College of Health and Human Services

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Fort Defiance
  • Tucson North
  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. PSY101 Introduction To Psychology 3
Description: Surveys the science of psychology, including history of psychology, physiology, development, health, abnormal, learning, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, and intelligence. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
6. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. BIO201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3
Description: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) Corequisite: BIO 201L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. BIO201L Bio 201 Lab 1
Description: Examines histology and human organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre-or Corequisite: BIO 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. BIO205 Microbiology 3
Description: Fundamental microbiology emphasizing structure and function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. For students majoring in microbiology and those in the health professions. Recommended: CHM 130 or CHM 151. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) Corequisite: BIO 205L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. BIO205L Microbiology Lab 1
Description: Examines the function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) and Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 205
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
6. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 3
Description: Body fluid, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 201 and BIO 201L Corequisite: BIO 202L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. BIO202L Bio 202 Lab 1
Description: Examines human organ systems including endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 201 Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 202
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. PSY240 Developmental Psychology 3
Description: Surveys physical, social, and cognitive development from conception through adulthood. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: PSY 101 or 101H or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)). Non-mathematics major.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
PSY230 Intro Statistics In Psychology 4
Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in psychological research. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((PSY 101 or 101H), Math Foundation Requirement, Liberal Studies Applied and Lab Science Requirement (all with grades of C or better)) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
NTS135 Appld Nutrition & Food Selectn 3
Description: Introduces the study of nutrition, the value of foods, and problems in food selection. No credit given to food and nutrition science majors or minors or health science majors. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
NTS256 Medical Nutrition 3
Description: Science of human nutrition, nutrient sources, functions and interactions; physiological needs throughout the life cycle; role of nutrition in health and disease. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 201
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
6. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
-Option B-
DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO320 General Pathology 3
Description: Surveys disease processes affecting body systems; cell death and inflammation; emphasizes altered physiological mechanisms in cells and organ systems. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 202 and BIO 205
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. NUR205 Transition Into Nursing 5
Description: Emphasis on development of student as a caring competent nurse at beginning level. Focuses on introduction to profession, skill development, and situational transition to nursing student role. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program Corequisite: NUR 205L, NUR 214, NUR 214L and NUR 215
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. NUR214 Intro Health Assmt 2
Description: Introductory course emphasizes health history and physical examination skills essential for holistic assessment using the nursing process. Provides knowledge to develop health assessment skills and outcomes in healthy persons. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program Corequisite: NUR 205, NUR 205L, NUR 214L, NUR 215
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. NUR215 Pharmacology 3
Description: Introduces classifications, actions, and uses of pharmacotherapeutic agents. Includes administration skills, safety, and legal considerations. Emphasizes patient and nursing implications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. NUR208 Adult Health And Illness I 8
Description: This course focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing health-illness transitions. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NUR 205, NUR 205L, NUR 214, NUR 214L, NUR 215, BIO 320 Corequisite: NUR 208L, NUR 390W
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. NUR321 Gerontology 3
Description: Explore beliefs, attitudes, stereotypes about the elderly. Includes theories of aging, normal aspects and changes, ethical issues, and successful aging through interdisciplinary health promotion and risk reduction strategies. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. HHS300W Applied Ethics In Health Care 3
Description: This course examines health care practices from a moral point of view using philosophical argument techniques. Department consent required. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. NUR390W Research & Evidence-based Prac 3
Description: Focuses on research process as it relates to interdisciplinary health care and nursing. Emphasizes developing abilities to search, interpret research reports and consider research evidence for application in practice. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: STA 270 or PSY 230 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. NUR212 Adult Health & Illness II 8
Description: This course continues the focus on nursing care of adults experiencing health-illness transitions. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NUR 208, NUR 208L Corequisite: NUR 212L, NUR 216, NUR 216L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. NUR216 Psychiatric/Mental Hlth Nursng 5
Description: Emphasis on nursing strategies for promoting, maintaining, and restoring mental health utilizing therapeutic nursing interventions for clients along the mental health/disorder continuum. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NUR 208, NUR 208L, NUR 390W Corequisite: NUR 212, NUR 212L, NUR 216L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. NUR320 Basic Princ In Palliative Care 3
Description: Provides an overview of core principles of palliative care. Emphasizes strategies to improve palliative care and the nurse as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. NUR350 Nursing Care Of Families 5
Description: Nursing care of families experiencing complex health transitions within community settings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NUR 212, NUR 212L, NUR 216, NUR 216L Corequisite: NUR 350L, NUR 211, NUR 211L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. NUR424 Manager Of Care Health Syst 3
Description: Manager of Care/Health Care Systems provides the student with knowledge and skills to manage care across the continuum, with information technology for quality outcomes within the current health care delivery system. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: NUR 390W
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. NUR211 Developmental Transitions 7
Description: Focuses on nursing care for obstetric and pediatric patients. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NUR 212, NUR 212L, NUR 216, NUR 216L Corequisite: NUR 211L, NUR 350, NUR 350L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. NUR427 Public Health Nursing 5
Description: Provides a foundation for developing and implementing public health promotion and disease prevention strategies for populations and communities within the context of a global society. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NUR 350, NUR 350L Corequisite: NUR 427L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. NUR450C Nursing Leadership 3
Description: This capstone course will provide students with the opportunity to synthesize leadership principles into the baccalaureate role in nursing. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NUR 335 or NUR 350 or NUR 420
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. NUR451 Preceptorship 4
Description: Clinical preceptorship for unlicensed nursing students provides clinical experience in preparation for transition into professional nursing practice. Pass-fail only.
Corequisite: NUR 450C
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3), STA 270 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) HHS 300W (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) PSY 101 (3), PSY 240 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) BIO 181 (3), BIO 181L (1), BIO 205 (3), BIO 205L (1), NTS 135 (3), NTS 256 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Admission to the Nursing program is highly competitive.

Admission to the School of Nursing is done via an application process. For a list of pre-requisite requirements, application material and school information visit the Nursing webpage at:
www.nau.edu/nursing

We admit two cohorts of students per academic year. Currently application deadlines are OCT 1st and MARCH 15.

All students are required to complete at least 120 units and the required 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity courses to graduate from NAU. Also, to obtain this degree, the student must earn a C or better in 67 units of NURSING course work.

CONTACT INFORMATION

STUDENT SERVICE OFFICE
Nursing Building (Bldg. 72) Room 206
PHONE: 928 523-0201 or 928-523-6846 or 928-523-2621
EMAIL: Nursing@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses.

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog. To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English. If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.