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KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY 2018-2019 CATALOG

 

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School of Nursing & Health Sciences                Betty White Health Center                      Ext: 5957

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Students have the opportunity to receive an associate (two-year) degree in two disciplines, a baccalaureate (four-year) degree in 38 majors, several of which have optional specializations, a master’s degree in seven disciplines, and a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students may also elect to prepare for professional schools through the University’s arrangements with the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, the University of Maryland at College Park, Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, Florida A&M University, Northern Kentucky University, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, Southern College of Optometry (Memphis), the University of Houston, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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Nursing: Kentucky State University’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) the opportunity to be exempted from taking NUR 101 by successfully completing the ACT-PEP Fundamentals of Nursing Examination and a nursing skills test administered by the School of Nursing & Health Sciences& Health Sciences. A minimum of 50 is required on the ACT-PEP, and a satisfactory performance is required on the nursing skills test. Code 1516 must be used to designate Kentucky State University as a score recipient. Interested students should contact the chairperson of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences& Health Sciences, 502-597-5957.

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College of Natural, Applied, and Health Sciences

Biology General Track                                     Bachelor of Science

Chemistry Pre-Professional Track

Biology Education Track

Pre-licensure Nursing                                      Applied Associate of Science

Pre-licensure Professional Nursing                  Bachelor of Science

Post-licensure (RN-BSN) Nursing                  Bachelor of Science

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner            Doctorate in Nursing Practice

 

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SCHOOL OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES

General Programs Information

The School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers three degrees: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (A.A.S.); Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), and Doctor of Nursing Practice. All programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The A.A.S. and D.N.P. programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). The pre-licensure B.S.N. program is granted initial approval status by the KBN. Students who successfully complete the degree requirements for the AAS and pre-licensure B.S.N. program option meet the educational requirements for eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN®. Students who successfully complete the degree requirements for the D.N.P. program may sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Board Certification examinations.

The School of Nursing & Health Sciences, through its publications, provides important information on policies, people, campus activities, tradition, and organizations, that influence the programs administration, processes of matriculation, and the protections of public safety. As such, the School of Nursing & Health Sciences reserves the right to change, modify and discontinue any of the published materials, policies, rules, regulations, standards of conduct, services, programs or activities at any time, as may be necessary, and without prior notice, when such action will serve the interest of the University, College, School, programs, students, and/or public safety.

 English as Second Language Applicants or Applicants Educated Outside of the U.S.

Prospective applicants to School of Nursing & Health Sciences program whose first language is not English must score at least 550 (paper) or 80 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Registered nurses educated outside of the United States are required to present verification of having passed the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) examination. In addition, liberal arts and general studies credits earned at institutions of higher learning outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or International Academic Credential Evaluators (IACEI) for determination of transferability prior to submitting an application for admission to any of the nursing programs.

 Alcohol and Controlled Substances

 The use of alcohol and illegal use of controlled substances can seriously injure the health of students, impair their performance of their responsibilities, and endanger the safety and well-being of fellow students and members of the general public. Any student [admitted to any School of Nursing & Health Sciences program] who is engaged in clinical work at a practicum site may be required to submit to random tests for illegal use of controlled substances as provided by the law or regulations of the contracting agency. Just cause for student disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, use or unauthorized possession of intoxicants, controlled or illegal substances, or materials dangerous to public health and safety. It is not acceptable to use alcohol or illegal drugs prior to or during class or clinical. Immediate disciplinary action will be taken.

Background Check and Drug Testing

Participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork may be a required part of nursing program curricula and a requirement for graduation. All students enrolled in any School of Nursing & Health Sciences program will be required to complete a background check and drug test upon admission. If the results of either requirement indicate that the student would not be eligible for placement at the school’s practicum agencies, the student’s admission will be rescinded. Students [enrolled in any program] may be required to repeat either requirement should the practicum agency require more frequent testing. If at any time during the period of enrollment, the student’s background check or drug test results preclude placement in a practicum agency, the student will be required to withdraw from the program in which they are currently enrolled. At the time of application for licensure, students will be required to submit to fingerprinting and be reviewed for eligibility to site the NCLEX-RN® by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Technical Standards

Applicants to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences programs are expected to be capable of completing the entire program curriculum and of earning the designated program degree. Nursing is a practice discipline with cognitive, sensory, affective, and psychomotor performance requirements. The school’s technical standards provide an objective measure on which to base informed decisions about whether individual students will be able to participate in the nursing program. Technical standards also help students determine whether said student will need accommodations or modifications in order to matriculate the selected program. Exemplars of technical standards can be found in the A.A.S. and B.S.N. Student Handbooks available on the School of Nursing & Health Sciences webpage. Students with disabilities who believe that they may need assistance in meeting the core performance standards should contact the Disability Resource Center.

Expenses

Nursing students are charged the same tuition rate and general fees as students enrolled in other University programs. However, students accepted into the nursing major incur additional expenses related to clinical uniform requirements, summative and formative testing, official ceremonial regalia, association membership, and practicum equipment and materials. At this time, the University does not impose any additional charges specifically related to verification of student identity. Students enrolled in distance education classes in which proctored exams are required may incur charges levied by the proctoring site they choose.

NursingCAS Application Portal

Applications to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences & Health Sciences programs are processed through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. Students are admitted in the fall only for A.A.S. and B.S.N. pre-licensure option. The post-licensure (RN-BSN) option accepts applications in the fall and spring. All application materials must be received before the deadline established for the year the student desires to enter a program or program option. Applications are not transferrable from year to year. Applicants must reapply annually, by the submission deadline, for admission consideration. Visit www.nursingcas.org to start your application or log into an existing account.

Competitive Selection

A student must earn competitive admission to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences once prerequisite course work is complete. Applications are ranked according to qualifiers and deficits. Deficits are pre-requisite courses which are not completed prior to application submission. Due to the competitive nature of the admissions process, deficits can significantly impact one’s chances for admission to the nursing major.

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Each application is holistically reviewed by faculty who recommend to the administrative corpus the student applicants who appear to be best qualified. A personal interview may be required. Admission may be offered conditionally based on overall ranking and pending completion of all requirements. Applicants shall be notified in writing of the admissions decision. Visit the School of Nursing & Health Sciences website or contact the School of Nursing & Health Sciences for more details on admission criteria.

Retention, Progression, & Dismissal

Governing policies including policies on admission, retention, progression, dismissal and readmission for the School of Nursing & Health Sciences can be found online in the Student Handbook on the School of Nursing & Health Sciences webpage.

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (B.S.N.-D.N.P.)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program at Kentucky State University is a 72-credit hour option designed to prepare the baccalaureate registered nurse to function as an expert adult-gerontological primary care practitioner. The D.N.P. program is accredited by the ACEN.  The doctoral program has full approval status from the KBN based on a letter of accreditation from the ACEN.

The program offers a three-year (9 semester) plan of study. The plan of study requires didactic and clock hours of precepted practicum to fulfill the D.N.P. degree requirements. Courses are completed asynchronously via distance education technology with limited synchronous face-to-face assemblies. Clinical and residency hours are typically completed within the student’s region of residence with an approved preceptor.

