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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

In accordance with the Schreiner University’s Mission Statement and the American Nurses Association’s (2003) definition ofBSN logo nursing, Schreiner University’s BSN Program is committed to advancing the nursing profession through the holistic educational preparation of health professionals to develop and produce quality graduates who are nurse leaders, lifelong learners, and are dedicated to the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations through the provision of safe, competent nursing care.

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Traditional BSN program at Schreiner University
Nursing is defined as an art and a science. Across the nation, nursing is recognized as two of the most difficult programs of Baccalaureate study. Courses in math and sciences provide a strong foundation for making nursing decisions necessary to secure or maintain optimal health for self and others. This program of study has many demands, but the rewards are well worth the effort and they last a lifetime. Schreiner University’s BSN program prepares students for this challenging and rewarding career.

There are three paths you can take to be admitted into the Traditional BSN program:  High School Seniors, Transfer Students, and Current Schreiner Students.

  • » High School Seniors BSN Admission Process
    Outstanding high school seniors can be considered for Early Admission into the BSN program.
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    Schreiner University has an outstanding university and faith-based nursing program that prepares students for a lifetime career in health care. The program is ideal because it also prepares you for a nursing degree and direct entry to many masters’ programs following licensure as an RN.

    Outstanding students have the opportunity to receive early admission into the BSN program by January 15, 2016. This early admission and the completion of all prerequisites will guarantee you a place in this prestigious program and our upper level nursing classes.

    **Students must first be admitted into Schreiner University. If you have not been admitted to Schreiner University, please contact the Admission Office at admissions@schreiner.edu or 800-343-4919 to discuss the initial application process.**

    By applying into Early Admission for the BSN program, students are agreeing that they will complete all prerequisite courses needed for the upper level nursing classes. They must also maintain a 3.0 GPA, earning grades of A or B in all of their math and science courses. Additional requirements may be determined by the Nursing Department.

    Questions? Contact the Admission Office at admissions@schreiner.edu or 800-343-4919.

    Early Admission Process

    Outstanding first-time freshmen applicants may be eligible for the early admission into the BSN program. Qualifications for consideration to the early admission option include:

    • Acceptance into Schreiner University through the Admission Office
    • Complete the Early Admission application for BSN
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5
    • Minimum of three years each of college preparatory math and science (grades considered)
    • Combined math/verbal  SAT of 1100 (520 or higher on each section) or ACT of 24 (22 or higher on all ACT sections)


    Early admit nursing students must maintain a college GPA of 3.0 overall and in the science courses, complete the prerequisite courses successfully, obtain a  score of 72 or higher on the TEAS Exam and meet the health requirements to begin clinical coursework in their fifth semester of study.  Early admit students who meet these requirements have a guaranteed place in the nursing program.

    Questions?
    Contact the Admission Office
    admissions@schreiner.edu or 800-343-4919

  • » Transfer Students BSN Admission Process
    Students can start or complete their prerequisite courses at another accredited college and then transfer into Schreiner University. Options for Early Admission are also available.


    Schreiner University has an outstanding university and faith-based nursing program that prepares students for a lifetime career in health care. The program is ideal because it also prepares you for a nursing degree and direct entry to many masters’ programs following licensure as an RN.BSN logo

    **Students must first be admitted into Schreiner University. If you have not been admitted to Schreiner University, please contact the Admission Office at admissions@schreiner.edu or 800-343-4919 to discuss the initial application process.**

    Questions?
    Contact the Admission Office
    admissions@schreiner.edu or 800-343-4919

    Early Admission Process
    Students who have not yet completed their prerequisite courses can apply through the Early Admission for current students. Students will need to complete a short online application by January 15, 2016. Students admitted through the Early Admission process and complete all prerequisites will be guaranteed a place in the upper level nursing classes. See below for prerequisites that will be required of you after you are admitted through Early Admission. (Transfer students who do not meet the January 15, 2016 application deadline can still start at Schreiner University as a transfer student and complete their Pre-Nursing courses. They will be eligible to apply for the BSN program when the application reopens.)

    By applying into Early Admission for the BSN program, students are agreeing that they will complete all prerequisite courses needed for the upper level nursing classes. They must also maintain a 3.0 GPA, earning grades of A or B in all of their math and science courses. Additional requirements may be determined by the Nursing Department.

    Regular Admission Process
    Students who have completed, or will complete all nursing prerequisite courses this school year and are ready to start nursing courses must go through the Regular BSN Admission process and apply by January 15, 2016. Please see the full list of requirements below. Students must complete an application through the Nursing CAS online

    Admission Criteria for the Regular BSN admission process:
    (Note: Students admitted through Early Admission must complete these requirements before they can start the upper level nursing courses)

    Admission Criteria

    • Completion of prerequisite coursework (see below)
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all coursework to date
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite science coursework (Biology, Chemistry and Nutrition courses)
    • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) by Assessment Technologies Institute®, LLC students who score a 72 or higher will be considered for admission.


    Fulfillment of these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission and the applicant's entire academic record is considered.  Completion of prerequisite courses, health requirements and a background check is also required upon admittance into the BSN program.

