Nursing Curriculum

General Education Courses (56 semester hours)

ACAF 110 Foundations I   4
ACAF 120 Foundations II  3
BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I w/Lab  4
(Pre-requisite for BIOL 211, 221, 252)
BIOL 211 Microbiology  5
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy  4
BIOL 252 Human Physiology  4
CHEM 120 Foundations of Chemistry  5
CMMA 142 Speech Communication 3
ENGL 111 College Writing I  3
ENGL 200 Introduction to Literature  3
HIST XXX Approved history course  3
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics  3
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PSYC 111 General Psychology  3
PSYC 240 Lifespan Development (or SWRK 242)  3
SOCI 111 Principles of Sociology  3
THEO 101 Introduction to Theology  3

 

Pre-requisite Courses (14 semester hours)

NURS 102 Pharmacologic Mathematics  1
NURS 245 Nursing Informatics  2
NURS 250 Concepts of Professional Nursing  3
NURS 260 Human Nutrition  2
NURS 275 Health Promotion & Family Assessment Across the Lifespan  3
NURS 308 Health Assessment  3


Major Program
(58 semester hours)

NURS 310 Professional Nursing Practice I  8
NURS 311 Pathophysiology  3
NURS 313 Pharmacology  3
NURS 350 Professional Nursing Practice II  8
NURS 362 Ethical and Legal Issues for Health Care  3
NURS 412 Nursing Research  3
NURS 420 Ministry of Nursing  3
NURS 450 Professional Nursing Practice III  8
NURS 460 Professional Nursing Practice IV  8
NURS 461 Principles of Management in Health Care  3
NURS 462 Professional Nursing Seminar  3
NURS 465 Community Health Nursing  2
NURS XXX Upper Division Electives (300-400 level)  3**

 

**Nursing Electives

Students may choose electives from non-required nursing courses or electives in related fields. Nursing electives include: NURS 364 Spiritual-Ethnocultural Aspects of Nursing, NURS 416 Client Education, and NURS 421 Pain-Concept Management.

 

THE SUGGESTED SEQUENCE

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

ACAF 110 Foundations I  4
BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology  4
CHEM 120 Foundations of Chemistry  5
ENGL 111 College Writing I  3

Second Semester

ACAF 120 Foundations II  3
BIOL 211 Microbiology  5
CMMA 142 Speech Communication  3
MATH 105 Intro to Statistics  3
PSYC 111 Intro. to Psychology  3

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

BIOL 221 Human Anatomy  4
NURS 102 Pharmacology Math  1
NURS 260 Human Nutrition  2
PSYC 240 Lifespan Development  3
SOC I 111 Intro to Sociology  3
General Education course  3

Second Semester

BIOL 252 Human Physiology  4
NURS 245 Nursing Informatics  2
NURS 250 Concepts of Nursing  3
NURS 275 Health Prom. & Fam. Assessment  3
NURS 308 Health Assessment  3
General Education Course  3

Note:

ACAF 110 and 120 are only offered in the terms identified above. PSYC 111 is a prerequisite for PSYC 240 or SWRK 242. SWRK 242 (Spring only) may be substituted for PSYC 240. All students must complete NURS 102, 245, 250, 260, 275, and 308 prior to entering the clinical course sequence. The general education component also consists of courses in Speech, Literature, History, Theology, and Philosophy. All of the above courses must be completed before beginning clinical nursing courses, except Speech, Literature, History, Theology and Philosophy.

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

NURS 310 Prof. Nursing Practice I  8
NURS 311 Pathophysiology  3
NURS 313 Pharmacology  3
General Education course  3

Second Semester

NURS 350 Prof. Nursing Practice II  8
NURS 412 Nursing Research  3
NURS 420 Ministry of Nursing (WI)  3
Upper Division NURS Elective  3

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

NURS 362 Ethical & Legal Issues For Health Care  3
NURS 450 Professional Nursing Practice III  8
NURS 465 Comm. Health Nursing  2
General Education Course  3

Second Semester

NURS 460 Professional Nursing Practice IV  8
NURS 461 Principles of Management in Health Care  3
NURS 462 Professional Nursing Seminar  3