The Department of Undergraduate Nursing Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Track is an on-campus program that prepares students for entry-level professional nursing practice, including the health needs of underserved populations. This level of education is based on core knowledge and clinical competency applied through a unique blend of critical thinking, caring, communication and collaboration. Health promotion, illness management and population-based care are the focus of the traditional undergraduate curriculum. Students are prepared to practice holistically as leaders in healthcare delivery, with an educational foundation grounded in the Benedictine values. Throughout the curriculum faculty blend the use of simulation, technology and integrative therapies to prepare students as healers of the mind, body and spirit.
Application to the major requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0, at least a "C" in all required courses taken at CSS and at least a "C" in all required courses that are transferred. 48 credits must be completed prior to enrolling in NSG 2111, 2222, 2333.
Upon completion of the Traditional Nursing track, the graduate will:
- Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the arts and sciences, and the Benedictine values in the holistic practice of professional nursing.
- Demonstrate values and behaviors consistent with professional nursing standards.
- Demonstrate competence in utilizing patient care technologies and information system technologies in dynamic healthcare environments.
- Integrate effective inter-professional collaboration into practice to enhance the health of all patients, including diverse and vulnerable populations.
- Utilize knowledge of healthcare policy and evidence-based nursing to advocate for the quality and safety of patient care.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing major.
Major Credits: 91-93
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade: C
Program Required Courses
|BIO 1036||Biology of the Cell||2-4|
|or BIO 1125|| Foundations in Biology|
|BIO 2020||Microbiology 1||3|
|BIO 2510||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 2520||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHM 1040||General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Health Sciences||4|
|CME 1101||Interpersonal Communication||2|
|ENG 1110||First Year Composition||4|
|PSY 2208||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||4|
|PSY 3341||Introduction to Counseling||2|
|SOC 1125||General Sociology||4|
|or SOC 2125|| Sociology of Health|
|NSG 2111||Professional Nursing and Health Care I||2|
|NSG 2222||Recipient of Care Across the Lifespan I: Individuals||2|
|NSG 2333||Health Continuum I: Individual Adaptive Responses||3|
|NSG 2777||Topics in Nursing (Nutrition for Health/Wellness) 1||2|
|NSG 3111||Professional Nursing & Health Care II||2|
|NSG 3112||Professional Nursing & Health Care III||3|
|NSG 3222||Recipient of Care Across the Lifespan II: Families and Communities||3.5|
|NSG 3334||Health Continuum II: Individual Physiologic Responses||6|
|NSG 3337||Health Continuum III: Psychosocial Responses||5.5|
|NSG 3370||Pathopharmacology for Nursing Practice||4|
|NSG 4112||Professional Nursing and Health Care IV||4|
|NSG 4113||Professional Nursing & Health Care V||5|
|NSG 4222||Nursing Care Across the Lifespan III: Populations, Community, and World||3|
|NSG 4337||Health Continuum IV: Responses to Complex Illness||6|
|NSG 4437||Health Continuum V: Capstone||3|
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0