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Undergraduate Course Sequence

Undergraduate Course Sequence

ALVERNO COLLEGE: JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing

Prelicensure Program

Course Sequence

 The course sequence should be used for planning purposes only. All official requirements are listed on the Academic Evaluation. Course sequence is subject to change. Prerequisites, if required, will be listed on the IOL website.

 

Semester 1

LA 230 Liberal Learning for Transfer Students

3 credits

or

FA 110 Introduction to the Arts

4 credits

CM 110 Intergrated Communication Seminar I

3 credits

CM 156 Mathematical Connections

2 credits

PSY 101 General Psychology

4 credits

SC 119 Foundations of Chemistry

4 credits

AC 120 Nursing Diagnostics Assessment

0 credits

TOTAL CREDITS: 16 - 17 credits

 

Semester 2

HUM 150 Expressions & Interpretations of the Human Experience

4 credits

CH 213 Chemistry Bio-Organic Molecules

3 credits

CH 213L Chemistry Bio-Organic Molecules Lab

1 credit

CM 112 Integrated Communication Seminar II

1 credit

BSC 215 Small Group Behavior

2 credit

SC 120 Foundations of Biology

3 credits

SC 120L Foundations of Biology Lab

1 credit

PN 120 & AC 121 Preparations for Nursing Success & Nursing Diagnostic Assessment II

(only required if unsuccessful on AC 120 Nursing Diagnostic Assessment I)

2 credits

TOTAL CREDITS: 15-17 credits

 

Semester 3

(2 credits in Nursing Major Courses)

BI 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology

3 credits

BI 231 L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

1 credit

SSC 101 Introduction to Social Science

4 credit

CM 212 Integrated Communications Seminar III

2 credit

N 250 Creating Your Healthy Future: Health and Healthcare Systems

2 credit

PSY 110 Life Span Development

4 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 16 credits

 

Semester 4

(7 credits in Nursing Major Courses)

HFA 210 Humanities and Fine Arts Elective

2 credit

PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology

4 credit

BI 251 Microbiology

3 credit

BI 251L Microbiology Lab

1 credit

AC 309 Mid-Program General Education Assessment

0 credit

N 399 Formal Introduction into Advanced Work

0 credit

N 260 & N 260D & N 260S Health Assessment/Discussion/Study Session

4 credit

N 265 & N 265D Nutrition for Wellness/Discussion

3 credit

ADV 299 Intermediate Level Event

0 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 17 credits

 

Semester 5

(10 credits in Nursing Major Courses)

HFA 210 Humanities and Fine Arts Elective

2 credit

BI 338 Physiological Mechanisms of Disease

4 credit

AC 309 Mid-Program General Education Assessment (if not already completed)

0 credit

N 350 Pharmacology and Nursing Practice

2 credit

N 355 Nursing Clinical Skills and Procedures

2 credit

N 360 Nursing Theory of Healthy Populations

3 credit

N 365 Nursing Practice with Healthy Populations (clinical course)

2 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 15 credits

 

Semester 6

(9 credits in Nursing Major Courses)

N 370 Nursing Theory of Acutely and Chronically Ill Populations

3 credit

N 375 Nursing Practice with Acutely and Chronically Ill Populations (clinical course)

 

 4 credit

N 368 Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families

(may be taken within this semester or the next)

3 credit

BSC 257 Probability and Statistics for Nurses

4 credit

Support Area Course

4 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 18 credits

 

Semester 7

(12 credits in Nursing Major Courses)

N 450 Nursing Theory of Vulnerable Populations

3 credit

N 455 Nursing Practice with Vulnerable Populations (clinical course)

3 credit

N 460 Leadership for Change in Healthcare

3 credit

N 465 Nursing and Research

3 credit

HFA 310 Humanities and Fine Arts Elective

2 credit

Support Area Course

4 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 18 credits

 

Semester 8

(8 credits in Nursing Major Courses)

N 470 Professional Nursing Internship (clinical course)

6 credit

N 475 Professional Nursing Portfolio

1 credit

AC 475 Nursing Assessment

0 credit

N 383 Internship Seminar

1 credit

HFA 310 Humanities and Fine Arts Elective

3 credit

Support Area Course

4 credit

TOTAL CREDITS: 17 credits

 

48 Nursing Credits

132-135 Total Credits

  

***Nursing Health Requirements and CPR must be submitted to the Registrar’s office prior to registering for N 260 and subsequent nursing courses.

 

If students demonstrate a need, they may be required to take classes related to math concepts used for medicine calculations.