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UM PRE-NURSING PROGRAM

THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA PRE-NURSING CURRICULUM (COURSES)

For Transfer to MSU's BSN Program

 

REQUIRED PRE-NURSING COURSES - PHASE I:

These courses are required for acceptance to MSU's BSN program.

NATURAL SCIENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CORE:

Course  No.            Title                                                   

*CHMY 121N             Intro to General Chemistry (3 credits)           

*CHMY 123N             Intro to Organic & Biochemistry (3 credits)               

*CHMY 124N             Intro to Organ & Biochemistry Lab (2 credits)              

NUTR 221N               Basic Nutrition (3 credits)                                         

BIOM 250N                Microbiology for Health Sciences (3 credits)                  

PSYX 100S                 Intro to Psychology (4 credits)

**PSYX 230S             Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

PSYX 233                    Fundamentals of Psychology of Aging (3 credits)

SOCI 101S                  Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

***BIOH 365 or 201   Anatomy & Physiology I  (4 credits)

***BIOH 370 or 211   Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 credits)              

*(BIOH 112 or 113 are prerequisites to BIOH 365/201 & 370/211)                 

 *Students should plan on completing these courses in their entirety at either MSU or UM

**PSYX 230S Developmental Psychology-Lifespan (COT Campus) is recommended. If PSYX 230 is taken at the UM campus, PSYX 233 will also be required.

COMMUNICATION & MATHEMATICS SKILLS CORE:

WRIT 101        College Writing (3 credits)

COMM 111A     Intro to Public Speaking (3 credits)

*STAT 216         Intro to Statistics (4 credits)     

*(M 115 is a prerequisite to STAT 216)          

IN ADDITION TO THESE CLASSES, STUDENTS PLANNING TO APPLY TO MSU COLLEGE OF NURSING MUST COMPLETE MSU'S CORE 2.0 REQUIREMENTS. THEY MUST TAKE AN INQUIRY ART COURSE, AN INQUIRY HUMANITIES COURSE, AND A DIVERSITY COURSE. FOR A LIST OF UM CLASSES THAT FULFILL THESE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE SEE THE PRE-NURSING ADVISOR.                                                           

LOWER-DIVISION (Sophomore level / 15 credits) NURSING COURSES - PHASE II:

Students may only enroll in lower-division nursing courses if they have been accepted to the Upper-DIvision Nursing program. They will complete these courses on their upper-division placement campus.

NRSG    115       Nursing as a Profession (2 credits)

NRSG    220       Foundations of Ethical Nursing (2 credits)

NRSG    225       Found for Planning and Providing Clinical Nursing Care (4 credits)

NRSG    258       Principles of Pathophysiology (3 credits)

NRSG    238       Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (4 credits)

All of the above lower division required courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" or better (C- is not considered a passing grade) before entry to "upper division" nursing.  None of the above courses may be repeated more than ONCE, in order to attain a grade of C or better, regardless of where taken.

UPPER-DIVISION NURSING (Junior & Senior / 55 Semester Credits - 4 semesters) - PHASE III: 

Junior Courses

NRSG   336       Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics (3 credits)

NRSG   341       Psychosocial Nursing Concepts (3 credits)

NRSG   346       Nursing Care of Childbearing Family (5 credits)

NRSG   348       Nursing Care of Children and Families (5 credits)

NRSG   352       Acute and Chronic Illness (5 credits)

NRSG   377       Introduction to Community-Based Nursing (2 credits)

NRSG   387R     Research in Health Care (3 credits)

Senior Courses

NRSG   418       Issues in Health Policy and Health Care Economics (2 credits)

NRSG   437       Psychiatric Nursing (6 credits)

NRSG   444       Care Management (3 credits)

NRSG   454       Urgent and Palliative Care (6 credits)

NRSG   477       Population Based Nursing Care in the Community (6 credits)

NRSG   487       Nursing Leadership and Management (6 credits)

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