Non-Nursing Course Descriptions

BI 105 Anatomy & Physiology I/LAB (4 credits)

BI 106 Anatomy & Physiology II/LAB (4 credits)

The fundamental facts and concepts of the normal structure and function of the human body are presented. The courses progress from the structure and function of cells and tissues to the anatomy and physiology of the integrated organ systems of the body. Laboratory work includes microscopic examination of tissues, dissection of preserved organ specimens and the cat, and investigation of various human physiological processes.

BI 105
Total Hours: 75 (class: 45 laboratory: 30)
Prerequisites: None

BI 106
Total Hours: 75 (class: 45 laboratory: 30)
Prerequisites: BI 105

*BI 105R Anatomy & Physiology  I: Review/Exam (4 credits)

*BI 106R Anatomy & Physiology II: Review/Exam (4 credits)

In these courses, the student reviews the anatomical/physiology of the integrated organ systems of the body. These review courses are only available to students who have successfully completed a comparable Anatomy and Physiology I and/or II courses more than seven years ago and, therefore, need six-week review course.

BI 108 General Microbiology/LAB (4 credits)

The general characteristics of microbes and their relationship to humans are explored, with emphasis on those that are pathogenic to humans and those which are of public health significance. This includes the biological characteristics of microbes, anti-microbial methods, concepts of immunity, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of infection. The laboratory experience familiarizes the student with microbiological methodology and aseptic technique.

Total Hours: 75 (class: 45 laboratory: 30)
Prerequisites: None

*BI 108R General Microbiology: Review/Exam (4 credits)

In this course, the student reviews the content of BI 108 General Biology (see course description). This review course is only available to students who have successfully completed a comparable general microbiology course more than seven years ago and, therefore, need a six-week review course.

SO 201 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Introduces students to the major theories, theorists, concepts, and methods used in the study of society. Considers a variety of topics including culture, socialization, and gender, racial, economic and social class divisions.

Total Hours: 45
Prerequisites: None

PS 233 Introduction to Human Development (3 credits)

This course presents human development from infancy through old age. Emphasis is placed on cognitive, emotional, and social development with attention to implications for health care.

Total Hours: 45
Prerequisites: None

ID 304 Exploring Ethics (3 credits)

This course explores the philosophical and religious principles persons use in approaching ethical problems, with particular attention to the Christian ethical tradition. The focus of the course is on the ethical challenges of the contemporary world, including those in the student’s field of concentration. Stress is placed on skill development in ethical reflection and analysis.

Total Hours: 45
Prerequisites: None

MA 210 Statistics (3 credits)

Basic principles of statistics, including descriptive methods, classical tests, estimation, correlation and regression. Emphasis on applications.

Total Hours: 45
Prerequisites: None

EN 105 Writing Seminar (3 credits)

The Writing Seminar provides a workshop setting in which students explore writing for learning and communication. The seminar also focuses on the complementary skills of speaking, listening, responding, and reading and thinking critically. Emphasis in the workshop is on process, peer group work, and constant revision. Students produce a portfolio of writing for evaluation at the end of the semester, which includes critical and analytical non-fiction writing as well as personal narrative. Conferences with instructors and writing assistants outside class supplement in-class workshops.

Total Hours: 45
Prerequisites: None

EN 106 Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing (3 credits)

This course focuses on critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. Practice in writing full-length argumentative and persuasive essays or literary analyses challenges students to engage all skills emphasized in the course. To further encourage deep critical thinking and more textured and sophisticated college-level writing, texts used may be interdisciplinary in nature and will be organized around a central theme of the instructor’s choice and expertise.

Total Hours: 45

NU 200 Transition Seminar (non-credit)

The Transition Seminar is for Advanced Placed students entering the NU 102 Adult Nursing Practice or the NU 201 Family-Focused Nursing Practice course. Content focuses on the theoretical concepts of the curriculum and assists students to adapt to the program. Selected components of the seminar may also be utilized to assist students transferring into the program from other educational programs or re-entering the program after a leave of absence.

The seminar facilitates student’s application of professional role, communication theory and critical thinking to nursing practice. Classroom activities include drug dosage calculation, role transition, ethical/legal standards of care, the management of IV therapy and nursing process. In simulated patient situations students develop a plan of care for patients experiencing an acute medical/surgical problem.

Total Hours: 18
Prerequisites: None

*Science Courses for Transfer

Science courses will be accepted for transfer if they have been taken within the past seven years. Students who successfully completed comparable science courses more than four years ago may take the abbreviated science review courses offered for credit/grade. These six-week courses are as follows:

BI 105R Anatomy & Physiology I: Review/Exam 4 credits

BI 106R Anatomy & Physiology II: Review/Exam 4 credits

BI 108R General Microbiology: Review/Exam 4 credits

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP or national Advanced Placement Examinations may be used for exemption for those non-nursing courses within the curriculum listed below. The acceptable passing grade for CLEP is 50 and is established by the appropriate department of the College. Exemptions by examination within the curriculum count toward the maximum of the six exemptions allowed. CLEP examinations are accepted for:

  • College Algebra
  • College Composition (be certain to select this exam; NOT the College Composition Modular)
  • English Literature or American Literature
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Sociology

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