Nov 19, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Nursing, B.S.N.


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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for the student who is interested in becoming a professional registered nurse.  The graduate is prepared as a generalist to meet the health care needs of diverse populations across the lifespan in an ever-changing, highly technical health care environment.  The program is focused on an holistic health and wellness model and educates nurses in the skills of communication, coordination and cooperation with an interprofessional team of health care providers  in a variety of settings.  Teaching is enhanced by state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratories and interprofessional learning opportunities. 

Students are able to complete a program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in one of two tracks:  the traditional, four-year track for students with no previous baccalaureate degree or the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) which is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in other disciplines.  All students meet the four program outcomes of scholarship, leadership, service and professional and personal development.

BSN Traditional Track

The four-year pre-licensure program requires 126 credits for graduation.  Xavier’s core curriculum requirements complement the innovative nursing curriculum.  This well-rounded approach to education enables students to develop critical thinking and communication skills - two qualities essential in today’s unpredictable and increasingly complex health care environment. 

The BSN traditional track is a selective admission program.  Go to:  http://www.xavier.edu/undergraduate-admission/Admission-Process.cfm to review admission requirements specific to nursing.  

Hispanic Focus

The Hispanic Focus is a unique course of study for students enrolled in the four-year BSN program.  This guided focus is a selection of interdisciplinary courses intended to enhance the student’s understanding of Hispanic populations and promote cultural competence. Hispanics are now the largest minority in the United States.  Therefore, the culturally competent graduate nurse will be of increased value to future employers.  Additional information about the Hispanic Focus can be found at:  https://www.xavier.edu/nursing-school/Hispanic-Focus.cfm​

BSN-MSN Honors Program

Students enrolled in the BSN program have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Leader or General Studies within three to four semesters following graduation from the BSN program.  Students may apply for this program during fall semester of junior year.  Students should contact their faculty advisor for details and admission criteria.

Course Requirements


The 4 year BSN degree program requires undergraduate core curriculum courses, 62 credit hours of nursing courses, additional science courses, one additional math course and one additional social studies course. 120 credit hours are required for a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University but due to the additional requirements for nursing major, 126 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing..

B.S. in Nursing


This sample course sequence serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. Seek guidance from your academic advisor.

 

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 140 - Human A&P I for Allied Health 1c
  • BIOL 141 - Hum A&P I Lab Allied Health 1c
  • Second Language I  c
  • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology  1c  or SOCW 167 - Survey of Society Social Work
  • NURS 130 - Ways of Knowing+
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar 2c
  • CORE 101 - First Year Co-Curriculum Program I

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 142 - Hum A&P II for Allied Health 1c
  • BIOL 143 - Hum A&P II Lab Allied Health 1c
  • Second Language II  c
  • Mathematics Elective 2 (Required for Nursing)
  • NURS 132 - Health and Culture I +
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations 2c or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • CORE 102 - First Year Co-Curricular Program II

Total (16)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 150 - Physiological Chemistry 1+
  • CHEM 151 - Physiological Chemistry Lab 1+
  • NURS 224 - Nurs Therapeutics I: Asmt
  • NURS 225 - Nurs Therapeutics I:Practicum
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition c or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric c

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • NURS 364 - Pathophysiology
  • BIOL 200 - Microbiology 1
  • BIOL 201 - Microbiology Lab 1
  • NURS 230 - Nurs Theapeutics II
  • NURS 231 - Nurs Therapeutics II Practicum
  • Historical Perspectives Elective c

Total (16)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Theological Perspectives Elective 3
  • MATH 116 - Elementary Statistics ** or MATH 156 - General Statistics ** (Mathematical Perspectives Electives):c
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination c or CLAS 205 - Classical Lit & Moral Imagina c or SPAN 205 - Hispanic Lit & Moral Imagin c
  • NURS 360 - Adults in Transitions
  • NURS 361 - Adult in Transitions Practicum

Total (17)

Second Semester


  • Philosophical Perspectives Elective c
  • PSYC 277 - Abnormal Psychology c
  • NURS 370 - Intro to Nursing Research (prereq Statistics)+
  • NURS 372 - Families in Transitions
  • NURS 373 - Families Transitions Practicum

Total (17)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Humanities Elective c
  • Creative Perspectives Elective c
  • NURS 450 - Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 451 - Mental Health Nursing Pract
  • NURS 470 - Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 471 - Community Health Nursing Pract

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • NURS 472 - Care of the Complex Client
  • NURS 473 - Care of Complex Client Practic
  • NURS 498 - Senior Seminar
  • Nursing Elective

Total (14)

Scheduling Notes:


  • 1 These courses must be taken in the semester indicated.
  • 2 These core courses must be taken freshman year
  • C Meets university core requirement 
  • + In addition to the University core curriculum requirements, all students must satisfy the 5 flags.  The 5 flags include:  Diversity (NURS 132 fulfills), E/RS*, Oral Communication (NURS 130 fulfills), Quantitative Reasoning (CHEM 150, 151 fulfills), Writing (NURS 370 fulfills).  *Nursing students may be able to fulfill the remaining E/RS flag by selecting a Theological Perspectives courses that is also approved as E/RS flag.
  • 3 Nursing students should choose a course that fulfills the E/RS elective.
  • 4 Humanities elective may be satisfied by 1 course from the following: All Classics except 205: ENGL 121+ except 205; FREN 300+, GERM 300+, HIST 200+, PHIL 300+, THEO 300+.    Note: Humanities Elective may not double-count as an E/RS flag (though may be E/RS flagged course).
  • No Theology course may double-count for both Theological Perspectives and Humanities Elective.
  • Each practicum credit is equal to three (3) clock hours per week.
  • The nursing elective may also be taken any time after the completion of all 200 level nursing courses.

Progression Notes:


  • A minimum grade of “C” is required in all nursing courses and in science, math and social science courses.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.700 is required to progress to sophomore level and must be maintained throughout the program.

 

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