Bluefield CollegeSchool of NursingSchool of Nursing2021-22STUDENT HANDBOOKReviewed: 7.2014; 8.2015; 5.2016; 5.2017; 12.2017; 2.2018; 7.2018; 8.2019; 8.2020; 5.2021Revised: 7.2014; 8.2015; 5.2016; 5.2017; 12.2017; 2.2018; 7.2018; 8.2019; 8.2020; 8.20211
Table of ContentsVerification of Receipt of the Bluefield College School (SON) Student Handbook . 6Introduction. 7Academic Calendars . 9Bluefield College Mission and Core Values . 14Mission .14Core Values .14Vision of the School of Nursing .14Mission of the School of Nursing .14Philosophy of the School of Nursing .14Accreditation .17Academic Rules, Policies & Procedures . 18Policy on Student Conduct .18Policy on Drug and Alcohol Use .19School of Nursing Drug and Alcohol Guidelines .19Counseling Services .21Attendance Requirements .21Policy on Patient Safety .22Policy on Retention/Dismissal .22Policy on Records Retention within the School of Nursing .23SON Required Health Records and Technical Standards .23Policy on Repeating Courses .24Student Code of Academic and Professional Conduct .24Academic Integrity .24Netiquette: A Guide for Professional E-Mail .25School of Nursing Usage of Electronic/Social Media Guidelines Policy .25SON Cell Phone Policy .26SON Recording Policy .272
Grade Appeals and Formal Complaints .27Course Load Undergraduate Programs .28Course Load Graduate and Certificate Programs .28Policy Regarding Change in Student Health Status .29Policy on Health Maintenance and Insurance .29Transfer Credits for Nursing Core Classes.29Policy on Validation of Prior Credit or Articulation .30Withdrawal from the SON Nursing Program.30Academic Advising .30Policy on Student Advisement .30Credit/Clock Hours.31Graduation .31Servant Leadership Requirement .31Academic Assistance .32Policy on Financial Aid .32Academic Support Services .32Pre-Licensure BSN Policy ATI Remediation Policy .34Pre-licensure BSN Program Policy on Weight of ATI Exams .35Pinning Ceremony .35Hooding Ceremony .35Licensure as a Registered Nurse .35Graduate Academic Policies .35Comprehensive Examination .36Policy on Required Licensure .36Policy on Physical Examination .36Clinical Course Policies and Placement . 38CastleBranch Compliance Requirement .38Compliance Requirement List .38SON Required Health Records and Technical Standards .40Policy on Health Maintenance and Insurance .40Confidentiality and Use of Medical Records .41Clinical Dress Code .413
Clinical Information and Policies .41Hospital Orientation .42Injury in Clinical Setting .42Clinical Attendance Policy .42Evidence-Based Project (EBP) Requirement .43Policy on Continuous Self-evaluation of the Program .45Policy on Program Evaluation Process .45Undergraduate Program Details . 48School of Nursing Conceptual Framework: Course Model .48Operational Definition of the Conceptual Threads of the Core Courses .49Program Outcomes .50Traditional BSN Program Requirements .50Traditional BSN Curriculum Plan: .51RN-BSN Program Requirements .52RN-BSN Curriculum Plan .53Progression Requirements for the Traditional BSN Program .53Progression Requirements for the RN-BSN Program .54Satisfactory Completion BSN: .54Graduate Program Details . 56Master of Science in Nursing .56Assumptions Related to Nursing Education .57Description of Specialty Areas .57School of Graduate Nursing Program Outcomes .58Core Course Requirements .59Concentration Requirements .60Clinical Courses .61Clinical Placement for FNP and PMHNP students .62Clinical Placement for Leadership/Education Students .62Clinical Compliance Requirements .62Special Topics Course .62Change in Program of Study .63Nursing Standards .634
Family Nurse Practitioner Full-time Curriculum Progression Sheet .64Family Nurse Practitioner Part-time Curriculum Progression Sheet* .65Leadership/Education Full-time Curriculum Progression Sheet .66Leadership/Education Part-time Curriculum Progression Sheet* .67Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Full-time Curriculum Progression Sheet .68Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Part-time Curriculum Progression Sheet .69Family Nurse Practitioner Student Progression Record .70Leadership/Education Student Progression Record .71Psychiatric Mental Health Student Progression Record .72Standard of Professional Conduct . 73Statement of Professionalism .73American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses (ANA, 2015) .73Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008) .75Essentials of Master’s Education for Professional Nursing Practice (CCNE, 2011). .76References .77Appendix A . 78Appendix B . 79Appendix C . 81Appendix D . 88Appendix E. 90Appendix F . 91FAQ’s . 935
