University of Vermont

2012-2013 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 the section on “Financial Aid” under “Policies and General Information”). A minimum of 125 approved credits 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 the UVM Computer Depot Link out of catalogue site. website.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

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

Curriculum

A possible curriculum in Nursing:

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
ENG 001- ENG 099 3
PSYC 001 - General Psychology 3
HDFS 005 - Human Development 3
NH 050 - Applications to Health 1
SOC 001 - Introduction to Sociology 1 3
CHEM 023 and CHEM 026 - Chemistry 4 4
NFS 043 - Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
PSYC 152 - Abnormal Psychology 3
Philosophy, Religion or Ethics Elective 3
Total 14 16
Sophomore
Course Credits
Fall Spring
MMG 065 - Microbiology and Pathogenesis 4
STAT 111 - Elements of Statistics 3
PRNU 110 - Art/Science of Nursing 3
Elective/Environmental Studies2 3 3
ANPS 019- ANPS 020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 4
PRNU 111 - Research in Nursing 3
PRNU 113 - Assess of Hlth: Indiv and Fam/Comm 3
PRNU 114 - Intro to Clinical Practice 3
Total 17 16
Junior
Course Credits
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 Credits
Fall Spring
PRNU 231 - Exp Chronic III and End of Life 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
Electives 3 3
PRNU 240 - Contemp Iss & Ldrshp Prof Nursing 6
PRNU 241 - Cmty/Public Health Nursing 6
PRNU 196 - Transition to Professional Practice 1
Total 17 16
Notes:
  1. Any sociology course under 100.
  2. Three to four credit environmental studies or environmental science course required before graduation.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 128 credits 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:

  • 65 credits of major nursing courses;
  • 45 credits of required non-nursing courses;
  • 12 credits of elective courses;
  • 6 credits of courses meeting University Approved Diversity requirements must be met through select required non-nursing and elective courses.

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