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2012 - 2013

BS in Nursing
(91 hours*)

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This is a limited-enrollment program requiring college admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center office for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

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  1. A C grade or above must be maintained in all required courses.
  2. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
  3. Complete one course from the following prerequisite courses:
  4. Complete one course from the following prerequisite courses:
  5. Be admitted to the program.
  6. Complete the following supporting courses:
      MMBIO 221 : General Microbiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MMBIO 221 : General Microbiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Any chemistry course and any biology course.
      DESCRIPTION: Microbial world, emphasizing communicable diseases, their causes and control.
      NOTE: Recommended for students seeking a liberal education in microbiology who do not have the prerequisites to take the more advanced courses.

      Course Outcomes


      MMBIO 222 : General Microbiology Laboratory. (1:0:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MMBIO 222 : General Microbiology Laboratory. (1:0:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: MMBio 221 or concurrent enrollment.

      Course Outcomes


      PDBIO 305 : Human Physiology (with lab). (4:4:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PDBIO 305 : Human Physiology (with lab). (4:4:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Chem 101 or equivalent.
      RECOMMENDED: A general biology course.
      DESCRIPTION: Function of body organ systems.
      NOTE: Not acceptable for physiology and developmental biology, biophysics, or neuroscience majors. Designed for students with basic chemistry / no molecular biology. Students with chemistry/molecular biology should take PDBio 362.

      Course Outcomes


      PDBIO 365 : Pathophysiology. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PDBIO 365 : Pathophysiology. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: PDBIO 305; or PDBIO 362
      DESCRIPTION: Variations in physiological mechanisms that account for development of common disturbances in normal control and activities of body's organs and organ systems.

      Course Outcomes


      PSYCH 111 : Introduction to Psychological Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 111 : Introduction to Psychological Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Basic course in modern scientific psychology.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

                : Honors Principles of Statistics.

      Course Outcomes


      Note: Math 110 (or equivalent) may need to be taken prior to Stat 121.

  7. Complete the following:
      NURS 291 : Nursing Care of the Older Adult. (2.5:2.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 291 : Nursing Care of the Older Adult. (2.5:2.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 294
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content in the nursing care optimizing the functional status of older adults through health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention strategies.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 292 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of the Older Adult. (1.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 292 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of the Older Adult. (1.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 294
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum for assessment, communication, critical thinking, and technical skills optimizing the functional status of older adults through health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention strategies.
      NOTE: 6-hour clinical per week for 11 weeks.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 293 : Communication Lab for Nursing Majors. (.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 293 : Communication Lab for Nursing Majors. (.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 294
      NOTE: Lab is 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.

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      NURS 294 : Health Assessment and Promotion. (3:2.25:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 294 : Health Assessment and Promotion. (3:2.25:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Nursing major status; concurrent enrollment in MMBio 221, 222.
      DESCRIPTION: Acquiring and applying health assessment knowledge and skills. Health promotion, health maintenance,and therapeutic communication.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 295 : Fundamental Nursing Concepts and Care. (2.5:2:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 295 : Fundamental Nursing Concepts and Care. (2.5:2:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 294
      DESCRIPTION: Acquiring and applying basic nursing skills and concepts; utilizing the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
      NOTE: 2.25 hour per lab each week.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 296 : Introduction to Community and Public Health Nursing. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 296 : Introduction to Community and Public Health Nursing. (1:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 294
      DESCRIPTION: Applying principles of community and public health nursing to the health of individuals, family, populations, and groups.
      NOTE: Meets 2 hours every other week.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 300 : Pharmacology in Nursing. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 300 : Pharmacology in Nursing. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: STAT 121 & NURS 291 & NURS 295 & NURS 296 & PDBIO 365; concurrent enrollment in Nurs 341.
      DESCRIPTION: Common categories of drugs: their action, use and desired and undesired effects; implications for nursing care.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 320 : Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 320 : Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 291 & NURS 295 & NURS 296 & STAT 121; concurrent enrollment in Nurs 300.
      DESCRIPTION: Acquiring knowledge of the research process, identifying clinical problems, evaluating and using evidence, and engaging in advanced writing and oral communication in the discipline.
      NOTE: Completion of both Nurs 320 and 339 fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 339 : Ethics in Nursing. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 339 : Ethics in Nursing. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 300 & NURS 320 & NURS 341; concurrent enrollment in Nurs 351, 361.
      DESCRIPTION: Overview of ethical principles and theories, emphasizing role of ethics in nursing; instruction and practice in advanced oral and written communication skills for professional nursing practice.
      NOTE: Completion of both Nurs 320 and Nurs 339 fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 341 : Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 341 : Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 291 & NURS 295 & NURS 296
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content in the nursing care of acutely and chronically ill adults; professional behavior; illness implications for patients and families.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 342 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses. (3.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 342 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses. (3.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 291 & NURS 295 & NURS 296
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum in the nursing care of acutely and chronically ill adults in inpatient settings; professional behavior; illness implications for patients and families.
      NOTE: 10.5 clinical hours per week for 14 weeks (includes pre-assessment).

