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  • Introduction
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health

  • Dr. Patricia Castiglia, Dean
    Dr. Gail Ackall, Associate Dean
    Connie Gamboa, Assistant Dean

    1101 N. Campbell
    Phone: (915) 747-7280
    Fax: (915) 747-7207
    E-mail: chs@utep.edu

    School of Nursing

    1. Department Information
    2. General Information for Nursing Students
    3. Academic Standards
    4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    5. Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses
    6. Nursing (NURS) Courses
    7. Continuing Education Program

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    This program consists of approximately two years of lower-division courses taken at a regionally-accredited college or university, followed by approximately two years of upper-division nursing courses taken at the School of Nursing. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded the degree and are eligible to take the State Board Examination for licensure as registered nurses.

    Degree Requirements
    Lower-Division Nursing Requirements - 53 semester hours

    Natural, Physical, and Behavioral Sciences
    *BIOL 1305   General Biology
    *BIOL 1107 Study of Life
    *BIOL 2311 and BIOL 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
    *BIOL 2313 and BIOL 2113 Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab
    *MICR 2330 Microorganisms and Disease
    *CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry I
    *CHEM 1408 Introductory Chemistry II
    *PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
    *PSYC 1303 Statistical Methods
    General Courses
    *ENGL 1311   Expository English Composition
    *ENGL 1312 Research and Critical Writing
    HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1865
    HIST 1302 History of the United States since 1865
    POLS 2310 Introduction to Politics
    POLS 2311 American Government and Politics
    *MATH 1320 Mathematics for Social Sciences I

    Core Requirements

      Core Menu Visual & Performing Arts (3 hours selected from menu)
      Core Menu Humanities (3 hours selected from menu)
      Core Menu Institutionally Designated Option (3 hours selected from menu)
      Core Menu Communication (3 hours selected from menu)
    Applicants are eligible to change from the pre-nursing to the nursing major after completing 53 hours of the lower-division prerequisites with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. The 53 hours include all Natural, Physical, and Behavioral Sciences, General Courses, and at least one Core requirement. A minimum overall 2.0 GPA must also be maintained. Students will be considered for admission into the upper-division program after completing NURS 2300, NURS 3313, and NURS 3302.

    Upper-Division Nursing Requirements - 83 semester hours
    (includes remaining Core courses)

    Professional Courses
    *NURS 2300   Conceptual Base for Nursing Practice
    *NURS 3313 Human Pathophysiology
    *HSCI 2302 Nutrition Education
    *NURS 3302 Health Assessment
    *NURS 3307 Pharmacodynamics
    *NURS 3702 Theories, Principles, & Skills Basic to Nursing
    *NURS 3703 Nursing Promotion & Maintenance of Health
    *NURS 3770 Nursing Care of Individuals & Families Experiencing Illness & Disability
    *NURS 3771 Nursing Care of Women & Families during the Childbearing Period
    *NURS 4710 Nursing Care of Indiv. & Fam. Exper. Multi-system Health Problems
    *NURS 4711 Nursing of Clients in Crisis
    *NURS 4771 Nursing Leadership and Management
    *NURS 4772 Primary Care Nursing

    Total Semester Hours Required for BSN Degree: 136

    A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses marked (*).


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