All students must satisfactorily complete the minimum semester hours delineated in the D.N.P. plan of study, as well as any other requirements established by the School of Nursing & Health Sciences.  Students must also meet established School of Nursing & Health Sciences grade requirements in all major courses for progression in the program. Information on admission, retention, progression, dismissal, or readmission can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook on the School of Nursing & Health Sciences website. The School of Nursing & Health Sciences is responsible for all components of the D.N.P.  program, including but not limited to, the selection, supervision, and evaluation of nursing students, and the curriculum. As such, the School of Nursing & Health Sciences reserves the right to modify any academic provisions or academic requirements when such action will serve the interest of the client/patient, the nursing program, and/or its students.

Admissions Criteria

Minimally, the following criteria must be met for admission consideration:

  • Admission to University as appropriate.
  • Earned baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • One year of medical-surgical (or adult focused) nursing experience.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Verification of a current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the student’s state of residence prior to enrollment in first program course.
  • Completed School of Nursing & Health Sciences application.
  • One academic and two professional references.
  • Graduate level statistics course.
  • Personal statement/philosophy.

 

**NOTE: Due to the level of web-based course work required, international students in the D.N.P. program of study are not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student immigration status. Questions regarding visas and immigration documentation should be directed to the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Engagement.

Plan of Study

B.S.N.-to-D.N.P.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Semester 1

NUR  700              Advanced Pathophysiology                                               3 credits

NUR  701              Analysis of Advanced Nursing Practice                             3 credits

NUR  702              Epidemiology in Healthcare                                             3 credits

Semester 2

NUR  703              Advanced Pharmacology                                                   3 credits

NUR  704              Theoretical Foundations                                                   3 credits

NUR  705              Evidence Based Quality Improvement                              3 credits

Semester 3

NUR  706              Advanced Physical Assessment                                          3 credits

NUR  707              Advanced Care Vulnerable Populations                            3 credits

Semester 4

 NUR  800              Advanced Adult/Gerontology Primary Care I                  3 credits

NUR  801              Advanced Adult/Gerontology Practicum I                        3 credits

NUR  802              Health Systems Assessment                                              3 credits

Semester 5

 NUR  804              Advanced Adult/Gerontology Primary Care II                 3 credits

NUR  805              Advanced Adult/Gerontology Practicum II                       3 credits

NUR  806              Research Design & Methods                                             3 credits

Semester 6

 NUR  807              Advanced Adult/Gerontology Primary Care III                3 credits

NUR  808              Advanced Adult/Gerontology Practicum IIII                     3 credits

Semester 7

 NUR  809              Diversity & Ethical Issues                                                  3 credits

NUR  900              Advanced Leadership & Management                                3 credits

NUR  901              Advanced Leadership Practicum                                         3 credits

Semester 8

 NUR  902              Residency I                                                                       3 credits

NUR  903              Healthcare Policy                                                               3 credits

Semester 9

 NUR  905              Residency II                                                                       3 credits

NUR  906              DNP Focused Course                                                         3 credits

NUR  907              DNP Project                                                                       3 credits

                                                                                                                             TOTAL CREDITS: 72

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (B.S.N.)

The School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers two (2) path options to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). The first path is a pre-licensure option for students who do not hold a registered nursing license. The second path option is designed for registered nurses who, hold either an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing, and are seeking a flexible way to advance their career in nursing.

The B.S.N. program prepares students for careers as professional nurses caring for patients in hospitals, and in community agencies, such as public health services, schools, homes, and industries. In addition to providing comprehensive, efficient, and appropriate care service to individuals, families, groups, and communities, the program provides a basis for the nurses’ role as advocate, innovator, and collaborative leader. The program also provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing.

A. Pre-licensure Option

 The pre-licensure option is a traditional four-year plan of study that prepares the student to write the licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and subsequently enter the workforce as a professional registered nurse. The B.S.N. prelicensure option requires 122 semester hours of study and, is intended for students beginning their education in nursing. The B.S.N. prelicensure curriculum is organized in a sequential, simple-to-complex approach, designed to facilitate an understanding of the key principles, concepts and processes critical to safe, effective practice and successful matriculation. Therefore, students are required to complete the course work as outlined in the plan of study. The B.S.N. pre-licensure plan of study provides a semester-by-semester conceptualization of the required coursework involved.

Students interested in applying for admission to the B.S.N. program may fulfill the degree requirements for the entire program at Kentucky State University through course offerings in the various Colleges. A student may also transfer courses from an institution that offers comparable prerequisite or non-major courses that are approved by Kentucky State University and the School of Nursing & Health Sciences.

All students must satisfactorily complete the minimum semester credit hours delineated in the B.S.N. pre-licensure plan of study, as well as any other requirements established by the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Students must also meet established School of Nursing & Health Sciences grade requirements in all major courses for progression in the program. Students must receive a grade of “B” or better in all required major, major pre-requisite & major co-requisite courses in the curriculum. Information on admission, retention, progression, dismissal, or readmission can be found in the B.S.N. Student Handbook on the School of Nursing & Health Sciences website.

The School of Nursing & Health Sciences is responsible for all components of the B.S.N. program pre-licensure option, including but not limited to, the selection, supervision, and evaluation of nursing students, and the curriculum. As such, The School of Nursing & Health Sciences reserves the right to modify any academic provisions or academic requirements when such action will serve the interest of the client/patient, the nursing program, and/or its students.

 Admission Criteria (Pre-Licensure)

Minimally, the following criteria must be met for pre-licensure (B.S.N.) admissions consideration:

  • Admission to Kentucky State University.
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework attempted including a GPA of at least 2.8 and a grade of C or better for all required pre-professional courses.
  • Official report of Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essentials Academic Skills (ATI TEAS).
  • Letter of academic standing on official letterhead from any nursing program in which a student was previously enrolled.
  • Personal essay.
  • Completed School of Nursing & Health Sciences& Health Sciences application.

B. Post-licensure Option

The RN-B.S.N. option is designed to offer registered nurses the opportunity to build on their nursing knowledge and experience on the way to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Students in the RN-B.S.N. option take courses that focus on professionalism and patient safety, research, improvement of health systems, leadership, information technology, and gerontology and public health nursing. The RN-B.S.N. option allows registered nurses to earn a B.S.N. degree via flexible online education that is delivered primarily asynchronously with limited synchronous face-to-face assemblies for the gerontology and public health practicum experiences as well as the capstone seminar.

The RN-B.S.N. program option requires 33 semester hours of study. RN-B.S.N. students must hold an active, unencumbered registered nursing license in their state of residence and have been conferred an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program. Prospective students must complete the prerequisite course work before beginning work required for the major in nursing. The RN-B.S.N. plan of study provides a semester-by-semester conceptualization of the required coursework involved.

Students interested in applying for admission to the RN-B.S.N. option may fulfill the degree requirements for the entire program at Kentucky State University through course offerings in the various Colleges. A student may also transfer courses from an institution that offers comparable prerequisite or non-major courses that are approved by Kentucky State University and the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Once a student is admitted to the RN-B.S.N. option major, the student must complete all degree requirements within five (5) years beginning with the first semester of admission to the University.

