Nursing (Pre-licensure BSN)
The Nursing Pre-licensure BSN program is one of two programs offered by the Nursing Department of the College of Science and Technology.
The nursing program seeks to:
- Provide high levels of liberal and professional educational experiences to a diverse nursing student population.
- Prepare graduates with superior knowledge and skills to serve local, national, and global communities through quality, patient-centered, holistic nursing care.
- Develop nurse leaders who are caring, knowledgeable in nursing science, adept in research, secure in the use of related technologies, and prepared for continuous advancement in our ever-evolving healthcare environments.
- Prepare nurse leaders who are prepared to provide quality, patient-centered, holistic nursing care, participate in the building of nursing profession through nursing practice, research and scholarship intended to improve health outcomes for all people.
Admission Requirements - Summary
Please contact the Nursing Department for the most current Nursing Information Packet.
- Completion of all required pre-nursing courses
- Must have a 3.0 overall GPA
- Submit a completed application to Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
- Submit a completed application to the Nursing Program prior to the deadline-(See the Information Packet for additional details).
- A Passing score on the Kaplan pre-admission exam-(See the Information Packet for additional details.)
- * Clearance requirements for the clinical experiences
- CPR certification for adult, infant and child and AED (American Heart Health Care Provider Only)
- Comprehensive criminal background check (annually)
- Child Abuse Clearance (annually)
- FBI clearance (annually)
- Current personal health insurance (annually)
- Malpractice insurance (annually)
Junior and Senior level nursing students must take clinical courses in sequence as the courses are designed to continuously build on knowledge and clinical experience. Nursing students will have the option to take electives and to minor in other subject areas. All students are expected to have their own reliable transportation, as travel to clinical rotations will be necessary. In addition, it is the student’s responsibility to abide by all policies set forth in the Nursing Program Handbook.
For the BSN degree in Nursing from Lincoln University, a student must complete the University general education (see the section on the General Education Curriculum) and the Nursing major requirements. In addition, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and successfully meet the required benchmarks on the NCLEX- RN Predictor Exam(s) (given during NUR 414). If a nursing student fails to meet the benchmark on the NCLEX-RN Predictor Exam during the last semester of the senior year, the student is required to complete 100% of the VATI coursework modules and obtain the "Green Light " to ensure all course outcomes are met for NUR 414 prior to receiving their degree from Lincoln University (see pre-licensure student handbook for detailed information). Upon completion of the VATI and Green Light status, the course faculty will submit the final course grade to the university registrar.
For more information on the nursing program, contact Ms. Diane Neikam – Nursing Program Assistant or call 484-365-7497
- Caring – Students will demonstrate caring attitudes and behaviors as they carry out the work of professional nursing with the understanding of human development, the goal of preserving dignity, and aspirations of promoting health and wellness for individuals, patients, and themselves.
- Knowledge – Students will apply knowledge synthesized from nursing science to evidence-based nursing care delivery.
- Effective thinking – Students will use a variety of thinking methods such as, critical thinking, conceptual thinking, implementation thinking, and innovative thinking, to make decisions, solve problems, evaluate information, create new processes, and plan strategies.
- Communication – Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in therapeutic interactions, inter-professional information sharing, and scholarly dissemination.
- Technological Aptitude – Students will competently use technology to access information necessary for identifying trends used in decision making, promoting quality improvement, and preserving safety, to provide patient care, collaborate with inter-professional teams, and to continuously advance the nursing profession.
- Lifelong learning – Students will continue to advance their education to maintain knowledge and nursing skills necessary to provide quality patient care by engaging into systematic inquiry, investigation, and new knowledge generation.
- Cultural Competence – Students will demonstrate willingness to learn about other cultures and use the information to collaborate with patients to provide nursing care that meets individuals cultural and religious needs.
- Leadership – Students will apply knowledge of leadership theory and demonstrate leadership behaviors that complement particular situations.
- Ethics – Students will apply ethical standards of nursing in all situations with respect for the law, the profession, patients, and themselves.
Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.