Dec 12, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Veterans Option, B.S.N.


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Curriculum Requirements


This program is designed to enable veterans 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.

1. 126 Semester Hours


Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours with 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.

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.

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.

Some of the General Education courses are “waived” for the veteran nursing student based upon their military transcript evaluation.

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.

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 Veterans BSN Track Nursing Option

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

MATH 1100  -  College Algebra and Trigonometry I ( 3 )  

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 )  

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 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

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

BIOL 1620  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology II ( 4 )  

Foreign Language II (3)

CHEM 1500  -  Chemistry and Human Life ( 3 )  

PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester

BIOL 2510  -  Introduction to Microbes and Disease ( 4 )  

NURS 2011  -  Introduction to Professional Nursing ( 4 )  

FOOD 2200  -  Introduction to Human Nutrition ( 3 )  

NURS 2030  -  Medical Terminology ( 2 )  

MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  

NURS 2020  -  Health Assessment ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 19

Nursing Clinical Courses Begin

Summer Semester

NURS 3301  -  Pharmacology in Nursing ( 3 )  

NURS 3302  -  Foundations of Clinical Nursing ( 3 )  

Total Hours: 6

Junior Year

Fall Semester

NURS 3466  

NURS 3470  -  Junior Seminar I ( 1 )  

NURS 2201  -  Pathophysiology ( 3 )  

Statistics (3)

Total Hours: 14

Spring Semester

NURS 3462  -  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing ( 5 )  

NURS 4410  -  Nursing Research ( 3 )  

PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

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

Total Hours: 14

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

Lower Division Pre-Nursing:  6 credit hours

Upper Division Nursing Courses:  56 credit hours

Electives ad-lib

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