Nursing

Nursing

Nursing

Nursing Curriculum Information

Practical Nursing (PN)

Semester I
Course Description Credit
  NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 6.0
  NUR 107 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 1.0
  NUR 131 Introduction to Pharmacology 1.0
  MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra 3.0
  PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
  BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
  Totals 18.0
Semester II
Course Description Credit
  NUR 165 Nursing Concepts and Clinical Practice I 6.0
  NUR 163 Nursing Across the Lifespan I 2.0
  NUR 105 Pharmacology for Nurses 1.0
  BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
  Totals 13.0
Semester III
Course Description Credit
  NUR 265 Nursing Concepts and Clinical Practice II 6.0
  NUR 263 Nursing Across the Life Span II 4.0
  ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
  Totals 13.0

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Semester I
Course Description Credit
  NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 6.0
  NUR 107 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 1.0
  NUR 131 Introduction to Pharmacology 1.0
  MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
  PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
  BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
  Totals 18.0
Semester II
Course Description Credit
  NUR 165 Nursing Concepts and Clinical Practice I 6.0
  NUR 163 Nursing Across the Lifespan I 2.0
  NUR 105 Pharmacology for Nurses 1.0
  BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
  Totals 13.0
Semester III
Course Description Credit
  NUR 265 Nursing Concepts and Clinical Practice II 6.0
  NUR 263 Nursing Across the Life Span II 4.0
  ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
  Totals 13.0
Semester IV
Course Description Credit
  NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 5.0
  NUR 162 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3.0
  BIO 225 Microbiology 4.0
  Totals 12.0
Semester V
Course Description Credit
  NUR 215 Management of Patient Care 5.0
  NUR 264 Nursing Across the Life Span III 4.0
ELECTIVE Approved Humanities Course 3.0
  Totals 12.0

LPN Advanced Placement

Pre-Requisites
Course Description Credit
  ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
  PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
  BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
Totals 10.0
Co-Requisites
Course Description Credit
  NUR 201 Transition 3.0
  BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
  MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
  Totals 10.0
Semester IV of ADN
Course Description Credit
  NUR 210 Complex Health Problems 5.0
  NUR 162 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3.0
  BIO 225 Microbiology 4.0
  Totals 12.0
Semester V of ADN
Course Description Credit
  NUR 215 Management of Patient Care 5.0
  NUR 264 Nursing Across the Life Span III 4.0
ELECTIVE Approved Humanities Course 3.0
  Totals 12.0

* Graduates of the PN program of MTC beginning with the Fall 2002 class are exempt from NUR 201 if the student returns to the Advanced Placement curriculum within thirteen months of completing the PN program.

** MAT 110 or a higher level can be substituted but MAT 120 is preferred.

Pre-Nursing Certificate

Course Description Credit
  AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
  BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4.0
  BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4.0
  COL 105 Freshman Seminar OR COL 103 OR ENG 102 - any ONE 3.0
  ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
  MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra 3.0
  NUR 115 Basic Concepts in Nursing 2.0
  PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
  Totals 25.0
  Important Reminders:
1.  To use the Pre-Nursing Certificate to qualify for admission to Nursing, the student must complete all of these 8 courses with at least a C or better, have at least a 2.75 GPA on these 8 courses, and not repeat a course more than once to earn a C or better.
2.  Student can choose to take COL 105 or COL 103 or ENG 102.  If the student fails any ONE of these 3 courses twice, the student is NOT eligible to use the Pre-Nursing Certificate to qualify for Nursing.  The student must then qualify by ACT or SAT or degree.
 

Associate in Applied Science, General Technology

The Associate in Applied Science, General Technology degree program requires 16 credits in general education courses. One component of this core must be designed to develop oral and written communication skills and another component must be designed to develop computational skills. Other components of the core must be drawn from each of the following area: humanities or fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences or mathematics.

