The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at South University, Montgomery is designed to provide you with the solid educational foundation that can prepare you for entry into the nursing profession. As a nursing graduate, you will be able to incorporate the concepts of caring, communication, critical thinking, professionalism, and holism to provide care for individuals, families and communities.
The comprehensive theoretical and clinical practice components allow South University graduates to make a smooth transition into professional nursing practice. Graduates of the Nursing degree program are encouraged to continue the educational process and are prepared for the challenges of graduate study.
The BSN degree program is designed for the nonregistered nurse student. Students may complete prerequisite nursing courses in as few as six quarters and then make application to enter the nursing program, which is taught over seven quarters. The program allows highly motivated full-time students to complete the program of study in nursing in a concentrated period of time.
After successful completion of the nursing program, the graduate must pass the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEXRN) in order to obtain licensure and begin practice as a registered nurse*.
*South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.
Authorization and Licensure
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at South University, Montgomery is authorized to operate by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
College Algebra required as a prerequisite along with two math or science electives required (instead of one).
Competencies from Our Nursing Degree Program
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program will have demonstrated their acquisition of competencies and proficiencies related to the following:
- Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the physical and social sciences, arts, and humanities in the practice of professional nursing practice.
- Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
Apply critical thinking skills in establishing priorities, delegating responsibility, formulating decisions, and maintaining accountability in the practice of professional nursing through the application of nursing standards.
- Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice
Integrate care and concern for humanity, with scholarly research and systematic inquiry to deliver evidenced based, comprehensive, and holistic nursing care which promotes health and quality of life.
- Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology
Utilize informatics and technology to adapt to the challenges of nursing practice of today and the future.
- Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments
Demonstrate professionalism by advocating for legal, ethical, financial and political issues involving health care.
- Inter-professional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
Communicate effectively and collaboratively within nursing and other healthcare disciplines to empower patients experiencing health challenges through education and promotion of health and well-being.
- Clinical Prevention and Population Health
Utilize the nursing process to collaborate with consumers and other health professionals to initiate improvements in healthcare and promote health and well-being in persons, families and communities.
- Professionalism and Professional Values
Demonstrate a self awareness of and commitment to excellence in nursing practice through the pursuit of community, educational, and organizational opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth.
- Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
Provide holistic caring to diverse patient populations, across the lifespan in a variety of settings with technical proficiency that integrates foundational, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge essential for professional practice.