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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / BSN Undergraduate Nursing Program / BSN Undergraduate Nursing Program Course Requirements | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

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    BSN Undergraduate Nursing Program Course Requirements

    Core Course Requirements for the BSN Undergraduate Nursing Program

    • BI 214 - Anatomy & Phys I

      A study of human anatomy and physiology for students preparing for an allied health profession. Integration of structure and function in the light of homeostasis is emphasized. A systems approach is utilized, with the focus on normal physiology and an introduction to pathology. Systems addressed in the first semester include skeletal, muscle, nervous and endocrine.

    • BI 214L - Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

      A study of the structure of the human body using a variety of tools including tissue slides, human skeletons, models, and the optional dissection of various organs of sheep, pig, or cow. Integration is accomplished via a systems approach with physiology using computer simulation.

    • BI 215 - Anatomy & Physiology II

      A study of human anatomy and physiology for students preparing for an allied health profession. Integration of structure and function in the light of homeostasis is emphasized. A systems approach is utilized, with the focus on normal physiology and an introduction to pathology. In the second semester, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are addressed.

    • BI 215L - Anat & Phys II Lab

      A study of the structure of the human body using a variety of tools including tissue slides, human skeletons, models, and the optional dissection of various organs of sheep, pig, or cow. Integration is accomplished via a systems approach with physiology using computer simulation.

    • BI 232 - Clinical Microbiology

      Clinical Microbiology introduces the student to organisms that are seen with the assistance of a microscope. Topics include the biological characteristics, cellular processes, and physiology of microorganisms that are pathogenic, beneficial, or essential to human life; diseases and illnesses caused by viruses or microorganisms; and the human immune system and its ability to fend the body against infections under normal conditions.

    • BI 232L - Clinical Microbiology Lab

      Application of basic techniques for culturing, staining, and identifying selected microbial forms.

    • CH 103 - General Chemistry I *SC/DC

      Survey of inorganic chemistry and introduction to organic chemistry. Matter and energy, atomic structure, chemical reactions, gas laws, acids and bases, solutions, nuclear chemistry, structure of organic compounds, and applications to the health sciences.

    • CH 103L - General Chemistry I Lab*SC/DC

      Selected experiments in chemistry. *SC/DC

    • MAT 130 - Math for Health Sciences*DC

      Math for the Health Sciences is a one semester course teaching real-world mathematical applications, including dosage calculations. Subjects covered include dimensional analysis, metric system, and important mathematical concepts to those entering the health professions. It presents a straighforward approach to the mathematical calculations used in clinical setting. Students will also be introduced to basic statistics. A scientific calculator is required.

    • NR 205 - Pathophysiologic Foundations for Ng

      This course explores the interaction of dynamic physiological disease processes with special emphasis on nursing application and implications for nursing practice. Knowledge from the life sciences is blended with the medical and nursing management to create an understanding of the physiologic response of patients across the lifespan while under the care of nurses. Special focus is placed on the nursing process for the management of disease and the rationale for nursing interventions within the framework of nursing practice.

    • NR 215 - Foundations of Holistic Nursing Prc

      This course introduces the concepts of person-centered care as delivered through a relationship-based model of professional nursing practice. The concepts and skills associated with communication, safety, quality improvement, nursing informatics, and leadership are addressed at the beginner level.

    • NR 235 - Holistic Nursing Practice Adult

      This course applies core concepts of health assessment to adults with special emphasis on the geriatric client.

    • NR 245 - Holistic Nursing Practice

      This course introduces fundamental, holistic, person­ centered clinical concepts and skills with emphasis on care of geriatric clients.Application of clinical concepts and skills are practiced in laboratory and various clinical settings. Evidence-based practice is used as a foundation for clinical and professional nursing practice.

    • NR 255 - Professional Nursing Prac Adults I

      This course facilitates the identification of alterations in the health status of the adult, with special emphasis on the aging patient. Focus is placed on the integration and application of concepts for the relationship-based, person­ centered care of patients in the clinical setting.

    • NR 265 - Evidence Based Prof Nursing Prac

      This course challenges students to explore the value of nursing research for evidence-based practice and its contribution to quality patient outcomes; students have opportunities for utilizing research as evidence to make clinical decisions affecting patient outcomes.

    • NR 275 - Pharmacology & Therapeutics

      This course challenges students to explore the value of nursing research for evidence-based practice and its contribution to quality patient outcomes; students have opportunities for utilizing research as evidence to make clinical decisions affecting patient outcomes.

