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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's format maintains high educational standards while focusing on integrating didactic instruction, simulation and clinical experience to prepare graduates to enter their nursing careers a step ahead of many other nursing graduates. 

The BSN requires 121 credits for completion and is set up as follows:

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

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

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

  • Senior Experience: Focus on public and global health, leadership, and clinical reasoning courses as well as practical experiences in women's health, care of adults and a capstone preceptorship to prepare student entry into the nursing profession.  

This sequential curricular development will allow students to build a solid foundation for nursing practice. To support the student experience, a state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory and resource center allow students to pursue independent and collaborative coursework.

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

  • PICU
  • Surgical
  • Cardiac
  • Critical Care 

Community/Public Health Nursing

Graduate Nursing Residencies 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
  • Master's degree in Healthcare Leadership

Sample curriculum

  Fall  Spring
     

UNIV101

 

First Year Experience NURS120 Introduction to Population Health (Service Learning) 
NURS111 Nursing and Health Promotion

 

KAAP 221 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology II (Fall or Spring) 

KAAP220

 

 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology I (Fall or Spring)

 

CHEM 106 Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry 

 

BISC205

 

Biology for Health Sciences

 

ENG110 Seminar In Composition (Fall or Spring)

 

NTDT200

 

 Nutrition Concepts 

 

History and Culture Change Breadth (Fall or Spring) 

 

PSYC100

 

General Psychology or Social Behavioral Breadth (Fall or Spring)

 
  Fall Spring
     
NURS233

Professional Nursing Practice

 

NURS246 Family Health & Wellness
NURS234

Professional Nursing Practice Lab

NURS247 Family Health & Wellness Practicum

 

NURS243

 

Pathophysiologic Foundations 

 

 

MMSC270 Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Fall or Spring)

NURS263

Health Assessment

 

 

Statistics/Math Breadth (Fall or Spring)

NURS264

Health Assessment Lab

 

Free elective
HLTH241

Ethical Aspects of Healthcare (Fall or Spring)

 

NURS262 Healthcare Research and Evidence-Based Practice 
NURS322

Pharmacology Across the Lifespan

 

NURS330

Clinical Learning Lab

 

NURS335

 

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

 

NURS337

Nursing Care of Children

 

NURS353

Nursing Care of Adults Practicum I

 

NURS355

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practicum

 

NURS357

Nursing Care of Children Practicum

 

NURS365

Nursing Care of Adults I

 

NURS375 Nursing Care of Adults II
 

 

Elective 

HLTH

Restricted Elective 

 

NURS418

 

Public and Global Health 

 

NURS428

Women's Health Across the Lifespan

 

NURS429

Women's Health Across the Lifespan Practicum

 

NURS438

Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice

 

NURS448

Clinical Reasoning

 

NURS475

 

Nursing Care of Adults Practicum II

 

NURS485

 

Integrative Practicum - Capstone Preceptorship

 

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