The College of Nursing offers a major in Nursing, as well as Disciplinary Honors. Students may also choose to minor in an area of study (e.g., second language). The student's academic adviser develops a specialized program plan for the selected minor.  

Nursing Major

NURS 1001Nursing and Health in the Jesuit Tradition3
NURS 1002Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition3
NURS 2001Foundations I: Health Assessment and Fundamentals I3
NURS 2002Foundations II: Health Assessment and Fundamentals II4
NURS 2100Pathophysiology I3
NURS 2110Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice3
NURS 2200Pathophysiology II 3
NURS 2500Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health - Theory3
NURS 3201Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research3
NURS 3600Community and Population Health Nursing3
NURS 3700Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I-Theory3
NURS 3800Maternity Nursing and Women's Health-Theory3
NURS 3900Family Centered Nursing of Children-Theory3
NURS 3965Community and Population Health Nursing - Clinical2
NURS 3966Maternity and Women's Health - Clinical2
NURS 3984Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions-Clinical4
NURS 4000Quality and Safety in Nursing3
NURS 4700Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults II - Theory3
NURS 4800Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice - Theory3
NURS 4964Nursing Care for Persons with Acute Conditions-Clinical 4
NURS 4984Transition into Professional Nursing Practice-Clinical5
Any additional NURS/HEAL elective3
HEAL 1025Culture and Health (satisfies both MCC ESSV1 and college curriculum requirements)3
HEAL 2045Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition3
HEAL 4901Interdisciplinary Palliative Care3
Total Credit Hours78

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Prelicensure

An eight-term program leads to the degree of bachelor of science in nursing. The College of Nursing encourages applications from qualified students from all cultural, racial, religious and ethnic groups of all gender identities. The curriculum includes course requirements for the MCC and the nursing major.

The college reserves the right to amend the program and courses offered from year to year.

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
NURS 10013NURS 10023
BISC 10603BISC 20703
ENGL 1001 or HEAL 1025 (ESSV1 MCC)1, 23BISC 10155
PSYC 100113ENGL 1001 or HEAL 1025 (ESSV1 MCC)1, 23
THEO 1001 or PHIL 100113PHIL 1001 or THEO 100113
 15 17
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
NURS 21003NURS 20024
NURS 20013NURS 21103
HEAL 20453NURS 22003
PSYC 210113NURS 25003
CORE 1929 (MCC)13DSCV (MCC)3, 43
 15 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
NURS 320113NURS 370013
NURS 360013NURS 398414
NURS 380013NURS 390013
NURS 39652CORE 4929 (MCC)13
NURS 39662DSCV (MCC)3, 43
DSCV (MCC)3, 43 
 16 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
NURS 40003NURS 48003
NURS 47003NURS 49845
NURS 49644HEAL 490113
General elective13NURS / HEAL elective13
DSCV (MCC)3, 43General elective13
 16 17
Total credit hours: 128

Cohort Classes: Junior Year

  • NURS 3600 Community and Population Health Nursing, NURS 3800 Maternity Nursing and Women's Health-Theory, NURS 3965 Community and Population Health Nursing - Clinical, and NURS 3966 Maternity and Women's Health - Clinical are taken together.
  • NURS 3700 Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I-Theory, NURS 3900 Family Centered Nursing of Children-Theory and NURS 3984 Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions-Clinical are taken together.
 

Curricular Requirements

Disciplinary Honors Required Courses:

PSYC 2001Psychological Measurements and Statistics4
or PSYC 2001H Honors Psychological Measurements and Statistics
or SOCI 2060 Social Statistics
or SOCI 2060H Honors Social Statistics
NURS 3956HHonors Nursing Practicum 11
NURS 4956HHonors Nursing Practicum 21
NURS 4997HHonors Senior Capstone1
Total Credit Hours7

Academic Standards

Students must achieve a 3.200 cumulative GPA and a 3.500 cumulative Nursing GPA in order to complete Nursing Disciplinary Honors and the Comprehensive Honors degree. Students must earn a grade of C or better in a course for it to count toward the Comprehensive Honors degree.

Honors students are expected to actively engage in all activities of the program, including:

  • ​Participate in ongoing research activities with faculty mentor throughout the duration of the honors program.
  • Actively disseminate scholarly work through publication, publication, presentations and participation in local research conferences such as Building Bridges (Nursing research conference in Southeastern WI).
  • Attend all honors programs meetings.
  • Maintain honors designation, including minimum GPA requirements and adherence to the MUCN academic and professional code of conduct.

Eligibility

Sophomores with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 are eligible to apply to the program; the Disciplinary Honors Program in Nursing Committee selects a limited number of applicants. The program is structured to be completed over the last four semesters of a student's academic career. Students must maintain a 3.200 cumulative GPA in order to complete Nursing Disciplinary Honors.

Application

The application requires each applicant to submit a 300-500 word personal statement addressing why they would like to participate in Disciplinary Honors and what type of research they are interested in.

Courses

NURS 1001. Nursing and Health in the Jesuit Tradition. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to health and wellness in populations. With respect to Jesuit principles this course focuses on health disparities in vulnerable populations. Prereq: NURS major.