Verification of Receipt of the Bluefield College School (SON) Student HandbookI,(Name)have received a copy of the School of Nursing Student Handbook (2021-2022) prepared by the BluefieldCollege School of Nursing.I am responsible for reading this handbook and accountable for adhering to the policies and guidelinesherein.I understand the privileges and responsibilities associated with being a nursing student.I understand that the handbook is a document that is subject to change. The Handbook will be postedon the nursing website. I understand that I will ordinarily be notified of changes by the faculty orthrough my Bluefield College e-mail. I understand it is my responsibility to check my e-mail daily.In addition to policies and procedures contained in the School of Nursing Student Handbook, I am alsoresponsible for policies and procedures outlined in the Bluefield College Academic Catalog and theBluefield College Student Handbook.(Student Signature)(Date of Receipt)BSN Students:Please provide this to your faculty in your Nursing course as requested or fax a signed copy of thisform to the office in the School of Nursing at 276.326.4462.Also, Appendix E (found at the end of the handbook) must be signed and provided to faculty or faxed.MSN Students:Please return a signed copy of this form during your orientation session.6
IntroductionThe Administration, Faculty, and Staff are delighted that you have selected Bluefield College to provideyour baccalaureate nursing education at an exciting time in nursing. The challenges are enormous andthe opportunities to practice in many new ways in nursing are numerous. At the heart of the mission ofnursing is the importance of bringing healing and comfort to the sick and suffering in our communityand in the world at large.The School of Nursing Student Handbook has been prepared as a guide to assist you through thesuccessful completion of your program of studies. The handbook has been developed to provide youwith specific information related to your academic program of study. This is not intended to supersedeinformation provided in the Bluefield College Student Handbook and the Academic ic-resources/) but rather is intended to augment andprovide information specific to the Bluefield College Nursing program. We expect you to have fullknowledge of the contents of the Handbook. New or revised policies will be communicated to you asthey are prepared.The Bluefield College School of Nursing is committed to help facilitate your learning and to assist you inachieving your academic goals. Please read carefully the Mission and Philosophy of the School ofNursing. These statements guide our work with you. The values enunciated in the Mission andPhilosophy are articulated in nursing, the liberal arts, the sciences, religious studies, and distinguish theBluefield College nurse from all others in the professional practice of nursing.We further commit to provide a distinctively Christian environment where students will find faculty andstaff who genuinely care for their well-being and where servant leadership is learned and practiced byfaculty, staff, and students. This is the spirit of the guidelines in the Handbook. They express ourcommitment to educate adult learners in the process of integrating their Christian faith with theacademic process. Your enrollment constitutes an agreement that you will abide by the guidelines witha spirit of cooperation. It is expected that those who take this educational challenge have evaluated theguidelines and have agreed to excellence.Students are responsible for using the handbook as a resource when questions arise and as a guide toacademic and nonacademic policies and procedures.7
