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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing Major - Four Year Nursing Licensure Qualifying

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The four-year nursing pre-licensure program is designed for the undergraduate student with no previous experience in professional nursing. The program emphasis is on transcultural nursing, preparing the graduates of the program to work in a wide variety of settings to provide culturally sensitive care to clients.

Nazareth University is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is registered by the New York State Education Department. Nazareth University offers a broad range of courses in the liberal arts, humanities, nursing, and the sciences to help students achieve educational and professional goals. The program provides students with the breadth of knowledge that characterizes the well-educated professional, so students are prepared to face the needs of a changing society and to obtain leadership positions in the health care field.

All potential nursing students must meet the general university admission requirements. Students should also demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and science. Students in their first two years of study must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, with a minimum grade of C in all required science and nursing major courses. Students must maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 to progress in the nursing major. The University reserves the right to withdraw a student whose level of achievement, clinical practice, health, or professional conduct constitutes a risk to self or others.

The nursing department estimates the specific costs for lab supplies, hospital liability insurance, course-specific testing, uniforms, shoes, and stethoscope for four-year licensure students to be around $1500. Graduates of this program are eligible to take, and must pass, the NCLEX-RN examination to become a Registered Professional Nurse. The program awards a Bachelor of Science degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

In accordance with the mission of the Department of Nursing, the undergraduate program goals, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021), the baccalaureate curriculum for both the pre-licensure students and registered nurse students will provide educational opportunities which will enable graduates to:

  1. describe how arts and sciences apply to the care of individuals and families;
  2. apply the concepts of evidence-based practice to critical thinking in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care;
  3. apply effective communication techniques with diverse populations;
  4. construct culturally congruent nursing care for diverse populations;
  5. use technology and informatics in professional nursing practice;
  6. use effective communication with members of the interprofessional health care team to promote quality and safe patient care; and
  7. appraise their ability to meet the following professional nursing values: altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Nursing Core

Students in the Department of Nursing are required to complete the following core courses:

Required Courses for Nursing Major - Four Year Nursing Licensure Qualifying

In addition to all the core courses listed above, all pre-licensure students are required to take the following courses:

Sample Program

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success    1 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
First Year Seminar (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 BIO 318 Clinical Microbiology /BIO 318L     4
PEQ (2) 3 CHM.Q 140 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter And Mayhem /CHM.Q 140L  PEQ (3) 4
NSG 102 Introduction to Population Health Care    1 PSY.Q 110 Introduction to Psychological Science  PEQ (4) 3
BIO.Q 103 Biological Systems I /BIO.Q 103L   4 PEQ (5) 3
ENGW 101 Exposition     3    
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I /BIO 210L     4 BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology II /BIO 211L     4
PSY 221 Development I: Infancy and Childhood    3 NSG 200 Test Block    0
PEQ (6) 3 NSG 202 Introduction to Transcultural Health Care   2
PEQ (7) 3 NSG 204 Therapeutic Communication Care   1
    NSG 208 Health Assessment in a Multicultural Society   3
PEQ (8) 3 NSG 209 Clinical Pharmacology   3
    NSG 210 Pharmacology Calculations   1
Fall Semester Spring Semester
NSG 300 Test Block      0 NSG 302 Test Block      0
NSG 301 Fundamentals of Nursing Care and Practice /NSG 301L   5 NSG 305 Medical-Surgical Nursing II /NSG 305L     5
NSG 304 Medical-Surgical Nursing I   3 NSG 307 Maternity & Women’s Health Care /NSG 307L   4
NSG 350 Evidence-based Practice for Clinicians   3 NSG 341 Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents /NSG 341L   4
MTH 208 Statistics for Scientists    3 Liberal Arts Elective (IS) 3
DEIB/Liberal Arts Elective (IS) 3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
Fall Semester Spring Semester
NSG 405 Medical-Surgical Nursing III /NSG 405L   4 NSG 425 Community Health Nursing in a Multicultural Society /NSG 427L   5
NSG 406 Mental Health Nursing in a Multicultural Society /NSG 406L   5 NSG 433 Nursing Leadership in a Multicultural Society   2
NSG 436G Health Care Policy and Delivery in a Global Society   3 NSG 435L Senior Clinical Experience in a Multicultural Society   3
NSG 400 Senior Test Block   0 NSG 411 Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness   1
    NSG 477 NCLEX Preparation   1
    HHS 498 Contemporary Issues in Interprofessional Team Practice   1
    NSG 499 Nursing Comprehensive   0

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