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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Allentown, PA, United States
The Bachelor in Nursing program is housed in the Cedar Crest College School of Nursing. It prepares students to function as professional nurse generalists committed to lifelong learning. It prepares graduates to function as registered nurses within the rights and privileges of the Professional Code of Ethics for Nurses and in compliance with the State Nurse Practice Acts. 
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Overview

The mission of the Cedar Crest College School of Nursing undergraduate nursing program is to prepare professional nurses by building on a foundation firmly grounded in the liberal arts. A Cedar Crest College nursing education fosters development of the whole person while cultivating commitment to lifelong learning. Nursing graduates are empowered to assume leadership roles in a global society. The Cedar Crest College School of Nursing is housed in the Hamilton Boulevard Building.  The 36,500 square foot building includes:  a maternal child health lab, 2 health assessment labs (undergraduate and graduate level), an adult acute care lab and a nursing fundamentals lab. The labs simulate a wide variety of nursing practice environments such as the hospital setting, doctor’s office and a client’s home environment for simulation in community and home care situations.  

Additionally, the simulation center contains 4 high fidelity acute care hospital rooms; 2 in a traditional medical surgical setting and 2 in a more contemporary high acuity style as well as a simulated operating room complete with anesthesia & emergency equipment.  The labs and simulation areas boast state-of-the-art simulation technologies including numerous high fidelity manikins, an automated/computerized medication dispensing cabinet, technologies for computerized charting, and more.  Classrooms are convertible for small and large groups. A computer room is available for student drop-in use and the building provides high speed wireless internet throughout.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Cedar Crest College School of Nursing has six end of program student learning outcomes Upon completion, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from the physical and social sciences, humanities, and nursing in making nursing practice decisions involving culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities.
  • Practice effective communication with individuals, families, and communities.
  • Integrate all components of the nursing process in promoting optimal health of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Collaborate with other members of the health care team in effecting the delivery of health care.
  • Synthesize research findings into the practice of nursing and the delivery of health care.
  • Demonstrate competency to assume a beginning professional nurse role.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Probability & Statistics
  • General Psychology
  • Health Promotion
  • Pharmacology
  • Leadership in Nursing
  • Concepts in Professional Nursing
  • Complex Health Problems
  • Health Assessment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    • Complete a free application: Online CCC International Student Application
    • A required personal essay (minimum of 3 paragraphs)
    • Original score reports of one of the following to demonstrate proficiency in the English language: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT

* TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within the past two years.

    • Official transcripts (academic records) from your high school (secondary school.)

    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic counselor in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

  • Copy of foreign passport and current U.S. visa (if applicable)
  • Financial/Bank Statements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Allentown

  • 1110 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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