All students must satisfactorily complete the minimum semester credit hours delineated in the B.S.N. post-licensure plan of study, as well as any other requirements established by the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Students must also meet established School of Nursing & Health Sciences grade requirements in all major courses for progression in the program. Students must receive a grade of “B” or better in all required major, major pre-requisite & major co-requisite courses in the curriculum. Information on admission, retention, progression, dismissal, and readmission can be found in the B.S.N. Student Handbook on the School of Nursing & Health Sciences website.

The School of Nursing & Health Sciences is responsible for all components of the B.S.N. program pre-licensure option, including but not limited to, the selection, supervision, and evaluation of nursing students, and the curriculum. As such, The School of Nursing & Health Sciences reserves the right to modify any academic provisions or academic requirements when such action will serve the interest of the client/patient, the nursing program, and/or its students.

Admissions Requirements (Post-licensure RN-B.S.N.)

 Minimally, the following criteria must be met for RN-B.S.N. admissions consideration:

  • Admission to Kentucky State University.
  • An earned diploma or associate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Pre-requisite education courses completed and on the official transcript before beginning the nursing program at Kentucky State University.
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale on associate degree or diploma coursework.
  • Verification of a current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the prospective student’s state of residence prior to enrollment in the first major course.
  • Personal essay.
  • One academic reference and one professional reference.

Completed School of Nursing & Health Sciences application.

PLAN OF STUDY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (pre-licensure)

SEMESTER 1
KSU 101 University Orientation I 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
BIO 107 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
SPE 103 Interpersonal Communications 3
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
MAT 115 College Algebra 3
SEMESTER 2
KSU 102 University Orientation II 1
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
BIO 108 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
FNU 104 Basic Nutrition 3
IGS 200 Ancient World 3
Literary, Visual, Performing Arts 3
SEMESTER 3
SOC 203 Principles of Sociology 3
BSS 300 Statistics 3
CHE 209 General, Organic & Biochemistry 4
ALH 205 Dimensional Analysis 1
Foreign Language? 3
SEMESTER 4
NUR 200B Intro Genetics 3
BIO 204 Fundamentals Microbiology 3
ALH 210 Terminology for Health Professionals 2
NUR 205B Pharmacological Concepts 3
PSY 303 Human Development 3
Foreign Language II? 3
SEMESTER 5
NUR 325B Intro Nursing Informatics 3
NUR 330B Health Assessment & Communication Across Lifespan 4
NUR 340B Nursing Care Adults 5
NUR 340BP Nursing Care Adults Practicum 3
NUR 341B Professional Role 1 2
SEMESTER 6
NUR 345B Nursing Care Behavioral Health 3
NUR 345BP Nursing Care Behavioral Health Practicum 2
NUR 405B Nursing Care Women, Children 3
NUR 405BP Nursing Care Women, Children Practicum 2
NUR 421B Professional Role 2 2
SEMESTER 7
NUR 440B Nursing Care Complex Health 5
NUR 440BP Complex Health Practicum 3
NUR 450B Nursing Care Older Adults 2
NUR 450BP Nursing Care Older Adults Practicum 2
NUR 451B Professional Role 3 2
SEMESTER 8
NUR 460B Community & Public Health Nursing 3
NUR 465BP Professional Internship 3
NUR 461B Professional Role 4 2
NUR 462B Intensive Review & Assessment 2
Elective 3
                                                               TOTAL: 122
ART 130, MUS 130, THE 130, ENG 211
ASL 171, ASL, 172 (or); FRE 102, FRE 102 (or); SPA 101, SPA 102 (or); SPA 103, SPA 104

 

PLAN OF STUDY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (post-licensure)

PRE-REQUISITES CREDIT HOURS
ENG 101 English Composition I                     3
ENG 102 English Composition II                     3
SPE 103 Interpersonal Communications                     3
BIO 107 Anatomy & Physiology I                     4
BIO 108 Anatomy & Physiology II                     4
BIO 204 Fundamentals of Microbiology                     3
PSY 200 General Psychology                     3
MAT 115 College Algebra                     3
CHE 209 General, Organic & Biochemistry                     4
FNU 104 Basic Nutrition                     3
PSY 303 Developmental Psychology                     3
SOC 203 Principles of Sociology                     3
BSS 300 Statistics                     3
IGS 200 Ancient World                     3
Foreign Language I?                     3
Foreign Language II?                     3
Advanced Placement?                     38
TOTAL:  89 CREDITS

 

SEMESTER 1

 

NUR 308R             Introduction Human Genetics                                            3

NUR 309R             Health Disparities & Cultural Competence                        3

NUR 325R            Public Health Nursing                                                      3

NUR 425R            Gerontological Nursing€                                                      3     12 credits

SEMESTER 2

 

NUR 430R            Topics in Clinical Nursing                                                   3

NUR 431R            Information Management & Technology                            3

NUR 432R            Research & Evidence Based Practice                                    3

Elective                  Arts, Music, Theatre                                                            3       12 credits

SEMESTER 3

 

NUR  434R           Nursing Leadership                                                             3

NUR  435R           Nursing in Global Healthcare Systems                                3

NUR  436R           Senior Capstone Seminar                                                    3        9 credits

 

                                                                                                                                   TOTAL: 122 CREDITS

The RN-BSN curriculum includes nursing credit hours for holding an active license in the student’s state of residence. A selected number of liberal-general studies credit hours may be transferred from a regionally accredited associate or diploma nursing program¥. Students must complete the RN-BSN program of study within five (5) years beginning with the first semester of admission to the University.

Both courses are required to be the same language. Two semesters of sign language may be acceptable for foreign language credit.

¥Liberal-general studies credits earned at institutions of higher learning outside of the U.S. must be evaluated to determine transferability prior to submitting an application for admission to the RN-BSN program.

Courses held in two 8-week sessions.

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN NURSING (A.A.S.)

The A.A.S. is a prelicensure program for students who do not hold a registered nurse license. The A.A.S. program prepares students to provide nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. The program also provides a foundation for further study in nursing.

The A.A.S. program offers a traditional two-year plan of study. The plan requires the completion of 75 semester hours of study to fulfill the A.A.S. degree requirements. The liberal arts and general supporting course components focus on the development of critical skills in English composition and mathematics, as well as the acquisition of basic knowledge in the biological, and behavioral sciences. The nursing component of the plan of study focuses on the application of nursing concepts in clinical practice.

Students interested in applying for admission to the A.A.S. program may fulfill the degree requirements for the entire program at Kentucky State University through course offerings in the various colleges. A student may also transfer courses from an institution that offers comparable prerequisite or non-major courses that are approved by Kentucky State University and the School of Nursing & Health Sciences.

Licensed practical/vocational nurses may qualify to test-out of selected courses in the A.A.S. curriculum. The A.A.S. plan of study identifies those courses that may be considered for test-out by examination. Licensed practical or vocational nurses interested in the test-out by examination process should contact the School of Nursing & Health Sciences for details and guidance.

