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

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. For more information, see https://acceleratednursing.xavier.edu/ .

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.

Course Sequence


Each semester is 2 terms.  Each term is 8 weeks in length.  The entire course of study is 63 credits taught over four semesters.

First Semester


Total Hours (15)

Term 1


  • NURS 100 Survey of Professional Nursing
  • NURS 200 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1
  • NURS 201 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 Practicum

Total (7)

 

Term 2


  • NURS 110 Health, Culture, and Diversity
  • NURS 202 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2
  • NURS 203 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2 Practicum

Total (8)

Second Semester


Total Hours (15)

Term 3


  • NURS 260 Pathophysiology I
  • NURS 270 Pharmacology I
  • NURS 300 Nursing Concepts in Mental Health I
  • NURS 301 Nursing Concepts in Mental Health I Practicum

Total (6)

Term 4


  • NURS 261 Pathophysiology II
  • NURS 271 Pharmacology II
  • NURS 350 Nursing Care of the Adult I
  • NURS 351 Nursing Care of the Adult I Practicum
  • NURS 302 Nursing Concepts in Mental Health II
  • NURS 303 Nursing Concepts in Mental Health II Practicum

Total (9)

Third Semester


Total Hours (17)

Term 5


  • NURS 352 Nursing Care of the Adult II
  • NURS 353 Nursing Care of the Adult II Practicum
  • NURS 340 Obstetric/Women’s Health Nursing
  • NURS 341 Obstetric/Women’s Health Nursing Practicum
  • NURS 330 Research

Total (10)

Term 6


  • NURS 354 Nursing Care of the Adult III
  • NURS 355 Nursing Care of the Adult III Practicum
  • NURS 342 Pediatric Nursing
  • NURS 343 Pediatric Nursing Practicum

Total (7)

Fourth Semester


Total Hours (16)

Term 7


  • NURS 480 Nursing Care of the Complex Client I
  • NURS 481 Nursing Care of the Complex Client Practicum I
  • NURS 430 Nursing Concepts in Community Health I
  • NURS 431 Nursing Concepts in Community Health Practicum I

Total (7)

Term 8


  • NURS 482 Nursing Care of the Complex Client II
  • NURS 483 Nursing Care of the Complex Client Practicum II
  • NURS 432 Nursing Concepts in Community Health II
  • NURS 433 Nursing Concepts in Community Health Practicum II
  • NURS 499 Transition to Professional Nursing

Total (9)

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