Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Programs

Bachelor of Science Major Requirements

     
NURS 110 Health Related Topics 1
NURS 201 Information Literacy for Nursing Students 1
NURS 211 Fundamentals of Nursing 5
NURS 212 Physical Assessment 3
NURS 313 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 315 Medical/Surgical Nursing I 5
NURS 316 Gerontological Nursing 2
NURS 317 Pharmacology 3
NURS 318 Child Health Nursing 4
NURS 319 Medical/Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 320 Issues and Trends in Nursing 2
NURS 421 Nursing Research 3
NURS 422 Mental Health Nursing 5
NURS 423 Maternal Newborn Nursing 5
NURS 424 Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 425 Clinical Nursing Specialty 2
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 427 Medical/Surgical Nursing III 4
NURS 428 Nursing Capstone 1
  Total: 61

Required Cognate Courses

     
BIOL 101 Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 102 Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry 4
KINT 216 Nutrition 2
MATH110 College Algebra (or placement exam) 3
MATH 241 Intro to Probability & Statistics 3
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth and Development 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Total: 33

General Education Courses

     
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 220 Research and Professional Writing 3
ENGL Literature Elective 3
CSIS 102 Microcomputer Literacy and Application 3
HIST History Elective (3 hours must be non-American) 6
KINA P.E. Elective 2
RLGN Religion Electives (3 hours upper division ) 12
UNIV 110 Principles of Active Learning 1
  Elective 1
  Total: 34
     
  Degree Total: 128

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Degree Plan

     
First Year    
Fall    
NURS 110 Health Related Topics 1
CSIS Computer Elective 3
MATH110 College Algebra* 3
BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I* 4
UNIV 101 Principles of Active Learning 1
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 1
PSYC 212 General Psychology* 3
  Total: 16
Spring    
BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II* 4
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition* 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
RLGN Religion Elective 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Total: 16
     
Second Year    
Fall    
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry and Lab* 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology* 4
ENGL 220 Research and Professional Writing 3
HIST History Elective 3
RLGN Religion Elective 3
  Total: 17
Spring    
NURS 201 Information Literacy for Nursing Students 1
NURS 211 Fundamentals of Nursing 5
NURS 212 Physical Assessment 3
KINT 216 Nutrition 2
HIST Non-American History Elective 3
  Elective 1
  Total: 15
     
Third Year    
Fall    
NURS 313 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 315 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 5
NURS 316 Gerontological Nursing 2
NURS 317 Pharmacology 3
RLGN Elective 3
  Total: 16
Spring    
NURS 318 Child Health Nursing ** 4
NURS 319 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 320 Issues & Trends in Nursing 2
MATH 241 Intro to Probability & Statistics 3
ENGL Literature Elective 3
  Total: 17
     
Summer    
First Module    
NURS 318C Child Health Nursing Clinical 0
  Total: 0
     
Fourth Year    
Fall    
NURS 421 Nursing Research 3
NURS 422 Mental Health Nursing or  
NURS 423 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 5
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 427 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 4
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 1
  Total: 16
Spring    
NURS 422 Mental Health Nursing or  
NURS 423 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 5
NURS 424 Community Health 4
NURS 425 Clinical Specialty 2
NURS 428 Capstone 1
RLGN Religion Elective (UD) 3
  Total: 15
     
  Required Upper Division Hours = 40  
     
  Total Hours: 128

 * Pre-requisites to NURS 211.

** Grade earned after summer clinical component is completed.

RN to BS Degree

The registered nurse with an Associate of Science degree or a diploma in nursing may enter the nursing program at Southwestern Adventist University at the junior level and will usually be prepared to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in two academic years. All nursing courses must be taken in sequence.  After having met all general education requirements and cognate courses designated for the nursing curriculum, students may be able to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in one academic year.

