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  Sep 22, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Nursing - Accelerated (ABSN), B.S.N.


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The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is for individuals who have bachelor degrees in other fields and wish to become registered nurses. This program builds upon the current BSN degree program which is fully approved by the Commission Collegiate on Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Admission to the ABSN program will follow the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program. 

The following four program objectives guide the ABSN program: 1. Demonstrate scholarship through critical thinking vital to professional judgement and ethical/moral decision making; 2. Exemplify service by valuing the dignity and worth of each person while providing thoughtful, compassionate and competent professional care with clients in transition;  3. Demonstrate leadership by coordinating, delegating, collaborating and maintaining collegial relationships with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote the health and welfare of clients; and,  4. Value personal and professional growth through involvement in professional activities and by assuming responsibility for professional competence and continuing education.

The 63 credit hour curricula for the ABSN program is sequentially and logically structured to achieve expected individual and aggregate student outcomes related to program objectives.  Didactic content is applied to health care delivery in eight (8) practicum courses over program. Practicums are started in the first semester.  Content becomes more complex with each succeeding semester. Students are gradually placed in more complex  health care environments within the community (i.e. schools, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and home health) and end their course of practicum study with an immersion experience.  Successful completion of objectives for individual courses within the nursing major at each level provides the knowledge and skills necessary for a smooth transition to the next level.  Upon completion of the program, students will have provided nursing care to individuals across the life span with diverse cultural backgrounds. The combined course work promotes student achievement of program objectives.

Admission Criteria


Applicants must have bachelor degrees from accredited programs with a GPA of 2.7 or better.  Students must also complete Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology pre-requisite courses.

Major Requirements


  • NURS 100 - Survey of Professional Nursing
  • NURS 110 - Health, Culture, and Diversity
  • NURS 200 - Nursing Therapeutics I
  • NURS 201 - Nursing Therapeutics I Practicum
  • NURS 202 - Nursing Therapeutics II
  • NURS 203 - Nursing Therapeutics II Practicum
  • NURS 260 - Pathophysiology I
  • NURS 261 - Pathophysiology II
  • NURS 270 - Pharmacology I
  • NURS 271 - Pharmacology II
  • NURS 300 - Mental Health Nursing I
  • NURS 301 - Mental Health Nursing I Practicum
  • NURS 302 - Mental Health Nursing II
  • NURS 303 - Meantl Health Nursing II Practicum
  • NURS 330 - Nursing Research
  • NURS 340 - OB/Women’s Health Nursing
  • NURS 341 - OB/Women’s Health Nursing Practicum
  • NURS 342 - Pediatric Nursing
  • NURS 343 - Pediatric Nursing Practicum
  • NURS 350 - Nursing Care of the Adult I
  • NURS 351 - Nursing Care of the Adult I Practicum
  • NURS 352 - Nursing Care of the Adult II
  • NURS 353 - Nursing Care of the Adult II Practicum
  • NURS 354 - Nursing Care of the Adult III
  • NURS 355 - Nursing Care of the Adult III Practicum
  • NURS 430 - Community Health Nursing I
  • NURS 431 - Community Health Nursing I Practicum
  • NURS 432 - Community Health Nursing II
  • NURS 433 - Community Health Nursing II Practicum
  • NURS 480 - Nursing Care of Complex Clients I
  • NURS 481 - Nursing Care of Complex Clients I Practicum
  • NURS 482 - Nursing Care of Complex Clients II
  • NURS 483 - Nursing Care of Complex Clients II Practicum
  • NURS 499 - Transition to Professional Nursing

Course Sequence


Summary:  Each term is 8 weeks in length, the entire course of study

is 63 credits taught over four semesters.

 
   

Semester 1

 

Term

Course #

 

Credits

       

1

100

Survey of Professional Nursing

2

 

200

Nursing Therapeutics 1

3

 

201

Nursing Therapeutics 1 Practicum

2

       
   

Total for Term 1

7

       

2

110

Health, Culture, and Diversity

3

 

202

Nursing Therapeutics 2

3

 

203

Nursing Therapeutics 2 Practicum

2

       
   

Total for Term 2

8

       
   

“Semester Total”

15

       
   

Semester 2

 

3

260

Pathophysiology I

2

 

270

Pharmacology I

1

 

300

Mental Health Nursing I

2

 

301

Mental Health Nursing I Practicum

1

       
       
       
   

Total for Term 3

6

       

4

261

Pathophysiology II

2

 

271

Pharmacology II

1

 

350

Nursing Care of the Adult I

2

 

351

Nursing Care of the Adult I Practicum

1

 

302

Mental Health Nursing II

2

 

303

Mental Health Nursing II Practicum

1

       
   

Total for Term 4

9

       
   

“Semester Total”

15

       
   

Semester 3

 

5

352

Nursing Care of the Adult II

2

 

353

Nursing Care of the Adult II Practicum

1

 

340

Obstetric/Women’s Health Nursing

2

 

341

Obstetric/Women’s Health Nursing Practicum

2

 

330

Research

3

       
   

Total for Term 5

10

       

6

354

Nursing Care of the Adult III

2

 

355

Nursing Care of the Adult III Practicum

1

 

342

Pediatric Nursing

2

 

343

Pediatric Nursing Practicum

2

       
   

Total for Term 6

7

       
   

“Semester Total”

17

       
   

Semester 4

 

7

480

Nursing Care of the Complex Client I

2

 

481

Nursing Care of the Complex Client Practicum I

2

 

430

Community Health Nursing I

2

 

431

Community Health Nursing Practicum I

1

       
   

Total for Term 7

7

       

8

482

Nursing Care of the Complex Client II

2

 

483

Nursing Care of the Complex Client Practicum II

2

 

432

Community Health Nursing II

2

 

433

Community Health Nursing Practicum II

1

 

499

Transition to Professional Nursing

2

       
   

Total for Term 8

9

       
   

“Semester Total”

16

       
   

Credit Hour Grand Total

63

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