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    Second Degree Accelerated Program: BSN for Bachelor’s Degree Holders Course Requirements

    Second Degree Accelerated Program: BSN for Bachelor’s Degree Holders Core Course Requirements

    • BI 220 - Human Genetics & Genomics

      Exploration of genetics and genomics as it applies to humans. Topics include chromosomal and molecular inheritance, population genetics, and its applications to humans. Human Genome Project, stem cell research, gene therapy, genetic testing and genetic screening will be considered. Various practical approaches will be included, as appropriate, based on emerging research and technology.

    • 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 348 - Prof Nrsg Prac Childbearing & Famly

      This course focuses on family- centered care from preconception through birth and late adolescence. Special emphasis is place on family and developmental theories; promotion and maintenance of physical and emotional health and wellbeing; and deviations from optimal health.

    • NR 358 - Prof Nrsg Prac with Populations

      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 settings where the student can examine and apply these concepts.

    • 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 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.

    • 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

    • UC 401 - Capstone Seminar

      This common course of the Ursuline Core is a writing intensive, interdisciplinary course with a focus on Values and Social Responsibility. Seminars will take various approaches to these themes depending on the topic and content developed by course instructors. The course challenges students to take a four-part approach to Values (analysis, consciousness, critique and application) as a way to identify and manage change and to explore potential responses

    The accelerated nursing program curriculum integrates communication, problem-solving, and values-based decision making, including cutting-edge education in healthcare economics and leadership practice. Our student have a reputation for being the best-trained nurses thanks to a constant feedback loop between nursing leaders and our academic leaders.

    Here are the prerequisites that must be completed prior to beginning your 15-month accelerated BSN cohort, 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 130 – Math for Health Sciences or Mathematics 212 – Statistics

    Here are some transfer guides that lay out all the prerequisite courses and their equivalents:

    If you are transferring from Heidelberg University or John Carroll University, please contact an admission counselor to discuss your transfer credits.

    The Second Degree Accelerated Program (SDAP) in Nursing at Ursuline College is comprised of well-rounded curriculum, including foundational nursing, natural science, and physical and mental health courses, as well as clinical field experience. For more information about program expectations, please visit the SDAP nursing program page.