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Degrees and Requirements

Summary of Requirements

Year One - Fall Semester:

  • BIOL1015
    MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

    BIOL1015
    MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The primary effort of this course will be to provide the student with practical and clinically relevant information about microbes through lectures and laboratory exercises. Students will be introduced to basic facts about the structure and life processes of microbes. Major emphasis will be placed on relationships between microbes and humans, causes and diagnosis of microbial diseases, common sources of infections, disease transmission, and the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The tools and techniques for handling and identifying microorganisms will be introduced in the laboratory exercises.|

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    Concurrent: BIOL1015L

  • BIOL1015L
    MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES- LAB

    BIOL1015L
    MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES- LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Lab for BIOL1015: Microbiology for Health Sciences|

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  • BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

    BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    A basic course concerned with the structural and physiological processes of the human body. Interdependence of structure and function is stressed to promote better understanding of the entire body environment. |

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    Concurrent: BIOL1023L

  • BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I - LAB

    BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I - LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Laboratory for BIOL1023: Anatomy & Physiology I|

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  • ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

    ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the student with hands-on use of personal computers and Microsoft Office. Email etiquette and management as well as effective and efficient access and evaluation of information from the Internet are also introduced. Emphasis is on learning the concepts and skills necessary to complete the task at hand using the computer, related software, and the Internet. While learning the keystrokes is important, equally important is using the right tool for the right job. Word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphic presentations, and the Windows Operating environments including file and folder management are presented in this course.|

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  • NURU1000
    INTRODUCTION TO NURSING

    NURU1000
    INTRODUCTION TO NURSING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts and processes of the nursing profession and practice. Concepts in critical thinking, growth and development, communication, teaching and learning, and management of care are explored.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU1005
    FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL NURSING

    NURU1005
    FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL NURSING

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    This course provides the students with fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for the safe provision of care for patients with in the context of the nursing process. The course introduces practices of safety, infection prevention, physical assessment, and basic nursing skills in a patient-centered environment. Students are provided the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in both the classroom laboratory and clinical setting. The 90-hour clinical experience is structured to provide students the opportunity to practice foundational nursing knowledge, skills, and critical thinking in the clinical setting. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU1005C
    FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL NURSING-CLINICAL

    NURU1005C
    FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL NURSING-CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills necessary for the safe provision of basic therapeutic interventions for patients throughout the lifespan within the context of the nursing process. The student will develop beginning competence in performing basic nursing and physical assessment skills in the laboratory classroom. Opportunity for the student to apply knowledge from Introduction to Nursing as well as basic nursing and physical assessment skills with adult clients and their families will occur in the clinical component of this course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU1005L
    FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL NURSING-LAB

    NURU1005L
    FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL NURSING-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

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Year One - Spring Semester:

  • BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

    BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    The second of two basic courses concerned with the structural and physiological processes of the human body. Interdependence of structure and function is stressed to promote better understanding of the entire body environment. Lecture and laboratory courses.|

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    BIOL1023 & Concurrent: BIOL1024L

  • BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II - LAB

    BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II - LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Laboratory for BIOL1024: Anatomy and Physiology II.|

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  • NSCI1025
    NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION

    NSCI1025
    NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course covers the fundamental principles of nutrition and their relationship to health. The role of diet in the prevention and treatment of representative pathophysiological conditions will be examined. This course is designed for students majoring in Nursing or interested in careers in the Health Sciences.|

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  • NURU2000
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT I

    NURU2000
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT I

    Credits (Min/Max): 6/6

    This course is designed to introduce students to the application of foundational concepts to the practice of medical surgical nursing of the adult patient. Issues related to health promotion, disease prevention, and health restoration in patients experiencing common acute and chronic disorders will be explored. Skills related to safe administration of medication, intravenous therapy, oxygen therapy and care of the patient with wounds and selected orthopedic conditions will be presented in the classroom laboratory. Students will be guided in the application of knowledge and skills in the acute care setting with adult patients and their families. The 90-hour clinical experience is structured to provide students the opportunity to care for adult patients and their families. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only & NURU1000 & NURU1005

  • NURU2000C
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT I - CLINICAL

    NURU2000C
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT I - CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Clinical for Medical Surgical Nursing|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU2000L
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT I - LAB

    NURU2000L
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT I - LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    The focus of this course is the application of the nursing process to address adaptation to actual or potential health problems of the adult and their families with selected acute and chronic illnesses. Health promotion and disease prevention for young, middle-aged and older adults are also explored. Skills related to the safe administration of medications, intravenous fluids, and medical-surgical procedures will be practiced in the clinical laboratory and assessment skills will be further developed. The student will be guided in the application of knowledge and skills in the acute care setting with adult and elderly patients/families.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU2020
    PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE

    NURU2020
    PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drug therapy. The actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of drug therapy are explored. Students will recognize evidence based nursing processes related to medication documentation, provider prescriptions, and legal considerations across the lifespan.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only & NURU1000 & NURU1005