Welcome to BC’s School of Nursing!It is with great enthusiasm I welcome you to Bluefield Collegeand its School of Nursing. Nursing is a wonderful profession ofhealthcare that enables you to provide a valuable service to thecommunity and to financially provide for your family. With ourageing population and the critical need for nursing, you willnever have to look too far for a rewarding job. There will alwaysbe plenty of job opportunities and lots of patients, families, andcommunities needing your care.There seems never to be enough time for personal issues,because a patient, a family, or a community will always needyour help, but this is our calling. It is a calling of service to thosein need, to those we love and look forward to engaging witheach new day.In my lifetime, I have seen the nurse constantly needing toobtain new knowledge, while clinging to basic principles we were taught in Nursing 101. The nurse is themainstay of healthcare in a constantly evolving healthcare environment. Whether your career leads youto be in the hospital or a rural clinic; in hospice care, education, or public health; in the military; intechnology, politics, or any of many available specialties; as a nurse, you must keep learning,transforming, adapting, and supporting patients for excellence in healthcare quality.Bluefield College will be a partner with you in realizing your goals in your nursing career. The nextterms/semesters will be outlined for you by our program’s advisors, but it is you who will provide theenergy and seek the opportunities that present themselves to make you a better nurse with a betterappreciation of your capabilities. We have certain goals we require you to meet, but you can exceedthese, not by just earning a nursing degree, but by acquiring further knowledge and skills that will helpyou continue on a career path for the most rewarding job you can imagine—being an expert nurse.Nurses are a powerful group with a positive influence on healthcare because we are willing to assess apatient’s needs with the patient and family, determine what is available in a patient’s healthcare setting,and work to obtain the services necessary to meet the needs of the patient, family or community. We atthe Bluefield College School of Nursing are happy that you have joined our BC family to learn, to applynew concepts and merge them with the ones you already possess, and to be innovative and culturallyproficient in caring for a complex healthcare system in a globally diverse community.Welcome to Bluefield College. Get ready to work, and be prepared to critically think and engage in thislearning process. Give from your heart to each other and to your patients. And remember: goodcommunication will be the key to our accomplishments in this partnership.Jessica Sharp, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP8
Academic CalendarsOnline Program Fall Semester2021 – 2022Online CoursesFall 2021 8 Week Terms OnlineTerm 1First day of Fall Term 1 coursesFirst day of Fall MAED coursesApplications for December Graduation DueLast day to add Fall Term I coursesLast day to drop a Fall Term I course with a full refundLabor Day (Offices closed)Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” for Fall Term ILast day to apply for December graduationLast day of Fall Term I coursesFinal grades due for Fall Term IAug. 18 (Wed)Aug. 18 (Wed)Aug. 18 (Wed)Aug. 20 (Fri)Aug. 24 (Tue)Sept. 6 (Mon)Sept. 21 (Tue)Sept 27 (Mon)Oct. 12 (Tue.)Oct. 19 (Tue.)Term 2First day of Fall Term 2 coursesLast day to add Fall Term 2 coursesLast day to drop a Fall Term 2 course with a full refundRegistration for Spring Terms begins (Apply for May Graduation)Oct. 13 (Wed)Oct. 15 (Fri)Oct. 19 (Tue)Oct. 25 (Mon)Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” for Fall Term 2Thanksgiving Break (Offices closed)Last day of Fall Term 2 coursesLast day of Fall MAED coursesLast day of TRAD Fall semesterFinal grades due for graduating seniorsGraduation Luncheon & Commencement RehearsalGraduation fee due to BC Central prior to CommencementCommencementFinal grades due for non-graduating studentsNov. 16 (Tue)Nov. 24-26 (Wed – Fri)Dec. 7 (Tue)Dec. 7 (Tue)Dec. 8 (Wed)Dec. 9 (Thu)Dec. 10 (Fri)Dec. 11 (Sat)Dec. 11 (Sat)Dec. 14 (Tue)Fall 2021 Fall Term 3 (Winter 2021-22)Last day to pay and register for Fall Term 3Dec. 13 (Mon)First day of Fall Term 3 coursesDec. 13 (Mon)Last day to add a Fall Term 3 courseDec. 15 (Wed)Last day to drop a Fall Term 3 course for a full refundDec. 15 (Wed)Christmas/New Year’s Holiday – Limited office hoursDec. 24 – Jan 2Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” for Fall Term 3Dec. 23 (Thur)Campus offices reopen – regular scheduleJan. 3 (Mon)9
