RN to BSN Application

Students must first apply for and meet criteria for general University Admission.  The application for admission can be found at www.reinhardt.edu/application.  You must also submit transcripts from every college or university previously attended.

To apply to the Cauble School of Nursing and Health Sciences, you must have completed 49 hours of general electives and associated prerequisites.

To apply:

  1. Complete the application to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  2. Complete initial advising process with a nursing faculty member to establish readiness for the nursing program.
  3. Submit 2 reference letters.
  4. Submit resume to include volunteer work.
  5. Successfully complete panel interview.
  6. Submit $25.00 nonrefundable application fee online, or at the business office on the main campus.
  7. Must have an unencumberd RN license.

Prior to enrollment in your first nursing course, you must:

  1. Complete all 62 hours of general education/core requirements and associated pre-requisite courses.

Nursing Application

Submission of this application confirms that the information provided is accurate to the best of the applicant’s knowledge as well as an understanding and agreement with the information provided in the application.

Application

Directions:  Please complete the entire application.  It may be easier to complete the application if the following information is in hand when starting the process.

  • Academic History
  • GPA
  • Awards

RN to BSN Application

  • Personal Informaiton

  • Emergency Contact

  • Academic Background

  • *Official Transcripts are Required
    If yes, please send a confidential personal statement that includes all the facts the you believe bear on the significance of this circumstance.
    If yes, please provide a further information on a confidential basis.
  • Essential Information

    Reinhardt University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employment opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX.

     

    Clinical Participation Requirements 

    American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training must be completed prior to entering the nursing program.  The CPR card must be current and presented as part of the application process.

    Health History and Physical including immunizations (Medical Clearance) is required.

    Health Insurance for the applicant is required.

    A successful background check and drug screen must be completed. Students are required to obtain satisfactory grades in the classroom portion as well as the clinical portion (labs or in healthcare placements) of nursing classes to be able to meet clinical, course, program and University learning objectives. To be placed and participate in clinical, the clinical facilities require (not Reinhardt University) a background check and a drug screen for all students as well as professional staff.   All students are required to complete a criminal background check and a drug screen utilizing the company selected by Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences before starting the first semester in nursing classes. Results of these screens will be shared with the student and University. Clinical institutions may deny clinical placement of the student based on the results of these screens.  If the clinical affiliate finds the results of the criminal background check or the drug screen to be unacceptable, Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences may not be able to provide clinical experiences needed to meet learning objectives and may subsequently result in the student’s inability to progress within the nursing program and obtain a bachelor of science in nursing.  Failure to be honest in the completion of all application questions regarding background check variances, convictions or concerns with drug screens may result in an academic integrity violation and could result in dismissal from the program.  It is important to note that unacceptable results are defined differently by each clinical agency.

    NOTE: Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences is not responsible for choices made by the student that may impact their personal criminal background check and/or drug screen and the downstream consequences of clinical placement, possible dismissal from the nursing program, inability to sit for NCLEX-RN or obtain employment.

     

    Reinhardt University Honor Pledge

     Reinhardt University is a community of learners committed to the integration of faith and learning in the education of the whole person. As a partnership of students, faculty, and staff, we are dedicated to intellectual inquiry, academic freedom, and moral development. We are devoted to the principles of integrity, honesty, and individual responsibility. Therefore, in all our personal and academic endeavors, we will strive to represent our institution with integrity, purpose, and pride; demonstrate honest behavior and expect honesty from others; and accept responsibility for our own words and actions.

    As a student in Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences, I also pledge that all assignments, quizzes, examinations, papers, projects, lab work, simulations will be my own work, I will not participate in academic dishonesty or plagiarize, and all clinical care that I provide to my patients will not be in violation of this pledge.

    Please enter your initials in the provided box acknowledging the honor pledge.

     

    Essential Requirements

    Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences has a responsibility to educate competent nurses to care for their patients (persons, families and/or communities) with critical judgment, broadly based knowledge, and well-honed technical skills. Reinhardt University has academic as well as technical standards that must be met by students in order to successfully progress in and graduate from its programs.

