Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

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NURSING PRELICENSURE TRACK/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Total Credit Hours: 131
Major Credit Hours: 64


Non-Nursing Support Courses: 42

Nursing Courses: 64

I. Core General Education Courses (25)

II. Non-Nursing Support Courses (42)
Non-Nursing Support Courses Prerequisite or to Sophomore II Level (30)
02-101 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
02-102 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
02-103 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
02-104 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
02-225 Microbiology (4)
02-227 Microbiology Lab (1)
03-105 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry (3)
06-111 College Writing 1 (3)
06-112 College Writing 2 (3)
26-100 General Psychology (3)
26-220 Theories of Personality and Development (3)
Non-Nursing Support Courses Prerequisite to or Taken Concurrently with Sophomore II Level (6)
20-290 Cultural Diversity and Intergroup Relations (3)
02-270 Pathophysiology (3)
Non-Nursing Support Courses Prerequisite to Junior II Level (6)
15-330 Ethics (Action and Values) (3)
26-303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

III. Core Nursing Courses (64)
Sophomore (Level II):
30-202 Professional Development 1: Foundations (3)
30-210 Safety and Accountability in Medication Administration (1)
30-232 Fundamentals of Safety and Quality in Patient-Centered Care (5)
30-233 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3)
Junior (Level I):
30-325 Adult 1: Beginning (6)
30-326 Pharmacotherapeutics (3)
30-329 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan (4)
Junior (Level II):
30-335 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research (3)
30-336 Professional Development 2: Health Care Trends (2)
30-337 Children, Adolescents, and Families (4)
30-338 Childbearing Families (4)
Senior (Level I):
30-425 Adult 2: Advanced (6)
30-426 Professional Development 3: Leadership, Collaboration, and Teamwork (2)
30-427 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (4)
Senior (Level II):
30-435 Adult 3: Critical Care (6)
30-436 Community Health Nursing (4)
30-439 Professional Development 4: Role Transition (4)

IV. Registration and Progression
In order to register for Sophomore II level nursing courses at Lewis University, pre-licensure nursing students, including transfer students, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above. Students who earn a grade of "D" or "W" in any required nursing course at any level must repeat that course prior to moving to another level of nursing coursework. Students who earn a grade of "F" in any required nursing course at any level will be dismissed from the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Students who earn two "D" or receive two “W” grades in required nursing courses (two "D" or “W” grades in one course, or one "D" or “W” grade in each of two courses) will be dismissed from the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Students must receive a grade of "C" in required science courses to progress to the next semester in the program. Students who receive only one failing grade in a science (C-, D, F, or W), will be allowed to repeat that course once. Science theory and science labs are counted as separate classes. Upon a second failed science, or if the student fails or withdraws from both theory and lab during the semester, the student will be notified that they have been academically dismissed from the nursing major. A student may repeat a required general education support course in which they earn a "C-", "D", "F", or "W" only once and if the student does not earn a minimum of a "C" on the second attempt they will be academically dismissed from the nursing major. Dismissal from the College of Nursing and Health Professions does not necessarily result in dismissal from the University.

V. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied for Nursing majors by successful completion of Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research 30-335).

VI. The college writing, natural science, ethics, mathematics, social science, and cultural diversity General Education requirements are fulfilled by the non-nursing support courses.

NURSING PRE-LICENSURE BACHELORS-BSN TRACK ACCELERATED /BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

NURSING PRE-LICENSURE BACHELORS-BSN TRACK ACCELERATED/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Total Credit Hours: 128

Major Credit Hours: 64

Prerequisites: 64

Nursing Courses: 64

The Bachelor’s to BSN degree is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college. Upon completion of this track, the graduate will be granted a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and be eligible to sit for the national examination for licensure (NCLEX) as a registered professional nurse. Prerequisite completion will be determined by the program advisor with each individual evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.

Applicants to this program must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) from their previous undergraduate institution(s). The student's Lewis University preterm GPA must be a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and they must earn a grade of "C" or better in all preterm courses before starting nursing core courses.

Core Nursing Courses

Semester 1
30-201 Foundations of Professional Nursing (2)
30-203 Professional Development I: Nurse-Client Interactions (2)
30-230 Foundations of Clinical Nursing (4)
30-231 Health Assessment (3)
30-330 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan I (3)

Semester 2
30-303 Professional Development II: Health Care Trends (2)
30-331 Health Maintenance and Restoration: Adult I (6)
30-340 Pharmacotherapeutics (3)

Semester 3
30-301 Nursing Research (3)
30-332 Health Promotion II (2)
30-333 Health Maintenance and Restoration: Children (6)
30-334 Health Maintenance and Restoration: Childbearing Families (4)

Semester 4
30-401 Professional Development III: Professional Identity and Leadership (2)
30-429 Health Maintenance and Restoration: Adult II (4)
30-431 Health Maintenance and Restoration: Adult III (6)

Semester 5
30-432 Promoting Healthy Communities (4)
30-433 Health Maintenance and Restoration: Crisis (4)
30-434 Role Transition Practicum (4)

Registration and Progression

In order to register for Foundations of Professional Nursing (30-201) at Lewis University, the accelerated student’s Lewis University preterm GPA must be a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and the student must earn a grade of "C" or better in all preterm courses before starting nursing core courses. Students earning a grade of “D” or “W” in any accelerated nursing course will be permitted to repeat the course only once in the traditional day track. The student may not progress to the second eight week accelerated course if a course is failed in the first eight weeks of the semester. Reentry into the accelerated track after a nursing course failure/withdrawal is prohibited. All other College of Nursing and Health Professionals BSN progression polices apply to the accelerated student. Students who earn a grade of "F" in any required nursing course at any level will be dismissed from the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dismissal from the College of Nursing and Health Professions does not necessarily result in dismissal from the University.

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied for Nursing majors by successful completion of Nursing Research (30-301).

The college writing, natural science, ethics, mathematics, social science, and cultural diversity General Education requirements are fulfilled by the non-nursing support courses.

NURSING PRE-LICENSURE BACHELORS-BSN TRACK ACCELERATED /BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

(EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2013)

The Bachelor’s to BSN degree has been designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college. Upon completion of this track, the graduatewill be granted a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and be eligible to sit for the national examination for licensure (NCLEX) as a registered professional nurse. Prerequisitecompletion will be determined by the program advisor with each individual evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Application with application fee
2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 from all official undergraduate coursework from an accredited college or university
3. All official transcripts must be submitted prior to taking the Kaplan Admission Test (KAT).
4. Successful completion of the KAT.
5. Interview / Information Session


CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing requires the successful completion of the following courses. Movement from semester to semester requires successful completion of all nursing courses from prior semesters. Admission, progression, curriculum, and graduation policies of the prelicensure track are subject to change in order to comply with the requirements of the current Illinois Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act, Rules for the Administration of Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act, and The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008).

Semester 1 (Fall) (Spring)

1st 8 Weeks
30-202 Professional Development 1: Foundations (3)
30-233 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3)

2nd 8 Weeks
30-232 Fundamentals of Safety and Quality in Patient-Centered Care (5)
30-210 Safety and Accountability in Medication Administration (1)

Total Credits = 12

Semester 2 (Spring) (Summer)

1st 8 Weeks
30-325 Adult 1: Beginning (6)

2nd 8 Weeks
30-326 Pharmacotherapeutics (3)
30-338 Childbearing Families (4)

Total Credits = 13

Semester 3 (Summer) (Fall)

1st 8 Weeks
30-427 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (4)
30-335 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research (3)

2nd 8 Weeks
30-337 Children, Adolescents, and Families (4)
30-329 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan (4)

Total Credits = 15

Semester 4 (Fall) (Spring)

1st 8 Weeks
30-425 Adult 2: Advanced (6)

2nd 8 Weeks
30-336 Professional Development 2: Health Care Trends (2)
30-436 Community Health Nursing (4)

Total Credits = 12

Semester 5 (Spring) (Summer)

1st 8 Weeks
30-426 Professional Development 3: Leadership, Collaboration, and Teamwork (2)
30-435 Adult 3: Critical Care (6)

2nd 8 Weeks
30-439 Professional Development 4: Role Transition (4)

Total Credits = 12