Nursing

Department Chairperson : Monique Germaine

Faculty:Mary Anderson, Pamela Bachmeyer, Debbie Bryant, Sabita Busch, Patricia Fleming, Monique Germain, Regina Grabowski-Sanchez, Linda Hureston, Beverly Letcher, Nicholas Lino, Florence Miller, Jackie Multack, Jochebed Ode-Ashifogun, Rosemary Ricks-Saulsby, Dorcas Williams-Davidson, Fabienne Williams.

The Department of Nursing adheres to the mission of the University and the College of Health Sciences, which is to provide access to higher education for residents of the region, state and beyond.

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide educational experiences that empower learners, promote competence in the area of professional nursing, strengthen the capacity for employment in a variety of clinical practice settings within the health care community, and develop a sense of civic responsibility. 

Through high quality and creative instruction, faculty strive to provide an environment that is conducive to learning, stimulates intellectual inquiry, and encourages personal and professional growth. Faculty create an environment that fosters scholarship and a desire for lifelong learning.

The nursing faculty is sensitive to the unique characteristics of adult learners as these relate to issues of access, retention, and graduation. The faculty strive to prepare graduates who are able to function as compassionate, caring professionals. By providing a high quality program, the faculty endeavor to prepare leaders to meet the changing and comprehensive health needs of the community. Both faculty and learners attempt to create and strengthen community linkages in order to develop collaborative research and service projects that will enhance the health status of the community.

To accomplish this mission, the Department of Nursing prepares learners who:

  • Practice critical and creative thinking in order to analyze, integrate, and synthesize facts for effective problem solving and decision making.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop, manage, and evaluate therapeutic nursing interventions which address the health care needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities in a multicultural society.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively through writing, speaking, and using appropriate technology for information management.
  • Exhibit personal and professional ethics, as well as a respect for truth and diverse views.

Philosophy

The faculty of the Department of Nursing believes that persons are self-determined, bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural beings who possess inherent worth and dignity, who are capable of growth and worthy of respect. Throughout the life cycle, persons interact with their internal and external environments and can alter their environments to meet changing needs. Persons have basic human needs, which are essential to survival. The issues which persons encounter and the manner in which they meet their needs reflect their culture, capabilities, values, and beliefs.

Society consists of diverse groups united by common socio-cultural characteristics and human needs such as security, nurturance, affection, and communication. The family, the basic unit of society, is the setting in which person’s initial socialization occurs and values and patterns of communication are learned. The values and practices learned in the family are shared and transmitted from one generation to another.

Families as diverse-dynamic-social systems are interrelated and interdependently linked with other systems. Families evolve and interact with their ecological and social environments and can change those environments. Such changes have the potential for diminishing or enhancing health and quality of life for future generations.

We believe that nursing is a caring profession that provides services to society at any point along the wellness-illness continuum. Nursing is an interactive and deliberate process directed toward enabling individuals, families, and communities to achieve the highest level of wellness in a changing environment. The nursing process provides a framework for interaction among nurses, persons, and communities. Nurses provide primary, secondary, and tertiary services to clients in a variety of community environments. Individuals, families, and communities in a diverse multicultural society are the consumers of these services.

We believe the practice of professional nursing is an art and applied science. It requires prudent caring practitioners who utilize critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, effective communication, and sensitivity to cultural diversity in delivering therapeutic care. In meeting changing societal needs and expectations, nurses must be flexible in responding to and initiating change. Nurses collaborate with other health care providers, consumers, and policy makers of health care. Nursing practice is enhanced through inquiry, advocacy, and community involvement.

We believe that preparation for the practice of professional nursing occurs in a baccalaureate program that integrates liberal arts and sciences, as well as nursing theory and practice. Liberal education fosters (1) the development of altruistic values; (2) an understanding of and appreciation for the social and ethical issues of life in a global society; (3) the conceptualization and synthesis of general education and nursing knowledge; and (4) the development of affective, cognitive, and psychomotor skills and behaviors to function as a caring, beginning practitioner in nursing.

Health is a dynamic state occurring along the continuum of high-level wellness to death. It is influenced by persons’ ability to respond to changes in their internal and external environment. The perception of health is highly individualized and is influenced by cultural, social, economic, and spiritual factors. Throughout the life cycle, people experience varied states of health along the wellness-illness continuum. The ability to respond to these changes in health will vary at different times. Health care is a basic human right. Each person has a right to participate in health care decisions and have access to health care services. The focus of health care is prevention, promotion, and maintenance of health. Nurses interact with persons, families, and communities along the wellness-illness continuum to promote and maintain optimal levels of well-being.

Teaching-learning is a dynamic, collaborative, reciprocal life-long process of growth arising from interaction between educator and learner. Educators are responsible for guiding learning activities, which create an environment that is conducive to learning and valuing of self as a basis for caring for others. In addition, they provide opportunities to practice skills, and offer positive reinforcement as motivation for learning. As a diverse group of scholars, both educator and learner interact with the environment bringing a variety of orientations influenced by factors such as previous experience, lifestyles, and desires for achievement.

Recognizing these differences, we believe in providing opportunities to validate prior learning. We believe that instructional strategies should be designed to respond to individual differences. As learners actively participate in the teaching-learning process, they become more independent, self-directed, and creative in meeting their learning needs. Critical thinking and self-evaluation are integral elements in the teaching–learning process.

Outcome Objectives

The outcome objectives of the nursing program are to create a climate and learning experiences that will facilitate the development and synthesis of knowledge, skills, and values wherein graduates of the program will:

  • Utilize critical thinking skills when applying knowledge from the biophysical and behavioral sciences, humanities and nursing, to the care of individuals and aggregates;
  • Utilize therapeutic nursing interventions through the nursing process in providing health care with respect for the worth and dignity of persons at any point along the wellness-illness continuum throughout the life cycle;
  • Communicate professionally with colleagues and consumers;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in collaboration with consumers and others in a variety of settings to effect change that promotes delivery of quality health care in a diverse multicultural society;
  • Evaluate research findings in nursing and other fields for their applicability to theimprovement of nursing practice;
  • Participate in expanded roles to meet changing health care needs of society;
  • Assume responsibility for professional practice that reflects the standards of professional and regulatory bodies; and
  • Assume responsibility for personal and professional growth through lifelong learning.

The nursing curriculum begins at the sophomore level, spring semester. Graduates qualify for the following:

  • admission to the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN);
  • the practice of professional nursing, if licensing examination is passed;
  • beginning level leadership positions in nursing;
  • advanced study in nursing; and
  • expanded roles in the health care delivery system.

*Note: Felony Conviction Policy. If a student has been convicted of a felony, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) will not consider his/her application for licensure in the State of Illinois until a review hearing has been conducted by the Committee of Nurse Examiners. The Committee will not conduct this hearing until the individual has completed the required approved nursing program in an approved school and has completed the necessary application forms for licensure required by the IDFPR. The decision to allow an individual to take the examination for licensure rests with the Committee. All individuals applying for initial licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) must submit verification of finger print processing from the Illinois Department of State Police, or its designated agent, for finger print processing.

The Department of Nursing is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, (NLNAC) Inc., and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Basic to B.S.N. Track

Admission into the Department of Nursing takes place at the end of the fall semester of the sophomore level. The Department of Nursing Admission, Progression, Retention and Graduation (APRG) Committee adheres to the department admission policies and makes recommendations to the department Chairperson regarding student admission.

Admission Requirements

  • Meet the general admission requirements of the university.
  • Successfully complete the required university placement examinations or developmental courses in English, mathematics, and reading. Math placement examinations may be waived if transferring in college math and Physics.

University placement examinations are waived for second baccalaureate degree students, Associate of Arts degree students and Associate of Science degree students.

  • Successfully complete the battery of standardized nursing examinations for the nursing program.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis and applications will be rank ordered based on the selection criteria; Applicants having the highest performance score will be given preference for admission. Only those prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better will be accepted.
  • File a current report of a complete medical and dental examination; specified immunizations; a recent PPD test or chest x-ray; rubeola, rubella, and varicella titer; tetanus booster within the last ten years; and hepatitis B screening for antigens and antibodies.
  • Submit a letter of intent, nursing data form, and three letters of reference to the Department of Nursing. Have a personal interview with a nursing faculty advisor. Credentials will be reviewed by the (APRG) Committee for formal acceptance into the professional component of the program. (Applications and supporting documents from sophomore and transfer students must be received by November 1st to be considered for January admission into the professional component of the program. Applications from LPN students must be received by August 1st for Fall admission.

Registered Nurse (RN) students see RN to BSN Track.

  • Students entering the professional component must have completed the following prescribed courses: ENG 1270/ 127, 1280/ 128; Adjustments in the basic nursing curriculum may occur from year to year. Upon admission to the nursing program, each student will be given a curriculum pattern indicating the courses for which they will be held responsible. Any student who drops/withdraws or leaves the nursing program for any reason and is re-admitted, will have to meet the requirements of the current nursing curriculum. Any consideration for re-admission of the student is dependent upon space availability.

Specific Requirements

Students admitted to the university fall Semester 2008 and after must complete: 6 hours in composition; 6 hours in mathematics/ critical thinking; 19 hours in natural sciences; 3 hours in humanities and 6 hours in a single foreign language; 12 hours in social science; 3 hours in nutrition; 81 hours in nursing courses (including required NURS 0910/ 091 and NURS 0950/ 095 courses); PSYC 1100/ 141, 2000/ 217; BIOL 1080/ 108, 2020/ 220, 2021/ 221; 2059/ 259; CHEM 1050/ 105; MATH (Any math that meets CSU requirements); SOC 1010/101 or 1250/ 125*; NURS/H SC 2190/ 190; H SC 1150/150*; PHIL 1020/ 204 or 1030/ 221.

  • Prerequisite courses required for admission may be repeated only once when a grade of D or F has been achieved: BIOL 1080/ 108, 2020/ 220, 2021/ 221, 2059/ 259, CHEM 1050/ 105. Science courses will only be accepted if taken within the past five years.
  • Successfully complete NURS 0910/ 091 before admission.
  • Admission to the program is not guaranteed even with the completion of 0910/091 and attainment of the minimum GPA requirements. A competitive ranking scale is used for admission.

Students are expected to: (1) assume responsibility for transportation in connection with clinical experiences and field trips; (2) carry malpractice and health insurance; (3) pay laboratory fees which are included in clinical courses; (4) pay drug testing fees if required by clinical agencies; and (6) pay background check fees.

Progression Policy

Gate 1 – is for the pre-professional phase of the nursing program. Freshmen and transfer students must comply with the general admission requirements of the University, complete the pre-requisite courses, and attain the expected level of academic achievements prior to possible admission into the professional program .

Gate 2 – Students admitted into the professional program and who pass all nursing courses during sophomore level will matriculate to the junior level.

Criteria for Nursing 0920/092:

  1. Sophomore students with a nursing course grade of “D” or “F” must take and successfully pass Nursing 0920/092 before being allowed to repeat the failed course.
  2. An individualized program of study (IPS) will be developed for each student with specific academic problems identified and a plan for addressing each identified problem will also be developed.
  3. Students must receive a passing grade in NURS 0920/092.
  4. Students not passing the NURS 0920/092 course will be dismissed from the nursing program and will receive individualized career counseling from the Chairperson.
  5. Those students who fail the course but pass NURS 0920/092 will be allowed to repeat the course one time only.

