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Curriculum Description

Description of Curriculum:

Fundamentals of Nursing initially prepares the student to give care to adult clients with common health problems. Each subsequent course in nursing builds on the previous coursework or is taken concurrently to enhance the nursing process. The program also builds on previously acquired knowledge. Supporting college courses assist the student to communicate effectively and to understand the structure, function and development of human beings within society. The student assists clients, families and groups to deal with changes in physical and mental health. Clinical experiences expand and extend to community settings, mental and family health, and critical care settings as the student transitions into the leadership and management roles of professional nursing.

Pre-enrollment:

Anatomy & Physiology I & II; English Composition must be completed prior to May admission.

Standard Curriculum (Admission in May and August)

First Semester
  • Fundamentals of Nursing (NUR 1000) [Pre- or Co-requisite: English Composition]
  • English Composition [Required to be completed prior to May admission]
Second Semester
  • Adult Health I (NUR 1010) [Prerequisite: NUR 1000; Pre- or Co-requisites: Microbiology)
  • Microbiology (with lab)
Third Semester
  • Adult Health II (NUR 2000) [Prerequisites: NUR 1010, Microbiology]
Fourth Semester
  • Maternal-Child Nursing (NUR 2010) [Prerequisites: NUR 2000; Pre- or Co-requisite: Human Growth & Development]
  • Human Growth & Development
Fifth Semester
  • Advanced Nursing (NUR 2020) [Prerequisites: NUR 2000; pre- or co-requisite: Introduction to Sociology]
  • Introduction to Sociology
Optional Course

  • Clinical Elective (NUR 1150-1153) for additional clinical experience

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Accelerated Curriculum (available to May or August enrollees)

Pre-enrollment:
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (with lab); all general education courses required to be completed before May admission; those admitted in August may have one remaining general education course.
First Semester
  • Fundamentals of Nursing (NUR 1000)
  • English Composition OR Microbiology OR Growth and Development OR Introduction to Sociology (August admission only)
Second Semester
  • Adult Health I (NUR 1010) [Prerequisite: NUR 1000]
  • Mental Health Nursing (NUR 2005) [Prerequisites:  Acceptance into accelerated option; completion of all general education courses; NUR 1000; Co requisite:  NUR 1010]
Third Semester
  • Adult Health II (NUR 2000) [Prerequisite: NUR 1010]
  • Nursing of Children (NUR 2015 [Prerequisite: NUR 2005; Co requisite: NUR 2000)
Fourth Semester
  • Advanced Nursing (NUR 2040) [Prerequisites: NUR 2000, NUR 2015)

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LPN Bridge Curriculum (August admissions only)

Pre-enrollment:
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (with lab)
First Semester
  • LPN Bridge (NUR 1005)
  • English Composition
Second Semester
  • Adult Health I (NUR 1010) [Prerequisite: NUR 1000; Pre- or Co-requisites: Microbiology)
  • Microbiology (with lab)
Third Semester
  • Adult Health II (NUR 2000) [Prerequisites: NUR 1010, Microbiology]
Fourth Semester
  • Maternal-Child Nursing (NUR 2010) [Prerequisites: NUR 2000; Pre- or Co-requisite: Human Growth & Development]
  • Human Growth & Development
Fifth Semester
  • Advanced Nursing (NUR 2020) [Prerequisites: NUR 2000; pre- or co-requisite: Introduction to Sociology]
  • Introduction to Sociology

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Evening/Weekend Curriculum (January admissions only)

Pre-enrollment
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with lab)
  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Society
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Microbiology (with lab)
Spring Semester
  • Fundamentals of Nursing (NUR 1000)
Summer Semester
  • Adult Health I (NUR 1010) [Prerequisite: NUR 1000]
Fall Semester
  • Adult Health II (NUR 2000) [Prerequisite: NUR 1010]
Spring Semester
  • Maternal-Child Nursing (NUR 2010) [Prerequisite: NUR 2000]
Summer Semester
  • Advanced Nursing (NUR 2020) [Prerequisite: NUR 2000]

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