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Madonna University Office of Nursing Admissions
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5717 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5717
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Nursing Major: Bach Sci Nursing
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Nursing Major: Bach Sci Nursing    
   Required Courses    
      NUR 2810   Introduction to Professional Nursing 3 s.h.  Provides an overview of the role of the professional nurse and addresses the nature of the nursing profession. Foundational concepts of dynamics of systems, holistic caring, and professional practice are explored. Includes an academic service-learning experience. Prerequisite: admission to the nursing major. Corequisite: NUR 2830. 
      NUR 2830   Health Assessment & Promotion 3 s.h.  Focuses on the role and activities of a professional nurse in collecting a health history and performing a physical assessment of an adult. The process of health assessment and the relationship to evidence-based health promotion is introduced. A supervised laboratory praciticum utilizes cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills. Pre-requisite: Admission to the nursing major. Co-requisite: NUR 2810. 
      NUR 3410   Evidence Based Scholarship & Practice 2 s.h.  Integration of reliable and valid evidence from multiple ways of knowing are explored. The evidence based scholarship-practice connection serves as the basis for making clinical judgments and fulfilling professional nursing responsibilities. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing major and NUR 2810. 
      NUR 3420   Pharmacology 3 s.h.  Focuses on the principles of pharmacology and implications for evidence-based nursing practice while incorporating quality and patient safety initiatives. Prerequisites: NUR 2810 and NUR 2830. 
      NUR 3430   Foundations for Holistic Clinical Nursing 5 s.h.  Focuses on fundamental nursing practices that address the basic psychosocial and physiological needs of a patient within the framework of the nursing process. Includes a supervised practicum in an adult health care setting. Prerequisites: NUR 2810, NUR 2830. Prerequisites or corequisites: MIS 3350, NUR 3410, NUR 3420. 
      NUR 3810   Holistic Nursing Care of Adults & Families 4 s.h.  Focuses on the care of adult patients with acute health alterations and their families. With emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, patients and families are cared for in a holistic manner. Includes a supervised acute care practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 3410, NUR 3420, NUR 3430; prerequisite or corequisite: HSP 3500. 
      NUR 3820   Holistic Mental Health Nursing Care 4 s.h.  Introduces a holistic perspective of psychiatric-mental health nursing. Use of evidence to support clinical decision making and application of the nursing process. Includes a supervised practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 3410, NUR 3420, NUR 3430. 
      NUR 3830   Holistic Nursing Care of Women & Families 4 s.h.  Focuses on the creation of a holistic culture of caring and safety for women and families across the lifespan while utilizing evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention concepts related to professional practice in diverse settings. Includes a supervised practicum and an academic service-learning experience. Prerequisites: NUR 3410, NUR 3420, NUR 3430. 
      NUR 4410   Holistic Nursing Care of Children & Their Families 4 s.h.  Focuses on wellness/illness management, clinical decision making, and holistic care of children and their families. The clinical component emphasizes evidence-based practice in structured pediatric settings. Prerequisite: NUR 3810. 
      NUR 4420   Dynamics of Systems Promoting Quality & Safety 3 s.h.  An understanding of the dynamics of the ever-changing health care environment is foundational to professional nursing practice. Knowledge of leadership principles and dynamics of systems coupled with professional roles and responsibilities in promoting quality/safety are explored. Prerequisite: all 3000-level NUR courses. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 4410. 
      NUR 4430   Population-Focused Professional Nursing 5 s.h.  Addresses population-focused nursing involving the identification of the determinants of health. Contemporary issues impacting population health are analyzed. Concentration on health beliefs and evidence-based practice to guide health promotion and disease prevention functioning in collaborative relationships with families and within the community. Prerequisite: all 3000-level NUR courses; prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 4410 and NUR 4420. 
      NUR 4810   Holistic Nursing Care of the Older Adult & Family 5 s.h.  Examines theories which focus on physical, psychological, legal, and social aspects of aging. Issues including chronicity, palliative, and end-of-life care are analyzed. Includes a supervised practicum. May include an academic service-learning experience.. Prerequisites: NUR 4420 and NUR 4430; prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 4410. 
      NUR 4820   Holistic Care Immersion 5 s.h.  Focuses on the integration and application of evidence-based practice, wellness/illness management, clinical decision making, and holistic caring in professional nursing practice. Includes an acute care clinical component. Prerequisites: NUR 4410, NUR 4420, NUR 4430; prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 4810; corequisite: NUR 4970. 
      NUR 4950   Transitions to Professional Nursing Praxis 3 s.h.  Facilitates the integration of a liberal arts education and nursing science. Emerging nursing issues are analyzed within the context of nursing praxis. Prerequisites: NUR 4410, NUR 4420, NUR 4430; prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 4810; corequisite: NUR 4820. 
      Required Support Courses    
         BIO 2430   Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab 3 s.h.  Study of the structure and function of the ten major body systems. Supplementary topics include: the cell, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. 
         BIO 2440   Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab 3 s.h.  Study of the structure and function of the ten major body systems. Supplementary topcis include: the cell, fluids and electrolytes, and acidbase balance. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. 
         BIO 3710   Pathophysiology 3 s.h.  Study of mechanisms of disease processes affecting hematologic, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, liver and biliary, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems with associated manifestrations, diagnosis, and treatment regimens. Prerequisites: BIO 2430 and BIO 2440. 
