As of July 2013, nursing degree curricula will be changing to comply with new national accreditation standards of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). General education requirements are also changing for all undergraduate programs at Thomas Edison State College. The new degree requirements will also commence on July 1, 2013.
After the April 2016 term, only courses in the new nursing curriculum will be offered, and the current curriculum will no longer be available. Students who have not completed the current degree requirements by June 30, 2016 will be required to take additional courses in the new curriculum to complete their degree.
Changes in the Undergraduate Program
- NUR-416: Health Assessment will be replaced by NUR-516: Advanced Health Assessment. This new course will be offered for the first time in July 2013.
- NUR-441: Community Health Nursing will be replaced by two courses, NUR-443: Public Health Nursing and NUR-342: Advancing Nursing Practice. Students taking NUR-443 must also take NUR-342.
- NUR-500: Seminar in Clinical Competence will be replaced by the new undergraduate level course NUR-445: Validating Clinical Competence.
Only one exception will be made. If you will finish the BSN degree before July 2016 under the current curriculum requirements, and are planning to continue on to complete the MSN Nurse Educator specialty but have not yet taken NUR-416: Health Assessment, you may opt to take NUR-516: Advanced Health Assessment, and this course will then transfer in to the MSN Nurse Educator specialty. In the new Nurse Educator curriculum, NUR-500 will not be accepted in transfer.
If you have any questions about this e-mail or the changes to the BSN requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filomela A. Marshall, EdD, RN, CNE
Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing