in accordance with Texas Law for new students less than 30 years of age.

*Find more details in the BSN Handbook

Fall 2020 Admission

  • Application Deadline April 20, 2020
  • Rolling Admission Process

Been Accepted? Here are your next steps…

  • Complete all next steps required for a freshman or transfer
  • Sign and return the acceptance form to the Nursing Department Office
  • Sign up and complete the required Criminal Background Check and send approval documentation to the Nursing Department
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Program Coordinator

Sparks, Wanda


Wanda R. Sparks
Wanda R. Sparks, RN, PhD
Director of Nursing
Academic Affairs

Specialty Minor

Youth Educational Opportunities

Traditional BSN program at Schreiner University
Nursing is defined as an art and a science. Across the nation, nursing is recognized as two of the most difficult programs of Baccalaureate study. Courses in math and sciences provide a strong foundation for making nursing decisions necessary to secure or maintain optimal health for self and others. This program of study has many demands, but the rewards are well worth the effort and they last a lifetime. Schreiner University’s BSN program prepares students for this challenging and rewarding career.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact our admissions counselors at admissions@schreiner.edu.

STUDENT’S EXPENSE OF APPLYING TO PROGRAM:
ATI TEAS Entrance Exam $100.00
ATI TEAS-Prep Book and 2 Online Practice Exams $88.00 (Optional)
Application Fee $50.00
Drug Test (paid directly to company) $75.00

  • Sub-Total $225.00 ($313.00 with Test Prep)

STUDENT’S IMMEDIATE EXPENSE ONCE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM:
Criminal Background Check (paid directly to BON) $45.00

  • Sub-Total $45.00

STUDENT’S EXPENSES PRIOR TO BSN ORIENTATION:
Immunizations as required (dependant on health insurance coverage and eligibility)
2 Uniforms with Patch
Shoes
Stethoscope
Pen Light
History and Physical Exam Pocket List

STUDENT EXPENSE AT PROGRAM COMPLETION:
Application Fee to BON (paid directly to BON) $200.00
Jurisprudence Testing Fee (paid directly to BON) $25.00
NCLEX Testing Fee (paid directly to testing site) $139.00

  • Sub-Total $364.00

ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
ALL NURSING STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY MEDICAL INSURANCE

Prior to scheduling your entrance examination, it is highly recommended that you go to a​t​i​t​e​s​t​i​n​g​.​c​o​m​ and order an examination study guide in a package with 2 practice examinations for a total of $90.00 (prices subject to change). Make sure that you order the study guide and practice examinations for the ATI TEAS Examination. Do not order a version that is located at Amazon, etc., as it is not the official study guide and does not cover the same content. We recommend beginning to prepare at least one month prior to sitting for your examination.

The TEAS exam is multiple choice and covers the following:

  • Reading – paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions
  • Math – whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportion
  • Science – science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principles, and general science
  • English and Language Usage – punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words, and spelling

You will need to sign up for the entrance examination with Joanie Reece by calling 830-792-7481 or email jreece@schreiner.edu.

Next, you will need to go to the Business Office on campus and pay $110 for the examination. Be sure to tell them this is for the BSN Entrance Examination Fee as it goes in a special account. You can either pay cash, check or by credit card. You will need to bring a copy of your receipt the day of the examination along with a photo ID.

You must arrive 15 minutes early to get signed on your computer, turn off your cell phone, place personal items in the front of the room and receive instructions. Please note that you are unable to leave the examination area after the exam begins, so you need to make a comfort stop prior to testing. There is a limit of two attempts per admission cycle on the ATI TEAS Entrance Examination for admission to the SU BSN program.

2019-2020 Examination Schedule
Exam Time and Location TBD

Friday 11/22/19

Friday 12/13/19

Friday 12/20/19

Friday 1/10/20

Friday 1/17/20

Friday 1/24/20

Friday 1/31/20

Friday 2/7/20

Friday 2/14/20

Friday 2/21/20

Friday 2/28/20

Friday 3/6/20

Friday 3/27/20

Friday, 4/3/20

Friday, 4/10/20

Exam Date, Time and Location Subject to Change

National Student Nursing Association (NSNA) & Texas Nursing Student Association (TNSA)

The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) was founded in 1952. It is a nonprofit organization for students who are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. The NSNA is committed to nurturing the professional development of nursing students.

