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Admission of Registered Nurses

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Registered Nurse

Registered nurses are admitted ot the University as graduates of Southern's Associate Degree Nursing Program or as transfer students.  In addition to the program admission requirements, registered nurses must also meet the following requirements:

1.Graduation from a state-approved and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program.  Registered nurse applicants from non-ACEN accredited nursing programs must complete Nurs 301 Transitions in Nursing and attain a GPA of 3.0 in the first semester of coursework in order to be granted regular admission status.
2. Current registered nurse licensure or eligibility in the state of Missouri.
3. Upon successful completion of Nurs 301 Transitions in Nursing, 3 credit hours, validation of 31 credit hours of nursing knowledge will be transcribed for credit as follows:

Nurs 310  Health Assessment and Technologies 5 cr
Nurs 320 Adult Nursing 7 cr
Nurs 340 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 4 cr
Nurs 360 Mental health Nursing 4 cr
Nurs 380 Nursing Care of the Child and Family 4 cr
Nurs 400 Complex Nursing 6 cr

An assessment cost per credit hour will be charged to the student’s account

4. The RN has an option to challenge Nurs 305 Pharmacology in Nursing (3 cr) and Nurs 370 Gerontologic Nursing through departmental examination. (Fee assessed)