University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Nursing (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for the University. Financial Aid is available in the form of scholarships, loans, awards, and employment (see section on Financial Aid). A minimum of 125 approved semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students are encouraged to purchase a personal computer. Specifications for hardware and software requirements may be found at UVM’s Division of Computing and Information Technology’s web site www.uvm.edu/ets/depot.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

The curriculum, conducted in four academic years, provides balance in general and professional education. Courses in the sciences - biological, physical, social, and humanities - serve as a foundation for the nursing courses.

A typical full-time program of studies follows:

Curriculum

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
ENG 001 or higher 3
PSYC 001 - General Psychology 3
HDFS 005 - Human Development 3
NH 050 Health: Personal to Systemic 1
CHEM 023 - Outline of General Chemistry 4
CHEM 026 - Outline of Organic & Biochem 4
SOC 001 - Introduction to Sociology 1 3
NFS 043 - Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
PSYC 152 - Abnormal Psychology 3
Philosophy, Religion or Ethics Elective 3
Total 14 16
Sophomore
Course Term
Fall Spring
MMG 065 - Microbiology & Pathogenesis 4
STAT 111 - Elements of Statistics or
STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods
3
PRNU 110 - Art & Science of Nursing 3
Elective/Environmental Studies2 3 3
ANPS 019 Anatomy & Physiology 4
ANPS 020 Anatomy & Physiology 4
PRNU 111 - Research in Nursing 3
PRNU 113 - Assess of Hlth: Indiv&Fam/Comm 3
PRNU 114 - Introduction to Clinical Practice 3
Total 17 16
Junior
Course Term
Fall Spring
NURS 120 - Pathophysiology 3
PRNU 127 - Hlth Promotion Across Lifespan 3
PRNU 128 - Nurs Implications Drug Therapy 3
PRNU 129 - Fam Care/Chldbrg Women & Newborn 4
Elective 3 3
PRNU 131 - Exp of Alterations in Health I 3
PRNU 132 - Caring for Child W/Alter Hlth
or PRNU 235 - Care Indv w/Alt in Mental Hlth
5
PRNU 134 - Care Adult/Elders W/Alt Hlth 6
Total 16 17
Senior
Course Term
Fall Spring
PRNU 231 - Experience: Alteration:Hlth II 3
PRNU 234 - Care Adlts/Elders w/Alt HlthII 6
PRNU 235 - Care Indv w/Alt in Mental Hlth
or PRNU 132 - Caring for Child W/Alter Hlth
5
Elective 3 3
PRNU 240 - Contemp Iss & Ldrshp Prof Nursing 6
PRNU 241 - Cmty/Public Health Nursing 6
Total 17 15
Notes:
  1. any sociology course under 100
  2. 3-4 credit environmental studies or environmental science course required before graduation.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 125 credit hours in full or part-time study. The major components of the curriculum are: required non-nursing courses, elective courses, and major nursing courses. Students must successfully achieve:

  • 63 credit hours of major nursing courses;
  • 50 credit hours of required non-nursing courses ;
  • 9 credit hours of elective courses;
  • 6 credit hours of courses meeting diversity requirements must be met through select required non-nursing and elective courses.

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