All students must satisfactorily complete the minimum semester credit hours delineated in the A.A.S. plan of study, as well as any other requirements established by the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Students must also meet established School of Nursing & Health Sciences grade requirements in all major courses for progression in the program. Students must receive a grade of “B” or better in all required major courses in the curriculum. Information on admission, retention, progression, dismissal, or readmission can be found in the A.A.S. Student Handbook on the School of Nursing & Health Sciences website. The School of Nursing & Health Sciences is responsible for all components of the A.A.S. program, including but not limited to, the selection, supervision, and evaluation of nursing students, and the curriculum. As such, The School of Nursing & Health Sciences reserves the right to modify any academic provisions or academic requirements when such action will serve the interest of the client/patient, the nursing program, and/or its students.

Admission Requirements

 Minimally, the following criteria must be met for admissions consideration:

  • Admission to Kentucky State University.
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework attempted; and a GPA of at least 2.8 and a grade of C or better for all prerequisite courses.
  • Official report of Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essentials Academic Skills (ATI TEAS).
  • Letter of academic standing on official letterhead from any nursing program in which the prospective nursing student was previously enrolled.
  • Science courses less than five (5) years old.
  • Completed School of Nursing & Health Sciences application.

 

PLAN OF STUDY

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN NURSING (A.A.S.)

PREREQUISITES
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
BIO 107 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHE 209 General, Organic & Biochemistry 4
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
MAT 115 College Algebra 3
ALH 205 Dimensional Analysis 1
ALH 210 Terminology for Healthcare 2
SEMESTER 1
BIO 108 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NURA 100A Basic Pharmacotherapeutics€ 2
NURA 104A Health Assessment 3
NURA 105A Introduction to Nursing Practice€ 3
NURA 105AP Introduction to Nursing Practicum€ 1
SEMESTER 2
BIO 204 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3
NUR 114A Adult Health 1 4
NUR 114AP Adult Health 1 Practicum 3
NUR 115A Behavioral Health 3
NUR 115AP Behavioral Health Practicum 2
SEMESTER 3
PSY 303 Developmental Psychology 3
NUR 204A Maternal Newborn Health 3
NUR 204AP Maternal Newborn Health Practicum 2
NUR 205A Pediatric Health 3
NUR 205AP Pediatric Health Practicum 2
SEMESTER 4
NUR 214A Adult Health 2 4
NUR 214AP Adult Health 2 Integrative Practicum 3
NUR 215A Synthesis Concepts 2
NUR 216A Professionalism in Nursing 2
Art, Music, Theatre£ 3
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ALLIED HEALTH

ALH 205: Dimensional Analysis for Pharmaceutical Calculations. This course focuses on those components of safe medication calculation and administration. The emphasis is on accuracy of calculation and the critical thinking involved in patient medication safety. Required for all pre-licensure nursing majors. Requirements: Admission to the University. Credit: 1 semester hour.

ALH 210: Terminology for Health Care Professionals. This course provides the student with basic medical language skills including pronunciation and definitions as a foundation for reading and understanding medical reports, and communicating with healthcare professionals. Required for all pre-licensure nursing majors. Requirements: Admission to the University. Credit: 2 semester hours.

NURSING

NUR 100A: Basic Pharmacotherapeutics. Introduces the major concepts of pharmacotherapeutics, establishes a knowledge base that applies to patient care and education. Requirements: Admission to the Associate of Applied Science program or instructor consent. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 103: Transition to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Assists the Licensed Practical Nurse to move into the role of the associate degree nurse. Includes selected content on physical and psychological needs. Requirements: Practical/Vocational license and admission to the Associate of Applied Science program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 104A: Health Assessment. Provides the students with the knowledge necessary to perform a comprehensive health assessment utilizing the skills of history taking, inspections, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Requirements: Admission to the Associate of Applied Science program or instructor consent. Corequisites: NUR 105, NUR 105L. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR  105 or NUR 105L the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 104. Credit: 3 semester hours.

NUR 105A: Introduction to Nursing Practice. Provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of nursing, process and practice. Requirements: Admission to the Associate of Applied Science program or instructor consent. Corequisites: NUR 104 & NUR 105L. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 104 or NUR 105L the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 105. Credit: 3 semester hours.

NUR 100A, NUR 104A, NUR 105A, NUR 105AP. Corequisites BIO 204, NUR 114A, NUR 115A, NUR115AP. If the student drops or withdraws from BIO 204 or NUR 115AP, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 115A. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 115AP: Behavioral Health Practicum. Student-designed experience focused on the role of the registered nurse as a provider and manager of care for individual, families, and groups with behavioral or mental health challenges in selected practice settings under the direct supervision of a clinical professional. Prerequisites: BIO 109, NUR 100A, NUR 104A, NUR 105A, NUR 105AP. Corequisites: BIO 204, NUR 114A, 115A. If the student drops or withdraws from BIO 204 or NUR 115A, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 115AP.  Credit: 2 semester hours (90 clock hours).

NUR 118: Independent Study. This course will assist students with study skills, self-guided study of current nursing concepts and placement in the program; discuss simulation opportunities and collaborate with self-guided review of skills. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 200B: Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapies. Introductory course that provides a basic understanding of genetic concepts so that this knowledge can be utilized to understand current and future genetic theories, trends and therapeutics. Requirements: Instructor permission for non-nurse majors. Prerequisite: For nursing majors a grade of “B” or better in BIO 107, BIO 108, CHE 209. Credit: 3 semester hours.

NUR 204A: Maternal Newborn Health. Principles and concepts of health and illness, psychopathology, and treatment modalities as they relate to the nursing care of family during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn periods. Requirements: Good standing in a School of Nursing & Health Sciences Program. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 2 courses. Corequisites: PSY 303, NUR 204AP, NUR 205A, NUR 205AP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 204AP, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 204A. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 204AP: Maternal Newborn Health Practicum. Student-designed experience focusing on the role of the registered nurse as the provider and manager of care for maternal clients, and their families during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn periods in selected practice settings under the direct supervision of a clinical professional. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 2 courses. Corequisites: PSY 303, NUR 204A, NUR 205A, NUR 205AP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 204A, the student must also withdraw or drop from

restorative, and maintenance/supportive care to adult clients and families experiencing complex health alterations in selected settings. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 3 courses. Corequisites: NUR 214AP, NUR 215A, NUR 216A. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 214A, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 214AP, NUR 215A or NUR 216A. Credit: 4 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 214AP: Adult Health II Intensive Practicum. Student-designed experience focusing on the role of the registered nurse as the provider and manager of care for adult clients and their families in selected practice settings under the direct supervision of a clinical professional. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 3 courses. Corequisites: NUR 214A, NUR 215A, NUR 216A. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 214AP, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 214A, NUR 215A, or NUR 216A.Credit: 3 semester hours (135 clock hours)

NUR 215A: Synthesis Concepts. Provides a comprehensive and integrated review of the AAS in nursing curriculum with a broad range of assessment tools to evaluate student knowledge and skills as a final preparation before writing the NCLEX-RC©. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 3 courses. Corequisites: NUR 214A, NUR 214AP, NUR 216A. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 214A, 214AP, or 216A, the student must drop or withdraw from NUR 215A. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 216A: Professionalism in Nursing. Seminar discussion of issues and trends in professional nursing practice, transition into the workplace, nursing leadership and management, employment opportunities, continuing education, and professional

responsibilities. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 3 courses. Corequisites: NUR 214A, 214AP, 215A. If the student must drop or withdraw from NUR  214A, 214AP, or 215A, the student must drop or withdraw from NUR 216A. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 308R: Introduction to Human Genetics. Topics covered include the nature of genetic material, transmission, gene expression, gene regulation, genetic variation, and genetics & society. Requirements: Admission to the Bachelor of Science program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 309R: Health Disparities & Cultural Competence. This course will examine both analytical and practical approaches to cultural competency in public health. Concepts, models, frameworks, and communication that occur in cross-cultural health situations will be discussed. The application of these concepts in real intervention and programs will also be examined. Requirements: Admission into the Bachelor

NUR 330B: Health Assessment & Communication Across the Lifespan. The purpose of this course is the acquisition of novice-level assessment and communication skills; and the development and application of cognitive skills to perform systematic, holistic, and culturally competent health assessments within a simulated environment. Requirements: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science program. Credit: 4 semester hours.