Gate 3 – Students who pass all nursing courses and the end of course (EOC) examinations during junior level will matriculate to the senior level.

Criteria for Nursing 0930/093:

  1. Junior students with a nursing course grade of “D” or F” must take and successfully pass NURS 0930/093.
  2. An individualized program of study (IPS) will be developed for each student with specific academic problems identified and a plan for addressing each identified problem.
  3. Students must receive a passing grade in NURS 0930/093.
  4. Students not passing the NURS 0930/093 course will be dismissed from the nursing program and will receive individualized counseling from the Chairperson.
  5. Those students who fail the course but pass NURS 0930/093 will be allowed to repeat the course one time if they have failed only one nursing course.
  6. Only students who pass the nursing courses will be allowed to complete the end of course examinations.
  7. Students failing any end-of-course examination may retake the exam one time. If students don’t pass, they must take NURS 0930/093.

Students who fail NURS 0930/093 or after failure of the EOC examination(s) for the third time will be dismissed from the nursing program and will receive individualized career counseling from the Chairperson

Gate 4 – Students who pass the nursing courses and end of course (EOC) examinations during senior level are eligible to take the HESI comprehensive exit examination.

Criteria for Nursing 0940/094:

  1. Senior students with a nursing course grade of “D” or F” must take Nursing 0940/094.
  2. An individualized program of study (IPS) will be developed for each student with specific problems identified and a plan for addressing each identified problem.
  3. Students must receive a passing grade in Nursing 0940/094.
  4. Students not passing the Nursing 0940/094 course will be dismissed from the nursing program and will receive individualized counseling from the Chairperson.
  5. Those students who fail the course but pass Nursing 0940/094 will be allowed to repeat the course one time.
  6. Only students who pass the nursing course will be allowed to complete the end of course examinations.
  7. Students failing any end-of-course examination may retake the exam one time. If students don’t pass, they must take Nursing 0940/094.
  8. Students who fail Nursing 0940/094 or after failure of the EOC examination(s) for the third time will be dismissed from the nursing program and will receive individualized career counseling from the Chairperson.
  9. Only students who pass the EOCs will be allowed to complete the HESI comprehensive exit examination.
  10. Students must successfully pass the HESI comprehensive exit examination with a minimum of 900 points in order to graduate. Students will not be allowed to participate in the University convocation and College commencement ceremonies if they have not passed the HESI comprehensive exit examination.
  11. Students who fail the comprehensive exit examination on their first attempt are required to participate in a remediation plan of study.
    1. Based on a profile of their HESI comprehensive exit examination results, an individualized program of study (IPS) in NURS 0940/094 will be developed.
    2. Students must also take a live review course before re-taking the HESI comprehensive exit examination for the second time.
  12. If they fail a second time, they must wait two months before re-taking the HESI comprehensive exit examination for the third time. Based on a profile of their comprehensive examination results, an individualized program of study (IPS) in NURS 0940/094 will be developed. Students must also take a live review before retaking the comprehensive examination for the third time.

If they fail a third time, students must take a designated nursing course ( NURS 0940/094) based on an individualized program of study (IPS) in order to re-take the comprehensive exit examination for the fourth and final time. Students who fail the exit examination on the fourth attempt will be dismissed from the nursing program and will receive individualized career counseling from the Chairperson.

Dismissal Policy

Failure in a required course for a second time will result in dismissal of the student from the program. Failure in a second nursing clinical course or a second nursing course will result in the dismissal of the student from the program.

Readmission Policy

Students applying for readmission to the Department of Nursing must:

  • Meet University readmission requirements. (See chapter on admissions in this catalog.)
  • Remediate any identified deficiencies.
  • Submit a letter to the APRG Committee at least 2 – 3 months prior to the beginning of the semester in which they state that they wish to re-enter, stating their intent to re-enter the nursing program. Include evidence to support readmission, such as: reasons for dismissal or failure; documentation of how the problem has been resolved; and a plan for continued academic progress (to be signed by student’s advisor). The APRG Committee will review the student’s folder, noting reasons for the dismissal or failure in the nursing program, and forward a recommendation to the chairperson of the department regarding the readmission of the student to the program. Readmission to the program is not automatic and is based on a variety of factors. The decision regarding readmission will be sent to the student by the chairperson with copies placed in the student’s folder.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for readmission.
  • Have completed all pre-requisite or co-requisite courses.
  • Have a personal interview with a faculty advisor.
  • Have specific laboratory tests completed.
  • Show evidence of completion of required retention activities.
  • Be prepared to pay malpractice insurance.
  • Have proof of health insurance.
  • Complete the nursing courses within five (5) years.
  • Meet the requirement of the existing curriculum pattern (if out of CSU for more than one year).
  • Understand that previous acceptance into the program does not guarantee readmission into the nursing program.

The department reserves the right to terminate students’ enrollment in the nursing program when their health, academic record, or nursing performance indicate that it would be inadvisable and/or unsafe for them to continue in the preparation for the practice of professional nursing. If at any time during the program a student exhibits behavior which the faculty regards as unethical (disruptive, dishonest, disrespectful, or involving alcohol or drug abuse), the student will be given a hearing by the (APRG)Committee and a recommendation will be made to the chairperson regarding retention or dismissal form the nursing program. The department chairperson will convey her decision to the student. All nursing majors must follow the policies, procedures, and curriculum in the Department of Nursing Student Handbook on admission, progression, retention, and graduation and adhere to all university policies including academic conduct (e.g., plagiarism, cheating, etc.).

University Graduation Policy

All students must complete the following University requirements for graduation:

  • Completion of all curriculum requirements as specified in the required program.
  • Successful completion of the University required placement examinations in math, English and reading. Math placement exam may be waived if transferring college level math and Physics. University placement examinations are waived for second baccalaureate students.
  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of college level credit.
  • Completion of the last thirty (30) semester hours at Chicago State University. Credit earned through proficiency examinations, with the exception of University proficiency examinations, and/or military training may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • Minimum overall cumulative Chicago State University grade point average of C (2.0) at the time of graduation.