NURS 1002. Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition. 3 cr. hrs.

Exploration of the professional nursing role and select practice concepts including Jesuit principles, caring, communication, quality, safety and informatics. Prereq: NURS 1001.

NURS 1931. Topics in Nursing. 2-3 cr. hrs.

Various topics in nursing and health care as identified in the Schedule of Classes. Prereq: NURS major.

NURS 2001. Foundations I: Health Assessment and Fundamentals I. 3 cr. hrs.

Knowledge and skills needed for comprehensive and focused patient-centered assessments and select nursing interventions to be applied in simulated patient care environments. Emphasis on the development of clinical reasoning skills in the provision of culturally appropriate, ethical and safe evidence-based care. Prereq: NURS major; NURS 1002, BISC 2070, BISC 1015 and PSYC 1001; concurrent enrollment with HEAL 2045, NURS 2100.

NURS 2002. Foundations II: Health Assessment and Fundamentals II. 4 cr. hrs.

Further development of knowledge and skills needed for comprehensive and focused patient-centered assessments and select nursing interventions to be applied in simulated and actual patient care environments. Emphasis on the development of clinical reasoning skills and the role of the professional nurse in the provision of culturally appropriate, ethical and safe evidence-based care. Prereq: NURS 2001, NURS 2100 and HEAL 2045; taken concurrently with NURS 2110, NURS 2200 and NURS 2500.

NURS 2100. Pathophysiology I. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of health disorders and responses across the lifespan as a basis for nursing practice. Focuses on etiology, risk factors, manifestations, and pathogenesis. Prereq: NURS major, BISC 2070 and BISC 1015.

NURS 2110. Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice. 3 cr. hrs.

Basic principles of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics as applied to patients across the life span. Includes nursing implications for administration, patient teaching, and evaluation of safety and effectiveness. Prereq: HEAL 2045, NURS 2001 and NURS 2100; concurrent enrollment with NURS 2002, NURS 2200 and NURS 2500.

NURS 2110H. Honors Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice. 3 cr. hrs.

Basic principles of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics as applied to patients across the life span. Includes nursing implications for administration, patient teaching, and evaluation of safety and effectiveness. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: HEAL 2045, NURS 2001, and NURS 2100; concurrent enrollment in NURS 2002, NURS 2200 and 2500H; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 2200. Pathophysiology II. 3 cr. hrs.

Continued study of physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of health disorders and responses across the lifespan as a basis for nursing practice. Focuses on etiology, risk factors, manifestations, and pathogenesis. Prereq: NURS 2001, NURS 2100, and HEAL 2045.

NURS 2500. Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on understanding the biological, environmental, cultural, intrapersonal and interpersonal factors influencing mental health; development of skills for assessment of mental status and emotional state and intervention modalities responding to common psychiatric problems. Prereq: HEAL 2045, NURS 2001, NURS 2100 and PSYC 2101 which may be taken concurrently; concurrent enrollment with NURS 2002, NURS 2110 and NURS 2200.

NURS 2500H. Honors Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on understanding the biological, environmental, cultural, intrapersonal and interpersonal factors influencing mental health; development of skills for assessment of mental status and emotional state and intervention modalities; simulated practice responding to common psychiatric problems and immediate interventions for psychiatric emergencies. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: HEAL 2045, NURS 2001, and NURS 2100; concurrent enrollment in NURS 2002, NURS 2200 and NURS 2110H; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 2964. Individual Study and Practice. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Individual study and practice with a client or a selected group of clients. Arrangements for guidance of a preceptor must be made prior to registration. May be taken twice. Prereq: Cons. of instr. and enrolled in the College of Nursing.

NURS 3201. Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on how scientific evidence is developed and applied to nursing practice. Includes the research process. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2110, NURS 2200, NURS 2500, HEAL 1025 and PSYC 2101.

NURS 3600. Community and Population Health Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Integration of community health nursing theory and public health sciences to provide a theoretical basis for aggregate level care in partnership with communities. Prereq: NURS 2200, NURS 2002, NURS 2500, HEAL 1025, NURS 2110 and PSYC 2101; Must be taken concurrently with NURS 3800, NURS 3965 and NURS 3966.

NURS 3600H. Honors Community and Population Health Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Integration of community health nursing theory and public health sciences to provide a theoretical basis for aggregate level care in partnership with communities. As a Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: NURS 2200, NURS 2002, NURS 2500H, HEAL 1025 and NURS 2110H; must be taken concurrently with NURS 3800H and NURS 3964; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 3700. Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I-Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on holistic nursing care and clinical reasoning in prevention, assessment and management of select health issues including end of life care. Includes concepts and evidence based practice across the care continuum related to problems with select cardiac, respiratory, digestive and endocrine conditions. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2200, NURS 2500, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101; must be taken concurrent with NURS 3984 and NURS 3900.