NUR 340B: Nursing Care of Adults with Acute-Chronic Disorders. This course focuses on basic concepts (e.g., sleep, immobility, skin care, wound healing, infection) & variables (i.e., biophysiological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, developmental) that inform & impact nursing; pharmacological interventions; human response to illness; and selected disorders and/or diseases. Requirements: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science program. Corequisites: NUR 330B, NUR340BP, NUR341B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 330B, NUR340BP, or NUR341B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR340B. Credit: 5 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 340BP: Nursing Care of Adults with Acute-Chronic Disorders Practicum. In-depth clinical and laboratory-based experiences; application of basic concepts of nursing care for adults in a variety of settings. Requirements: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science program. Corequisites: NUR 330B, NUR340B, NUR341B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 330B, NUR340B, or NUR341B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR340B. Credit: 3 semester hours (135 clock hours).

NUR 341B: Professional Role 1: Professionalism & Patient Safety. Focus is on assisting aspiring healthcare professional improve patient safety by developing competencies associated with best practice outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the role of interprofessional collaborative practice in patient safety, quality management and quality improvement. Requirements: Admission to the Bachelor of Science program. Corequisites: NUR 330B, NUR 340B, NUR 340BP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 330B, NUR 340B, or NUR 340BP, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 341B. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic)

NUR 345B: Nursing Care in Behavioral Health. Focus is on the roles of the professional nurse as provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of the profession in caring for diverse individuals and populations experiencing psychiatric and mental health stressors. Prerequisites: NUR330B, NUR340B, NUR340BP, NUR341B. Corequisites: NUR345BP, NUR421B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR345B or NUR421B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR345BP. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 423: Transcultural Nursing. This course compares and contrasts the values, beliefs, and behaviors of diverse cultures/subcultures in a wide variety of healthcare settings. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 300-level NUR classes. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 424: Nursing Leadership. This course explores leadership role responsibilities while completing 12 hours of observational learning experience in a professional nursing leadership role. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 300-level NUR classes. Credit: 4 semester hours.

NUR 425R: Gerontological Nursing. This course provides an overview of the aging process, while emphasizing nursing competence when using evidence-based assessments and interventions. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 300-level NUR classes. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic). [Formerly NUR 425].

NUR 426: Senior Capstone Seminar. Course focuses on analysis of issues impacting professional nursing practice in a changing health care system. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 300 level NUR classes. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 430R: Topics in Clinical Nursing. Students analyze and examine evidentiary data related to the provision of quality health care. Prerequisites: NUR 308R, NUR 309R, NUR 325R, NUR 425R. Corequisites: NUR 431R, NUR 432R. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 431R: Information Management & Patient Care Technology. Examination of informatics in health care with emphasis on clinical information systems, utilization of informatics and the use of health care technologies in the management of individuals, groups and organizations for the improvement of patient outcomes. Prerequisites: NUR 308R, NUR 309R, NUR 325R, NUR 425R. Corequisites: NUR 430R, NUR 432R. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 432R: Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice. This course provides a basic understanding of the research process and evidence-based practice (EBP) for the practicing registered nurse. Prerequisites: NUR 308R, NUR 309R, NUR 325R, NUR 425R. Corequisites: NUR 430R, NUR 431R. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic). [Formerly NUR 422]

NUR 434R: Nursing Leadership. This course explores leadership role responsibilities while completing 12 hours of observational learning experience in a professional nursing leadership role. Prerequisites: NUR 430R, NUR 431R, NUR 432R. Corequisites: NUR 435R, NUR 436R. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic). [Formerly NUR 424].

or withdraw from NUR450B. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR450BP: Nursing Care of Older Adults Practicum. Content includes the developmental, physiological, and psychosocial changes of the older adult in regard to health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. The course will emphasize the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes within a legal/ethical framework. Prerequisites: NUR330B, NUR340B, NUR340BP, NUR341B, NUR345B, NUR345BP, NUR405B, NUR405BP, & NUR421B. Corequisites: NUR 440B, NUR440BP, NUR450BP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 440B, NUR440BP, or NUR450BP the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR450B.  Credit: 2 semester hours (90 clock hours).

NUR 451B: Professional Role 3: Nursing Research. Emphasis on the research process and how as consumers of nursing research baccalaureate nurses apply the research process to practice. Prerequisites: Requirements: Admission to the Bachelor of Science program. Corequisites: NUR 440B, NUR 440BP, NUR 450B, NUR 450BP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 440B, NUR 440BP, NUR 450B, or NUR 450BP, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 451B. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

 NUR 460B: Community & Public Health Nursing. Role of nursing in the relationship between community conditions and public health; emphasis on principles of public health combined with nursing knowledge and

skills to address health needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Prerequisites: NUR440B, NUR440BP, NUR450B, NUR450BP, NUR451B. Corequisites: NUR 465BP, NUR461B, NUR462B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR465BP, NUR461B or NUR 462B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 460B. Credits: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 461B: Professional Role: Leadership and Professional Engagement. Presents theoretical principles of nursing leadership and management in diverse settings to promote quality patient outcomes. Prerequisites: School of Nursing admission into the baccalaureate program. Requires concurrent registration in NUR 460B, NUR465BP. and NUR462B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 460, NUR465BP, or NUR462B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR461B. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 462B: Intensive Review & Assessment. This course is a culminating experience that gives students a thorough review of fundamental nursing concepts. Includes review of application process of NCLEX-RN® test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits, and remediation. Faculty members present weekly reviews on selected topics such as calculations,

and determination of disease and other health problems will be a major focus of this course. Basic principles and methods of epidemiology are presented together with many of the applications of epidemiology to public health and the role it plays in the development and evaluation of public policy. Requirements: Admission to BSN-DNP program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 703 Advanced Pharmacology. The purpose of this course is to expand the pharmacological knowledge of the advance practice nurse.  Principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics across the life span serve as the foundation for this comprehensive course in pharmacology for prescribers. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiological action of drugs, expected client responses, and major side effects. Issues related to evidence-based pharmacologic practice and legal aspects of prescribing are examined.  Prerequisites: NUR 700, 701, 702. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 704 Theoretical Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice. This course explores the history of advanced practice registered nursing (APN) roles in the current sociopolitical environment, preparing students to serve in a leadership role to shape the delivery of effect health care. An overview of various communication methods, community assessment, and epidemiological principles is provided. Students will apply principles of advanced practice to promote the health of individuals and populations. Principles of client centered care and theory-based care to promote health will be explored in depth. The principle of clear and respectful communication in care will be introduced in terms of cultural sensitivity. The principle of basing care on evidence will be introduced. The principle of caring for populations within a context of health systems will be introduced. The principle of ethical care will be introduced in terms of social justice. Prerequisites: NUR 700, 701, 702. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 705 Evidence-Based Practice/Quality Improvement in Health Care. This course explores philosophical and foundational components of evidence-based practice for advance nursing practice. Concepts, models, and methods for developing advanced practice based on the best evidence are applied. Developing the well-built question as well as understanding best search strategies are incorporated into research-based evidence, particularly related to the clinical and administrative practice question(s) and outcomes. Outcomes evaluation methods are explored. Prerequisites: NUR 700, 701, 702. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 706: Advanced Physical Assessment. This course is designed to further develop the student’s advanced knowledge and skills for obtaining and