Nursing Requirements for Graduation

All students must achieve a satisfactory grade of C or better in each nursing course and co-requisite course. Nursing courses can be re-taken one time only. In addition, students must successfully pass all end-of-course examinations and successfully pass the senior comprehensive exit examination in order to qualify for graduation. Students will not be allowed to participate in the University convocation and College commencement ceremonies if they have not passed the HESI comprehensive exit examination.

In general, course-for-course credit for nursing courses completed in other schools of nursing is nontransferable. Students who enter the Chicago State University nursing program with RN licensure will receive 30 hours of nursing credits, with LPN licensure, 15 hours of nursing credits, and students who are certified nursing assistants (CNA) will receive 3 nursing credits, according to the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

Adjustments in the basic nursing curriculum may occur from year to year. Upon admission to the nursing program, each student will be given a curriculum pattern indicating the courses for which they will be held responsible. Any student who drops/withdraws or leaves the nursing program for any reason and is re-admitted, will have to meet the requirements of the current nursing curriculum. Any consideration for re-admission of the student is dependent upon space availability.

Specific Requirements

Students admitted to the university fall Semester 2008 and after must complete: 6 hours in composition; 6 hours in mathematics/critical thinking; 19 hours in natural sciences; 3 hours in humanities and 6 hours in a single foreign language; 12 hours in social science; 3 hours in nutrition; 81 hours in nursing courses (including required NURS 0910/ 091 and NURS 0950/ 095 courses).

Composition (6 credit hours)

ENG 1270/ 127, 1280/ 128

Foreign language (6 credit hours in a single foreign language)

Mathematics/Critical thinking (6 credit hours)

Any math that meets university requirements/PHIL 1020/204 or 1030/221.

Humanities (3 credit hours)

Humanities Elective; Fine Arts 3 credit hours.

Natural Sciences (19 credit hours)

BIOL 1080/ 108, 2020/ 220, 2021/ 221, 2059/ 259; CHEM 1050/ 105

Nutrition (3 credit hours)

NURS/H SC 2190/ 190

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

PSYC 1100/ 141, 2000/ 217, 4190/ 357; SOC 1010/ 101 or 1250/125*

Nursing Courses (74 credit hours)

NURS 0910/ 091, 0950/ 095, NURS 2150/ 203, 2300/ 206, 3000/ 240, 2200/ 274, 2190/290, 2100/ 295, 3150/ 301, 3250/ 340, 4200/ 342, 4100/ 349, 4000/ 365, 4050/ 367,4379/379, 4350/383, 3200/ 368, 3300/ 376, 4250/ 377, NURS/HSC 3321/321, 4300/ 382, and 3 credit hours of a nursing elective.

Required Support Course (3 credit hours

H SC 1150/150*.

*SOC1250/125 and HSC 1150/150 are required for students entering the university fall,2007 and thereafter.

Curriculum Pattern for Basic to BSN Track

Freshman Level 

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

ENG 1270

3

ENG 1280

3

Mathematics

3

CHEM 1050

5

PSYC 1100

3

BIOL 2020

4

SOC 1010 or SOC 1250*

3

PSYC 2000

3

BIOL 1080

3

  
 

15

 

15

Summer Semester

H SC 150*

3

Sophomore Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

BIOL 2059

3

NURS 2100

3

BIOL 2021

4

NURS 2150

3

H SC 2190

3

NURS 2200

4

PHIL 1020 or 1030

3

Language

3

  

NURS 3321

2

NURS 0910

3

NURS 0950

1*

 

16

 

16

Summer Semester

NURS 2300/ 206

3

Language

3

 

6

Junior Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

NURS 3000

2

NURS 3200

3

NURS 3050*

7

NURS 3250*

6

PSYC 4190

3

NURS 3300*

6

NURS 3150

3

NURS 0950

1*

NURS 0950

1*

  

 

15

 

15

*End-of-Course Examinations (EOC)

Summer Semester

Humanities

3

 

3

Senior Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

NURS 4000*

6

NURS 4200*

6

NURS 4050*

6

NURS 4250*

6

NURS 4100*

2

NURS 4300

2

NURS ELECTIVE

3

NURS 4400

1

  

NURS 0950

1

  

NURS 4350

1

 

17

 

17

*End-of-Course Examinations (EOC)

**End of Level Examination (EOL)-Comprehensive Exit Examination

*N-4400 and 4350 are required courses for Basic and LPN students who entered the university before fall, 2007. N-3321 is required for Basic and LPN students who entered the university after fall, 2007.

*NURS 0950/ 095 is a mandatory, load credit only nursing course offered every semester during the sophomore, junior and senior levels.

*SOC1250/125 and HSC1150/150 are required for students entering the university fall,2007 and thereafter.

NURS 0920/ 092, 0930/ 093, and 0940/ 094 are mandatory no-credit nursing courses for students who have received a grade of D or F in a nursing course or who have failed an end-of-course and/or end-of-level examination.

CNA to BSN Track

Consistent with the Illinois Articulation Initiative, certified nurse assistants who have graduated from a state-approved nurse assistant course and have passed the Illinois Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation are awarded 3 credit hours in nursing. The department of nursing will award these 3 credit hours after admission into the professional nursing sequence and these students will not have to take NURS 4150/ 369 -Special Topics in Nursing. Certified nursing assistants admitted under this pattern will subsequently follow the same curriculum pattern as Basic nursing students.