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 343 : Lab/Simulation for Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses. (1:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 343 : Lab/Simulation for Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses. (1:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 291 & NURS 295 & NURS 296
      DESCRIPTION: Lab/simulation experience in nursing care of acutely/chronically ill adults.
      NOTE: 4 hours lab per week in first 2 weeks, then 2 hours lab or simulation per week for 12 weeks.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 351 : Nursing Care of Women and Newborns. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 351 : Nursing Care of Women and Newborns. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 341 & NURS 342 & NURS 343
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content in the nursing care of childbearing families from diverse backgrounds. Health promotion, assessment, and interventions relating to complicated and uncomplicated pregnancy and birth.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 352 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of Women and Newborns. (1.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 352 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of Women and Newborns. (1.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 341 & NURS 342 & NURS 343
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum in the nursing care of childbearing families from diverse backgrounds. Health promotion, assessment, and interventions related to complicated and uncomplicated pregnancy and birth. Includes lab and simulation experiences.
      NOTE: 6-12 hours clinical per week for 7 weeks.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 361 : Nursing Care of Children and Families. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 361 : Nursing Care of Children and Families. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 341 & NURS 342 & NURS 343
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content in the nursing care of children and their families from diverse backgrounds. Health promotion, disease prevention, care of acute and chronic illness, and growth development.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 362 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of Children and Families. (2:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 362 : Clinical Practicum for Nursing Care of Children and Families. (2:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 341 & NURS 342 & NURS 343
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum for nursing care of children and their families from diverse backgrounds (health promotion, disease prevention, acute/chronic illness, and growth development). Includes lab and simulation experience.
      NOTE: 12 hours clinical per week for 7 weeks.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 401 : Global Health and Human Diversity. (1.5:1.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 401 : Global Health and Human Diversity. (1.5:1.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content of nursing in diverse populations in a global context emphasizing cultural competency skills.

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      NURS 402 : Clinical Practicum for Global Health and Human Diversity. (2.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 402 : Clinical Practicum for Global Health and Human Diversity. (2.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum for nursing care in diverse populations in a global context emphasizing cultural competency skills.
      NOTE: Clinical experiences for some sections include costs for travel, housing, meals, and incidental expenses.

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      NURS 461 : Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. (2.5:2.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 461 : Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. (2.5:2.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 111 & NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content in the nursing care for clients with complex psychiatric disorders.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 462 : Clinical Practicum for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. (1.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 462 : Clinical Practicum for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. (1.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum in the nursing care for clients with complex psychiatric disorders.
      NOTE: 14 hours clinical per week (two 7-hour days) for 4 weeks.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 471 : Nursing Care of Adults in Crisis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 471 : Nursing Care of Adults in Crisis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content in the nursing interventions and care for individuals and families in crisis.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 472 : Clinical Practicum for Adults in Crisis. (2.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 472 : Clinical Practicum for Adults in Crisis. (2.5:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum in the nursing interventions and care for individuals and families in crisis.
      NOTE: 13-14 hours clinical per week for 8 weeks (includes pre-assessment).

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 473 : Lab/Simulation for Adults in Crisis. (1:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 473 : Lab/Simulation for Adults in Crisis. (1:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Lab/simulation experience in nursing care for individuals and families in crisis.
      NOTE: 4 hours first week of semester, then 2 hours lab and simulation per week for 10 weeks.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 481 : Advanced Public Health Nursing. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 481 : Advanced Public Health Nursing. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Nurs 351, 361; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced theory for public health nursing; functions of assessment, assurance, and policy development; interventions and strategies targeting the individual, family, community, and system levels; population-based care.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 482 : Clinical Practicum for Advanced Public Health Nursing. (1:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 482 : Clinical Practicum for Advanced Public Health Nursing. (1:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 351 & NURS 361
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum in the role of a public health nurse; experiences with nurse preceptors and agencies engaged in a multitude of inter-disciplinary activities centered on the fundamentals of nursing and public health.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 491 : Nursing Capstone. (2:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 491 : Nursing Capstone. (2:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 461 & NURS 471
      DESCRIPTION: Seminar in advanced theory and synthesis of concepts for the nursing profession focusing on planning, delivering, and managing patient care in complex environments including leadership in the health care environment.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 492 : Clinical Practicum for Capstone Nursing. (5.5:0:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 492 : Clinical Practicum for Capstone Nursing. (5.5:0:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: NURS 461 & NURS 471
      DESCRIPTION: Clinical practicum focusing on planning, delivering, and managing patient care in complex environments. Leadership components incorporated into clinical experiences and practices.
      NOTE: Requires 230 hours per semester (210 clinical hours; 20 bridging hours, 1.5 hours per week).

      Course Outcomes


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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