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Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Programs in Nursing


Bachelor of Science Major Requirements

     
NURS 212 Physical Assessment 3
NURS 221 Fundamentals of Nursing 6
NURS 226 Gerontological Nursing 3
NURS 313 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 317 Pharmocology 3
NURS 321 Evidence Based Practice 3
NURS 322 Mental Health Nursing 4
NURS 325 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 6
NURS 335 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 433 Maternal/Child Nursing 6
NURS 434 Population Health 3
NURS 437 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 5
NURS 438 Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 5
NURS 439 Nursing Capstone 2
  Total: 60

Required Cognate Courses

     
BIOL 101 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 102 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology and Immunology 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry 4
KINT 216 Nutrition 3
MATH 241 Intro to Probability & Statistics 3
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth and Development 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Total: 31

General Education Courses

     
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 220 Research Writing 3
ENGL Literature Elective 3
FINE ARTS   Elective 3
CSIS CSIS 102, CSIS 104 or CSIS 110  
HIST Elective  6
KINA P.E. Elective 2
RELIGION Electives (3 hours upper division ) 6-12
UNIV 111 Wellness for Life 2
  Total: 26-32
     
  Degree Total:   120-122

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Degree Plan

 

     
First Year    
Fall    
BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I* 4
HIST Elective 3
KINA P.E. Elective 1
PSYC 212 General Psychology* 3
RELIGION Elective 3
UNIV 111 Wellness for Life 2
  Total: 16

     
Spring    
BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II* 4
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition* 3
HIST Elective 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development* 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology* 3
  Total: 16
     
Second Year    
Fall    
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry and Lab* 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology and Immunology* 4
ENGL 220 Research Writing 3
FINE ARTS Elective 3
MATH 241 Intro to Probability & Statistics 3
  Total: 17
Spring    
NURS 212 Physical Assessment 3
NURS 221 Fundamentals of Nursing 6
NURS 226 Gerontological Nursing 3
RELIGION Elective 3
  Total: 15
     
Third Year    
Fall    
KINA P.E. Elective 1
KINT 216 Nutrition 3
NURS 313 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 317 Pharmacology 3
NURS 325 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 6
  Total: 16
     
Spring    
NURS 335 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 321 Evidence Based Practice 3
NURS 322 Mental Health Nursing 4
RELIGION Elective 3
  Total: 15
     
Fourth Year    
Fall    
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 433 Maternal-Child Nursing 6
NURS 437 Medical Surgical Nursing III 5
RELIGION Elective 3
  Total: 17
Spring    
NURS 434 Population Health 3
NURS 438 Medical Surgical IV 5
NURS 439 Capstone 2
RELIGION Elective (UD) 3
  Total: 13
     
  Required Upper Division Hours = 40  
     
  Total Hours: 125

 * Pre-requisites to NURS 221.

 

RN to BS Degree

The registered nurse with an Associate of Science degree or a diploma in nursing may enter the nursing program at Southwestern Adventist University in the third year and will usually be prepared to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in two to four academic semesters. All nursing courses must be taken in sequence.  After having met all general education requirements and cognate courses designated for the nursing curriculum, students may be able to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in one academic year.

Admission requirements include the following:

  1. An Associate of Science degree in nursing from an NLN accredited associate degree program with requirements in nursing and cognate/ general education courses comparable to those at Southwestern.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for lower division courses and a minimum 3.0 GPA for Nursing courses.
  3. Eligibility for junior standing in the university, having completed a minimum of 58 semester units (87 quarter units).
  4. Current registered nurse licensure in the state of Texas.
  5. Graduates of diploma programs must take a proficiency examination to validate college credit for nursing courses (or seek validation through professional review of an international transcript).
  6. Proof of current American Heart Association CPR certification as Health Care Provider.
 

RN to BS Completion Program+

Nursing Prerequisite, Cognate and General Education Courses

     
BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I                                    4
BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry 4
KINT 216 Nutrition 3
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3

                     

     
CSIS 102  Microcomputer Literacy and Applications 3
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 220 Research Writing 3
ENGL          Literature Elective (upper division) 3
HIST History Elective 3
HIST History Elective  3
MATH 241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 3
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 1
RELIGION Elective 3
RELIGION Elective (upper division) 3
UNIV 111 Wellness for Life 2
     Total:  59

Fall

     
NURS 213 Pathophysiology                                        3
NURS 321 Evidence Based Practice 3
NURS 326 Gerontological Nursing 3
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
  Total: 12

Spring

     
NURS 310       Health Related Topics 2
NURS 312 Physical Assessment for RNs 3
NURS 434 Population Health 3
NURS 436 Health Care Policies and Economics 3
NURS 435 Nursing Ethics 3
NURS 440 Nursing Capstone for RNs 2
  Total: 16
     
  Total upper division nursing credits:   28
  Total cognates and general education credits:  59
  Total: 124

+Current RN license required to enroll in the RN to BS Completion Program.

 

Prerequisites for LVN Admission to BS Program

Nursing Cognate Courses

     
BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry 4
KINT 216 Nutrition 3
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Total: 28

General Education Courses

     
CSIS 102 Microcomputer Literacy and Applications 3
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 220 Research Writing 3
ENGL Literature 3
ARTS Fina Arts 3
HIST Elective 3
HIST Elective 3
MATH 241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 3
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 2
REL* Electives U.D. 6
UNIV 111 Wellness for Life 2
  Total: 34

 

LVN Credit

With a current LVN license and at least one year work experience in a hospital or long-term care facility as a licensed LVN, credit will be granted for the following upon successful completion of at least 12 credit hours at Southwestern Adventist University:

     
NURS 221 Fundamentals of Nursing 6
NURS 314 Medical-Surgical Nursing I  Clinical 2
  Total: 8
     
First Year    
Spring    
ENGL Literature Elective 3
NURS 210 LVN to RN Bridge 1
NURS 212 Physical Assessment 3
NURS 226 Gerontological Nursing 3
MATH 241 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
RELIGION Elective 3
  Total: 16
     
Second Year    
Fall    
KINT 216 Nutrition 3
NURS 314 Medical-Surgical Nursing I (theory only) or  
NURS 325 Medical-Surgical Nursing I     4-6
NURS 317 Pharmacology 3
NURS 313 Pathophysiology 3
UNIV 111 Wellness for Life 2
  Total: 15
     
Spring    
NURS 335 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 321 Evidence Based Nursing 3
NURS 322 Mental Health Nursing 4
RELIGION Elective (upper division) 3
  Total: 15
     
Third Year    
Fall    
KINA PE Elective 1
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 433 Maternal/Child Nursing 6
NURS 437 Medical-Surgical Nursing III   5
  Total: 15
     
Spring    
KINA PE Elective 1
NURS 434 Population Health 3
NURS 438 Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 5
NURS 439 Nursing Capstone     2
  Total: 11

 

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