2017-2018 Catalog

LVN to BSN Program

Currently the University is not accepting applications for this program. The LVN to BSN program is designed for Licensed Vocational Nurses who wish to become Registered Nurses and acquire the Bachelor of Science degree. The program length is dependent on any transfer coursework already completed by the student and the number of units taken by the student each term. Most students elect to take about 12 units a term, which is a fulltime load and makes them eligible for financial aid. In addition, students are offered the opportunity to “test out of” the first two courses in nursing.

Students registered in the LVN to BSN program are expected to earn at least a B- in the required science courses (Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, and Microbiology). If a grade of C+ or lower is earned, a student may repeat one class one time in order to earn a B- or better grade. A second grade of C+ or lower in a science class will result in disqualification from the program. Any previously completed science courses must have been completed in the past 7 years and must have been completed with a B- or better to be considered for substitution. All science courses must be complete PRIOR to taking nursing classes (except Transitions or Health Assessment). Furthermore, all nursing courses must be taken by Levels (Level I to III).

General education courses required in the program that were successfully completed at an accredited community college or a four year college/university and are equivalent in content and units can be transferred to HNU. Students are admitted in the fall and spring terms only. The program includes 83 units of coursework required by the California Board of Registered Nursing and 37 units of university required courses.

This program is designed for students who do not have any prior academic degrees. Once admitted to the program, the student is expected to complete all courses throughout the program at HNU, which means courses may not be taken elsewhere and transferred to HNU after admission.

The California 30 unit option to acquire a RN license is offered. New applicants must specify this option prior to entry and enrolled students may not switch to this option. No degree is granted with the 30 unit option.

Nursing Major Curriculum (61-64 units)

Level I

NURS 1Transition to the Role of the RN

2

NURS 9Fundamentals of Nursing

3

NURS 9LFundamentals of Nursing Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 31Health Assessment

3

NURS 41/NURS 141Nursing Research

3

NURS 100Pathophysiology/Pharmacology

3

NURS 180Epidemiology

3

Level II

NURS 10Care of Adults

3

NURS 10LCare of Adults- Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 11Care of the Mentally Ill

3

NURS 11LCare of the Mentally Ill Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 120Maternal Health

3

NURS 120LMaternal Health Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 130Care of Children

3

NURS 130LCare of Children, Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

Level III

NURS 140Care of the Elderly

3

NURS 140LCare of the Elderly Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 142(W)Family and Community Health Nursing I

3

NURS 142LFamily and Community Health Nursing I Practicum

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 151Leadership and Management in Nursing

3

NURS 151LLeadership and Management in Nursing Practicum

2 or 3 Pass/Fail

General Education Courses

Students must fulfill general education requirements established for the program. Courses should be taken in the weekend, or evening weeknight program format. Students will need to repeat any science courses in which grades below B- are earned, and may only repeat one science, one time.

55-58 units

ARTS Specific course numbered 100-199 to be approved

3

BIOL 1APrinciples of Biological Science I

4

BIOL 11Human Physiology

3

BIOL 11LHuman Physiology Laboratory

2

BIOL 17Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 20Allied Health Microbiology

3

BIOL 20LAllied Health Microbiology Laboratory

2

CHEM 7Introductory Chemistry for Health Science

4

COMM 1Essentials of Interpersonal Communication and Effective Speaking

3

ENGL 1ACritical Thinking, Reading, and Writing I

3

ENGL 1BCritical Thinking, Reading, and Writing II

3

ISAC 195(W)Senior Colloquium

3

 

LING 145Fundamentals of Language

3

OR

completion of the Foreign Language requirement

 

MATH CAlgebra 1

3, letter graded, units do not apply toward graduation

AND/OR

MATH AAlgebra 2

3, letter graded, units do not apply toward graduation

 

PSYC 1Introduction to Psychology I

3

SOCI 1Introduction to Sociology

3

PSYC 63Statistical Methods

3

BIOL 17, CHEM 7: includes weekly laboratory

MATH C, MATH A: dependent upon ALEKS® results

Choose one of the following
RLST 175AWorld Wisdom Traditions: Survey

3

RLST 175BWorld Wisdom Traditions: Christianity and Judaism

3

RLST 175CWorld Wisdom Traditions: East Asian Religions

3

RLST 175DWorld Wisdom Traditions: Islam

3

RLST 175EWorld Wisdom Traditions: Indigenous Traditions

3

Choose one from ISAC
ISAC 101The Ancient World

3

ISAC 102The Premodern World

3

ISAC 103The Modern World

3

ISAC 104The Contemporary World

3

Choose one of the following
PHIL 120W/PHIL 20Moral Choices in Contemporary Society

3

PHIL 122/RLST 122Religion, Philosophy, and Human Rights

3

PHIL 140(W)The Human Person

3

PHIL 151Ethics: The Problem of Friendship

3

LVN 30 Unit Option

New applicants must specify this option prior to entry and enrolled students may not switch to this option. No degree is granted with the 30 unit option.

Courses

NURS 10Care of Adults

3

NURS 10LCare of Adults- Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 11Care of the Mentally Ill

3

NURS 11LCare of the Mentally Ill Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 140Care of the Elderly

3

NURS 140LCare of the Elderly Clinical

3, Pass/Fail

NURS 151Leadership and Management in Nursing

3

NURS 151LLeadership and Management in Nursing Practicum

2 or 3 Pass/Fail

BIOL 11Human Physiology

3

BIOL 11LHuman Physiology Laboratory

2

BIOL 20Allied Health Microbiology

3

BIOL 20LAllied Health Microbiology Laboratory

2

BIOL 11, BIOL 11L, BIOL 20, BIOL 20L: are designed for adult learners

To graduate, students must successfully complete 120 units, 48 of which must be upper-division. The actual time needed to complete the degree requirements is dependent on the number of units accepted as transfer into the University to meet requirements and the number of units pursued each semester.

Nursing Courses—LVN/BSN

Students may begin taking nursing courses according to the Levels outlined by the nursing department and must be taken sequentially once all science prerequisites are met. The Director of Nursing Student Experience will advise them of their eligibility to begin nursing courses.