Last day of Fall Term 3 coursesJan. 9 (Sun)Final grades due for Fall Term 3 coursesJan. 17 (Mon)Spring 2022 8 Week Terms OnlineTerm 1First day of Spring Term 1 coursesFirst day of Spring MAED coursesLast day to add Spring Term I coursesMartin Luther King Day (Offices closed)Last day to drop a Spring Term I course with a full refundLast day to withdraw with grade of “W” for Spring Term ILast day to apply for May graduationLast day of Spring Term I coursesFinal grades due for Spring Term IJan. 10 (Mon)Jan. 10 (Mon)Jan. 12 (Wed)Jan. 17 (Mon)Jan. 18 (Tue)Feb. 15 (Tue)Feb. 25 (Fri)Mar. 8 (Tue.)Mar. 15 (Tue.)Term 2First day of Spring Term 2 coursesMar. 9 (Wed)Last day to add Spring Term 2 coursesMar. 11 (Fri)Last day to drop a Fall Term I course with a full refundMar. 15 (Tue)Registration for Summer & Fall Terms begins (Apply for December graduation) Mar. 28 (Mon)Easter Holiday (Offices closed)Last day to withdraw with grade of “W” for Spring Term 2Last day of Spring Term 2 coursesLast day of Spring MAED coursesLast day of TRAD Spring SemesterFinal grades due for graduating seniorsGraduation Luncheon & RehearsalGraduation fee due to BC Central prior to CommencementCommencementFinal grades due for non-graduating studentsApr. 15-18 (Fri-Mon)Apr. 12 (Tue)May 3 (Tue)May 3 (Tue)May 4 (Wed)May 5 (Thu)May 6 (Fri)May 7 (Sat)May 7 (Sat)May 10 (Tue)Summer 2022 8 Week Terms OnlineTerm 1First day of Summer Term 1 classesLast day to add a class for Summer Term 1Last day to withdraw & receive a full refund (by 11:55pm)Last day to drop classes with a grade of "W"Memorial Day (Offices closed)Last day of Summer Term 1 classesFinal grades due for Summer TermMay 11 (Wed)May 13 (Fri)May 16 (Mon)May 27 (Fri)May 30 (Mon)Jun. 28 (Tue)Jul. 4 (Mon)Term 2First day of Summer Term 2 classesLast day to add a class for Summer Term 2June 29 (Wed)Jul. 1 (Fri)10
Last day to withdraw & receive a full refund (by 11:55pm)Last day to drop classes with a grade of "W"Last day of Summer Term 2 classesFinal grades due for Summer Term 2Jul. 6 (Wed)Jul. 15 (Fri)Aug. 16 (Tue)Aug. 22 (Mon)Traditional and Masters CoursesFall 2021 16 Week SemesterNew Student Move-InNew Student Orientation – Welcome ActivitiesReturning Student Move-InNew Student Orientation & Honor Code ConvocationFirst day of classes (16-week term)President’s Convocation 10:00 a.m.MSN On-Campus DaysLast day to add or drop a class without a grade of “W"Last day to apply for December GraduationLabor Day (no classes)Duremdes Christian Emphasis WeekFall Break for Traditional Students (no classes)Mid-Term grades dueAcademic Advising Convocation (for upcoming Spring)Advising for Spring Semester & Fall Term 3Homecoming & Family WeekendLast day to drop a class with a grade of “W”Thanksgiving Break (no classes)Winter Solace DayStudy DayGeneral Education Assessment (Graduating Seniors)MSN On-Campus DaysFinal ExamsLast day of the SemesterFinal grades due for Graduating Seniors (by noon)Graduation Luncheon & Commencement RehearsalGraduation Fee due to BC Central prior to CommencementCommencementFirst Day of Fall Term 3Final grades due for non-graduating studentsChristmas/New Year Break11Aug. 14 (Sat)Aug. 14-17 (Sat-Tue)Aug. 16 (Mon)Aug. 17 (Tue)Aug. 18 (Wed)Aug. 18 (Wed)Aug. 18-19 (Wed-Thu)Aug. 24 (Tue)Sept 27 (Mon)Sept. 6 (Mon)Sept. 22-24 (Wed-Fri)Sept 30 - Oct. 1 (ThuFri)Oct. 8 (Fri)Oct. 22 (Fri)Oct. 25 - Nov 4 (MonThu)TBDNov. 5 (Fri)Nov. 24-26 (Wed – Fri)Dec. 2 (Thu)Dec. 3 (Fri)Dec. 3 (Fri)Dec. 3-4 (Fri-Sat)Dec. 4, 6-8 (Sat, MonWed)Dec. 8 (Wed)Dec. 9 (Thu)Dec. 10 (Fri)Dec. 11 (Sat)Dec. 11 (Sat)Dec. 13 (Mon)Dec. 14 (Tue)Dec. 24-Jan 2 (Fri-Mon)
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