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Prerequisites to Nursing Major    
   Prereqs to Nursing Major (40 cr. to be chosen)    
      BIO 2270   Microbiology for Health Sciences 3 cr.  A non-laboratory study of the fundamentals of microbiology geared to preparation of nurses and other health care 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. Prerequisites: biology and chemistry course work, both (a) BIO 1010 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2430 or BIO 2440, and (b) CHM 1610 or CHM 2210. 
      BIO 2430   Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 cr.  Study of anatomical terminology, the cell, and the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry. 
      BIO 2440   Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 cr.  Study of the sense organs, circulation, respiration, digestion, excretion, reproduction and development, the endocrine system, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry. 
      BIO 3710   Pathophysiology 3 cr.  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 cr.  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.) 
      MTH 2350   Probability and Statistics 4 cr.  Topics include data collection and graphic presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; normal and binomial distributions; 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; chi-square distribution and test of significance; ANOVA. 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 cr.  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 cr.  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 1010   General Psychology 3 cr.  The science of behavior and mental processes: sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, emotion, personality development, adjustment, and maladjustment. 
      PSY 2450   Life-Span Developmental Psychology 4 cr.  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. 
      SOC 1020   Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.  Foundations and principles of social order, social control, social institutions, and social life in America and other cultures. Focus on how people’s 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. 
      WRT 1010   College Composition I 3 cr.  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 Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing department.) 
      WRT 1020   College Composition II 3 cr.  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 the Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing department.) 
Nursing Major: Bach Sci Nursing    
   Major Courses (53 cr. to be chosen)    
      NUR 2810   Introduction to Professional Nursing 3 cr.  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 and Promotion 3 cr.  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 utilizes previous knowledge from anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology. The relationship of health assessment to evidence based health promotion is explained. A supervised laboratory practicum focuses on cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skill development. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 2810. 
      NUR 3420   Pharmacology 3 cr.  Focuses on the principles of pharmacology while incorporating the nursing process with an emphasis on providing safe and quality care to the adult patient receiving medications. Prerequisites: NUR 2810 and NUR 2830. 
      NUR 3460   Holistic Mental Health Nursing Care 4 cr.  This course introduces the student to a holistic perspective of psychiatric-mental health nursing. The student identifies evidence to support clinical decision making and application to the nursing process. This course includes a supervised practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 2810, NUR 2830. Pre-or Corequisite: NUR 3420. 
      NUR 3480   Holistic Nursing Care Adults and Families I 5 cr.  This course focuses on the professional nursing role in the care of adult patients experiencing acute and chronic health problems addressing the physiological and psychosocial needs within the framework of the nursing process. This course includes a supervised practicum in an adult health care setting and supervised laboratory practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 2810, NUR 2830. Pre-or Corequisites: NUR 3420, NUR 3460, MIS 3350. 
      NUR 3960   Evidence-Based Scholarship and Practice 2 cr.  Evidence based scholarship serves as the basis for making clinical judgments and fulfilling professional nursing responsibilities. This course examines the implications of an evidenced based practice approach in nursing. Prerequisite: NUR 3420. Pre-or Co-requisites: NUR 3460, NUR 3480. 
      NUR 3970   Population Focused Care of The Older Adult and Family 5 cr.  Addresses theories related to physical, psychological, legal, and social aspects of aging for individuals and families. Issues including chronicity, palliative, and end of life care are analyzed. This course includes a supervised practicum and service learning component. Prerequisites: NUR 3420, NUR 3460, NUR 3480. Pre-or Corequisites: NUR 3960, NUR 3980, RST 3500. 
      NUR 3980   Holistic Nursing Care of Adults and Families II 4 cr.  Focuses on the care of adult patients with acute and/or chronic health problems with an emphasis on evidence –based clinical practice guidelines. Patients and their families are cared for in a holistic manner utilizing the nursing process. This course includes a supervised acute care practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 3420, NUR 3480. Pre-or Corequisites: NUR 3960, NUR 3970, RST 3500. 
      NUR 4410   Holistic Nursing Care of Children and Families 4 cr.  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: All 3000-level NUR courses. 
      NUR 4430   Population-Focused Professional Nursing 5 cr.  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 communities. Prerequisite: all 3000-level NUR courses. 
      NUR 4450   Holistic Nursing Care of Women and Families 4 cr.  Focuses on the creation of a holistic culture of caring and safety for women and families across the lifespan through an understanding of evidence-based health promotion, and disease prevention concepts related to professional nursing practice in diverse settings. This course includes a supervised practicum. Prerequisite: all 3000-level NUR courses. 
      NUR 4820   Holistic Care Immersion 5 cr.  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 4430, NUR 4450; prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 4840; corequisite: NUR 4950. 
      NUR 4840   Dynamic Nursing Leadership 3 cr.  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 and safety will be examined. Prerequisites: NUR 4410, NUR 4430, NUR 4450. 
      NUR 4950   Transitions to Professional Nursing Praxis 3 cr.  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 4430, NUR 4450; prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 4820, NUR 4840. 
Nursing Major - Support: Bach Sci Nursing    
   Support Courses (12 cr. to be chosen)    
      COM 2120   Interpersonal Communication 3 cr.  Analysis of communications skills vital to personal and professional success. Examines the role of communication in interpersonal relationships from their inception through termination. Specific areas of focus include: listening, non-verbal behavior, empathy, assertiveness, relationship development, and conflict resolution skills. 
      HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  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. 
      MIS 3350   Health Care Informatics 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  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 cr. 
      RST 4110   Medical Ethics (PHL/RST*) 3 cr.  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. 
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