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Nursing

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PROFESSOR PAULA MILONE-NUZZO, Dean, College of Nursing

This major prepares registered nurse students as professional practitioners in areas of health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation. The major in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 8500, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000), www.acenursing.org; and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 (202-463-6930). Part-time or full-time study is available at any of the campus sites. The University Park site is a blended program, which includes resident instruction and online nursing courses. The World Campus site is completely online.

Senate legislation 42-97 Credit by Portfolio Assessment enables students to receive credit for certain prescribed nursing courses based on their RN licensure.

Students must meet all requirements of the clinical institutions that provide preceptors and clinical experiences. These requirements may include CPR certification, professional liability insurance, health examination, drug testing, criminal background check (State and Federal) and child abuse history clearances. Students also are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical settings and may need the use of a car.

Graduates of this major may qualify for admission to a graduate nursing program.

For the B.S. degree in Nursing, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3-5 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 91-93 credits[1]
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GHA courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (76 credits)
BIOL 129 GN(4), BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), HD FS 129 GS(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 107 GN(1), NUTR 251 GHA(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
NURS 200W(3)[38], NURS 251(3)[38], NURS 357(3)[38], NURS 390 US(3)[38] (Sem: 3-4)
NURS 225(3)[37], NURS 230(4)[37], NURS 250 US(2)[37], NURS 301(4)[37], NURS 305(3)[37], NURS 306(3)[37],
NURS 310(3)[37], NURS 320(3)[37], NURS 405B(4)[37], NURS 420(4)[37], (Sem: 5-6)
NURS 417 US;IL(4)[38], NURS 465(3)[38], NURS 475(3)[38] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-11 credits)
CHEM 101 GN(3); or CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
SOC 001 GS(3) or SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
STAT 200 GQ(4) or STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from courses on school-approved list in consultation with adviser (3 credits of which must be at the 400 level)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[37] Credit by Portfolio Assessment
[38]Due to restricted enrollment, the School of Nursing assigns the semester in which students enroll in these courses and all course prerequisites must be successfully completed.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-05-061

Review Date: 02/23/2010

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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Updated contact info for ACEN accrediting agency: 7/31/13