|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|General Education Requirements 1|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1302||Composition II||3|
|MATH 1342||Elementary Statistical Methods||3|
|BIOL 2401||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 2402||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|Select three hours of Humanities||3|
|Visual and Performing Arts-050|
|Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts||3|
|HIST 1301||United States History I||3|
|HIST 1302||United States History II||3|
|GOVT 2305||Federal Government||3|
|GOVT 2306||Texas Government||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences-080|
|PSYC 2301||General Psychology||3|
|BIOL 2421||Microbiology for Science Majors||4|
|Transfer Nursing Courses by Validation/Articulation||30|
|SOCI 1301||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Choose one of the following|
|SPCH 1311||Introduction to Speech Communication||3|
|or SPCH 1315||Public Speaking|
|or SPCH 1321||Business & Professional Communication|
|PSYC 2314||Lifespan Growth & Development||3|
|NURS 3300||Professional Role Transitions||3|
|NURS 3307||Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 3304||Nursing Research||3|
|NURS 3317||Pathophysiology for the Registered Nurse||3|
|NURS 4405||Care of Individuals and Families||4|
|NURS 4506||Community Health||5|
|NURS 3330||Nursing Care of Older Adults||3|
|NURS 4410||Leadership and Management for the Registered Nurse||4|
|NURS 4212||Professional Issues for the Registered Nurse||2|
|Any Level Electives||9|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.
Course Information and Schedule
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Program Entry Requirements
Students will be admitted into the Nursing major by the faculty once the application criteria are met. To be accepted into the Nursing Program, students must:
- Have a current Texas license to practice Registered Nursing;
- Have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; and
- Have a "C" or higher in the general education and support science courses
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Examine professional nursing from historical and contemporary perspectives, including the philosophy and theoretical foundations that define professional nursing practice.
Collect and evaluate evidence-based practice findings to improve nursing practice.
Develop the skills to complete a comprehensive health assessment of an individual of any age.
Understand the pathophysiological basis for disease processes in adults and children.
Identify the use of nursing informatics from multiple perspectives within nursing practice.
Apply research findings for critical thinking in case management, integration of pathophysiology, psychosocial, cultural concepts, and professional values to coordinate care in a variety of settings.
Analyze a real work problem and develop a proposed solution using the concepts of leadership and management.
Define personal, professional, and cultural values as influences upon nursing practice.
Develop learning objectives for a knowledge-based nursing intervention to maintain, restore, and promote health of individuals and families.
Integrate assessment, data analysis, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking skills to direct culturally sensitive care of older adults.
Assess the environment of care and the needs of vulnerable populations in community settings.
Identify means by which professional nurses affect quality of health care delivery based on political, legal, ethical, and policy issues.