The baccalaureate nursing degree prepares you for practice and decision making in diverse health-care settings. The study of the liberal arts gives you a wide perspective on people, on the human condition, and on life, so that you are able to understand and relate to people from diverse cultures. Study in your minor allows you to focus on an area of interest to gain more in-depth knowledge and a competitive “edge” among peers.
Nursing courses enable you to learn the discipline of nursing and the behavioral and natural sciences as well as to gain technical skills. You learn also about the nurse’s roles in patient advocacy and in influencing health care. Throughout the curriculum, you have opportunities to explore research, demonstrate leadership, and develop abilities within specialized areas of nursing practice. You integrate all of your learning and beliefs to articulate your own philosophy of nursing.
Alverno’s liberal arts professional nursing curriculum is designed so that you, the learner, can choose a pace that matches your needs. The curriculum is designed for either full-time or part-time study. Your clinical practice occurs in multiple community-based and acute-care clinical settings with diverse populations; you also participate in on-campus seminars and other classroom sessions. You conclude your coursework by participating in an intense integrating course in which you are precepted in an area of interest. In addition, you take part in required assessments to show that you can integrate and transfer your knowledge and abilities to new situations, as you will be expected to do in actual nursing practice. Alverno prepares you to function effectively in health care settings where you may be the main health care practitioner or you are one of a team of providers.
Alverno offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree to prepare students to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX; also called State Boards) to become a registered nurse. The program also prepares you effectively for graduate study in nursing.
|Foundations of Biology
and Foundations of Biology Lab
|Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules
and Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules Lab
|Life Span Development
|Introduction to Nursing Profession
|Concepts of Health/Wellness
and Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
and Microbiology Lab
|Physiological Mechanisms Disease
|Statistics for Health Professionals
|Formal Introduction to Advanced Work
|Pharmacology: Nursing Connections
|Health Assessment and Clinical Skills
and Health Assessment & Clinical Skills Practicum
|Theories of Holistic Nursing Mgt A
|Theories of Holistic Nursing Mgt B
|Clinical Nursing Practice 1
|Theories of Holistic Nursing C
|Nursing Management of Aging Adults
|Nursing Management: Women & Children
|Clinical Nursing Practice II
|Nursing Management: Complex Clients
|Nursing in Complex Communities
|Advanced Nursing Science Application 1
|Advanced Nursing Science Application II
|Transition to Professional Nursing Roles
|Advanced Nursing Leadership & Policy
If you are unsuccessful on this assessment, you will be required to take PN-120.