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School of Nursing

 

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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: 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 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

BISC205

 

Biology for Health Sciences
CHEM106

Bio-Organic Chemistry

 

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

NURS111

 

Nursing and Health Promotion

NURS101

 

Human Anatomy

 

NURS120 Introduction to Population Health

 

PSYC100

 

 

General Psychology

KAAP220 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I

 

KAAP221

 

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II

 

NTDT200

 

Nutrition Concepts

 

UNIV101

 

First Year Experience

 

 

History Breadth Requirement

HDFS201

Lifespan Development

 

MMSC270

Introduction to Microbiology

 

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
   
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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