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Curriculum & Requirements

Nursing Curriculum & Requirements

Alverno College’s outcome-oriented curriculum is known nationally and internationally for its innovative focus on you, the learner. In every course, you’ll learn up-to-the-minute information about the course subject while also developing the abilities needed by today’s and tomorrow’s nurse. You’ll learn how to think analytically, be an effective team member, write proficiently for various audiences, speak clearly and “on-your-feet,” and hone many other important abilities. You’ll also develop the abilities of an effective problem solver and care provider and the capacities to be a responsible world citizen. In brief, Alverno’s nursing faculty’s vision is that your Alverno College education will prepare you for a lifetime of influence.


Life Span Development
Integrated Communication Seminar 1 & 2
Introduction to the Arts
Expressions and Interpretations of Human Experience
Mathematical Connections
General Psychology
Foundations of Natural Science 1 & 2
Small Group Behavior


Creating Your Healthy Future: Health and Healthcare Systems
Health Assessment: Individual, Family, and Community
Nutrition for Wellness
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Integrated Communication Seminar 3
Two Humanities and Fine Arts courses
Introduction to Social Science


Physiological Mechanisms of Disease
Probability and Statistics
Abnormal Psychology
Pharmacology and Nursing Practice
Nursing Clinical Skills and Procedures
Nursing Theory of Healthy Populations
Nursing Practice with Healthy Populations
Nursing Theory of Acutely and Chronically Ill Populations
Nursing Practice with Acutely and Chronically Ill Populations
Nursing Elective
Two Humanities and Fine Arts courses


Internship Seminar
Nursing Theory of Vulnerable Populations
Nursing Practice with Vulnerable Populations
Leadership for Change in Healthcare
Nursing Research
Professional Nursing Internship
Professional Nursing Portfolio
One Citizenship in a Global Community course