Year One - Summer Semester:

  • NURU2010
    MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

    NURU2010
    MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of mental health-mental health illness across the lifespan. Utilizing the nursing process as a framework, students will care for patients experiencing mental health problems. Therapeutic communication, developmental theories, and changes in behavior patterns are presented and explored. Students will be guided in the application of principles from biologic and behavioral sciences and nursing to assist the patient and family to adapt to stressors and disruptions in mental health and mental health disorders. Health promotion and disease prevention as well as socio-cultural perspectives related to mental health will be reviewed. The 90-hour clinical experience is structured to provide students the opportunity to care for patients and families in the mental health setting. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only & NURU2000 & NURU2020

  • NURU2010C
    MENTAL HEALTH NURSING - CLINICAL

    NURU2010C
    MENTAL HEALTH NURSING - CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Clinical for Mental Health Nursing|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY

    PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This survey course introduces students to several critical areas of psychology. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the scientific method, its application to psychology, and the insights gained from scientific research. The interactions among biological processes, cognitive and emotional responses, sociocultural forces, and behavior are examined. Included are such diverse topics as: health, stress, and coping; consciousness, sleep and dreams; effects of psychoactive drugs on behavior and health; psychological disorders; social psychology; types of learning and behavior management, information processing approaches including memory, encoding and retrieval; and the relationship of the nervous system to thought, feelings, and behaviors.|

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Year Two - Fall Semester:

  • ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I

    ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course engages students in the reading and writing practices essential to academic life by requiring students to read both with and against the grain of complex texts and to write in response to them.|

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  • ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II

    ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to teach concise and effective expository writing, focusing on various aspects of critical analysis and the documented research paper.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1011(H)

  • NURU2012
    CHILDBEARING & WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSING

    NURU2012
    CHILDBEARING & WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSING

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    This course is designed to explore the role of the nurse in family centered care of the childbearing family before, during and after birth. Concepts and issues related to health promotion, disease prevention and illness, and care of women throughout the lifespan will also be addressed. Application of the nursing process in caring for childbearing women and their families will be emphasized. The 90-hour clinical experience is structured to provide students the opportunity to care for childbearing women and their families in a variety of settings. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    NURU2010 Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU2012C
    CHILDBEARING AND WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSING - CLINICAL

    NURU2012C
    CHILDBEARING AND WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSING - CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Clinical for Childbearing & Women's Health Nursing|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU2121
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT II

    NURU2121
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT II

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to care for adult patients and families experiencing selected acute and chronic disorders. Issues related to illness, health promotion, disease prevention, and rehabilitation of selected disorders will be explored. The 90-hour clinical experience is structured to provide students the opportunity to care for adult patients and their families experiencing acute and chronic disorders. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only & NURU2010 & NURU2010C

  • NURU2121C
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT II - CLINICAL

    NURU2121C
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT II - CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

Year Two - Spring Semester:

  • NURU2015
    NURSING OF CHILDREN

    NURU2015
    NURSING OF CHILDREN

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the role of the nurse in health promotion of children and families during illness. Utilization of the nursing process will be emphasized in caring for children with acute and chronic health problems in a variety of ambulatory, community, acute and transitional care settings. The 90-hour clinical experience is structured to provide students the opportunity to care for children and families in a various pediatric health settings. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only & NURU2010

  • NURU2015C
    NURSING OF CHILDREN - CLINICAL

    NURU2015C
    NURSING OF CHILDREN - CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Clinical for Nursing of Children|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU2030
    TRANSITION FROM STUDENT TO GRADUATE

    NURU2030
    TRANSITION FROM STUDENT TO GRADUATE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills necessary for the transition from student to graduate nurse. Students will utilize critical thinking, communication skills, and the nursing process to prioritize and provide safe, evidence-based nursing care to multiple patients and families in clinical settings. Principles and philosophies of leadership and management that enable the graduate nurse to safely prioritize and delegate care of patients to other members of the health team are examined. The 60 hour clinical component of the course enables the student to transfer theoretical knowledge to application in the clinical setting under the direction and supervision of a preceptor.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only & NURU2012 & NURU2015 & NURU2121

  • NURU2030C
    TRANSITION FROM STUDENT TO GRADUATE - CLINICAL

    NURU2030C
    TRANSITION FROM STUDENT TO GRADUATE - CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU2035
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT III

    NURU2035
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT III

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    This course is designed to facilitate the student’s ability to integrate knowledge of pathophysiology and the nursing process to the care of patients and families experiencing complex health problems. The use of advanced technologies is integrated into the nursing process to provide safe, effective nursing care for patients as they adapt to these illnesses. The 90-hour clinical experience will provide students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills from the classroom setting to the care of patients and families with these complex health issues.|

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  • NURU2035C
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT III - CLINICAL

    NURU2035C
    MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING OF THE ADULT III - CLINICAL

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PHILXXXX

    PHILXXXX

    Credits (Min/Max): /

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