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Nursing

DIRECTOR: Billie A. Wilson, R.N., Ph.D., Office: 202 Stallings Hall

WEB PAGE: citycollege.loyno.edu/nursing/

The nursing program of Loyola University is an innovative upper division professional nursing program designed to meet the needs of registered nurses who wish to obtain a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree. The program prepares the graduate for expanded professional roles and for graduate study. The B.S.N. program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and is available both in New Orleans and in Baton Rouge and at selected sites through Loyola’s Off-campus Learning Program (OCLP). The NLNAC may be contacted by writing to: 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; or by calling (212) 363-5555.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted into the nursing program, a student must be a registered nurse with a current license to practice in the United States. The student must complete the regular university admissions process. A student who does not complete the admissions process prior to registration can enroll as a transient student for one semester by presenting the R.N. license at registration.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours is required for the B.S.N. degree. No lower division nursing courses are taught at Loyola. Credit for lower division nursing (i.e., adult health, parent-child health, mental health) is awarded by validation of transfer credit for associate degree graduates or validation of advanced placement credit for diploma nursing school graduates.

The B.S.N. program requires students to enroll in one capstone practicum course, NURS C473: Comprehensive Integrated Practicum. This course is ordinarily taken at the end of the nursing sequence.

R.N.-to-M.S.N. Option

An R.N.-to-M.S.N. option is available to qualified students who plan to pursue a graduate degree at Loyola in either the Nurse Practitioner or Health Care Systems Management Program. This option allows qualified applicants to substitute several M.S.N. graduate-level nursing courses for similar, but lower-level, B.S.N. undergraduate nursing courses. The benefit to the student is that 6 — 9 semester hours of M.S.N. coursework are applied to the B.S.N. degree, leaving fewer semester hours remaining to complete the M.S.N. degree. The R.N.-to-M.S.N. options are described more fully in Loyola’s Graduate Bulletin.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE–NURSING

Major (50 credit hours)  
Cr. Hrs.
Lower Division Nursing Courses (see previous page)
24
NURS C361 Professional Nursing Practice
3
NURS C365 Health Assessment
4
NURS C377 Nursing Leadership Theory
3
NURS C450 Nursing Research Theory
3
NURS C457 Health Promotion Theory
3
NURS C471 Community Health
3
NURS C473 Comprehensive Integrated Practicum
4
Nursing Elective  
3
Required Core and Adjunct Courses (42 credit hours)
BIOL C210, C211 Anatomy and Physiology
6
CHEM C105 General Chemistry I Lecture
3
BIOL C280 Microbiology
3
BIOL C335 Basic Nutrition
3
HOD C260 Elementary Statistics
3
PSYC C330 Developmental Psychology
3
PSYC C100 Introduction to Psychology
3
SOCI C100 Introduction to Sociology
3
COMP C119 English Composition
3
LIT C260 Introduction to Literary Forms
3
PHIL C122 Introduction to Philosophy
3
RELS C119 Foundations of Religious Studies
3
HIST C119 World Civilizations to 1500
3
Elective Core and Adjunct Courses (16 credit hours)
Fine Arts  
3
Literature  
3
Philosophy  
3
Religious Studies  
3
Science Laboratory  
1
Liberal Studies  
3
Social Science  
3
Free Electives  
9
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  
120

(View City College Core Curriculum Requirements.)

Updated August 2, 2005