Nursing

General

Program Title

Nursing

Degree Designation

BS

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The nursing BS prepares caring professional nurses equipped to practice in contemporary health care settings. The curriculum is student-focused and integrates the art and science of critical thinking, communication, ethics, health promotions, caring alternative healing methods and cultural expertise. The program offers clinical experience in a variety of settings such as hospital, nursing home, home health care and other community based agencies. After graduation, nursing graduates must take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in order to obtain a Registered Nurse (RN) license.

Department(s)

College/School

School of Health and Human Services

Status

Active

Requirements

Credits: 98

Program Requirements

98 credits (includes 30 credits pre-admission courses and 68 NURS credits). course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course

Upper Division Writing Requirement

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing course.

Admissions Requirements

  • Pre-admission courses (30 credits): Completion of course, course, course, course, course, and course, and MATH103 or STAT103, and course or course. All pre-admission courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to applying for admission.

  • Admission GPA: 2.75

Notes

A formal application and entrance exam are required. Information about the application process can be found on the Nursing webpage. Completion of this process does not guarantee admission to the Nursing major or access to NURS courses. Students with English as a second language are required to take the TOEFL with a passing score of 560 (paper) or 220 (CBT) or the current equivalent score for nursing programs in the United States.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

Integrate theory and research-based knowledge and skill from the arts, sciences, humanities, informatics and genetics into professional nursing practice. (Annually)

Objective

Standards

Objective

Practice nurse leadership skills in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing, global society; engaging in professional development to provide high quality and safe patient care through quality improvement. (Annually)

Objective

Utilize critical thinking in the provision of holistic, evidence-based practice including integrative health that is culturally and ethnically sensitive and addresses the needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations in all stages of life. (Annually)

Objective

Integrate knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology into nursing practice (Annually)

Objective

Examine healthcare policy, including financial and regulatory environments to influence the delivery of high quality and safe patient-centered care. (Annually)

Objective

Communicate and collaborate with interprofessional teams in the design, management and provision of safe, evidence based, patient- centered care.(Annually)

Objective

Contribute to improvements in individual and population health through health promotion and disease prevention including the rural and underserved communities. 

Objective

Integrate professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice into a personal philosophy of nursing practice with caring at the core. (Annually)

Degree Maps

Major Code

8201

Program Code

3302