    Prerequisite Coursework  

    At the time of Regular BSN application, the applicant must have completed or be currently enrolled in:

    • BIOL 2401 – Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II
    • ENGL 1301 - Rhetoric and Composition
    • ENGL 1302 – Literature and Composition 
    • Global Perspectives (6) hours
    • MATH 1310 – College Algebra
    • BIOL 2331 – Nutrition in the Healthcare System
    • Engagement (6) hours
    • PHIL/RELI (3) hours
    • CHEM 1301/1101 or CHEM 1403 – General Chemistry I or Introductory Chemistry
    • ENGL 3307 – Advanced Composition
    • SOCI 1301 – Introduction to the Study of Sociology
    • Aesthetic Appreciation (3) hours
    • BIOL 3414 – General Microbiology
    • MATH 2330 – Applied Statistics
    • PSYC 1301 – Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 2300 – Life Span Development
    • Elective (2) hours


    Criminal Background Check
    Applicants will be directed to complete a background check by the nursing program once admitted into the BSN program.

    Contact:
    Admission Office
    admissions@schreiner.edu
    800.343.4919

  • » Current Schreiner Students BSN Admission Process
    Current Schreiner students who have not completed their prerequisite courses can be considered for Early Admission. Current students who will be completing their prerequisite courses soon should start on the regular admission process.

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    Early Admission Process
    Students who have not yet completed their prerequisite courses can apply through the Early Admission for current students. Students will need to complete a short online application by January 15, 2016. Students admitted through the Early Admission process and complete all prerequisites will be guaranteed a place in the upper level nursing classes. See below for prerequisites that will be required of you after you are admitted through Early Admission.

    Regular Admission Process
    Students who have completed, or will complete all nursing prerequisite courses this school year and are ready to start nursing courses must go through the Regular BSN Admission process and apply by January 15, 2016. Please see the full list of requirements below. Students must complete an application through the Nursing CAS online .

    Admission Criteria for the Regular BSN admission process:
    (Note: Students admitted through Early Admission must complete these requirements before they can start the upper level nursing courses)

    • Completion of prerequisite coursework (see below)
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all coursework to date
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite science coursework (Biology, Chemistry and Nutrition courses)
    • Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) by Assessment Technologies Institute®, LLC. Only students who score a 72 or higher will be considered for admission.


    Fulfillment of these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission and the applicant's entire academic record is considered. Completion of prerequisite courses, health requirements and a background check is also required upon admittance into the BSN program.

    Prerequisite Coursework

    At the time of Regular BSN application, the applicant must have completed or be currently enrolled in:

    • BIOL 2401 – Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II
    • ENGL 1301 - Rhetoric and Composition
    • ENGL 1302 – Literature and Composition 
    • Global Perspectives (6) hours
    • MATH 1310 – College Algebra
    • BIOL 2331 – Nutrition in the Healthcare System
    • Engagement (6) hours
    • PHIL/RELI (3) hours
    • CHEM 1301/1101 or CHEM 1403 – General Chemistry I or Introductory Chemistry
    • ENGL 3307 – Advanced Composition
    • SOCI 1301 – Introduction to the Study of Sociology
    • Aesthetic Appreciation (3) hours
    • BIOL 3414 – General Microbiology
    • MATH 2330 – Applied Statistics
    • PSYC 1301 – Introduction to PsychologPSYC 2300 – Life Span Development
    • Elective (2) hours


    Criminal Background Check

    Applicants will be directed to complete a background check by the nursing program once admitted into the BSN program. 

    Questions on the BSN Application Process?
    Contact:
    Mrs. Katie Bundrant
    BSN Administrative Associate
    Schreiner University
    830-792-7481
    CRWoolery@schreiner.edu

  • » Fees & Expenses

    STUDENT’S EXPENSE OF APPLYING TO PROGRAM:
    ATI TEAS Entrance Exam $100.00
    ATI TEAS-Prep Book and 2 Online Practice Exams $88.00  (Optional)
    Application Fee  $50.00
    Drug Test (paid directly to company)  $75.00
               Sub-Total $225.00  ($313.00 with Test Prep)

    STUDENT’S IMMEDIATE EXPENSE ONCE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM:

    Criminal Background Check (paid directly to BON)  $45.00
              Sub-Total $45.00

    STUDENT’S EXPENSES PRIOR TO BSN ORIENTATION:

    Immunizations as required (dependant on health insurance coverage and eligibility)
    2 Uniforms with Patch  $200.00
    ¾ Length Lab Jacket with Patch $75.00
    Shoes  $50.00
    Name Tag   $10.00
    Stethoscope  $50.00
    Pen Light   $7.00
    Hose/Socks   $5.00
    History and Physical Exam Pocket List  $25.00
              Sub-Total $422.00

    ADDITIONAL ANTICIPATED FEES FOR BSN PROGRAM:

    Semester One, Two, Four and Five: 
        - ATI Content Mastery Series Testing
        - Clinical Education Center Lab Fees Immunization/CPR Tracking Service
        - Malpractice             $825.00 X 4 semesters = $3,300.00

