Nursing program

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Fall 2014 newsletter

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Louise Kaplan, director


RN-to-BSN Program (M.)Message from the directorInformation sessionsCourseworkCourse descriptionsCourse scheduleNursing student handbookAdmissionAlumniContactsRN-to-BSN at ECC

Total credits required

All students must meet the university's graduation requirement of 120 total semester hours, which includes accepted transfer credit and at least 30 semester hours of course work completed at Saint Martin's University. A maximum of 96 semester hours (144 quarter hours) will be accepted in transfer toward fulfillment of requirements for the baccalaureate degree. Thirty semester hours of upper division credit will be awarded, based on verification of successful completion of the NCLEX (RN) examination. General education, nursing core and elective courses may be taken simultaneously; courses may count for both general education and major requirements as appropriate. The program will be tailored as much as possible to meet the needs and interests of each student, taking into account the number and nature of credits accepted for transfer. Either part-time or full-time enrollment is possible.

General education core (42 semester hours)

Information about general education requirements, most of which may be satisfied by transfer credit, is found in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the university's catalog.

Nursing core courses (21 semester hours)

Each core nursing course is offered at least once a year. Upcoming course schedules will be posted as they become available. Pre-requisite or co-requisite course requirements may be waived if, in the judgment of the program director, it will significantly enhance the learning experience of the student.

NUR 310 Health Policy 3
NUR 350 Translating Research into Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 370 Ethical and Professional Issues in Health Care 3
NUR 410 Promoting Population Health in the Community 2
NUR 411 Promoting Population Health in the Community Practicum 1
NUR 430 Leadership for Advancing Health 3
NUR 450 Care Coordination and Inter-Professional Collaboration 3
NUR 490 Capstone 3

Approved electives (6 semester hours)

Students may take an elective that is not listed if, in the judgment of the program director, it will significantly enhance their learning experience in the major.

BA 303 Labor/Management Relations 3
BA 340 Human Relations in Management 3
NUR 320 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 330 Practicum at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 3
NUR 340 Global Health 1-6
PHL 301 Ethics 3
PSY 330 Psychology of the Family 3
PSY 343 Health Psychology 3
PSY 353 Drugs, the Family, and Society 3
PSY 387 Body Image and Eating Disorders 3
PSY 440 Death, Dying, and Grief 3
SOC 302 Sex, Race and Disability 3
SOC 303 Sociology of Aging 3
SOC 396 Intercultural Communication 3
THR 211 Acting I 3

Information sessions

Please join us for an information session to learn more about the RN-to-BSN program and to get tips for a successful application. Register online as the sessions are announced!

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