    • NR 325 - Professional Nursing Prac Adults II

      This course focuses on concepts of nursing care delivery across the lifespan of adults and families with acute and chronic illness in intermediate level health care settings. Commonly occurring health alterations are used as exemplars, integrating evidenced-based practice to develop clinical judgment skills in the provision of relationship -based, quality, and safe professional nursing care.

    • NR 335 - Clinical Experience Adults II

      This course focuses on the application of concepts of nursing care delivery across the lifespan of adults and families with acute and chronic illness in intermediate level health care settings. Commonly occurring health alterations are examined and integrated in the clinical setting with an emphasis on management of patients using skills and clinical judgment capabilities to provide relationship-based, quality-focused professional nursing care.

    • NR 345 - Professional Nursing Prac Child

      This course focuses on family – centered care from preconception through birth to late adolescence.  Special emphasis is placed on family and developmental theories; promotion and maintenance of physical and emotional health and well-being; and deviations from optimum health.

    • NR 355 - Clinical Experience Child

      This clinical course focuses on family – centered care from preconception through birth to late adolescence.  Special emphasis is placed on clinical experiences in the pediatric and maternal – child settings where the student applies family and developmental theories; promotion and maintenance of physical and emotional health and well-being; and management of patient care when deviations from optimum health present.

    • NR 404 - Integrated Prof Nursing Practice

      This course is an intensive integrated clinical experience emphasizing the transition from the role of the student to the role of the professional nurse. It provides an in-depth experience and opportunity for application of knowledge and skills in the care of clients in selected practice settings with emphasis placed on leadership. This course represents the culmination of the nursing program of studies.

    • NR 435 - Healthcare Policy & Global Hlth Exp

      This course presents an overview of the role of the nurse in a community setting with emphasis on healthcare policy, social justice, health literacy, health promotion, and epidemiologic methods. Health disparities and inequities at both the local and global levels are threaded throughout the course. Special emphasis is placed on clinical experiences in community settings where the student can examine and apply these concepts.

    • NR 445 - Professional Nursing Prac Psych

      This course focuses on the care of persons with acute psychiatric issues and/or diagnoses throughout the life span. Theory is applied to clinical practice in the acute psychiatric setting

    • NR 455 - Prof Nursing Prac Crit III Adults

      This course focuses on the theory and application of complex nursing practice concepts in the care of the acutely ill adult. Theory is applied to practice in critical care settings.

    • NR 465 - Professional Nrg Leadership Theory

      This course expands upon professional behaviors the nurse uses to meet the primary responsibility of person-center relationship-based nursing practice. The concepts of leadership/management, accountability, communication, collaboration, legal and ethical practice, healthcare systems, quality improvement, safety, and nursing informatics are addressed at an advanced level.

    • NU 104 - Basic Nutrition

      A study of the fundamental concepts of nutrition; emphasis on the nutrients, their functions, food sources, factors affecting human needs throughout life and the relationship of nutrition and disease.

    • PH 260 - Bioethics* WE/DC

      An introduction to ethics and an inquiry into the major ethical problems regarding issues of life and death. Fulfills Ursuline Core Curriculum Western Culture (WE). *DC

    • PS 101 - General Psychology *PS/DC

      An introduction to the principles and major concepts of the science of human behavior. Topics include the scientific method, sensation and perception, consciousness, development, learning and memory, language, cognition, intelligence, stress and coping, personality, psychopathology, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology. Fulfills Ursuline Core Curriculum PS or SO requirement *DCPrerequisite to all other Psychology courses.

    • PS 230 - Lifespan Development

      Study of the physical, psychological, cognitive, moral, and social development of the human person from conception through death.Prerequisite: PS 101.

    • SO 103 - Introduction to Sociology *SO/DC

      The scientific study of human social life that describes and explains how our social world works and how it influences our personal lives. This introductory course focuses on the values, institutions, organizations and other social forces that shape American culture and society. Fulfills core curriculum PS/SO requirement. *SO (Society/Sociology) *DC

    The following courses must be completed prior to beginning your nursing courses, and can be transferred to Ursuline from other institutions:

    • BI 214/Lab – Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BI 215/Lab – Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BI 232/Lab – Clinical Microbiology
    • CH 103/Lab – General Chemistry
    • NU 104 – Basic Nutrition
    • PS 101 – General Psychology
    • PS 230 – Lifespan Development
    • MAT 125 – Quantitative Reasoning or Mathematics 212 – Statistics

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Ursuline College is comprised of a rigorous curriculum that includes natural science classes, nursing fundamentals, and professional field experience.

    In addition, undergraduate students are also required to complete the Ursuline Core Curriculum.