         CHM 1610   Introduction to Life Chemistry 4 s.h.  Integrated organic and biochemical principles related to normal functioning of the human body. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: high school chemistry with graduation within the past two years, or CHM 1010 or CHM 1110 within the past two years, with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or chemistry placement test. (Does not apply toward chemistry major or minor.) 
         MIS 3350   Health Care Informatics 2 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Introducing applications of informatics systems to health care practitioners. Health care informatics issues covering hardware, software, databases, communications applications, computer developments, and associated legal and ethical issues are explored. How health care providers can assess, develop, and use information systems to work more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively, and improve client care. Hands-on experiences with industry standard software are required of those registered for 3 s.h. Prerequisites: for pre-nursing and nursing majors; CIS 2250 or 2380 or equivalent; for health care management majors, CIS 2380 or equivalent. No credit for majors in Management Information Systems. 
         MTH 2350   Probability & Statistics 4 s.h.  Topics include data collection and graphic presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; normal distribution; regression and correlation; sampling methods; design of experiments; probability and simulation; sampling distributions; statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one-sample and two-sample problems. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra within the last three years, or placement test, or MTH 1040. 
         NFS 2220   General Nutrition for the Health Professional 2 s.h.  A study of nutrients in foods and their involvement in the function of human body systems. Health and nutrition throughout the lifespan is discussed. May not be used toward the Dietetics major or the majors or minor in Nutrition and Food Science. 
         NFS 2230   Therapeutic Nutrition for the Health Professional 2 s.h.  The application of basic nutrition knowledge to diet modification as a preventative or therapeutic aid in specific disease states is discussed. Prerequisites: NFS 2220 or equivalent, and approval of advisor. 
         PSY 2450   Life-Span Developmental Psychology 4 s.h.  Study of the maturational and experiential influences on physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and personality development of the individual, from the prenatal period through late adulthood. Developmental tasks and theories of developmental change related to life stages. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
         RST 4110   Medical Ethics (PHL/RST*) 3 s.h.  An academic study of contemporary moral issues relative to modern health care, life science, and future issues in the light of Judeo-Christian convictions. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. 
         SOC 1010   Introduction to Sociology 4 s.h.  Foundations and principles of social order, social control, social institutions, and social life in America and other cultures. Focus on how people‚Äôs conditions, character, and life chances are influenced by organizations and institutions. Emphasis on critical thinking about practices and beliefs in a variety of social contexts. 
         WL  2100   Communication and Culture for Health Care Professionals: 3 s.h.  Culturally-based concepts of health and illness among diverse populations are studied to facilitate understanding of differences in global human health conditions for the purpose of providing culturally competent health care. Basic foreign language for health care is included. 
         WRT 1010   College Composition I 3 s.h.  Study and practice of strategies for academic writing, with a focus on writing and reading descriptive, narrative, and expository essays. Emphasis on writing as a process. Introduction to information literacy. Prerequisite: placement by Madonna University Writing Assessment Program. (Does not apply to any major or minor in the English and Communication Arts department.) 
         WRT 1020   College Composition II 3 s.h.  Study and practice of strategies for academic writing, with a focus on writing and reading persuasive and argumentative essays. Continued emphasis on writing as a process. Development of information literacy skills, as applied to writing a substantial research paper. An exit portfolio, to be scored by at least two Composition instructors, is required for successful completion of the course. Prerequisite: WRT 1010 or placement by Madonna University Writing Assessment Program. (Does not apply to any major or minor in English and Communications Arts department.) 
         HSP Choice    
            HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations Palliative/EndofLife Care(HSP*/RST) 3 s.h.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families, and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. 
            HSP 3802   StAb:Palliative/End-of-Life Issues: A Lourdes Experience 3 s.h.  Examines suffering and dying as the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Distinguishes care needs around palliative/EOL issues. Moral and religious dimensions influencing decision making in palliative/EOL care are explored. Course combines on-campus study of end-of-life concerns with an academic service-learning experience at the Lourdes Sanctuary in France. 
         Computer Course Choice    
            CIS 2250   Computer Fundamentals 2 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Introduction to the fundamentals of computers for the non-technical person. Study of the operating functions of both the hardware and software components of an information system. Emphasis on hands-on experiences with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management systems. Study of the evolution, application, and ethical aspects of computer systems. No credit toward majors in business or management information systems. 
            CIS 2380   Introduction to Computers 3 s.h.  Study of the evolution of computers and the operating functions of the hardware, systems software, application software, data communications, and ethics of data storage and retrieval; exploration of the integration and application of information processing in the business environment and in the global society; hands-on experience with word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, database management, and electronic mail. 
         BIO 2260/2270 Choice    
            BIO 2260   Microbiology with Lab 4 s.h.  Fundamental principles of microbiology with emphasis on the biology of bacteria and other microbes (metabolism, genetics, growth, and death), their ecological relationships in natural and controlled environments, and the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms and their human and animal hosts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1610 or 2210 and BIO1030 or 2240 or2430 
            BIO 2270   Microbiology for Health Sciences 3 s.h.  A non-laboratory study of the fundamentals of microbiology geared to preparation of nurses and other healthcare professionals. The role of microbes as causative agents of infectious disease, focusing on humans and human disease processes, relative to humans and their diverse environments. Application of scientific understandings to health care settings and to food preparation and spoilage. Prerequisite: biology and chemistry course work, both (a) BIO 1010 or BIO 2240, and (b) CHM 1610 or CHM 2210. 
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