College of the Ozarks
College of the Ozarks is located in Point Lookout, Missouri. C of O is a Christian college; their nursing program is biblically-based and students must take courses that satisfy these requirements in addition to nursing requirements. The nursing department's mission is: "to present a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, character-driven nursing education program while preparing qualified individuals for a spiritual role as a professional nurse providing service to Christ and humankind."
Their BSN program focuses on the moral character that nurses must possess to earn patient’s trust. They cultivate this by honing on critical thinking, communication techniques, and compassionate care. There’s also a strong focus on the well-being of the nurse’s mind and body, as those two components must be in balance in order for a nurse to handle the situations they may be presented with in their roles. The BSN program is 4 years long, and includes clinical work in the Ozark Mountains. Students may work in rural or metropolitan healthcare facilities, exposing them to the various settings of care, and the needs of diverse patient populations.
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