Lubbock Christian University

Faculty

  • Cindy Ford, Ph.D, APRN. FNP-BC, CNE; Director of Undergraduate Nursing
  • Terry Delaney, DNP, RN
  • LaNell Harrison, Ph.D, RN; Director of Graduate Nursing
  • JoAnn Long, Ph.D, RN, NEA-BC
  • Mark Wilkinson, RN, MBS, DNP

Degrees

To earn a degree, students must complete the curriculum and meet other requirements for a degree listed in the academic policy section of this catalog.

Program

Pre-Nursing

Students planning to enter nursing school must complete the prerequisites for admission to the nursing school. The following is the pre-nursing program at Lubbock Christian University, which is designed to complete the curricular requirements for entry to Covenant School of Nursing. Consult the pre-nursing advisor for more specific information about requirements to enter other schools of nursing.

  1. University Core (26-29 hours)
    • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
    • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • BIO2001  Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • 3 hours from MAT if recommended by advisor
  2. Supporting Courses (24 hours)
    • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO2002  Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
    • BIO3301  Introductory Genetics
    • BIO3310  General Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
    • BIO3322  Nutrition
    • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
    • 4 hours from
      • CHE1306  Introductory Chemistry
      • CHE1106  Introductory Chemistry Lab
      • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
      • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab

Associate of Science in General Science

  1. University Core (24 hours)
    • 3 hours from BIB
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • HSC2310  Lifespan Human Development or 3 hours SOC
    • BIO3322  Nutrition
    • MAT1311  College Algebra
    • 3 hours from GOV
    • 3 hours from HIS
  2. Major (42 hours)
    • Successful Completion of Covenant School of Nursing Curriculum
  3. Supporting Courses (22 hours)
    • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO3310  General Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
    • BIO3300  Genetics
    • CHE1306  Introductory Chemistry
    • CHE1106  Introductory Chemistry Lab
    • 3 hours from
      • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
      • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
      • SWK3310  Statistics
  4. Total (88 hours)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). LCU offers two BSN programs. The integrated BSN program is designed for entering freshmen and provides a direct pathway to the BSN that incorporates RN licensure through partnership with Covenant School of Nursing. The RN to BSN program is designed for graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs who hold the RN license.

Emphasis is placed on self-directed learning, promoting personal and professional growth, providing holistic, appropriate care to individuals, families, and communities, and populations, and encouraging independent action. Students may practice in a variety of health care settings in the Lubbock and the surrounding area. Time is spent in directed and independent practicum activities according to course requirements.

Integrated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with Covenant School of Nursing partnership)

  1. University Core (46 hours)
    • BIB1310  Introduction to Old Testament
    • BIB1320  Introduction to New Testament
    • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
    • BIB3310 Christian Life
    • BIO2401  Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO2001  Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
    • 3 hours from the following
      • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
      • COM3313  Interpersonal Communication
      • COM3372  Intercultural Communication
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
    • 3 hours from HIS
    • 3 hours from GOV
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • NUR3313  Cultural Diversity
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • 3 hours upper level from AFA, Art History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
    • UNI1170  University Seminar
    • UNI2000  University Skills
  2. Major (59 hours)
    • NUR4100  Introduction to BSN Studies
    • NUR4201  Introduction to Research
    • NUR4302  Concepts of Community Health
    • NUR4304  Concepts of Nursing Leadership
    • NUR4204  Concepts of Professional Role Development
    • Successful completion of Covenant School of Nursing requirements (48 hours)
    • A minimum of a C is required in all nursing courses
  3. Supporting Courses (18 hours)
    • BIO2402  Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO2002  Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
    • 4 hours from the following
      • CHE1306  Introductory Chemistry
      • CHE1106  Introductory Chemistry Lab
      • CHE1307  General Chemistry
      • CHE1107  General Chemistry Lab
    • BIO3322  Nutrition
    • BIO3310  General Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
  4. Total (123 hours)
  5. Note: Students must earn at least a C in major courses.

Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

  • Admission to the university
  • Current CPR certification (if not currently employed as a nurse)
  • Evidence of current or pending RN license
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Evaluation of official transcripts for each college or university attended
  • Minimum of C in any prerequisite course and a GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale

Additional Requirements

  • Student liability insurance fee of $65 is billed to students annually.
  • Criminal background checks are required prior to enrollment. Information is available in the Department of Nursing office.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Note: Students must earned at least a C in major courses.

  1. University Core (33 hours)
    • BIO2401  Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO2402  Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHE1306  Introductory Chemistry
    • CHE1106  Introductory Chemistry Lab
    • ENG1301  Composition Studies
    • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
    • HIS2301  History of the United States I
    • GOV2301  National Government
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • 3 hours from BIB
  2. Major (29-30 hours)
    • NUR3200  Introduction to BSN Program
    • NUR3214  History and Theory of Nursing
    • NUR3314  Trends and Issues
    • NUR4311  Nursing Research
    • NUR4314  Leadership and Management I
    • NUR4316  Leadership and Management II
    • NUR4318  Professional Role Development
    • NUR4403  Community Health I
    • NUR4305  Community Health II
    • 3-4 hours from
      • NUR3313/3413  Cultural Diversity
      • NUR4320  Comparative Health Systems
      • NUR4321  Comparative Health Systems II
      • NUR4352  Special Topics
      • NUR4399  Independent Study
      • NUR4404  Spirituality in Nursing
    • A minimum of a C is required in all nursing courses
  3. Supporting Courses (13 hours)
    • BIO3322  Nutrition
    • BIO3301  Introductory Genetics
    • BIO3310  General Microbiology
    • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  4. Validation (42 hours)
    • Validation is acquired through successful completion of NUR 3200
  5. Electives (2-3 hours)
  6. Total (120 hours)