Membership in the Texas Nursing Student Association (TNSA):
Schreiner University will establish a chapter of the Texas Nursing Students Association following the 10th student who joins NSNA/TNSA.

As a member of TNSA and NSNA you are entitled to may benefits (TNSA, 2011):

  • Delegate representation in the annual House of Delegates at both the TNSA and NSNA convention.
  • Eligible to submit resolutions to the TNSA and NSNA House of Delegates.
  • Eligible for contests, awards, and scholarships at the local, state and national level.
  • Affiliated with the largest nursing student association in the United States and the largest state association.
  • Networking opportunities with students across the state and country along with nursing leaders and specialty nurses.
  • A year’s subscription to Imprint, the only magazine published by nursing students for nursing students.
  • Eligible to attend Council of Schools and State Convention.

Membership is open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Schreiner University. Meetings are held twice per semester and one service project is completed each semester. For additional information, please contact Dr. Ruth Grubesic, Associate Professor/Nursing and Public Health, rbgrubesic@schreiner.edu

The pass rate for the 2019 NCLEX was 100%

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This course is an introduction to the philosophy and theory of nursing; nursing history and professional organizations; patient assessment, the nursing process; critical thinking and clinical judgment. The student will develop the foundation for providing direct patient care through skills in communication, assessment, vital signs, activities of daily living, and providing for patient safety, and related technical nursing skills needed to meet patient needs.

This course is an introduction to the philosophy and theory of nursing; nursing history and professional organizations; patient assessment, the nursing process; critical thinking and clinical judgment. The student will develop the foundation for providing direct patient care through development and practice of skills in communication, assessment, vital signs, activities of daily living, and related technical nursing skills needed to meet the patient needs of the adult experiencing health problems in a compassionate, ethical, and safe manner within a variety of settings.

This course focuses on application of theoretical principles regarding holistic care of the diverse adult within various settings who are experiencing health problems of low to moderate severity. The ANA Standards of Care and the ANA Code of Ethics provide the framework for this nursing care.

This course focuses on advancing the students ability to use critical thinking in applying theoretical principles and requisite knowledge and skills to function more independently in application of the nursing process directed at health restoration, health promotion, and health maintenance for the adult experiencing low to moderate health conditions within the healthcare setting.

This course focuses on the major classifications of pharmacology with emphasis on pharmacotherapeutic actions, related pathophysiology, and clinical applications for patient across the lifespan. The course includes legal, ethical, and regulatory parameters related to medication administration.

This course is an introduction to theories of nursing, the role of research in professional nursing practice, and the responsibilities of professional nurses in finding, critiquing and applying research in professional practice.

This course focuses on the holistic care of children and families using clinical decision making to care for culturally diverse parent-child families. The course provides students with the opportunity to examine the role of the professional nurse in providing care to the parent-child family based on standards and best practices. Theories and evidenced-based practices are used to guide nursing assessment, health promotion, maintenance, restoration, risk reduction, and teaching of the parent-child family experiencing multiple health states across environments.

This course focuses on effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the professional nurse in applying nursing principles in caring for culturally and socially diverse children and families. The student will demonstrate clinical reasoning with evidence-based practice (EBP), in application of the nursing process directed at health maintenance, restoration, risk reduction and teaching of children and families.

This course focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary in the provision of patient-centered holistic nursing care for adults with chronic health conditions. Emphasis is placed on increasing the learner’s conceptual knowledge base and independent functioning in the adult clinical setting, application of the nursing process and critical thinking with evidence-based practice (EBP) and theories in providing care directed at health restoration, health promotion, and health maintenance, for the young, middle, and older adult.

This course focuses on effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the professional nurse in applying nursing principles using holistic patient-centered care for diverse adults within various settings. The student will demonstrate proficiency in using clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice information (EBP), in application of the nursing process directed at health restoration, health promotion, and health maintenance, for the adult with multiple chronic health conditions.