LPN to BSN Track

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) wishing to obtain a baccalaureate degree must adhere to the same admission requirements as other students entering the University. Graduates of state approved and nationally accredited nursing programs are awarded 15 credit hours according to the Illinois Articulation Initiative. Students receive credit for the following courses: NURS ELECTIVE(3), 2100/ 295 (3), 3000/ 240 (2), and 3050/ 290 (7) for a possible credit hour allotment of 15 credit hours upon successful completion of NURS 3100/ 275 – Introduction to Professional Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in lieu of NURS 2150/ 203. LPN students subsequently follow the same curriculum pattern as Basic students.

Curriculum Pattern for LPN to BSN Track

Freshman Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

ENG 1270

3

ENG 1280

3

Mathematics

3

CHEM 1050

5

PSYC 1100

3

BIOL 2020

4

SOC 1010 or PSYC 2000/ 217

3

 

 

SOC 1250/125*

3

 

 

BIOL 1080/ 108

3

 

 

 

15

 

15

Sophomore Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

BIOL 2059

3

BIOL 2021

4

NURS 2200

4

NURS/HSC 2190

3

NURS/HSC 3321

2

PHIL.1020 or 1030

3

Language

3

H SC 1150/150*

3

 

15

 

10

Summer Semester

NURS 0910/091

3

 

3

Junior Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

PSYC 4190

3

NURS 3200

3

NURS 3150

3

NURS 3250 (EOC)

6

NURS 3100

3

NURS 3300 (EOC)

6

Foreign Language

3

NURS 0950/ 095*

1

NURS 0950/ 095*

1

 

 

 

13

 

16

End-of-Course Examinations (EOC)

Senior Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

NURS 4000 (EOC)

6

NURS 4200 (EOC)

6

NURS 4050 (EOC)

6

NURS 4250 (EOC)

6

NURS 4100 (EOC)

2

NURS 4300

2

NURS 0950

1*

Humanities

3

 

 

NURS 4400

1

 

 

NURS 4350

1

 

 

NURS 0950

1*

 

15

 

20

 

End-of-Course Examinations (EOC)

End of Level Examination (EOL)-Comprehensive Exit Examination

*NURS 0950/ 095 is a mandatory, load credit only nursing course offered every semester during the sophomore, junior and senior levels.

*N-4400 and 4350 are required courses for LPN and Basic students who entered the university before fall, 2007. N-3321 is required for LPN and Basic students who entered the university after fall, 2007.

*SOC1250/125 and HSC1150/150 are required for students entering the university fall, 2007 and thereafter. NURS 0920/ 092, 0930/ 093, and 0940/ 094 are mandatory no-credit nursing courses for students who have received a grade of D or F in a nursing course or who have failed an end-of-course and/or end-of-level examination.

The LPN receives 15 credits according to the Illinois Articulation Initiative. Students must submit a copy of a pharmacology certificate and remain a current licensed LPN throughout the program.

RN to BSN Track

The nursing major provides registered nurse graduates from a state approved and nationally accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing, an opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Faculty in the Department of Nursing recognize that the RN student differs from an undergraduate student beginning a course of study. These differences reflect the RN student as an adult learner who has successfully completed either an associate degree or diploma program with a major in nursing and is also licensed to practice professional nursing. Licensure is seen as meeting minimum competency standards in nursing. The RN student, in contrast to the beginning Basic nursing student, has therefore met and in many cases exceeded minimum competency.

The RN to BSN Track curriculum was developed to build on this prior knowledge and skills so as to avoid redundancy. The RN to BSN Track consists of 120 credit hours distributed among the natural sciences, social sciences, general education, humanities, nursing, and electives.

Students interested in the RN to BSN Track may call the RN Coordinator, 773/995-3992 for an appointment to discuss the requirements and for an unofficial transcript evaluation prior to applying for admission to the University.

Admission Requirements

Complete the general requirements for admission to Chicago State University. (Call 773/995-2513 for an admission application.)

Upon admission to the University, each student must take proficiency examinations in reading, mathematics, and English. Math placement examinations may be waived if transferring in college math and chemistry. University placement examinations are waived for second baccalaureate degree students, Associate of Arts degree students and Associate of Science degree students and:

  • Successfully complete Nursing 3400/ 343 – Transition to Professional Nursing.
  • Submit all documents to the RN Coordinator. Incomplete folders are not considered for admission. RN students must meet the same University criteria as Basic nursing students in order to be considered for admission to the Department of Nursing.

RN students from accredited programs are awarded 30 credit hours of nursing credits according to the Illinois Articulation Initiative. RN students from non-accredited nursing programs will need to submit a portfolio or complete and pass the ACT PEP Regents Nursing Examinations in the areas of Fundamentals, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, the baccalaureate level Maternal and Child Health, and Adult Nursing. Credit will be held in escrow until the RN student has successfully completed Nursing 3400/343 – Transition to Professional Nursing.

Specific Requirements

Composition (6 credit hours)

ENG 1270/ 127, 1280/ 128

Mathematics/Critical Thinking (6 credit hours)

Any math that meets university requirements; PHIL 1020/ 204 or 1030/ 221.

Foreign language (6 credit hours in a single foreign language)

Natural Sciences (19 credit hours)

BIOL 1080/ 108, 2020/ 220, 2021/ 221, 2059/ 259; CHEM 1050/ 105

Nutrition (3 credit hours)

H SC 2190/ 190

Humanities (6 credit hours)

Elective3 credit hours; Fine Arts 3 credit hours

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

PSYC 1100/ 141, 2000/ 217, 4190/ 357; SOC 1010/ 101 or SOC 1250/125*

Nursing Courses (36 credit hours)

NURS 2200/ 274, 3150/ 301, 3400/ 343, 3450/ 344, 4100/ 349, 3200/ 368, 4150/ 369, 4500/ 371, 4550/ 373, 4600/ 381, 4300/ 382, 4350/ 383.

