The following general requirements must be met for progression into and throughout the nursing major.
BISC 1015 - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISC 1060 - Chemistry for Health Professions
BISC 2070 - Biochemistry
PHIL 2310 - Theory of Ethics
PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
PSYC 2101 - Introduction to Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Note: A student may fail a practicum at any time during the semester for either a pattern of unsafe and/or unethical nursing behavior or a particularly serious incident of unsafe and/or unethical 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.
PROGRESSION INTO NURS 2001The 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, and NURS 1002 Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition.
PROGRESSION INTO NURS 2002The 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, and HEAL 2045 Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition. NURS 2200, 2500, 2110 may be taken concurrently.
PROGRESSION INTO NURS 3600 THROUGH NURS 3984The following required courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to entering courses NURS 3600 through NURS 3984: HEAL 1025 Culture and Health, NURS 2002 Foundations II: Health Assessment and Fundamentals, NURS 2110 Pharmacology, NURS 2200 Pathophysiology II, NURS 2500 Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health, PSYC 2101 Intro to Life-Span Developmental Psychology.
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 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 and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I, NURS 3984 Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions - Practicum, and 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 and 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, and HEAL 4901 Palliative Care.
Required Cognate Courses: BISC 1015, BISC 1060, BISC 2070, ENGL 1001, ENGL 1002, PHIL 1001, PHIL 2310, PSYC 1001, PSYC 2101, THEO 1001.
Required Nursing Courses: HEAL 1025, HEAL 2045, HEAL 4901, NURS 1001, NURS 1002, NURS 2001, NURS 2002, NURS 2100, NURS 2110, NURS 2200, NURS 2500, NURS 3201, NURS 3600, NURS 3700, NURS 3800, NURS 3964, NURS 3984, NURS 4000, NURS 4700, NURS 4800, NURS 4964, NURS 4984.
The undergraduate grading scale for Nursing is as follows: