The following general requirements must be met for progression into and through the clinical portion of the nursing major.
- A minimum grade of C (or S where applicable) in all required NURS and HEAL courses.
- A minimum grade of C in the following courses:
BISC 1015 - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISC 1060 - Chemistry for Health Professions
BISC 2070 - Biochemistry
BISC 3115 - Microbiology
PHIL 2310 - Theory of Ethics
PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
PSYC 2101 - Introduction to Life-Span Developmental Psychology
- A minimum grade of D is required for all other required courses not listed above.
- Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average to enroll in NURS 2001 or NURS 2002 and to continue to progress in the nursing program.
- Any I, X, IX grade which is not removed by the required time (see academic calendar) will be viewed as an F.
- A student who earns less than the required grades in two required courses as defined above will have a College Academic Alert placed on his/her record. Once the Alert is placed, the student will not be allowed to register for the next semester. Student may be required to withdraw from College.
- No required cognate or required nursing course may be repeated more than one time.
- Students can only repeat a maximum of two different courses. Courses can be repeated at another university upon approval from the Undergraduate Office
- Permission to repeat a required nursing course must be formally requested from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs by the student, before beginning the repeated course.
- Pre-licensure students can only withdraw from or change to audit status in a required course for academic reasons one time. This option can only be applied to a maximum of two courses.
- All students are required by the Undergraduate Program and Curriculum Committee to complete external, standardized, comprehensive nursing examinations as a condition of graduation. (Fee required for these examinations.)
- Students must meet health requirements as specified in the Clinical/Health Requirements and Criminal Background Checks section found in this handbook.
PROGRESSION INTO NURS 2001
The following required courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering NURS 2001:
- BISC 1060 Chemistry for the Health Professions
- BISC 2070 Biochemistry, BISC 1015 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
- PSYC 1001 General Psychology
- NURS 1001 Nursing and Health in the Jesuit Tradition
- NURS 1002 Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition
PROGRESSION INTO NURS 2002
The following required courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering NURS 2002:
- NURS 2001 Foundation I: Health Assessment and Fundamentals
- NURS 2100 Pathophysiology I
- HEAL 2045 Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition.
PROGRESSION INTO NURS 3110 THROUGH NURS 3984
The following required courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering courses NURS 3110 through NURS 3984:
- HEAL 1025 Culture and Health
- NURS 2002 Foundations II: Health Assessment and Fundamentals
- NURS 2200 Pathophysiology II
- NURS 2500 Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health
- PSYC 2101 Intro to Life-Span Developmental Psychology
- BISC 3115 Human Microbiology.
PROGRESSION INTO NURS 4300 OR HIGHER NURSING COURSES
The following required cognate and nursing courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering NURS 4000 or higher nursing courses:
- NURS 3110 Pharmacology
- NURS 3201 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
- NURS 3800 Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health
- NURS 3964 Family and Community Centered Nursing - Practicum
- NURS 3600 Community and Population Health Nursing
- NURS 3700 Nursing Concepts & Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I
- NURS 3984 Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions - Practicum
- NURS 3900 Family Centered Nursing of Children.
All other required cognates and nursing courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to graduation. These include:
- ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1
- ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2
- PHIL 1001 Philosophy of Human Nature, HIST (UCCS), LPA (UCCS), MATH (UCCS)
- THEO 1001 Intro to Theology
- PHIL 2310 Theory of Ethics, General Elective, Nursing or Health elective
- NURS 4000 Quality and Safety in Nursing
- NURS 4700 Nursing Concepts & Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults II
- NURS 4800 Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice
- NURS 4964 Nursing Care for Persons with Acute Conditions - Practicum
- NURS 4984 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice - Practicum
- HEAL 4901 Palliative Care.
Note: A student may fail a practicum at any time during the semester for a pattern of unsafe nursing behavior or a particularly serious incident of unsafe nursing behavior. At the faculty's discretion, a learning plan may be put in place based upon the student's performance. Once a student is informed that s/he is failing a clinical course, withdrawal from that course is no longer an option.