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Nursing courses build on the knowledge gained from liberal arts background in humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. The overall objective of the program is to provide students with the ability to critically apply knowledge of nursing art and science to improve the quality of health and health care for the communities they serve.

Clinical Nursing Course Requirements

All applicants must be in good health and free from communicable diseases and be able to carry out the functions of a professional nurse as specified in the Technical Standards. Students must maintain current immunizations, CPR certification and professional liability insurance. Additional tests may be required by specific agencies in which the student has clinical experiences. The program will notify students when such tests are required. Students who fail to comply will not be allowed in clinical. All costs associated with clinical requirements is the responsibility of the student.

Nursing courses begin during the freshman year allowing early participation in clinical service learning activities. Students will have diverse service learning experiences in a variety of clinical settings.

The number of hours spent in laboratory (including clinical) experience varies from semester to semester and is based on one (1) semester credit being equal to three (3) hours of clinical per week. Approximate time commitment for clinical courses:

200 level – 6 hours/week for one semester
300 level Junior year – 15 hours/week during both semesters
400 level Senior year – 15 hours/week during both semesters

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Major (58 credits)

Courses in the Major

Nursing 100, Health Care and Nursing and Nursing 100L, Health Care and Nursing Laboratory (4 credits)
Nursing 230, Health Assessment (4 credits)
Nursing 233, Foundations of Nursing Practice (4 credits)
Nursing 234, Foundations: Practicum (2 credits)
Nursing 236, Human Pathophysiologic Response (4credits)
Nursing 300, Critical Inquiry into Research (2 credits)
Nursing 310, Family Centered Mental Health Nursing and Nursing 310L Mental Health Nursing Lab (3 credits)
Nursing 312, Family Centered Obstetric Care (2 credits)
Nursing 316, Introduction to Medical/ Surgical Nursing (4 credits)
Nursing 317, Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing: Practicum (5 credits)
Nursing 320, Family Centered Pediatric Nursing (2 credits)
Nursing 341, Health Care in Guatemala (4 credits elective)
Nursing 415, Community Health Nursing: Practicum (2 credits)
Nursing 416, Community Health Nursing (4 credits)
Nursing 417, Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing, (3 credits)
Nursing 419, Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing: Practicum (5 credits)
Nursing 429, Health Care Policy and Administration (3 credits)
Nursing 431, Capstone (4 credits)
Nursing 432, Professional Practice Preparation (1 credit)

Nursing electives in specialty clinical areas may be offered occasionally. If these course are elected the nursing student may accomplish a nursing major of 62 or 66 credits.

Major for the Registered Nurse Student (58 Credits)

34 credits earned as previously stated, plus...

Nursing 230, Health Assessment (4 credits)
Nursing 236, Human Pathophysiologic Responses (4 credits)
Nursing 300, Critical Inquiry in Nursing Research (2 credits)
Nursing 310, Family Centered Mental Health Nursing and Nursing 310L, Mental Health Nursing Lab (3 credits)
Nursing 415, Community Health Nursing: Practicum (2 credits)
Nursing 416, Community Health Nursing (4 credits)
Nursing 429, Health Care Policy and Administration (3 credits)
Nursing 431, Capstone (4 credits)
 
 
 
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