Aug 18, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing Major (BS)


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Nursing Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate competencies consistent with being a critical thinker, a culturally competent caring provider of health care, an effective communicator, and a responsible manager of health care. Graduates are prepared to be successful on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice and be licensed as a Registered Nurse in all states.

Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, www.nwccu.org
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE
Nevada State Board of Nursing, nevadanursingboard.org

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program of study, graduates will:

  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, KIN 223, KIN 224, BIOL 251A, BIOL 251L 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. 

 

Minimum Requirements for Application for the Accelerated​ Second-Degree BSN Track:

  1. Must have a baccalaureate degree in another discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Completion of all prerequisite courses or enrollment of last remaining prerequisite courses listed on Pre-Nursing worksheet.
  3. A minimum of a 3.00 GPA from prior earned bachelor’s degree is required to apply to the Nursing program.
  4. A minimum “B or higher” within two (2) attempts is required for MATH 124 or higher, KIN 223, KIN 224, BIOL 251A, BIOL 251L, and NURS 299. Withdraws “W” and Audits “AD” count as attempts.
  5. A minimum “C or higher” is required for all other courses listed.
  6. A review of all prerequisite courses must be completed by an advisor for the Accelerated Second Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Track. Please contact the School of Nursing once admitted to the University.

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 124 or higher, KIN 223, KIN 224, BIOL 251A or BIOL 251L, 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, 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.
  3. Students in traditional BSN and Accelerated Second Degree BSN take 5 credits of NURS 401 , students in RN-BSN Track take 3 credits of NURS 401 ;
  4. NURS 307   will require NURS 329  Physical Assessment Skills 1 credit hour.

Major Degree Requirements - BS in Nursing - Accelerated Second Degree BSN Track - Subtotal 86 Credits


The online, synchronous track offers the quickest route to licensure as an RN for second-degree students who hold a completed bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing discipline from a regionally accredited institution. The Nursing BS – Accelerated Second-Degree BSN Track option will accomplish the programmatic objectives in approximately one year by building on the admitted student’s previous learning experiences. The instruction is intense. Courses are offered full-time with minimal to no breaks between the approximate 1 credit per week modules (courses). Students receive the same number of clinical hours as their counterparts in the traditional BSN entry-level nursing track. The hours are fulfilled by using a mixed model of traditional and precepted clinical hours, arranged by UNLV School of Nursing (SON), for all clinical rotations.  

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 Accelerated Second Degree BSN.
  3. Students in traditional BSN and Accelerated Second Degree BSN take 5 credits of NURS 401 , students in RN-BSN Track take 3 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 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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