     

    Technical Standards: Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences provides the following description/examples of technical standards to inform prospective and enrolled students of a sampling of technical standards required in completing the nursing science curriculum. The technical standards reflect a sample of the performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The standards are not requirements of admission into the programs and the examples are not all-inclusive.  Individuals interested in applying for admission to the programs should review these standards to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral characteristics required to successfully complete the programs. Key areas for technical standards in nursing include having abilities and skills in the areas of: (1) acquiring fundamental knowledge; (2) developing communication skills; (3) interpreting data; (4) integrating knowledge to establish clinical judgment; and, (5) incorporating appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors into nursing practice capabilities.

    Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences ensures that access to its facilities, programs and services is available to all students, including students with disabilities. Therefore, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities in consistence with legal requirements as outlined in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to an instructional activity, equipment, facility, program or service that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to fulfill the requirements necessary for graduation from the nursing program. To be eligible for accommodations, a student must have a documented disability of (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (b) a record of such impairment; or, (c) be regarded as having such a condition. To be qualified for Reinhardt University School of Nursing and Health Sciences program individuals must be able to meet both our academic standards and the technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations. For further information regarding services and resources to students with disabilities and/or to request accommodations please contact the Academic Support Office.

    Requirements

    Standards

    Examples

     

    Acquiring fundamental knowledge

     

    1. Ability to learn in classroom and educational settings

    2. Ability to find sources of knowledge and acquire the knowledge

    3. Ability to be a life-long learner

    4. Novel and adaptive thinking

     

     

    • Acquire, conceptualize and use evidence-based information from demonstrations and experiences in the basic and applied sciences, including but not limited to information conveyed through online coursework, lecture, group seminar, small group activities and physical demonstrations

    • Develop health care solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

     

    Developing communication skills

    1. Communication abilities for sensitive and effective interactions with patients (persons, families and/or communities)

    2. Communication abilities for effective interaction with the health care team (patients, their supports, other professional and non-professional team members

    3. Sense-making of information gathered from communication

    4. Social intelligence

     

    • Accurately elicit or interpret information: medical history and other info to adequately and effectively evaluate a client or patient’s condition

    • Accurately convey information and interpretation of information using one or more means of communication (verbal, written, assisted (such as TTY) and/or electronic) to patients and the health care team

    • Effectively communicate in teams

    • Determine a deeper meaning or significance in what is being expressed

    • Connect with others to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

     

    Interpreting data

    1. Ability to observe patient conditions and responses to health and illness

    2. Ability to assess and monitor health needs

    3. Computational thinking

    4. Cognitive load management

     

    • Obtain and interpret information from assessment maneuvers such as assessing respiratory and cardiac function, blood pressure, blood sugar, neurological status, etc.

    • Obtain and interpret information from diagnostic representations of physiologic phenomena during a comprehensive assessment of patients

    • Obtain and interpret information from assessment of patient’s environment and responses to health across the continuum

    • Obtain and interpret for evaluation information about responses to nursing action

    • Translate data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

     

    Integrating knowledge to establish clinical judgment

    1. Critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making ability needed to care for persons, families and/or communities across the health continuum and within (or managing or improving) their environments – in one or more environments of care

    2. Intellectual and conceptual abilities to accomplish the essential of the nursing program (for example, baccalaureate essentials)

    3. New-media literacy

    4. Trans-disciplinary  

    5. Design mindset

     

    • Accomplish, direct or interpret assessment of persons, families and/or communities and develop, implement and evaluate of plans of care or direct the development, implementation and evaluation of care

    • Critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

    • Literacy in and ability to understand concepts across disciplines

    • Represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

     

    Incorporating appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors into nursing practice

    1. Concern for others, integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, interest and motivation

    2. Acquire Interpersonal skills for professional interactions with a diverse population of individuals, families and communities

    3. Acquire Interpersonal skills for professional interactions with members of the health care team including patients, their supports, other health care professionals and team members

    4. Acquire the skills necessary for promoting change for necessary quality health care

    5. Cross-cultural competency

    6. Virtual collaboration

     

    • Maintain effective, mature, and sensitive relationships with clients/patients, students, faculty, staff and other professionals under all circumstances

    • Make proper judgments regarding safe and quality care

    • Function effectively under stress and adapt to changing environments inherent in clinical practice

    • Demonstrate professional role in interactions with patients, intra and inter professional teams

    • Operate in different cultural settings (including disability culture)

    • Work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

     

    Marks, B., & Ailey, S. (2015). White Paper on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Nursing Educational Programs for the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. 1-24. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/faculty/tool-kits/accommodating-students-with-disabilities