Illinois Articulation credit given for the following nursing courses: 2300/ 206 (3), 3050/ 290 (3), 3250/340 (6), 4200/ 342 (6), 4000/ 365 (6), 3300/ 376 (3), and 4050/367 (3) for a total possible credit hours of 30.

Curriculum Pattern for RN to BSN Accelerated Pathway Track

Freshman Level 

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

ENG 1270

3

ENG 1280

3

Mathematics

3

CHEM 1050

5

PSYC 1100

3

BIOL 2020

4

SOC 1010 or SOC 1250*

3

PSYC 3200

3

  

BIOL 1080

3

 

15

 

15

Sophomore Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

BIOL 2059

3

PSYC 4190

3

NURS/HSC 2190

3

Language

3

BIOL 2021

4

PHIL 1020 or 1030

3

Language

3

HUMANITIES

3

 

13

 

12

Junior Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

NURS 2200

4

NURS 3450

3

NURS 3400

3

NURS 4100

2

NURS 3150

3

NURS 4300

2

  

NURS 3200

3

 

10

 

10

Senior Level

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

NURS 4500

5

NURS 4600

5

NURS 4550

2

NURS ELEC.

3

  

NURS 4350

1

 

7***

 

9

*SOC1250/125 is required for students entering the university fall,2007 and thereafter.

*N-4350/383 is required for RN students entering the university before fall, 2007.

Nursing (NURS) Course Offerings

0910/ 091 BRIDGE I (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Co-requisite: HSC 1150/150.

A course to improve the success of students entering the professional nursing sequence. Development of critical thinking skills for critical judgments and problem solving.

0920/ 092 BRIDGE II (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Completion of all sophomore level courses.

A required course for any student who earns a grade of D or F in a nursing course at the sophomore level. Review of course content on an individualized basis in order to promote critical thinking and application to simulated nurse-patient situations.

0930/ 093 BRIDGE III (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Completion of all junior level courses.

A required course for any student who earns a grade of D or F in a nursing course or who fails an end-of-course examination *at the junior level.

0940/ 094 BRIDGE IV (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Completion of all senior courses.

A required course for any student who earns a grade of D or F in a nursing course or who fails an end-of-course and/or end-of-level examination at senior level.

0950/ 095 ENRICHMENT (1)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

Enhancement of student learning throughout the nursing program to meet level competencies. Course is taken for five semesters beginning spring semester sophomore level.

2100/ 295 HEALTH PROMOTION (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Admission into the nursing program.

Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 2150/ 203, 2200/ 274,NURS/HSC 3321/321

Health promotion and illness prevention across the life span for individuals, families, and communities. Exploration of concepts such as alternative health strategies, environment, health, exercise, nutrition counseling, screening, and wellness.

2150/ 203 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week.

Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.Co-requisite: NURS 0950/ 095, 2200/ 274, 2100/ 295, NURS/HSC 3321/321.

Professional practice of nursing with an emphasis on the nursing process and critical thinking. Client advocacy, documentation, ethics, health care systems, history, legal implications, nursing theories, and professional nursing roles.

2190/ 190 INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 1050/ 105.

Study of nutrients, their function, food sources, and utilization. Current issues in nutrition explored. Based on adult needs and the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle.

2200/ 274 NURSING PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (4)

(4) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Admission into the nursing program/consent of the department; BIOL 1080/ 108, 2020/ 220, 2021/ 221, 2059/ 259;

CHEM 1050/ 105.Co-requisite: NURS 0950/ 095, 2150/ 203, 2100/ 295. (No co-requisite for RN student.)

Altered physiological and pathologic aspect of human disease across the life span. Critical thinking in the process of integrating elements of pathophysiology and nursing in the management of illness and health promotion.

2250/ 250 HEALTH CARE ETHICS (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the health sciences program coordinator/department of nursing.

Exploration of ethical theory as a framework for professional judgment and decision making. Examination of ethical dilemmas frequently encountered in the health professions. Credit not given for both NURS 2250/ 250 and H SC 2250/ 250.

2300/ 206 NURSING PROCESS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF PHARMACOLOGIC AGENTS (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Mathematics requirement; BIOL 1080/ 108, 2020/ 220, 2021/ 221, CHEM 1050/ 105; NURS 2200/ 274 (NURS 2200/ 274 may be taken concurrently with permission of the department).

Introduction to basic pharmacology. Emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills in the administration of pharmacologic agents.

3375/375 HEALTH POLICY (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per weekPrerequisite: Consent of the health sciences program coordinator/department of nursing.

Introduction to the components and function of health care systems. Emphasis on the U.S. health care system, but approaches to health care in other countries are discussed. Critical examination of health care systems. Attention given to the roles of health care professionals as they interact with health care systems. Credit not given for both NURS 3375/375 and H SC / 3375/375.

3000/ 240 PSYCHOSOCIAL CONCEPTS (4)

(2) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2150/ 203, 2300/ 206, 2200/ 274, 2100/ 295. NURS/HSC 3321/321.

Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 3050/ 290, 3150/ 301; PSYC 4190/ 357.

Introduction to the interactive nature of the nurse-client relationship with a major emphasis on the development of therapeutic communication skills, therapeutic use of self, and identification of coping/defense mechanisms. Development of skills in conducting a culturally sensitive mental health assessment and applying theory based therapeutic nursing interventions to commonly seen client care situations related to anger/hostility, anxiety, depression, and alterations in self concept. The impact of the family, group, and community on clients across the life cycle. A primary focus on primary and secondary prevention.

3050/ 290 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING LECTURE AND CLINICAL /12 (7)

(4.5) theory clock hours (7.5) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2150/ 203, 2300/ 206, 2200/ 274, 2100/ 295, NURS/HSC 3321/321.

Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 3000/ 240, 3150/ 301; PSYC 4190/ 357.