Admission requirements include the following:

  1. An Associate of Science degree in nursing from an NLN accredited associate degree program with requirements in nursing and cognate/ general education courses comparable to those at Southwestern.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 for lower division courses and a minimum 2.25 GPA for Nursing courses.
  3. Eligibility for junior standing in the university, having completed a minimum of 58 semester units (87 quarter units).
  4. Current registered nurse licensure in the state of Texas.
  5. Graduates of diploma programs must take a proficiency examination to validate college credit for nursing courses (or seek validation through professional review of an international transcript).
  6. Proof of current CPR certification as Health Care Provider.
 

RN to BS Completion Program*

Nursing Cognate Courses

     
BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry 4
KINT 216 Nutrition 2
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Total: 27

General Education Courses

     
CSIS 102 Microcomputer Literacy and Applications 3
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 220 Research and Professional Writing 3
ENGL Literature Elective (upper division) 3
HIST History Elective (upper division) 3
HIST Non-American History Elective (upper division) 3
MATH 110 College Algebra (3)
MATH 241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 3
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 1
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 1
RLGN Religion Elective 3
RLGN Religion Elective (upper division) 3
UNIV 110 Principles of Active Learning 1
  Total: 37(40)

Fall

     
NURS 313 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 316 Gerontological Nursing 2
NURS 421 Nursing Research 3
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 427 Medical/Surgical Nursing III    4
  Total: 15

Spring

     
NURS 301 Information Literacy for Nursing for RNs 1
NURS 310 Health Related Topics 1
NURS 312 Physical Assessment for RNs 3
NURS 320 Issues & Trends in Nursing 2
NURS 424 Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 425 Clinical Specialty (clinical only) 2
NURS 429 Nursing Capstone 1
  Total: 14
     
  Total upper division nursing credits: 28
  Total upper division general education credits: 15
  Total: 40

* Current RN license required to enroll in the RN to BS Completion Program.

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Prerequisites for LVN Admission to BS Program

Nursing Cognate Courses

     
BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 220 Microbiology 4
CHEM 105 Survey of Chemistry 4
KINT 216 Nutrition 2
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Total: 27

General Education Courses

     
CSIS 102 Microcomputer Literacy and Applications 3
ENGL 121 Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 220 Research Writing 3
HIST History Elective 3
HIST Non-American History Elective 3
MATH 110 College Algebra 3
MATH 241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 3
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 1
UNIV 110 Principles of Active Learning 1
  Total: 23

 

LVN Credit

With a current LVN license and at least one year work experience as a licensed LVN, credit will be granted for the following upon successful completion of at least 12 credit hours at Southwestern Adventist University:

     
NURS 211 Fundamentals of Nursing 5
NURS 314 Clinical component of Med Surg Nursing I 2
  Total: 7
     
First Year    
Spring    
NURS 201 Information Literacy for Nursing Students 1
NURS 210 LVN to RN Bridge 1
NURS 212 Physical Assessment 3
ENGL Literature Elective 3
RLGN Religion Elective 3
  Total: 11
     
Second Year    
Fall    
NURS 313 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 315 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 (theory only) 3
NURS 316 Gerontological Nursing 2
NURS 317 Pharmacology 3
RLGN Religion Elective 3
  Total: 14
Spring    
NURS 318 Child Health Nursing 4
NURS 319 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 320 Issues & Trends in Nursing 2
MATH 241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 3
RLGN Religion Elective (upper division) 3
  Total: 17
     
Summer    
First Module    
NURS 318C Child Health Nursing Clinical 0
  Total: 0
     
Third Year    
Fall    
NURS 421 Nursing Research 3
NURS 422 Mental Health Nursing or  
NURS 423 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 5
NURS 426 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 427 Medical/Surgical Nursing III 4
  Total: 15
Spring    
NURS 422 Mental Health Nursing or  
NURS 423 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 5
NURS 424 Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 425 Clinical Specialty (clinical only) 2
NURS 428 Nursing Capstone 1
KINA Elective (PE Activity) 1
  Total: 13

 

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