Why Study Pre-Nursing at TFC?
The Fetterman School of Nursing intentionally instills and promotes knowledge across multiple fields of study. This includes a broad range of scientific disciplines, the arts and humanities, mathematics, and theological and biblical studies. The BSN degree emphasizes compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care that is delivered in a variety of settings across the life span.
The Online Pre-Nursing Plan allows students to complete their core requirements online before entering into the residential Nursing program. Students who are offered admissions to the College must be formally admitted to the nursing major.
Requirements for admission into the BSN program will include the following:
1) A minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.0.
2) Successful completion of all lower division nursing coursework with a “C” or better and a maximum of two repeated courses.
3) Meet the minimum HESI Assessment Test score.
4) Interview with nursing faculty.
5) Completion of admission packet provided by the School of Nursing.
Fetterman School of Nursing
Essential components of the TFC nursing program include a focus on servant leadership, spiritual care, cultural humility, and global engagement. The School of Nursing program is structured to challenge students to become competent, moral nursing leaders who excel in compassionate care and who will impact the world, transform health care, and view nursing as a sacred ministry.
The Online Pre-Nursing Plan offers students the opportunity to complete up to 64 required General Education credits online before entering the residential Fetterman School of Nursing Program. The Online Pre-Nursing Plan does not result in a degree; it is specifically designed for students who intend to transition into the residential program.
- Biology I & II
- Anatomy & Physiology I & II
- Medical Microbiology
- College Algebra
- Introduction to Statistics
What can you do with a Pre-Nursing plan of study?
When you complete a pre-nursing plan of study, you will have the opportunity to be admitted to the residential bachelor of science in Nursing program at TFC. You will find that there are many career opportunities available to Nursing graduates. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs:
As a registered nurse, you would be qualified to work alongside physicians and health care specialists in providing and coordinating patient care in a variety of settings including hospitals and care facilities. There are many areas of nursing a BSN student could go on to pursue including: travel nurse, public health nurse, orthopedic nurse, oncology nurse, nursing administrator, nurse midwife, and ER Nurse.
This growing area of nursing is responsible for assisting with cardiac-related procedures including bypass and pacemaker surgery.
Critical Care Nurse
A critical care nurse is specifically trained for emergency situations involving serious injuries and life support systems.
A pediatric nurse is specifically trained to work in hospitals and doctors offices with infants and children ranging from in age up to teenage years.
This area of nursing specializes in the older patient treatment specifically focused on geriatric conditions.
With further education, a BSN graduate could go on to pursue careers as any of the following: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Mental Health Nurse, Nurse Educator, or Nurse Practitioner.