Nursing skills, health assessment techniques, and critical thinking in the laboratory and selected community settings. Introduction to the process of decision-making as it relates to application of the nursing process. Additional course fee.

3100/ 275 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES (LPNS) (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing program.Co-requisites : NURS 0950/095, 3150/301,PSYC 4190/357.

Introduction to the philosophy and conceptual framework of the professional nursing program at Chicago State University. Concepts germane to current health care trends are explored as they relate to the role of the professional nurse. Examination of concepts such as health promotion, communication, therapeutic nursing interventions, critical thinking, and teaching-learning.

3150/ 301 HEALTH ASSESSMENT LECTURE AND LABORATORY /5 (3)

(2) theory clock hours (3) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2150/ 203, 2300/ 206, 2200/ 274, 2100/ 295, NURS/HSC 3321/321.

Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 3000/ 240, 3050/ 290, PSYC 4190/357. (RN student: NURS 2200/ 274, 3400/343).(LPN student: NURS 3100/275).

The nursing process and the role of the professional nurse in relation to health assessment. Selected methods of inquiry and investigation in gathering necessary physiological, psychological, cultural, and spiritual data. Students are required to perform a complete health assessment. Additional course fee.

3200/ 368 CLINICAL INQUIRY (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295,2150/ 203, 2200/274, 2300/ 206, 3000/ 240, 3050/ 290, 3150/ 301, NURS/HSC 3321/321,PSYC 4190/ 357.(RN student: NURS 3400/343). (LPN student NURS 3100/275).Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 3250/ 340, 3300/ 376.(RN student: NURS 3450/344, 4100/349, 4300/382).

Skills and knowledge to promote the development of a nursing research consumer. Introduction to methods of scientific inquiry such as steps of the research process, methods of critiquing research, and ways of critically evaluating research findings and applying the results to nursing practice in a variety of settings.

3321/ 321 SERVICE LEARNING IN HEALTH (4)

(2) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours

Prerequisites: ENG 1280/ 128; BIOL 1080/ 108, or consent of Chairperson.

Link between theory and practice in authentic settings. Expands the walls of the traditional classroom, providing opportunities for active and cooperative learning, interdisciplinary projects, and multicultural experiences grounded in local community issues that enliven the teaching learning process.

3250/340 ADULT HEALTH NURSING I LECTURE AND CLINICAL /11 (6)

(3.5) theory clock hours (7.5) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274,2300/206, 3000/ 240, 3050/ 290, 3150/ 301, NURS/HSC 3321/321,PSYC 4190/357. (LPN student: NURS 3100/275).

Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 3200/ 368, 3300/ 376.

Application of medical/surgical nursing concepts and skills to young through middle-aged adult clients using the nursing process and critical thinking skills. Emphasis on the promotion and maintenance of physiological and psychosocial integrity and prevention

of illness in a variety of community-based health care settings. Additional course fee. 

3300/ 376 NURSING CARE OF THE DEVELOPING FAMILY LECTURE AND CLINICAL /11 (6)

(3.5) theory clock hours (7.5) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/ 240, 3050/ 290, 3150/ 301, NURS/HSC 3321/321,PSYC 4190/357.(LPN student: NURS 275).

Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 3250/ 340, 3200/ 368.

Holistic integration of major concepts and theories used in the care of developing/expanding families from diverse cultures. Application of the nursing process, critical thinking, and problem solving for families during childbirth through health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. Additional course fee.

3310/ 310 HIV IN PEOPLE OF COLOR (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of health sciences program coordinator/department of nursing.

Impact of HIV on minority populations. Examination of psychosocial issues, access to treatment, economic issues, and demographics, including special populations such as teenagers, elders and pregnant women. Credit not given for both H SC 3310/310 and NURS 3310/310.

3350/ 280 SPIRITUAL CARE (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2150/ 203, 3000/ 240, 2200/ 274, 3050/ 290, 2100/ 295, 3150/ 301,NURS/ HSC 3321/321or consent of the department.

Dimensions of spiritual nursing care to persons throughout the life span along the health illness continuum.

3400/ 343 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE RN STUDENT (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisites: For RN students only. Acceptance into the University. Consent of the department.Co-requisites: NURS 2200/274, 3150/301.

Development of a professional portfolio. Review of skills necessary to be successful in a baccalaureate degree program. Professional socialization through the exploration of professional goals.

3450/ 344 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR REGISTERED NURSES (3)

(3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisites: For RN students only. NURS 2200/274, 3150/301, 3400/343.Co-requisites : NURS 3200/368, 4100/349, 4300/382.

The identification and implementation of health promotion strategies for individuals, families, and community wellness.

4000/ 365 ADULT HEALTH NURSING II LECTURE AND CLINICAL /11 (6)

(3.5) theory clock hours (7.5) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3250/ 340, 3200/ 368, 3300/ 376, NURS/HSC 3321/ 321, PSYC 4190/357.(LPN student: NURS 3100/275).Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 4100/ 349, 4050/ 367.

Application of complex medical/surgical nursing concepts and skills to middle-aged through older adults. Critical thinking about the maintenance and restoration of physiological integrity of middle-aged through older clients. Emphasis on the care of clients with acute, chronic, and rehabilitative health care needs in a variety of community-based health care settings. Additional course fee.

4050/ 367 NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS LECTURE AND CLINICAL /11 (6)

(3.5) theory clock hours (7.5) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3250/ 340, 3200/ 368, 3300/ 376, NURS/HSC 3321/321, PSYC 4190/357.(LPN student: NURS 3100/275).Co-requisites: NURS 0950/095, 4100/349, 4000/ 365.

Focus on the nursing process in the care of well, acutely ill, and chronically ill infants, children, and adolescents. Clinical experiences in clinics, emergency rooms, in-patient units, and other community-based facilities. Promotion and maintenance of wellness in pediatric clients. Additional course fee.