    Semester Three (Summer):
         - N/A    

    STUDENT EXPENSE AT PROGRAM COMPLETION:
    Application Fee to BON (paid directly to BON)  $200.00
    Jurisprudence Testing Fee (paid directly to BON)  $25.00
    NCLEX Testing Fee (paid directly to testing site)   $139.00
              Sub-Total $364.00

    ESTIMATED FEES FOR BSN PROGRAM (EXCLUDING TEXTBOOKS)    $4,444.00

    ****ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE****

    ****ALL NURSING STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY MEDICAL INSURANCE****

    07/01/11

  • » Entrance Exam

    Prior to scheduling your entrance examination, it is highly recommended that you go to www.atitesting.com and order an examination study guide in a package with 2 practice examinations for a total of $88.00 (prices subject to change). Make sure that you order the study guide and practice examinations for the ATI TEAS Examination. Do not order a version that is located at Amazon, etc., as it is not the official study guide and does not cover the same content.  I recommend beginning to prepare at least one month prior to sitting for your examination.

    You will need to sign up for the entrance examination with Mrs. Bundrant by calling 830-792-7481 or email crwoolery@schreiner.edu. Next, you will need to go to the Business Office on campus and pay $105 for the examination. Be sure to tell them this is for the BSN Entrance Examination Fee as it goes in a special account. You can either pay cash, check or by credit card. You will need to bring a copy of your receipt the day of the examination along with a photo ID.

    All entrance examinations will be in M212. You must arrive 15 minutes early to get signed on your computer, turn off your cell phone, place personal items in the front of the room and receive instructions. Please note that you are unable to leave the examination area after the exam begins, so you need to make a comfort stop prior to testing.  There is a limit of two attempts per admission cycle on the ATI TEAS Entrance Examination for admission to the SU BSN program.

    Fall 2016-2017 Examination Schedule
    1-5 pm in Moody 212
    Friday 10/14/16
    Friday 10/28/16
    Friday 11/11/16
    Friday 11/25/16
    Friday 12/02/16
    Friday 12/09/16
    Friday 01/13/17

    For further information, please contact:
    Mrs. Katie Bundrant
    Administrative Associate
    Office: Trull Science
    (830) 792-7481
    crwoolery@schreiner.edu

  • » NSNA & TSNA Membership

    National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) & Texas Student Nurses Association (TSNA)

    BSN logoThe National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) was founded in 1952. It is a nonprofit organization for students who are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. The NSNA is committed to nurturing the professional development of nursing students.

    Membership in the Texas Student Nurses Association (TSNA):
    Schreiner University will establish a chapter of the Texas Nursing Students Association following the 10th student who joins NSNA/TSNA.

     As a member of TNSA and NSNA you are entitled to may benefits (TNSA, 2011):
    · Delegate representation in the annual House of Delegates at both the TNSA and NSNA convention.
    · Eligible to submit resolutions to the TNSA and NSNA House of Delegates.
    · Eligible for contests, awards, and scholarships at the local, state and national level.
    · Affiliated with the largest nursing student association in the United States and the largest state association.
    · Networking opportunities with students across the state and country along with nursing leaders and specialty nurses.
    · A year's subscription to Imprint, the only magazine published by nursing students for nursing students.
    · Eligible to attend Council of Schools and State Convention.

    Membership is open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Schreiner University. Meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of each month in M203 from 12:00 – 12:50 pm.

    For additional information, please contact Ms. Lillian Barron, Assistant Professor of Nursing at llbarron@schreiner.edu.


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BSN FACULTY

photo Bernreuter, Dr. Maxine
Director of Nursing
Office:
(830) 792-7406 |  mbernreuter@schreiner.edu
   
 photo Lunsford, Dr. Julie
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office:  Trull Science 123
(830) 792-7463  |  jhlunsford@schreiner.edu
   
Dr. Ruth Grubesic Grubesic, Dr. Ruth
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office:  Trull Science 220
(830) 792-7250  | rbgrubesic@schreiner.edu
   
Lillian Barron Barron, Lillian
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: Trull Science 223C
(830) 895-7107  | llbarron@schreiner.edu
   
Mary Pautler Pautler, Mary
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office:  Trull Science 223A
(830) 792-7323  |  mwpautler@schreiner.edu
   
photo Pape, Dr. Theresa
BSN Clinical Adjunct
Office:
(830) 792-7481  | tpape@schreiner.edu
   
photo McAlister, Kim
BSN Clinical Adjunct
Office:
(830) 792-7481  | kmcalister@schreiner.edu
   
photo Adams, Dana
BSN Clinical Adjunct
Office:
(830) 792-7481  |  dadams@schreiner.edu
   
photo Hinz, Mittie
BSN Clinical Adjunct
Office:
(830) 792-7481  | mhinz@schreiner.edu
   
photo Lehman, Dr. Cheryl
BSN Clinical Adjunct
Office:
(830) 792-7481  | clehman@schreiner.edu

The BSN program at Schreiner University is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  Schreiner is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).  The Schreiner University BSN Program holds initial accreditation by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accreditation

 
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