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School of Nursing

 

Promote Wellness. Prevent Illness. Provide Care.

The traditional undergraduate program is designed for beginning students of nursing, including high school graduates and change-of-major students. The School of Nursing is known across the nation as a highly rigorous, academically demanding, and clinically excellent program for the preparation of new nurses.

The curriculum is an innovative clinical immersion format, which maintains high educational standards while focusing the senior year on a clinical immersion experience that will prepare graduates to enter their nursing careers a step ahead of many other nursing graduates.

The clinical immersion program requires 122 credits for completion and is set up as follows:

  • Freshman Experience: Introduction to the profession and clinical skills with essential science and liberal arts courses.

  • Sophomore Experience: Development of clinical skills and decision making in nursing through simulation and laboratory experiences.

  • Junior Experience: Expansion of nursing knowledge into essential and specialty clinical nursing with associated field experiences.

  • Senior Experience: Clinical immersion and enhancement of nursing knowledge for entry into practice.

This sequential curricular development will allow students to build a solid foundation for nursing practice. To support the pre-senior year, a state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory and resource center has been created. Students pursue independent and collaborative coursework in the nursing laboratories.

The faculty is committed to providing the highest caliber nursing education possible. The innovative curricular design, laboratory resources, and dynamic faculty provide students with the best educational program.

Career options

  • Hospital Nursing
  • Community / Public Health Nursing
  • Graduate Nursing Internships for Acute or Emergency care
  • Psychiatric Nursing 

Graduate Programs

  • BSN to PhD
  • BSN to DNP (Nurse Practitioner)
  • ICU Internships for CRNA program eligibility
  • Midwifery DNP

Sample curriculum

BISC205

 

Introductory Biology
BISC276

Human Physiology

 

CHEM105

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM106

General Chemistry II

 

ENGL110

 

Critical Reading & Writing

NURS100

 

Nursing Connections

NURS101

 

Human Anatomy

 

PSYC100

 

General Psychology
UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

HDFS201

Lifespan Development

 

MEDT270

Introduction to Micorbiology

 

NTDT110

Nutrition Concepts

 

NURS200

Clinical Decision Making

 

NURS222

Pharmacology

 

NURS235

Health Promotion & Vulnerability

 

NURS241

Scientific Basis of Nursing A

 

NURS242

Scientific Basis of Nursing B

 

NURS253

Health & Physical Assessment

 

STAT200 Statistics
   
NURS252

Adult Health Nursing

 

NURS254

Pyschosocial Nursing

 

NURS356

Care of Children & Families

 

NURS358

Women’s Health Nursing

 

NURS362

Research Concepts in Healthcare

 

NURS372

Adult Health Nursing

 

NURS382

Communities & Health Policy

 

NURS390

Clinical Work Experience

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
NURS411/412/413/414

Topics in Health Care Delivery

 

NURS450

Transition on Professional Nursing Practice I

 

NURS453

Clinical Applications:  Adult Health Nursing I

 

NURS457

Clinical Applications:  Maternal Child Nursing

 

NURS459

Clinical Applications:  Pyschosocial Nursing

 

NURS473

Clinical Applications:  Adult Health Nursing II

 

NURS477

Clinical Applications:  Care of Populations

 

NURS479

Preceptorship

 

NURS480 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice II

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