organizational assessments, quality improvement projects, outcomes research, technology evaluation, and performance appraisals. During this course, students will conduct their own administrative project at the site where they are participating in the clinical residency. The projects will focus on topics such as total quality improvement, protocol development, practice efficiency, practice effectiveness, or clinical outcomes. They will work with other personnel at the site in a collaborative arrangement. Each week, the students will meet as a group in order to address problems encountered with their administrative project and offer suggestions and support. The course will consist of didactic sessions, presentations by the students, and problem-solving sessions. Prerequisites: NUR 706, 707. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 804 Advanced Adult/Gerontology Nursing II. This course continues to focus on synthesis and application of more complex theory and research to effectively address the complexities of aging. Comprehensive evidence-based management across settings, evaluation of care, role implementation, and influences of contextual factors on health care services for the elderly including palliative and end of life care are presented. This course provides the knowledge base for clinical gerontological management. Prerequisites: NUR 800, 801, 802. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 805 Advanced Adult/Gerontology Nursing II Practicum. This is the second clinical course of this advance nursing practice specialty. The objectives of this practicum are based on the content of the didactic component of the course. Prerequisites: NUR 800, 801, 802. Credit: 3 semester hours (180 clock hours).

NUR 806: Research Design and Methodologies. This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge, skills, and practice in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative data within the context of application to research design and methodology. Advanced statistical techniques will be examined including ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, MANCOVA. Use of psychometric techniques (for instruments used in patient care, nursing education and nursing research), linear regression, multiple regression, logistic regression, and structural equation modeling (SEM) will also be examined. Prerequisites: NUR 800, NUR 801, NUR 802. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 807: Advanced Adult/Gerontology Nursing III. This is the third in the series. This course continues to focus on synthesis and application of more complex theory and research to effectively address the complexities of aging. Comprehensive evidence-based management across settings, evaluation of care, role implementation, and influences of contextual factors on health care service for the elderly including palliative and end of life care are presented. This course

scholarly project focusing on problems of practice within specific populations. Each course builds on the knowledge and practice expertise of the DNP student, culminating in the completion of the scholarly project. The range of projects will be varied as they relate to the unique clinical practices of the DNP student, e.g., quality improvement, analyzing policy designing and using databases, designing and evaluating new models of care, collaboration with researchers to answer clinical questions, program development, implementation, and evaluation. To complete the objectives of this course successfully, the DNP student works with a faculty mentor to refine the design of the scholarly project. Students must successfully complete an oral defense of the project prior to implementation. The student will be required to submit individual objectives and is expected to complete a minimum of 180 hours of supervised practice in a clinical area related to their topic of interest. Prerequisites: NUR 809, NUR 900, NUR 901. Credit: 3 semester hours (180 clock hours).

NUR 903: Healthcare Policy. The purpose of this course is to facilitate the students’ exploration of policy formulation, implementation, and modification in the United States. A model of policymaking will be analyzed and core elements of health care policy and planning, including the sociopolitical and economic context of health and health-seeking behaviors will be emphasized. Health care policy and planning at the local, state, federal, and international levels will be explored. Ethical dimensions of public policy formulation and implementation will be highlighted. The roles of the Nursing profession and individual nurses as they relate to the development and implementation of health policy will be investigated. Key concepts that influence policymaking such as politics, advocacy, ethics, federalism, pluralism, polarization, civil rights and civil liberties will be discussed. Prerequisites: NUR NUR 809, NUR 900, NUR 901. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 905: Residency II. In this capstone course, the DNP student completes implementation of the evidenced-based scholarly project specific to a population of interest within a clinical setting and evaluates its impact on health care outcomes. Students will disseminate their findings through an oral presentation and a manuscript suitable for a peer-reviewed publication. Students will apply knowledge and skills obtained in the didactic and integrative courses in order to address the ethical, legal, financial and organizational aspects of the scholarly project. The DNP student will discuss his/her topic of interest, the development of the project and how it addressed the needs of a selected population; and evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the project. In order to successfully complete the objectives of this course, the student is expected to complete a minimum of 180 hours of supervised practice in a clinical area related to the topic of interest. Each student will be required to

NUR 105AP: Introduction to Nursing Practice Practicum. Application of fundamental nursing skills using simulated patient care scenarios within a laboratory environment. Requirements: Admission to the Associate of Applied Science program or instructor consent. Corequisites: NUR 104 & NUR 105A. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 104 or NUR 105A the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 105AP. Credit: 1 semester hour (45 clock hours).

NUR 111: Nursing I. Focus is on basic human needs and development, interpersonal relationships, and beginning skills of patient care. Clinical laboratory experience provided. This course is used to evaluate the oral communication competency. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program. Credit: 7 semester hours (5 didactic credit: 2 practicum credit [90 clock hours])

NUR 112: Nursing II. Application of scientific nursing principles and techniques, therapeutic relationships, and behavioral concepts essential to psychiatric and general medical-surgical patients. Prerequisites: NUR 111. Credit: 7 semester hours (5 didactic credit: 2 clinical credit [90 clock hours]).

NUR 114A: Adult Health I. Designed to assist the student to integrate prior knowledge and advanced scientific principles in providing preventative, restorative, and maintenance/supportive care to adult clients and families experiencing common medical/surgical health alterations in selected settings. Requirements: Admission to the Associate of Applied Science program. Prerequisites: BIO 109, NUR 100A, NUR 104A, NUR 105A, NUR 105AP. Corequisites: BIO 204, NUR 114AP. If the student drops or withdraws from BIO 204 or NUR 114AP, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 114A. Credit: 4 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 114AP: Adult Health I Practicum. Student-designed experience focusing on the role of the registered nurse as the provider and manager of care to adult clients and families in selected practice settings under the direct supervision of a clinical professional. Requirements: Admission to the Associate of Applied Science program. Prerequisites: BIO 109, NUR 100A, NUR 104A, NUR 105A, NUR 105AP. Corequisites: BIO 204, NUR 114A, NUR 115A, NUR115AP. If the student drops or withdraws from BIO 204 or NUR 114A, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 114AP. Credit: 3 semester hours (135 clock hours).

NUR 115A: Behavioral Health. Principles and concepts of mental and behavioral health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities as they relate to the nursing care of individuals, families and groups. Requirements: Admission to the Associate of Applied Science program. Prerequisites: BIO 109,

NUR 204AP. Credit: 2 semester hours (90 clock hours).

