Sep 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing, B.S.N. (513801)


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TRADITIONAL STUDENT CURRICULUM PLAN


PRE-NURSING


NURSING


Total hours for degree 120


Note:


*Students should see University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Core Curriculum  requirements.

RN TO BSN CURRICULUM PLAN


The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing provides an ONLINE opportunity for registered nurses to be admitted into the baccalaureate degree program. Graduates in nursing from CNEA or ACEN accredited and state-approved diploma and associate degree programs who have an unencumbered license to practice may be awarded thirty-nine semester credit hours based on current licensure at the time of admission to the professional program. Applicants for admission to the professional program, in addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the University, must fulfill the requirements of the pre-nursing curriculum. An applicant to the RN program must possess a minimum, corrected cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all required pre-nursing courses excluding grades earned in developmental education courses. No entrance exam is required. Part-time and full-time study is available. Students entering into N4077 or N4079 must provide proof of employment as a Registered Nurse in a clinic setting prior to registering for these courses, by mailing or faxing the Employer Verification Form to the School of Nursing. This curriculum is a part of the ULM Online.

Retention in the RN to BSN Program


Failure of a student to earn a “C” or better (progressive grade) in a professional nursing course will result in automatic probation from the professional nursing program. Students who desire readmission after being on probation, suspended, resigning, or withdrawing from the professional nursing program must submit an application for readmission through the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. Students who have earned a non-progressive grade in a required nursing course may be readmitted to repeat that course only one time and, in addition, may be readmitted to repeat courses in only two semesters. Readmission is not automatic, and must be reconsidered on an individual basis.

Students enrolled in the professional program of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing are responsible and accountable for their actions related to patient care. The faculty in the course involved and the Director have the right and responsibility to impose sanctions on a student whose conduct in the clinical setting is detrimental to patient welfare. Sanction can include suspension from the course with a grade of “F” and may result in permanent suspension (dismissal) from the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. Random drug screening may be performed during enrollment in the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing.  A positive drug screen may result in dismissal from the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. Proof of malpractice insurance is required.

The total number of hours required for the degree is 120. Thirty (30) hours must be earned through instruction offered by the University of Louisiana Monroe.

Total Hours 51

Total Hours 30

39 credit hours granted with current RN license upon successful completion of all prerequisites and admission to the professional program.

Total hours for degree 120


Note:

*Students should see the University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Core Curriculum  requirements.

LPN TO BSN CURRICULUM PLAN


The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing provides an opportunity for licensed practical nurses to be admitted into the baccalaureate degree program. Graduates in nursing from state-approved licensed practical nurse programs who have an unencumbered license to practice in Louisiana may be admitted for part-time or full-time study.

Provision is made for these students to demonstrate their achievement by taking examinations for credit in selected arts, sciences, and nursing courses. Nine (9) credit hours may be earned throughout the program from proficiency tests, skills checkoff and recognized work experience. Students entering the program with a degree and transfer students with sophomore or above status are not required to take UNIV 1001. Other requirements can be found under “Admission to the Professional Nursing Program” section. For further information contact the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing.

Retention in the LPN to BSN Program


Failure of a student to earn a “C” or better (progressive grade) in a professional nursing course will result in automatic probation from the professional nursing program. Students who desire readmission after being on probation, suspended, resigning, or withdrawing from the professional nursing program must submit an application for readmission through the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. Students who have enrolled in or earned a non-progressive grade in a required nursing course may be readmitted to repeat that course only one time and, in addition, may be readmitted to repeat courses in only two semesters. A failure in either component will require that both components of a combined theory/clinical course be repeated. Readmission is not automatic, and must be considered on an individual basis.

Students enrolled in the professional program of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing are responsible and accountable for their actions related to patient care. All students must be CPR certified, according to the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing Student Handbook, to enter a clinical area. A score of 90% on a test of dosage calculations is required each semester before entering clinical. Failing to successfully pass this test by the third attempt will necessitate the student dropping all courses with a clinical component. The faculty in the course involved and the Director have the right and responsibility to impose sanctions on a student whose conduct in the clinical setting is detrimental to patient welfare. Sanctions can include suspension from the course with a grade of F and may result in permanent suspension (dismissal) from the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. Students will be required to take nationally normed tests throughout the curriculum, make a satisfactory score on such tests, and follow the remediation policy of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. In the last semester of the curriculum, students will be required to take a comprehensive exam and to make a satisfactory score on this exam prior to graduation and taking the licensing exam. Random drug screening may be performed during enrollment in the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing.  A positive drug screen may result in dismissal from the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. 

PRE-NURSING (LPN TO BSN PROGRAM)


NURSING (LPN TO BSN PROGRAM)


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