Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Nursing Department

Traditional Department Chair: Esther J. Rudolph

Faculty

Karla R. Adu, RN, MS, CNP

Debra Garee, RN, BSN

Ashley S. Hanning, RN, MSN

Joyce C. Miller, PhD

Esther J. Rudolph, RN, MSN

Rebecca B. Wagner, RN, MS

Teresa L. Wood, RN, PhD

Teaching Assistants

Jeri Berryman, RN, BSN

Erin Ricker, RN, BSN

Nursing Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the nursing program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes. Graduates from the program will:

  • apply biblical principles to professional nursing practice;
  • seek to analyze objective and subjective data for scientific merit;
  • view each person as created in the image of God, therefore worthy of respect and dignity;
  • recognize the influence of the environment on the health of individuals and communities;
  • convey a Christian worldview of health as the ability to function in harmony with God, self, others and the environment; and
  • deliver nursing care aimed at assisting persons and communities in their response to actual and potential health problems.

Note: The nursing curriculum, courses and requirements are subject to approval and revision as the program undergoes review by accreditation bodies, including the Ohio Board of Nursing, the Ohio Board of Regents, The Higher Learning Commission, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Nursing Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Prelicensure Program)

Required Nursing Courses

NUR2002 Professional Nursing Perspectives I

2

NUR2012 Professional Nursing Perspectives II

2

NUR2021 Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice

1

NUR2034 Fundamental Nursing Care: Promoting Healthy Aging

4

NUR3016 Comfort Care of Adults

6

NUR3033 Health Assessment

3

NUR3053 Principles of Pharmacology

3

NUR3074 Nursing Care of Pediatric Clients and their Families

4

NUR3094 Maternity and Women’s Health Nursing

4

NUR3112 Evidence-based Nursing Care

2

NUR3113 Concepts in Pathophysiology

3

NUR4014 Nursing Concepts in Community Health

4

NUR4034 Mental Health Nursing

4

NUR4052 Nursing Theory

2

NUR4098 Clinical Nurse Leadership

8

NUR4072 Entry to Professional Nursing Practice

2

NUR4112 Management Issues in Nursing Practice

2

Required Cognate Courses

PRN1002G Introduction to Health Promotion and Health Maintenance

2

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO2034 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory

4

BIO2044 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory

4

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO4003 Environmental Science for Nurses

3

CHE1014G Introduction to Chemistry with Laboratory

4

CHE1024 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry with Laboratory

4

FCS2012 Contemporary Nutrition

2

MAT2063 Introduction to Statistics

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

PSY2013 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3

PSY3063 Abnormal Psychology

3

Total

99 Hours

The student with a major in nursing must complete the designated cognate courses in lieu of a minor.

Prelicensure Nursing Program Policies

  1. There are four levels of the nursing major. Students enter the nursing major at Level 0 and must successfully complete pre-nursing courses with a C or better prior to registering for Level I nursing courses. Pre-nursing courses include BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory, CHE1014G Introduction to Chemistry with Laboratory, CHE1024G Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with Laboratory. The standardized entrance examination and an earned grade point average of 2.75 or better are required to enter Level I nursing courses. Students are admitted competitively to the Level I nursing program.

    Students must complete an application to enter the nursing program no later than April 30th the year prior to entering Level I nursing courses. Acceptance to the nursing major is considered provisional pending a Federal and State Criminal Background check with a "no record" verification. The background check is arranged through the School of Nursing and Health Sciences in the fall semester Level I of the program. A $400 non-refundable nursing entrance fee is assessed and reflected in the billing statement when entering Level I nursing courses.

    Participation in clinical courses requires:

    • negative drug screening test
    • criminal background check with a ‘no record’ verification
    • American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification
    • complete immunization record
    • mal-practice insurance
    • proof of physical and mental ability to perform in the role of student nurse.
    • health exam within one year

    See School of Nursing and Health Sciences Student Handbook for a complete description of requirements or equivalent.

  2. To progress from Level I to Level II nursing courses the student must meet the following criteria:
    • maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better;
    • completion of all Level I nursing courses with a grade of C or better; and
    • complete BIO2034, BIO2044, and BIO3004, with a grade of C or better.
  3. To progress from Level II to Level III nursing courses the student must meet the following criteria:
    • maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better;
    • complete all Level I and Level II nursing courses with a grade of C or better; and
    • complete successfully the junior level comprehensive clinical skills competency examination in the clinical skills laboratory.
  4. The requirements for satisfactory completion of each required nursing course are as follows:
    • Students must achieve at least a grade of C in nursing courses to progress to subsequent nursing courses.
    • Students must achieve satisfactory clinical evaluations and clinical skills laboratory performance as well as meet the course didactic requirements including achievement of 100% on the drug calculation exam to progress in the nursing major.
    • All clinical laboratory competencies must be completed satisfactorily to progress.
    • Students may not repeat any required cognate course more than two times; a required nursing course may only be repeated once.
    • Students required repeating a nursing course must also complete the laboratory and clinical component of the course.
  5. A student whose enrollment at Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been interrupted for one regular semester or more must be accepted for readmission before being allowed to register for courses. Students must meet all requirements for readmission of both the University and department. Students must meet the progression criteria and curriculum requirements stated in the Nursing Department’s Student Handbook for currently enrolled students. A petition to the Nursing Academic Council will be reviewed with the dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences for all students desiring readmission after dismissal from the program. The Nursing Academic Council may vote to accept the student’s petition for readmission, deny readmission, or accept conditionally.
  6. To earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in nursing, nursing majors must complete a minimum 130 semester hours (at least 30 semester hours must be taken at Mount Vernon Nazarene University). In addition, the following requirements apply:
    • maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and a grade of at least a C or better in all nursing courses (a grade of C- is not accepted);
    • complete successfully the junior and senior level comprehensive clinical skills competency examination in the clinical skills laboratory; and
    • pass the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Exam within the 95th percentile.
  7. Students who successfully complete requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and meet all the requirements in the state in which they wish to take the examination will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Disclaimers

