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Major Areas of Study: NURSING


Admission Procedure

To be reviewed for admission into the first-year nursing group, simply list "nursing" major when asked about your academic interest on page one of the application (apply now). Your application will first be reviewed for admission to Muskingum University, and notified of the decision within a few weeks. A second review will then determine admission into the first-year nursing group, and a second letter will inform you of that decision. If accepted into nursing, you can secure your spot in the class by paying the tuition deposit ($200, payable at any time after admission decision, refundable until May 1). Admission into this group is an important first step toward satisfying the requirements to complete the BSN program in four years.

 

Curriculum

First-year nursing students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher by the end of summer of the entry year into the nursing program. (Any prerequisite courses with a grade less than a “C” must be repeated):

  • Nursing 125: Foundations in Nursing
  • Biology 121: Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology 122: Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Chemistry 108: Chemistry
  • English 121: Composition
  • Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • Sociology 101: Sociological Perspective

*Progression to Nursing also requires an overall cumulative Muskingum University GPA of 2.7 or better at the end of your first year.

Sample First-Year Nursing Curriculum

Year

Course

Fall Semester

Credits

Course

Spring Semester

Credits

First

IDIS 100

1ST Year Seminar

1

 

BIOL 122

Anatomy/Physiology II

4

  ENGL 121 Composition
3
  COMM 200 (LAE) Fundamentals of Speech
3
  BIOL 121 Anatomy/Physiology I
4
  CHEM 108 Chemistry
4
  PE 101 (LAE) Concepts of Wellness
1
  PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
3
  SOCI 101 Sociological Perspective
3
     
  NURS 125 Foundations in Nursing
2
     
    Total
14
  Total  
14

Progression to Sophomore Level Nursing

During spring semester of the freshman year, first-year Nursing students will apply to continue into the Nursing program for the second, third, and fourth years. Applications are available directly from the Department of Nursing office (BSC 416). Progression is assured to the Nursing Program if the criteria established in the admission requirements are met. (Please see the information above, under “First-Year Nursing Curriculum”.) Grades from fall semester courses and early assessment grades of spring semester courses will be considered for admission to the nursing program. The final decision will be based on transcripted completed work at the end of the spring semester. A letter of acceptance into the nursing program will be processed in early May of the freshman year.

*Sample 3-year Nursing curriculum, effective Fall 2013 for new entering freshman nursing majors.

Year

Course

Fall Semester

Credits

 

Course

Spring Semester

Credits

Second

HSLC 231

Nutrition Across the Lifespan
3
  NURS 230 Pharmacology

3

  NURS 225 Health Assessment & Introduction to Nursing Practice
4
  NURS 250

Introduction to Clinical Practice in Medical/Surgical Nursing/Clinical

5
  PSYC 208 Lifespan Development
3
  BIOL 312 Microbiology

4

  PSYCH 232 Behavioral Stats
3
  SOCI 345 Sociology of the Family

3

  BIOL 346 Pathophysiology
3
  IDIS 275 (LAE) Arts & Humanities

3

 

 

Total

16

   

Total

18

               
Third NURS 350 Adult and Family Nursing/Clinical
6
  NURS 340 Nursing Research
3
  CPSC 100 (LAE) Intro to Computing
3
  NURS 370 Pediatric Nursing of the Child and Family/Clinical
4
  NURS 360 Mental Health & Family Nursing/Clinical
4
  NURS 380 Parent/Newborn Nursing/Clinical
4
  BIOL 305 Human Genetics
3
 

HIST (LAE)

Western Heritage a.

3
          ENGL (LAE) Western Heritage b.
3

 

 

Total

16

 

 

Total

17

               
Fourth NURS 450 Critical Care and Family Nursing/Clinical
4
  NURS 485 Nursing Leadership & Management of Care
6
  NURS 460 Community Health Nursing/Clinical
4
  NURS 476 Issues & Trends: Preparation for Licensure
2
  NURS 475 Issues & Trends in Health & Nursing
2
  PHIL 305 Biomedical Ethics
3
  NURS 430 Perspectives in Global Nursing & Health
3
  NURS 490 Special Topics (1-3)
(elective)
  PE (LAE) PE Service Course
2
  ART (LAE) Western Heritage c.
3
  MATH (LAE) Math Elective
3
  RELG/PHIL (LAE) Religious Understanding Elective
3

 

 

Total

18

 

 

Total

17

Notes:
1. To graduate with the BSN, 130 semester hours are required.
2. LAE = Liberal Arts Essentials, Muskingum University's core curriculum required of all students to graduate.

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