Oct 16, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Nursing - Traditional, B.S.N.


***All General Education Courses Must Be Completed Prior to Admission to Nursing***

Curriculum Requirements


This program is designed for student to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to function as professional nurses in a variety of health care settings. Throughout the curriculum the student will obtain competencies for professional nursing practice including critical thinking, decision making, communication, leadership, and high-tech procedures to respond to changing needs and environments in today’s health care settings. Nursing courses completed at other institutions are not accepted as transfer credits. Students who were not successful in other nursing programs are not eligible for admission to nursing at NCCU. A cumulative 3.0 is required for admission to nursing.

1. 126 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better.  Students must have a cumulative average of 80 in all nursing courses for success.  Students who fail a nursing course, will have the opportunity to repeat the course only once. Two failures in nursing courses (pre-nursing or nursing) results in permanent dismissal from nursing.

2. General Education Requirement:


Freshman and sophomore years:  complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 in math/science courses.There is a limited time for repeating these courses for consideration in the nursing program.  All required Math/Science courses should be completed by the end of fall semester of the sophomore year.

All general education requirements must be complete prior to admission to the nursing program.  If necessary, no more than two GEC courses can be taken after admission to the nursing program.

3. Program Requirements:


5. Additional Requirements


Demonstrate proficiency on selected clinical skills and proficiency in the clinical settings.

Program Notes:


Students must complete all science required courses with a “C” or better prior to enrolling in nursing courses.  The student must have a math/Science cumulative GPA of 2.8. Two failures in math and/or science courses that are required for nursing, results in ineligibility for nursing admission.

Students cannot progress to the next level course until all prior level courses are complete

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


***All General Education Courses Must Be Completed Prior to Admission to Nursing***

Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Traditional Track Nursing Option

(Implement Spring 2017)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

MATH 1100  -  College Algebra and Trigonometry I ( 3 )  

BIOL 1300  -  Molecules and Cell Function ( 4 )  

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

SOCI 2000  -  Global Societies and Human Behavior ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester

ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  

PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

BIOL 1610  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology I ( 4 )  

CHEM 1000  -  Physical Science Related to Chemistry ( 3 )  

HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 18

Summer ( between Freshman and Sophomore Year)

BIOL 1620  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology II ( 4 )  

MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

CHEM 1500  -  Chemistry and Human Life ( 3 )   

Foreign Language II (3)

PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

BIOL 2510  -  Introduction to Microbes and Disease ( 4 ) 

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester 

NURS 2011  -  Introduction to Professional Nursing ( 4 )  

FOOD 2200  -  Introduction to Human Nutrition ( 3 )  

NURS 2030  -  Medical Terminology ( 2 )   

NURS 2020  -  Health Assessment ( 3 )  

MATH 1110  -  Elementary Statistics ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 15

Nursing Clinical Courses Begin

Summer

NURS 2201  -  Pathophysiology ( 3 )   

NURS 3302  -  Foundations of Clinical Nursing ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 6

Junior Year

Fall Semester

NURS 3466  -  Adult Health I ( 7 )  

NURS 3470  -  Junior Seminar I ( 1 )  

NURS 3301  -  Pharmacology in Nursing ( 3 )   

Total Hours: 11

Spring Semester

NURS 4202  -  Nursing Care of the Older Adult ( 2 )  

NURS 3462  -  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing ( 5 )  

NURS 4410  -  Nursing Research ( 3 )  

PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

Total Hours: 12

Senior Year

Fall Semester

NURS 4002  -  Nursing Care of the Child ( 4 )  

NURS 4003  -  Maternity Nursing ( 4 )  

NURS 4102  -  Community Health Nursing ( 5 )  

NURS 4472  -  Synthesis of Nursing Concepts I ( 1 )  

Total Hours: 14

Spring Semester

NURS 4000  -  Leadership and Management ( 3 )  

NURS 4203  -  The Adult II ( 7 )  

NURS 4473  -  Synthesis of Nursing Concepts II ( 2 )  

Total Hours: 12

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 126

Distribution of Hours

General Education Courses:  64 credit hours

Pre-Nursing:  9 credit hours

 Nursing Courses:  53 credit hours

Electives ad lib

Depending upon Transcripts, the following nursing courses may be transfer in:

NURS 2030  -  Medical Terminology ( 2 )  WI

NURS 2011  -  Introduction to Professional Nursing ( 4 )  

The Veteran student may be able to “test and validate” the following courses for credit:

NURS 2201 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 2020 Health Assessment 3
NURS 3301 Pharmacology 3
NURS 3302 Foundations of Clinical Nursing 3

* Math/ Science courses must be complete by the fall semester of the Sophomore year *