Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Day)


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The Division of Nursing and Health Professions offers a four year Bachelor of Science Degree program.

Nursing education includes extensive hands-on experience in the clinical area. Clinical nursing courses may include one-two clinical days in addition to two theory classes each week. Students may be assigned to clinical agencies within a 60-mile radius of the University.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Nursing are prepared to function as generalists who practice professional nursing in a variety of health care settings, are prepared to pursue graduate studies, and are prepared to:

  • Provide patient-centered, priority-based nursing care to individuals, families, and groups through independent and collaborative application of nursing process;
  • Implement factors that create a culture of safety and a just culture;
  • Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives and patient preference in planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care;
  • Incorporate the use of technology that supports clinical decision-making, patient education, error prevention, and care coordination;
  • Use inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care;
  • Participate in the use of quality indicators and core measures to evaluate the effect of change in the delivery of care as derived through health policy.

Progression/Retention Requirements

  • Receive a minimum grade of 2.67 (B-) in any nursing course;
  • Receive a passing clinical evaluation in each nursing course with a clinical laboratory component.  A notation of failure in the clinical laboratory component of a nursing course will result in a grade of F for the course;
  • Receive a minimum grade of 2.67 (B-) in science courses;
  • Receive a passing grade in each of the required general education courses;
  • Attain a 2.67 grade-point average at the completion of each semester.

Any student who fails to meet the Division of Nursing requirements in any required course must repeat that course.  Students are not allowed to take any challenge or CLEP examinations for a course for which they did not meet the minimum required grade.

General Education Requirements (57 credits)


In fulfillment of the general education core degree requirements, the following courses must be taken.

Humanities


Behavioral Sciences


Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Students who do not achieve the required score on the University’s math placement examination are required to take MA 112.

Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Nursing, Bachelor of Science (Day)

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments   

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

BIO105

Anatomy & Physiology I

4 cr

BIO106

Anatomy & Physiology II

4 cr

PH101

Introduction to Public Health

3 cr

MA110

Statistics

3 cr

PSY101

General Psychology

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

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Modern Language Core+

3 cr

PSY212

Life Span Development

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

17

 

 

17

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

NSG101

Nursing Fundamentals

8 cr

NSG102

Care of the Adult 1

9 cr

BIO201

Medical Microbiology

4 cr

NSG222

Pathopharmacology I

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

NSG202

Care of the Childbearing Family

4 cr

NSG350

Community/Mental Health   

9 cr

NSG205

Care of the Child  

3 cr

NSG310

Health Assessment

3 cr

NSG223

Pathopharmacology II

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

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MA112 or General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

NSG430

Care of Acutely Ill Adult

8 cr

NSG404

Leadership & Management

3 cr

NSG330

Research Methods

3 cr

NSG458

Senior Capstone  

6 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

SOC ___

Sociology Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

12

All nursing courses must be taken in sequence.

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