Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Nursing Department

Traditional Department Chair: Esther J. Rudolph

Faculty

Karla R. Adu, RN, MS, CNP

Debra Garee, RN, BSN

Judy Gregg, RN, MS

Ashley S. Hanning, RN, MSN

Esther J. Rudolph, RN, MSN

Teaching Assistants

Jeri Berryman, RN, BSN

Karen Higginbotham, RN, BS

Sophie Ley, 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.

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

CHE1024g Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry with Laboratory

4

FCS2012G Contemporary Nutrition

2

MAT2063G 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

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 GPA of 2.75 or better are required to enter Level I nursing courses and be admitted into the nursing program.

Students must complete an application to enter the nursing program 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 Department of Nursing 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

Disclaimers

  1. Policies of admission, progression, and completion pertain to the class being admitted into the nursing program in that academic year. Please refer to the Nursing Department Student Handbook.
  2. All Nursing Department program curricula, requirements, and policies are subject to change, given the nature of the ongoing review process between MVNU and the Ohio Board of Nursing. The effective date of any such changes to progression or completion policies will be with the next class accepted into the nursing program.

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

The Nursing major includes an opportunity for registered nurses to complete a Bachelor of Science degree 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. Students may enroll in the program at the Mount Vernon campus, and at satellite sites when available.

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

BIO4033 Environmental Science for RN's

3

MAT2063G 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 GPA 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;

Post Licensure Nursing Program Policies

Once admitted to the Nursing program students must continue to follow the policies laid out in the Graduate and Professional section of this 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 GPA of at least 2.50 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

Post Licensure Graduation Requirements

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 GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale).
  • Complete at least 40 hours of upper division course work (3000 level or higher);
  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at MVNU;
  • Complete all major requirements with a minimum grade of C (a C- is not sufficient) in the required nursing courses;
  • Complete the GPS Liberal Arts Core;
  • Complete all cognate requirements including MAT2063G, BIO4033 and BIB3033.

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

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

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

 

 

 

Total

90-98 Hours

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

Medical Laboratory Science Program Policies

Admission Criteria: GPA 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.