NUR 205A: Pediatric Health. Principles and concepts of pediatric health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities as they relate to the nursing care of children (infancy through adolescence) and their families. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 2 courses. Corequisites: PSY 303, NUR 204A, NUR 204AP, NUR 205A, NUR 205AP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 205AP, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 205A.   Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 205AP: Pediatric Health Practicum. Student-designed experience focusing on the role of the registered nurse as the provider and manager of care for pediatric clients and their families in a variety of practice settings under the direct supervision of a clinical professional. Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 2 courses. Corequisites: PSY 303, NUR 204A, NUR 204AP, NUR 205A, NUR 205AP.  If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 205A, the student must also withdraw or drop from NUR 205AP. Credit: 2 semester hours (90 clock hours).

205B Pharmacological Concepts. Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Requirements: Instructor permission for non-nurse majors. Prerequisite: For nursing majors a grade of “B” or better in BIO 107, BIO 108, CHE 209. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 211: Nursing III. Preparation for giving family-centered nursing care and applying nursing principles/techniques in maternal care during maternity cycle/child care from conception through adolescence. Prerequisites: NUR 112. Credit: 9 semester hours (Six didactic credits, 3 clinical credits (135 clock hours).

NUR 212: Nursing IV. Focus on developing a coordinated approach to planning and implementing nursing care for patients with major health disorders. Prerequisites: NUR 211. Corequisites: NUR 213: Nursing V. Credit: 10 semester hours (6 hours didactic, 4 hours practicum [120 clock hours])

NUR 213: Nursing V. Seminar discussion of issues and trends in nursing, legal and ethical components, job opportunities, career satisfaction, continuing education, and professional responsibilities. Prerequisites: NUR 211. Corequisites: NUR 212. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 214A: Adult Health II. Designed to assist the student to integrate prior knowledge and advancing scientific principles in providing preventative,

of Science program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 321: Professional Role Transitions. This course provides an examination of the professional role transition from Associate-to-BSN graduate. Requirements: Acceptance to RN-to-BSN program. Credit: 3 semester hours.

NUR 322: Nursing Assessment. This course builds on RN students’ prior knowledge and clinical experience in developing more complex, comprehensive assessment skills. Requirements: Acceptance to RN-to-BSN program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 323: Application of Nursing Theory. In this course RN students will examine perspectives on nursing trends, theories, and philosophies. Requirements: Acceptance to RN-to-BSN program. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 324: Patho/Pharm in Nursing Care. This course provides a pathophysiologic approach to pharmacology and an overview of drug approval, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics for the practicing registered nurse. Requirements: Acceptance to RN-to-BSN program. Credit: 4 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 325: Teaching and Learning. This course introduces teaching and learning concepts for the practicing registered nurse access a diverse lifespan in a healthcare setting. Requirements: Acceptance into the RN-to-BSN program. Credit: 1 semester hour (didactic).

NUR 325B: Introduction to Healthcare Informatics. Provides a conceptual foundation for understanding healthcare informatics. Includes analysis of various applications of information systems within the context of health care systems. Emphasis is placed on the nurses’ role in advancing quality care. Requirements: Instructor permission for non-nurse majors. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, PSY 200, ALH 205. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 325R: Public Health Nursing. This course is designed to integrate knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing the health care needs of aggregates, communities, and society. Requirements: Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 326: Community Support Systems. This course discusses trending public health issues and requires completing 12 hours of observational experience in a variety of community healthcare settings. Requirements: Acceptance to RN-to-BSN program. Credit: 4 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 345BP: Nursing Care in Behavioral Health Practicum. In-depth clinical and laboratory-based experiences; application of basic concepts of nursing care for individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NUR330B, NUR340B, NUR340BP, NUR341B. Corequisites: NUR345B, NUR421B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR345B or NUR421B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR345BP. Credit: 2 semester hours (90 clock hours).

NUR 405B: Nursing Care of Women, Children & Families. Focus is on the roles of the professional nurse as provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of the profession in caring for diverse individuals and families during the childbearing and childrearing phases of family development. Prerequisites: NUR330B, NUR340B, NUR340BP, NUR341B. Corequisites: NUR405BP, NUR421B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 405BP or NUR421B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR405B. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 405BP: Nursing Care of Women, Children & Families Practicum. In-depth clinical and laboratory-based experience; application of basic and complex concepts of maternal and child health. Prerequisites: NUR330B, NUR340B, NUR340BP, NUR341B

Corequisites: NUR405B, NUR421B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 405B or NUR421B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR405BP. Credit: 2 semester hours (90 clock hours)

NUR 421: Nursing Informatics. This course provides a fundamental understanding of nursing informatics to inform quality and safety patient outcome measures. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 300-level NUR classes. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 421B: Professional Role 2: Improving Health Systems, The student develops basic knowledge of global healthcare systems and models, including healthcare policy and economics, and their influence on health disparities and healthcare delivery. Requirements: Admission to the Bachelor of Science program. Corequisites: NUR 345B, NUR 345BP, NUR 405B, NUR 405BP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 345B, NUR 345BP, NUR 405B or NUR 405BP, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 421B. Credit: 2 semester hours (didactic)

NUR 422: Nursing Research and EBP. This course provides a basic understanding of the research process and evidence-based practice (EBP) for the practicing registered nurse. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 300-level NUR classes. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 435R: Nursing in Global Healthcare Systems. Introduction to global health care systems and models, and their influence on health disparities and delivery of healthcare. Prerequisites: NUR 430R, NUR 431R, NUR 432R. Corequisites: NUR 434R, NUR 436R. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 436R: Senior Capstone Seminar. Course focuses on experiential learning that provides an opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge from previous coursework in the development of an evidence-based proposal paper with a focus on analysis of an approved topic/issue impacting professional nursing practice in our dynamic and changing health care landscape. Prerequisites: NUR 430R, NUR 431R, NUR 432R. Corequisites: NUR 434R, NUR 435R. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic). [Formerly NUR 426]

NUR 440B: Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Health Disorders. Integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs
into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, patient safety advocate and member of a profession in the care of adult clients & families in structured health care settings with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with each body system. Prerequisites: NUR 345B, NUR 345BP, NUR 405B, NUR 405BP, NUR 421B. Corequisites: NUR 440BP, NUR 451B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 440BP or NUR 451B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 440B. Credits: 5 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 440BP: Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Health Disorders Practicum. In-depth clinical and laboratory-based experiences; application of basic and complex concepts of nursing care for adults of all ages in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NUR 345B, NUR 345BP, NUR 405B, NUR 405BP, NUR 421B

Corequisites: NUR 440B, NUR 451B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 440B or NUR 451B, the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 440BP. Credit: 3 semester hours (135 clock hours).

