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Nursing Major (BS)


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Nursing Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the UNLV School of Nursing web page at www.unlv.edu/nursing for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bs-nursing.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Division of Health of Sciences Advising Center at www.unlv.edu/nursing/student-resources/advising.

The School of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing program has patient-centered care at the core of the curriculum. The School of Nursing offers three subplans for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Each plan is intense and demanding. Students must complete all prerequisite courses before taking the nursing courses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares students for entry level nursing practice, as well as future graduate study.

Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Program - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

Learning Outcomes

  1. Use emerging patient care technologies and information systems to support safe, effective nursing practice.
  2. Integrate leadership concepts, skills and decision-making in the provision of high-quality nursing care delivery in a variety of settings.
  3. Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments, including local, state, national and global healthcare trends in nursing practice.
  4. Integrate professional values, attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors into nursing practice.
  5. Demonstrate sound clinical judgment in the planning, provision, and evaluation of evidence-based nursing care at the individual, group, and community levels.
  6. Demonstrate effective inter- and intra-professional communication and collaboration for improving patient outcomes.
  7. Apply principles that enhance safety for patients and health care providers through both individual performance and system effectiveness.
  8. Use clinical prevention strategies to promote health and prevent disease across the life span at the individual and population levels.

Admissions Requirements

Minimum Requirements For Application for Traditional BSN:

  1.  Completion of all prerequisite courses or enrollment of last remaining prerequisite courses listed on Pre Nursing worksheet.
  2.  A minimum cumulative 3. 0 GPA is required to apply to the Nursing program. If no UNLV GPA has been earned then the cumulative GPA from all other schools attended will be used.
  3. A minimum “B or higher” within two (2) attempts is required for MATH 124 or higher, BIOL 223, BIOL 224, BIOL 251, and NURS 299. Withdraws “W” and Audits “AD” count as attempts.
  4.  A minimum “C or higher” is required for all other courses listed. Complete the HESI A2 Entry Exam with a minimum 75% or higher in all subject areas within two (2) attempts (Anatomy& Physiology, Grammar, Reading Comprehensive, Math)
  5. A review of all prerequisite courses must be completed by an academic advisor to confirm eligibility for admission. Call (702) 895-5448 to schedule an appointment
  6. Once minimum requirements are met, the student must complete the HESI A2 Entry Exam with a minimum 75% or higher in all subject areas (Anatomy& Physiology, Grammar, Reading) within two (2) attempts.
     

Minimum Requirements For Application for RN-BSN Track:

  1. Must have a current RN license in U.S. state/territory or locale where student will complete clinical requirements.
  2. Completion of all prerequisite courses or enrollment of last remaining prerequisite courses listed on Pre Nursing worksheet.
  3. A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required to apply to the Nursing program. If no UNLV GPA has been earned then the cumulative GPA from all other schools attended will be used.
  4. A minimum “B or higher” within two (2) attempts is required for MATH 120 or higher, BIOL 223, BIOL 224, BIOL 251, and NURS 299. Withdraws “W” and Audits “AD” count as attempts.
  5. A minimum “C or higher” is required for all other courses listed. Complete the HESI A2 Entry Exam with a minimum 75% or higher in all subject areas within two (2) attempts (Anatomy & Physiology, Grammar, Reading Comprehensive, Math)
  6. A review of all prerequisite courses must be completed by an academic advisor to confirm eligibility for admission. Call (702) 895-5448 to schedule an appointment
  7. HESI A2 Entry Exam is waived based on previous nursing degree.

University Graduation Requirements

Nursing Degree Requirements - Total: 122 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 36 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2


 (see note 1)

English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Mathematics - Credits: 3


MATH 124  or MATH 120  (see note 2)

Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18


Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
    • Spanish course preferred - 3 credits
    • One 3 credits course from a different humanities areas
    • One introductory or appreciation course from a fine arts area
  • Social Science: 9 Credits
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements

Multicultural and International


 , Multicultural International
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: https://www.unlv.edu/provost/multicultural-requirements

Major Requirements - BS in Nursing - Traditional BSN Track - Subtotal: 86


Additional courses - Credits: 3-4

Select one course from the following

Total Credits: 122


Notes:


  1. HSC 100   fulfills the First Year Seminar requirement.
  2.  Mathematics course requirement depends on the track; MATH 124  is required of the traditional BSN, MATH 120   required of the RN-BSN Track.
  3. Students in traditional BSN take 5 credits of NURS 401 .
  4. NURS 307  will require NURS 329  Physical Assessment Skills 1 credit hour.

Major Degree Requirements - BS in Nursing - RN-BSN Track - Subtotal: 86 Credits


The Degree Completion (RN to BSN) track is for individuals who are working as registered nurses and want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Course work can be completed within 1 year of full-time study. Upper division course credit is offered via transcript evaluation from an applicant’s Associate Degree in Nursing program. Within this track, the student has the option of completing 9 credit hours at the graduate level which allows the RN-BSN student to have an accelerated option in our graduate program should they decided to apply to our graduate program after completing the RN-BSN track.

Total Credits: 122


Notes:


  1. HSC 100  fulfills the First Year Seminar requirement.
  2.  Mathematics course requirement depends on the track; MATH 124  is required of the traditional BSN, MATH 120  required of the RN-BSN Track.
  3. Students in RN-BSN Track take 3 credits of NURS 401 .
  4. NURS 307  will require NURS 329  Physical Assessment Skills 1 credit hour.
  5. NURS 703, 704, 730 are Master’s level credit.

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