4100/ 349 NURSING LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT THEORY (4)

(2) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3200/ 368, 3250/340, 3300/ 376, NURS/HSC 3321/321, PSYC 4000/357. (RN student: NURS 2200/274,3150/301,3400/343). (LPN student: NURS 3100/275).Co requisites: NURS 0950/095, 4000/365, 4050/367. (RN student: NURS 3400/343, 3450/344, or 4300/382 ).

Utilization of the nursing process, principles of management, leadership, organizational structure, and change in mobilizing resources to accomplish optimum health care delivery to clients (individuals, families, groups, communities) at any point along the health-illness continuum throughout the life cycle.

4150/ 369 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING (1-3)

(1-3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the department.

Selected topics of current interest in the field of nursing.

4200/ 342 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING LECTURE AND CLINICAL /11 (6)

(3.5) theory clock hours (7.5) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3200/ 368, 3250/340, 3300/ 376, 4000/ 365, 4050/ 367, 4100/349, NURS/HSC 3321/321, PSYC 4000/357.(LPN student: NURS 3100/275). Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 4250/ 377, 4300/ 382 , NURS 4400/379, NURS 4350/383.

Secondary and tertiary care to individuals and groups of clients with mental disorders in acute and community health care settings across the life span. Critical thinking, the nursing process, communication, group theory, and culture. Exploration of current research and public policy. Additional course fee.

4250/ 377 COMMUNITY BASED CARE OF FAMILIES, GROUPS, AND POPULATIONS LECTURE AND CLINICAL /11 (6)

(3.5) theory clock hours (7.5) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3200/ 368, 3250/340, 3300/376, 4000/365, 4050/367, 4100/349, NURS/HSC 3321/321, PSYC 4000/357.(LPN student: NURS 3100/275). Co-requisites: NURS 0950/095, 4200/342, 4300/ 382. NURS 4400/379, NURS 4350/383.

Application of concepts from nursing and public health in the area of populations and communities. Use of core public health functions in developing collaborative partnerships with health care professionals, institutions, local governments, and community organizations. Application of the nursing process using leadership, scientific methods, critical thinking, and public health concepts in the care of populations and communities. Additional course fee.

4300/ 382 NURSING LEADERSHIP /MANAGEMENT CLINICAL /FIELD (4)

(0) theory clock hours (16) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3200/ 368, 3250/340, 3300/376, 4100/349,4000/365, 4050/367, NURS/HSC 3321/321, PSYC 4000/357: (RN student: NURS 3200/368, 3450/344). (LPN student: NURS 3100/275). Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 4200/ 342, 4250/ 377, NURS 4379/379, NURS 4350/383. (RN students: NURS 3200/368, 3450/ 344, 4100/349.)

Basic leadership and management principles for effective management of client care. Sixteen hours per week for six weeks. Skills in providing care for a group of clients, managing the health care environment, managing resources for care, and supervising other care-givers while operating effectively within a changing political health care organizations. Additional course fee.

4450/ 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3)

(1-3) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Designed for independent research and study of special nursing/health problems. May be repeated for maximum of six credit hours under different topics.

4500/ 371 CLINICAL NURSING I LECTURE AND CLINICAL /9 (5)

(3) theory clock hours (6) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisite: For RN students only. NURS 2200/ 274, 3150/301, 3200/368, 3400/343,

3450/ 344, 4100/ 349, 4300/ 382.

Co-requisite: NURS 4550/ 373.

Care of clients along the life cycle experiencing

chronic and complex health problems in a variety of settings.

4550/ 373 COMMUNITY SERVICE DEVELOPMENT (4)

(2) theory clock hours (0) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisites: For RN students only. NURS 2200/274, 3150/301, 3200/368, 3400/343, 3450/344, 4100/349, 4300/382.Co-requisite: NURS 4500/ 371.

Development and implementation of a community-based health project. Identification of a population with a specific health need, and implementation and evaluation of health promotion strategies to improve health related outcomes.

4600/ 381 CLINICAL NURSING II (5)

(3) theory clock hours (6) clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisites: For RN students only. NURS 2200/ 274, 3150/301, 3200/368, 3400/343,

3450/ 344, 4100/ 349, 4300/ 382, 4500/ 371, 4550/373. CO-REQUISITE: NURS 4150/369 , NURS 4350/383.

The concept of holistic care and caring is applied to the community as client. Introduction to the application of the nursing process to public/community health concepts, scientific methods, and critical thinking.

4400/379 NCLEX-RN PREPARATION LECTURE AND LABORATORY (1)

(1) theory clock hour (2) lab clock hours per week

Prerequisites: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3200/ 368, 3250/340, 3300/376, 4100/349,4000/365, 4050/367, NURS/HSC 3321/321, PSYC 4000/357: (RN student: NURS 3200/368, 3450/344). (LPN student: NURS 3100/275). Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 4200/ 342, 4250/ 377, NURS 4300/382, NURS 4350/383.

Preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse. Includes content review test -taking strategies and personal preparation

4350/383 NURSING SEMINAR (1)

(1) theory clock hour (0)clinical clock hours per week

Prerequisites: NURS 2100/295, 2150/203, 2200/274, 2300/206, 3000/240, 3050/290, 3150/301, 3200/ 368, 3250/340, 3300/376, 4100/349,4000/365, 4050/367, NURS/HSC 3321/321, PSYC 4000/357: (RN student: NURS 2200/274, 3400/343,3150/301,3200/368, 3450/344, 4100/349,4300/382,4500, 4550). (LPN student: NURS 3100/275). Co-requisites: NURS 0950/ 095, 4200/ 342, 4250/ 377, NURS 4300/382,NURS 4379/379, (RN students: NURS 4150/381, )

Exploration of issues and trends in nursing research, education and practice in a rapidly changing health care system and society.