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Course Descriptions

Biology 300, Pathophysiology (3)

This course will introduce the biological underpinnings of human disease from a molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ-system perspective. Both the structural and functional changes that cause or are caused by disease processes will be emphasized. This course is designed for Nursing and other health science majors. It may not be used as a BIOL elective by majors. Three hours lecture. PREREQUISITES: BIOL 108 and 109, or similar background in anatomy and physiology.

Nursing 205 Foundations of Nursing (4)

This course is designed to introduce the nursing process, knowledge, concepts, and skills of nursing care. The nursing process is used to examine alterations in health status and functioning. The skills lab and acute care facilities provide the setting for clinical experiences. (4 hours of class per week; 90 hours of laboratory/clinical per semester. PREREQUISITE: admission to the BSN Accel track.) 

Nursing 206 Transcultural Communication in Healthcare (3)

This course provides theory and practice using culturally competent communication as a foundation for nursing care. This course introduces the IOM core competencies and examines the role of the professional nurse in today’s global healthcare environment. The course introduces world health and federal policies to guide practice. (6 hours of class per week.) PREREQUISITE: admission to the BSN Accel track. 

Nursing 221 General Principles of Drug Classification I (2)

This is the first of two related courses focusing on the action and therapeutic use of medication and application of medication therapy in nursing care of adults experiencing fluid and electrolyte imbalance; cardiac, respiratory, hematologic, and neoplastic disorders; HIV/ AIDS; and peri/post-operative care will be examined. (2 hours of class per week. PREREQUISITES: NURS 205, 206, 311.) 

Nursing 230 Nursing Process with Adults, I (5)

This course focuses on implementation of the nursing process with ill adults who are experiencing fluid and electrolyte, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic, and neoplastic disorders. Perioperative care and HIV/AIDS are also examined. The skills lab and acute care facilities provide the setting for clinical experiences. (6 hours class per week; 90 hours clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 205, 206, 311; Corequisites: BIOL 300; NURS 221.

Nursing 305 Nursing Process with Children (4.5)

This course provides application of the nursing process to the care of children. The focus is on family centered nursing care with a goal of health promotion, injury and disease prevention, and illness management. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings. (3 hours of class per week; and 67.5 hours of clinical.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 330, 401.

Nursing 310 Nursing Process with Adults II (5)

This course offers a continued focus on the nursing process with ill adults. Emphasis is placed on the nursing care of adults experiencing disorders of gastrointestinal, renal, neurological, musculoskeletal, sensory (eye and ear), urinary, renal, prostate, and endocrine function. Further opportunity is provided for the application of nursing concepts and skills in the clinical setting. (6 hours of class per week; and 90 hours of clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 230, 311, 321; BIOL 300.

Nursing 311 Health Assessment (3)

This course focuses on health assessment of the adult client. Students will develop skills for obtaining health histories and performing physical examinations and documentation. (4 hours of class per week; and 45 hours of laboratory per semester.) PREREQUISITE: admission to the BSN Accel track.

Nursing 312 Health Care Research (3)

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of evidence-based practice. It includes examination of selected health care research for applicability to clinical practice. Critical analysis of health care research studies is emphasized. PRE/COREQUISITE: MATH 205.

Nursing 321 Gen. Principles of Drug Classification II (2)

This is the second of two related courses focusing on the action and therapeutic use of medications and application of medication therapy in nursing care of adults experiencing disorders of gastrointestinal, renal, neurological, musculoskeletal, sensory (eye and ear), urinary, renal, prostate, and endocrine function. (4 hours of class per week.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 221, 230; BIOL 300. 

Nursing 330 Nursing Process with Women and Their Families (4.5)

This course focuses on a wellness approach to the developmental changes women experience. The nursing process will be used to meet the health care needs of childbearing families and women throughout the lifespan. (6 hours of class per week; and 67.5 hours of clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 310, 312, 321; BIOL 300.

Nursing 401 Mental Health Nursing (5)

The focus of this course is on the theory and practice of psychiatric mental health nursing in the hospital and community. Emphasis is on the development of therapeutic relationships with individuals using the nursing process. Course content includes nursing care provided to people with major psychiatric disorders as well as to people who are victims of violence. (3 hours class per week; 67.5 hours clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 310, 312, 321.

Nursing 415 Community and Public Health Nursing (4.5)

This course provides an overview of community and public health nursing and practice, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan.  The development, provision, and management of care for individuals, families, and groups within community settings are emphasized.  (2.5 hours class per week; 67.5 hours clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 330, 401; PSYC 218. 

Nursing 430 Complex Health Problems (5)

This course focuses on the provision of professional nursing care to clients with complex health problems. Emphasis is placed on use of the nursing process with individuals and families in secondary or tertiary settings. (6 hours of class per week; and 90 hours of clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 330, 401.

Nursing 455 Leadership and Management in Health Care (4.5)

This course addresses trends, issues, and the economic and political aspects of health care organizations. The role of the nurse as a leader and manager in the provision of nursing care within health care organizations is emphasized. (6 hours of class per week; and 45 hours of clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 330, 401. 

Nursing 498 NCLEX Review I

The course is designed to assist students in reviewing critical concepts covered throughout the nursing program. Using the results of standardized tests students develop a personalized study plan for NCELX-RN, complete an online review course, simulation, and case studies which will assist students in prioritizing care, developing critical thinking skills, and review for NCLEX-RN. (1 hour of class per week and 45 hours of clinical per semester.) This 0 credit, Pass/Fail course continues over to the next session with NURA 499 in which 2 credits and an A to F letter grade will be awarded. 

Nursing 499 NCLEX Review II

The course is designed to assist students in reviewing critical concepts covered throughout the nursing program. Using the results of standardized tests students develop a personalized study plan for NCELX-RN, complete an online review course, simulation, and case studies which will assist students in prioritizing care, developing critical thinking skills, and review for NCLEX-RN. (1 hour of class per week, online study, and 45 hours of clinical per semester.) PREREQUISITES: NURS 305, 415. 

Application Deadlines

The priority application deadline is November 1, 2021. All applicants must apply through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (CAS) at www.nursingcas.org. Applicants must complete the entire application, including entry of all previous coursework. The CAS application fee is $55.

It takes Nursing CAS 4-6 weeks to verify your application and submit it to Bellarmine University after you submit it to Nursing CAS.

You must submit all official transcripts (even if coursework is “In Progress”) directly to Nursing CAS. They will not verify an application without all transcripts. 

You may apply before enrolling in pre-reqs or while enrolled in pre-requisite courses.  

You may apply if you will earn your bachelor’s degree in the spring semester of the program year. 

We do not require a supplemental application or fee. 

Upon admission to the program, students must submit a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit to confirm their position in the program.

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Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov as soon as possible after October 1 of your senior year in high school. List Bellarmine as a school to receive your information. Bellarmine’s school code is 001954. There will be opportunities to make adjustments if your circumstances change.

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Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov as soon as possible after October 1 of your senior year in high school. List Bellarmine as a school to receive your information. Bellarmine’s school code is 001954. There will be opportunities to make adjustments if your circumstances change.

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