NUR 450B: Nursing Care of Older Adults. This course introduces the student to the use of the nursing process in the care of older adults with an emphasis on healthy aging and wellness. A systems approach is used to discuss the effects of aging on the individual and the family, and to examine the disruption of wellness and illness patterns during older adult years. Prerequisites: NUR330B NUR340B, NUR340BP, NUR341B, NUR345B, NUR345BP, NUR405B, NUR405BP, & NUR421B. Requires concurrent registration in NUR 440B, NUR440BP, NUR450BP. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 440B, NUR440BP, or NUR450BP the student must also drop

pharmacotherapeutics, and disease exemplars. Complex clinical scenarios, written and oral case presentations, and standardized testing will be utilized to determine readiness for the licensure examination. Prerequisites: NUR440B, NUR440BP, NUR450B, NUR350BP, NUR451B. Corequisites: NUR460, NUR461, NUR465. Credit: 2 semester hours.

NUR 465BP: Professional Nursing Internship.

Immersion capstone experience to engage in professional practice under the direct supervision of a professional registered nurse mentor. An emphasis is placed on the development of personal and professional strategies needed to make the transition from student to graduate nurse by highlighting role development skills of bedside nurse leaders. Prerequisites: NUR 440B, NUR 440BP, NUR 450B, NUR 450BP, NUR 451. Corequisites: NUR 460B, NUR 461B, NUR 462B. If the student drops or withdraws from NUR 460B, NUR 461B, or NUR 462B the student must also drop or withdraw from NUR 465BP. Credit: 3 semester hours (135 clock hours).

NUR 700 Advanced Pathophysiology. The purpose of this course is to provide the advanced practice nurse with knowledge of normal physiology and alterations in physiology in individuals across the life span. The focus is theory and research applicable to organ systems and cellular events. Emphasis is on regulatory and compensatory functions in health and in pathophysiological conditions. This course serves as a transition from the advanced practice nurse with the basic medical sciences to clinical medicine. The goal is to establish a knowledge base for various clinical problems encountered in internal medicine and will review the fundamental concepts of pathophysiology in the clinical setting. Requirements: Admission to BSN-DNP program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 701 Analysis of Advanced Nursing Practice. This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore contemporary issues in health care delivery that affect the process and/or outcomes of relevant to patient populations. Specific focus will be on: (1) health disparities, (2) barriers to care, (3) cultural competency and sensitivity, (4) cultural/SES influences on health and care delivery, (5) public health and health promotion models, (6) emerging infectious disease, (7) advances in healthcare, (8) environmental/occupational health concepts, and (9) the impact of global health on individuals/ communities. Requirements: Admission to BSN-DNP program. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 702 Epidemiology in Health Care. Epidemiology focuses on the distribution and determinants of disease frequency in human populations. This graduate-level course utilizes epidemiology as a method for examining problems of health and disease in the community. This application of epidemiologic methods to evaluate the distribution

recording a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of individuals and families across the lifespan. The course involves the synthesis of nursing, biologic, psychological, and sociocultural knowledge and theories as applied to the findings obtained in the comprehensive health assessment. The central objective is the development of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive care to individuals of all ages in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings. Prerequisites: NUR 703, 704; Co-requisite 705. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 707 Advanced Nursing Care for Vulnerable

Populations. The purpose of this course is to provide the DNP-NP with an understanding of issues relevant to patient populations. Specific focus will be on: (1) health disparities, (2) barriers to care, (3) cultural competency and sensitivity, (4) cultural/SES influences on health and care delivery, (5) public health and health promotion models, (6) emerging infectious diseases, (7) advances in healthcare (genomics, neurocomputing, neuroimmunology, anatomical reconstruction), (8) environmental/occupational health concepts, and (9) the impact of global health on individuals/communities. The course discussions will focus on the topics outlined above. This course will address the BPHr Goals and goals of Health People 2020 by enabling students to understand how to improve health care of diverse/underserved populations. Prerequisite: NUR 703, 704; Co-requisite 705. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 708 Psychopharmacology. The purpose of this course is to review psychopharmacology concepts utilized in nursing. Graduate Nursing Elective. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 800 Advanced Adult/Gerontology Primary Care  Nursing I. This course focuses on synthesis and application of theory and research to effectively address the complexities of aging. Comprehensive evidenced-based management across settings, evaluation of care, role implementation, and influences of contextual factors on health care services for the elderly including palliative and end of life care are presented. This course provides the knowledge base for clinical gerontological management. Prerequisites: NUR 706, 707. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 801 Advanced Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nursing I Practicum. This is the first clinical course of this advance nursing practice specialty. The objectives of this practicum are based on the content of the didactic component of the course. Prerequisites: NUR 706, 707. Credit: 3 semester hours (180 clock hours).

NUR 802: Health Systems Assessment. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to actively participate in the evaluation of health care and healthcare organizations. Specific emphasis will be on

provides the knowledge base for clinical gerontological managements. Prerequisites: NUR 803, 804, 805. Credit: 3 semester hours (180 clock hours).

NUR 808:  Advanced Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nursing III Practicum.  This is the third clinical course of this advanced nursing practice specialty. The objectives of this practicum are paces on the content of the didactic component of the course. Prerequisites: NUR 804, 805. Credit: 3 semester hours (180 clock hours).

NUR 809:  Diversity and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice. The course focuses on the exploration of cultural diversity on client populations and nursing practice and provides opportunities for the exploration of the influence of culture on client health related behaviors. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of the contributions of the evolution of advanced nursing practice to the health of families, especially minority families. Students will explore the development of nursing theory by means of culturally appropriate nursing research methods.  Researchable questions a merging from advanced nursing practice will be identified. The principle of ethical care will also be introduced in terms of social justice.  Prerequisites: NUR 807, 808.Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 900: Advanced Practice Leadership and Management. This course will focus particular attention on the organizational and structural opportunities and barriers inherent in obtaining access to health care for cultures and subcultures. This includes applying systems thinking to develop financial and cost-effective strategies, legal and ethical dimensions of the business of health care delivery. This course provides the advance practice nurse with the skills to work with all organizational designs to eliminate health disparities. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of health care to underserved populations as well as examining strategies to recruit, retain and recognize the accomplishments of a diverse nursing workforce. Leadership skills in human relations, organizational culture, effective patterns of communication and synergistic decision-making will accent this course. Prerequisites: NUR 807, 808. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 901: Advanced Practice Leadership and Management Practicum. This course is the clinical component of the leadership and management course. Leadership skills in human relations, organizational culture, effective patterns of communication and synergistic decision-making will accent this course. Prerequisites: NUR 807, 808. Credit: 3 semester hours (180 clock hours).

NUR 902: Residency I Practicum. This is the first of a two-course series that provides the DNP student with mentored opportunities to identify, develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate an independent, analytic

submit individual objectives at the beginning of the semester. Prerequisites: NUR 902, NUR 903. Credit: 3 semester hours (180 clock hours).

NUR 906: DNP Focused Course. The purpose of this course is to assist students in the final stage of their research project. Prerequisites: NUR 902, NUR 903. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).

NUR 907: DNP Project. This is a Capstone course in which students prepare a research project in their area of interest. Emphasis in this Capstone is placed on data collection, database creation, data entry, analysis, and interpretation of results. The project is guided by members of the Scholarly Project Committee and the final document is formally presented to the campus community in a project defense. The students are expected to disseminate findings from their research to professional presentations and to use their projects to guide submission to scholarly journals. The students will learn to disseminate findings from their research through presentations and publications.

Prerequisites: NUR 902, NUR 902. Credit: 3 semester hours (didactic).