2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Nonacademic Requirements Students must practice the characteristics of empathy, integrity, respect, self-confidence, self-motivation, stewardship, teamwork, diplomacy, time management, dependability, and tolerance. Faculty reserves the right at any time to enact warning, probation, or remove students from the nursing major who exhibit unprofessional, immoral, illegal, or unethical behavior, or who compromise the safety of self or others. Technical Standards Requirements Students must demonstrate ability to follow technical standards: physical/neurological, motor, communication, judgement, and social/behavioral/emotional coping skills.* *Fully described in the nursing student handbook. Probation When a student fails to meet one or more of the specified academic, nonacademic, or technical criteria the status of that student may be changed to probation. Removal From Nursing Major A student will be removed from the major for the following reasons: • Failure to meet academic, nonacademic, technical, or clinical requirements while on probation. • Demonstration of behavior that is not consistent with professional standards concerning health, safety, ethics, and behavior as specified by the Ohio Board of Nursing and the nursing student handbook. • Second 2000-level or higher nursing course failure or violation of nonacademic/technical requirements. Readmission when a student has been removed from the nursing major may be considered only under extreme circumstances and provided the student has been out of the nursing major for at least one calendar year. Graduation Candidates for the BSN degree must complete the required 129 semester hours, earn a grade of C- or better in all nursing courses, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, register for the NCLEXRN examination, apply for state licensure, and meet University requirements for graduation. Financial Aid Federal Nursing Student Loans are available to qualified students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Some scholarships are available through endowments, although primarily offered to nursing upperclassmen. Information is available at cedarville.edu/finaid. Programs of Study Cedarville’s nursing program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Nursing students may also elect to earn a minor in cross-cultural nursing. Cocurricular Opportunities Nursing Honor Society (NHS) The Nursing Honor Society is an organization comprised of junior and senior nursing students whose grades rank in the top 35 percent of their class. Induction into this organization signifies academic excellence and provides unique opportunities to participate in academic enrichment, networking events, and professional development. From its initial launch in 2016, the organization has grown to induct 76 members in the last academic year. Student Nurses Association (SNA) The Student Nurses Association promotes spiritual growth and professional development for nurses and service for the community. Membership is open to all nursing students. Cedarville University Emergency Medical Services CU EMS is a volunteer ambulance service run and manned entirely by students from Cedarville University who are EMTs or paramedics. Disaster Preparedness Students in the School of Nursing have the opportunity to participate in disaster preparedness initiatives within the local community. School of Nursing Committee Service The faculty of the School of Nursing encourage student representation and participation in governance of the school. Placement on committees is an important right that provides a student voice in the School of Nursing. Student representation and participation is encouraged in the BSN Curriculum and Assessment Committee and the School of Nursing Faculty organization Connections Committee. Technical Resources • State-of-the-art high-fidelity simulation center • Moderate fidelity clinical nursing and practice centers Career Opportunities Graduate and professional schools welcome Cedarville graduates. Nursing graduates obtain positions in the following settings: medical centers, public health departments, home health agencies, clinics, nursing homes, schools, work sites, mental health facilities, and mission fields. Page 174 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog School of Nursing