Lubbock Christian University Nursing School Review
Lubbock Christian University (LCU) is a small school that prides itself on the student to faculty ratio of 15:1. The campus is safe, welcoming and intimate. Lubbock Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate’s degrees, Bachelors degrees and Masters degrees.
The Nursing degrees offered at Lubbock Christian University include; the Pre-Nursing Program, a partnership program with Covenant School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) and a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN).
The RN to BSN program was established 20 years ago and the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was developed in 2005. The goal of the MSN program is to ensure registered nurses are prepared for advanced service and potentially to work as instructors in education.The RN-BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc.
Currently Lubbock Christian University has a partnership with the Covenant School of Nursing, which allows students to complete the BSN degree in only two to three semesters.During the RN to BSN program, students must complete 12 core courses and then apply to the Covenant School of Nursing for four semesters. Students can then enroll in additional courses like, Genetics and Statistics. Upon graduation from the Covenant School of Nursing, graduates will begin the RN-BSN courses. Once BSN courses are completed in one year or less, the graduate can then apply to the MSN program.Financial assistance is available throughout the four year program, and students work full time as RN’s while working to complete the RN-BSN courses.
Registered Nurse – Bachelor of Science (RN-BSN) Program
Graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma nursing programs can apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Lubbock Christian University. Learning is self-directed and teaches students to provide holistic care to patients, apply research findings, and communicate with other members of the health care profession.In order to complete the BSN degree, students must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours.
In order to apply to the RN program, students must apply online at the LCU website. Applicants must then arrange for an interview with the program coordinator and present official transcripts from his or her college or university. Applicants must then complete the FAFSA online and complete a criminal background check, prove liability insurance, share a copy of his or her CPR Card and have graduated from an approved nursing school with a minimum of a “C” grade in any pre-requisite courses with a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants do not have to have completed core courses like History or Genetics because RN-BSN students can take those courses at the same time as their nursing courses.
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree
The MSN degree is a 35-hour degree without a thesis that must be completed in 18-24 months. Nurses can complete the course while working full-time. Students must already have a BSN or a baccalaureate degree that the university has accepted as suitable. The MSN degree includes research, health care policy, ethics, theoretical foundations of nursing practice, and social issues among several other components.
Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street, Lubbock,
TX 79407-2099, United States