Lincoln University (LU) is one of the two historically Black Schools in the State of Missouri. This public university dates back to 1866, when it was established to offer teacher training opportunities to African Americans living in Missouri. The university was then known as Lincoln Institute and become a fully pledged university with diverse degree programs in 1921. It started admitting qualified candidates from different races and color in 1954 at Jefferson City.
Nursing Science Programs at Lincoln University
The Department of Nursing Science offers two nursing programs one at the associate degree level and a baccalaureate degree. It also has a continuing education program for nurses who are interested in Spanish as a second language. The programs have been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Detailed information of each of the programs is given below:
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (AAS)
The associate of applied science degree in nursing prepares students to become registered nurses. The program welcomes three types of candidates; new, LPN Bridge and transfers students. It is a two-year program that engages students in a combination of general education and nursing courses at all levels of the two-year period. For new students, 11 prerequisites credits must have been completed prior to admission into the program.
For those seeking LPN to RN advanced placement, they must provide proof of prior LPN experience via a written recommendation from a supervisor and an active LPN license. A Bridging course is then taken to determine the number of credit to be awarded in advanced placement drawn upon the bridge course scores. In case of transfer students, transfer of credits is determined from former transcripts. A total of 71 credits must be completed to be allowed to graduate and take the NCLEX-RN exam.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program
The BSN completion program from Lincoln University enables diploma and associate degree registered nurses to complete a baccalaureate degree. It is a very flexible program delivered in a hybrid nature of both online and site-based instructions. General education courses are offered in an online and campus based version while all nursing courses with a clinical component are offered online. For the practicum sessions, students are allowed to freely choose their hospital locations but supervision is done by an approved Lincoln University Preceptor. All Didactic nursing courses are also offered online.
The program is relatively long and course-laden, given that it is a completion program. It takes two years to complete; a first year of two semesters and a second year of four semesters. A total of 92 credit hours are needed to be allowed to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Continuing Education – Spanish for Health Care Professionals
In the category of continuing education, Lincoln University offers Spanish for Health Care Professionals course. This courses aims at enhancing effective communication between Spanish speaking patients and medical staff, especially nurses. The course helps nurses and other medical professional understand medical terminology, human anatomy and other simple verbal communication in the Spanish language.
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