Course Description Credit
  ENG 101 English Composition I* 3.0
  MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra* 3.0
  PSY 201 General Psychology* 3.0
  BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I* 4.0
  Approved Humanities Course** 3.0
  Totals 16.0

Core subject areas:  The major consists of 30 semester-hour credits in an approved degree, diploma or technical education certificate program and an additional 18 semester-hour credits in another technical specialty.

Course Description Credit
Accounting:
  ACC 101 Accounting Concepts I 3.0
  ACC 102 Accounting Concepts II 3.0
  CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3.0
  BUS 121 Business Law I 3.0
  MGT 101 Principles of Management 3.0
  MKT 101 Marketing 3.0
  BUS 130 Business Communications 3.0
  BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business 3.0
  ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3.0
  ACC 245 Accounting Applications 3.0
  Totals 30.0
Other Specialty:
  AHS 102 Medical Terminology* 3.0
  BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II* 4.0
  NUR 115 Basic Concepts in Nursing* 2.0
  NUR 107 Nutrition and Diet Therapy** 1.0
  NUR 131 Introduction to Pharmacology** 1.0
  NUR 105 Pharmacology for Nurses** 1.0
  NUR 163 Nursing Across Life Span I** 2.0
  BIO 225 Microbiology** 4.0
  Totals 18.0

Additional Course Requirements:  12 semester-hour credits of electives and/or other additional courses is required for graduation.

Course Description Credit
  BAF 101 Personal Finance 3.0
  BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
  COL 105 Freshman Seminar (COL 103 or ENG 102 will substitute)* 3.0
  MAT 120 Probability and Statistics** 3.0
  Totals 12.0
     

* Included in Pre-Nursing Certificate

** Required for ADN Nursing after completion of Pre-Nursing Certificate

 

COL 103 or ENG 102 can be substituted for COL 105.  Two failures in any ONE of these 3 courses makes the student ineligible to use the Pre-Nursing Certificate to qualify for admission to Nursing.  Student must then qualify by ACT, SAT, or prior degree.

PN

The student enrolled in the PN program has 3 semesters of clinical coursework to successfully complete in order to graduate from the program and apply for the NCLEX-PN exam. The PN program is the first 3 semesters of the ADN program.

ADN

The student enrolled in the generic ADN program has 5 semesters of clinical coursework to successfully complete in order to graduate from the program and apply for the NCLEX-RN exam. The student enrolled in the Advanced Placement ADN program has 2 semesters of clinical coursework to successfully complete in order to graduate and apply for the NCLEX-RN exam. If NUR 201 is required for the Advanced Placement student it will be taken prior to the clinical coursework.

In both programs clinical coursework is sequential and cannot be compressed into any shorter period of time. The clinical coursework builds on the prior clinical coursework.

In both programs corequisite and prerequisite policies apply to each semester. A student must successfully complete all coursework in the enrolled semester to progress to the next semester. A student must be enrolled in all corequisite courses to stay in the clinical course. If a student does not enroll in a corequisite course, or withdraws from the course during the semester, the student will be required to withdraw from the clinical course.

For both programs, students can take non-nursing courses (general education courses and biologies) prior to admission to the nursing programs. Faculty advisors encourage students to take courses ahead of clinical coursework when possible so that the student can focus their time and attention on the clinical coursework when that point arrives. Please note, however, that taking courses ahead of entering the clinical coursework will affect your full-time status once you enter the clinical coursework. Also, please note that failures in non-nursing courses taken prior to beginning clinical coursework do count as a first failure and must be successfully completed on the next attempt.

Students can also take non-clinical nursing courses (NUR 107, NUR 163, NUR 131, and NUR 105) ahead of entering the clinical coursework as well. Nursing faculty advisors recommend that these courses be taken only a semester or two ahead of entering NUR 101.

Please note that a student that is unsuccessful in the same non-clinical nursing course twice (NUR 105, NUR 107, NUR 131, NUR 163), no matter when it occurs, is not eligible to begin or continue in nursing.