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University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Accelerated Option, B.S.N.


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Curriculum Requirements


This program is designed to enable students who have a four year degree to obtain a BSN in nursing in fourteen - fifteen months.  The student will 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.

1. 126 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours with a cumulative average of 80 in all nursing courses for success.  Students must have a GPA of 3.0 on their previous four year degree to qualify for the nursing program.  Students who fail a nursing course, will have the opportunity to repeat the course only once.

2. General Education Requirement:


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

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 general education requirements must be complete prior to admission to the nursing program.  GEC requirements are generally transferred from the first degree.

3. Program Requirements:


Departmental requirements (must have a '80' or better):


Students must complete a pre-assessment exam successfully prior to admission.

Pre-Nursing Courses - Complete after enrollment.

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.

Students must have a minimal GPA of a 2.0 to complete the Nursing program.

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

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Fall Admits Accelerated Track Nursing Option

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 )  

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

SOCI 2000  -  Global Societies and Human Behavior ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 17

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 )  

Total Hours: 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

CHEM 1500  -  Chemistry and Human Life ( 3 )  

BIOL 1620  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology II ( 4 )  

Foreign Language Level II (3)

HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester

PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

BIOL 2510  -  Introduction to Microbes and Disease ( 4 )  

Statistics (3)

MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  

FOOD 2200  -  Introduction to Human Nutrition ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 16

Nursing Clinical Courses Begin

Junior Year

FIRST

Fall Semester

NURS 2011  -  Introduction to Professional Nursing ( 4 )   (5 weeks)

NURS 3470  -  Junior Seminar I ( 1 )  (5 weeks)

NURS 2030  -  Medical Terminology ( 2 )   (5 weeks)

SECOND

NURS 2020  -  Health Assessment ( 3 )   (8 weeks)

NURS 3301  -  Pharmacology in Nursing ( 3 )   (8 weeks)

NURS 3302  -  Foundations of Clinical Nursing ( 3 )   (8 weeks)

NURS 3462  -  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing ( 5 )   (8 weeks)

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester

NURS 2201  -  Pathophysiology ( 3 )   (10 weeks)

NURS 3466  -  Adult Health I ( 7 )   (10 weeks)

NURS 4410  -  Nursing Research ( 3 )   (10 weeks)

NURS 4102  -  Community Health Nursing ( 5 )  

Total Hours: 13

Senior Year

Fall Semester

NURS 4000  -  Leadership and Management ( 3 )  

NURS 4201  -  Adult Health II ( 7 )  

NURS 4471

Total Hours: 9

Spring Semester

NURS 4102  -  Community Health Nursing ( 5 )   (5 weeks)

NURS 4000  -  Leadership and Management ( 3 )   (10 weeks)

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

Total Hours: 10

Summer I & II

FIRST

NURS 4002  -  Nursing Care of the Child ( 4 )  

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

NURS 4003  -  Maternity Nursing ( 4 )  

Total Hours: 9

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 126

Distribution of Hours

General Education Courses:  53 credit hours

Nursing Required Prerequisites:  6 credit hours

Lower Division Pre-Nursing:  9 credit hours

Upper Division Nursing Courses:  57 credit hours

Electives ad-lib

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