This course builds upon knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide patient-centered holistic nursing care for diverse adult patients with complex multi- system health needs in critical care settings. Emphasis is placed on application of the nursing process, and nursing theories along with clinical reasoning using evidence-based nursing practice (EBP) directed toward health restoration, promotion, and maintenance.

This course focuses on proficient application of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the professional nurse in applying nursing principles using holistic patient-centered care for diverse adults within various settings. The student will demonstrate advanced functioning using clinical reasoning with evidence-based practice (EBP), in application of the nursing process directed at health restoration, health promotion, and health maintenance, for the adult with complex multi-system health needs in the critical care setting.

This course focuses on behavioral health concepts related to mental illness prevention, health maintenance and healing applied to clients and families of all ages. An overview of the continuum of mental wellbeing and acute and chronic psychiatric/behavioral illness and treatment modalities is included, both preventive and therapeutic, as is cultural and social influences and perceptions related to mental illness. Analysis of professional roles provides a basis for application of the nursing process and therapeutic communication in the behavioral health setting, using a holistic health framework.

This course focuses on effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the professional nurse in using nursing principles in caring for culturally and socially diverse persons with mental health concerns, and using treatment modalities, both preventive and therapeutic. The student will demonstrate clinical reasoning with evidence-based practice (EBP), in application of the nursing process directed at health maintenance, restoration, health promotion, and teaching of clients with mental health concerns.

This course focuses on the holistic nursing care of child-bearing women and their newborns in culturally diverse families. Students have the opportunity to examine the role of the professional nurse based on standards and best practices. Students learn to use theories and evidence-based practices to guide planning of nursing assessment, promoting health maintenance, restoration, risk reduction, and teaching of the mother and family experiencing pregnancy and childbirth.

This course focuses on effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the professional nurse in using nursing principles to provide holistic patient-centered care for the mother and family experiencing pregnancy and childbirth. The student will demonstrate proficiency using clinical reasoning with evidence-based practice (EBP), in application of the nursing process directed at health maintenance, restoration, risk reduction and teaching of the mother and family experiencing pregnancy and childbirth.

This course focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that provide a foundation for critical thinking and decision-making in leadership and management, supervision, and delegation. The course examines healthcare system policy, finance, regulation, analysis, and transformation of healthcare systems at department levels to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Leadership strategies and theories that promote effective, mutually respectful, ethical working relationships in organizational and community settings are emphasized.

This course focuses on proficient application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the professional nurse in applying skills in leadership and management, supervision, and delegation.  The student will demonstrate proficient functioning in using clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice (EBP) in application of the nursing process directed at health restoration, health promotion, and health maintenance, for multiple adult clients in organizational and community settings.

This emphasis of this course is clinical pharmacotherapeutic applications in patient care. Students will use review, simulations and case studies to synthesize nursing program content related to pharmacotherapeutic applications, with an emphasis on safety and nursing standards.

This course focuses on current nursing issues and preparation for, and assessment of, readiness to enter professional practice. Students will engage in activities intended to contribute to a successful job search, explore issues that may confront the profession of nursing or the individual nurse, and assess readiness for the NCLEX.

This course focuses on holistic public health nursing care of populations in local, national, and global settings, emphasizing levels of prevention and health promotion based on determinants of health (policy-making, social factors, health services, individual behavior, and biology/genetics).

This course focuses on proficient application of holistic public health nursing care of populations in local, national, and global settings, emphasizing levels of prevention and health promotion based on determinants of health (policy-making, social factors, health services, individual behavior, and biology/genetics).

Faculty

Harris, Habiba

Habiba Harris, MSN,RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Academic Affairs

Birdsong, Kristen

Kristen Birdsong RN, MSN
Clinical Education Center Coordinator
Academic Affairs

Papesca, James

James Papesca, MSN, CRNA
RN-BSN Online Coordinator | Assistant Professor of Nursing
Academic Affairs

CCNE Accreditation Seal

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Schreiner University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)

Program Coordinator

Sparks, Wanda


Wanda R. Sparks
Wanda R. Sparks, RN, PhD
Director of Nursing
Academic Affairs

Specialty Minor

Youth Educational Opportunities

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