  1. All Nursing Department program curricula, requirements and policies are subject to change given the nature of the ongoing review process between Mount Vernon Nazarene University and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  2. Students seeking licensure in states other than Ohio must maintain continuing contact with those states to insure that the program leads to licensure. Students must check with the state agency where licensure is desired for its requirements.
  3. No employee, agent or representative of the University is authorized or empowered to provide licensure assurance for other states whether directly or by implication.
  4. Background checks are required prior to the issuance of licenses by appropriate licensing bodies.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Licensure Program for Registered Nurses)

Required Nursing Courses

NUR3303 Gerontological Nursing

3

NUR3313 Evidence for Nursing Practice

3

NUR3323 Comprehensive Health Assessment

3

NUR3343 Transition to Professional Nursing

3

NUR4303 Genomic Nursing

3

NUR4314 Community Health Perspectives

4

NUR4324 Clinical Nurse Leadership

4

NUR4333 Health Care Management

3

NUR4353 Theoretical Perspectives for RNs

3

Required Cognate Courses

BIB3033 Foundations of a Biblical Worldview

3

BIO4003 Environmental Science for Nurses

3

MAT2063 Introduction to Statistics

3

Total

38 Hours

Post Licensure Nursing Admission Requirements

  • Current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Ohio;
  • Graduate of an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program;
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale in all previous college course work;
  • A Federal and State criminal background check with a "no records" verification
  • A negative drug screening
  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification;
  • Complete immunization record;
  • Mal-practices insurance;
  • Proof of physical and mental ability to perform in the role of student nurse;
  • Complete required cognates including MAT2063 Statistics (3), BIO4003 Environmental Biology (3), and BIB3033 Foundations of a Biblical Worldview (3).

Post Licensure Nursing Program Policies

This Nursing major includes an opportunity for registered nurses to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing to prepare them for the challenges nurses face in the 21st century. Primary candidates for the RN degree completion program are registered nurses with a desire for expanded practice opportunities. The program offers a flexible schedule for working adults that allows them to complete the degree, in most cases, in as little as 15 months. Student may enroll in the program at the Mount Vernon campus, online, or at one of our other locations in Ohio when available.

Once admitted to the Nursing program student must continue to follow the policies of the Graduate and Professional Studies catalog, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) Student Handbook. Students must meet the following minimum standards to remain in good standing in the Nursing program:

  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and a grade of at least a C or better in all nursing courses ( a grade of C- is not accepted);
  • Students must achieve satisfactory clinical;
  • Students may not repeat any required cognate course more than two times; and may only repeat a required nursing course once'
  • Students are responsible for maintaining professional standards congruent with accepted nursing practice and the SNHS written guidelines
  • To earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing (BS), nursing majors must complete a minimum 130 semester hours (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale). At least 30 semester hours must be at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Health Professions Program

Medical Laboratory Science

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) profession requires a Bachelor's Degree. This degree includes didactic instruction in MLS (lecture and laboratory) and the health sciences and 16-19 semester hours of academic credit from experiences at a clinical laboratory site supervised by both MVNU faculty and laboratory employees serving as preceptors.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Laboratory courses and clinical courses include a lab fee.

Required Courses

MLS2014 Phlebotomy and Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

4

MLS4023 Clinical Immunology

3

MLS4034 Body Fluid and Urine Analysis

4

MLS4044 Hematology and Hemostasis

4

MLS4054 Clinical Chemistry

4

MLS4063 Immunohematology

3

MLS4075 Clinical Microbiology

5

MLS4081 Mycology, Parasitology and Virology

1

MLS4091 Laboratory Management, Professionalism and Ethics

1

MLS4112 Molecular Diagnosis

2

MLS4122 Medical Laboratory Science Capstone Seminar and Research Project

2

MLS5011 Clinical Laboratory Internship Orientation

1

MLS5029 Clinical Hematology Internship*

2-5

MLS5039 Medical Laboratory Science Blood Bank Internship*

2-5

MLS5049 Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Chemistry Internship*

2-5

MLS5059 Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Microbiology Internship*

2-5

MLS5069 Medical Laboratory Science Immunology and Infectious Diseases Internship*

2-5

Optional Internship

 

MLS5079 Medical Laboratory Science Special Procedures Internship

0-4

Required Cognates

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO2001 Medical Terminology

1

BIO3004 Introduction to Microbiology with Laboratory

4

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

Select from the following:

8-9

BIO3045 Comparative Anatomy with Laboratory and BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

 

or

 

BIO2034 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory and BIO2044 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory

 

CHE1033 General Chemistry I

3

CHE1031 General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

 

 

Total

Hours 83-88

*Note: Internship Orientation plus Internships must total a minimum of 13 hours.

Medical Laboratory Science Program Policies

Admission Criteria: Grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and completion of required cognate coursework.

Progression Policies: Students must maintain a score of 76% or higher in each MLS course. Students must fulfill pre-requisites for each course. Assignment to a clinical site is subject to availability and to the student successfully completing prerequisite coursework.

Graduation Requirements: Completion of all General Education coursework, successful completion of required cognate coursework with a grade of C- or better, and successful completion of required HSC and MLS coursework with a final score of 76% or better.