NURS 3700H. Honors Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on holistic nursing care and clinical reasoning in prevention, assessment and management of select health issues including end of life care. Includes concepts and evidence based practice across the care continuum related to problems with select cardiac, respiratory, digestive and endocrine conditions. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2110H, NURS 2200, NURS 2500H, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101; must be taken concurrently with NURS 3984 and NURS 3900H; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 3800. Maternity Nursing and Women's Health-Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on nursing, health promotion, families in transition and adaptation from preconception through postpartum, perinatal loss, intranatal care, genetics and women’s health in a global perspective. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2110, NURS 2200, NURS 2500, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101; must be taken concurrently with NURS 3965, NURS 3966 and NURS 3600.

NURS 3800H. Honors Maternity Nursing and Women's Health - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on nursing, health promotion, families in transition and adaptation from preconception through postpartum, perinatal loss, internatal care, genetics and women’s health in a global perspective. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2110H (which may be taken concurrently), NURS 2200, NURS 2500H, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101; must be taken concurrently with NURS 3964 and NURS 3600H; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 3900. Family Centered Nursing of Children-Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Family centered nursing of children and adolescents in diverse populations. Focus on health promotion, maintenance, acute, and chronic problems including end of life care. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2110, NURS 2200, NURS 2500, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101; must be taken concurrently with NURS 3700 and NURS 3984.

NURS 3900H. Honors Family Centered Nursing of Children - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Family centered nursing of children and adolescents in diverse populations. Focus on health promotion, maintenance, acute, and chronic problems including end of life care. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2110H (which may be taken concurrently), NURS 2200, NURS 2500H, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101; must be taken concurrently with NURS 3700H and NURS 3984; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 3956H. Honors Nursing Practicum 1. 1 cr. hr.

Exploration of research focusing on experiential learning and science communication. Prereq: NURS major; PSYC 2001, PSYC 2001H, SOCI 2060 or SOCI 2060H.

NURS 3965. Community and Population Health Nursing - Clinical. 2 cr. hrs.

Focuses on the application of theoretical concepts from public health and community health nursing to provide population-based nursing care to individuals, families and communities. Prereq: NURS 2002; NURS 2110, which may be taken concurrently; NURS 2200, NURS 2500, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101, must be taken concurrently with NURS 3800 and NURS 3600.

NURS 3966. Maternity and Women's Health - Clinical. 2 cr. hrs.

Focuses on the application of theoretical concepts from maternity and women's health nursing to care for women and families from preconception through the postpartum period. Prereq: NURS 2002, NURS 2110, which may be taken concurrently; NURS 2200, NURS 2500, HEAL 1025, PSYC 2101, must be taken concurrently with NURS 3800 and NURS 3600.

NURS 3984. Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions-Clinical. 4 cr. hrs.

Comprehensive patient-centered, nursing care of adults or children with chronic conditions across the care continuum. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance and palliation. Prereq: NURS 3700 and NURS 3900, both of which must be taken concurrently.

NURS 4000. Quality and Safety in Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Emphasis on the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to deliver quality and safe patient care. Course components include quality improvement, informatics, safety, patient-centered care, teamwork / collaboration and evidence-based practice. Prereq: NURS 3201, NURS 3600, NURS 3700, NURS 3800, NURS 3900, NURS 3965, NURS 3966 and NURS 3984.

NURS 4100. Perioperative Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

An introduction to perioperative clinical nursing practice encompassing preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative nursing. Provides an understanding of perioperative nursing care concepts and various theoretical models which apply and direct perioperative nursing practice. Encourages the development of a perioperative nurse who is able to provide patient-centered care in a collaborative manner during anesthesia, surgery and recovery. Prereq: Jr. stndg.; NURS 3965 and NURS 3966 or NURS 3984.

NURS 4350. Critical Care Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Integration of pathophysiologic concepts and psychosocial variables unique to caring for critically ill adults. Prereq: NURS 3201, NURS 3600, NURS 3700, NURS 3800, NURS 3900, NURS 3965, NURS 3966 and NURS 3984.

NURS 4700. Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults II - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on holistic nursing care and clinical reasoning in prevention, assessment and management of adults and older adults with select health issues including end of life care. Includes concepts and evidence based practice across the care continuum related to problems with select endocrine, fluid and electrolytes, neurological, renal, oncologic, and orthopedic conditions as well as operative and trauma care. Prereq: NURS 3201, NURS 3600, NURS 3700, NURS 3800, NURS 3900, NURS 3965, NURS 3966 and NURS 3984; must be taken concurrent with NURS 4964.

NURS 4700H. Honors Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults II - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on holistic nursing care and clinical reasoning in prevention, assessment and management of adults and older adults with select health issues including end of life care. Includes concepts and evidence based practice across the care continuum related to problems with select endocrine, fluid and electrolytes, neurological, renal, oncologic, and orthopedic conditions as well as operative and trauma care. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: NURS 3201, NURS 3600H, NURS 3700H, NURS 3800H, NURS 3900H, NURS 3965, NURS 3966 and NURS 3984; must be taken concurrent with NURS 4964; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 4800. Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice - Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of organizational, management and leadership theories as applied to nursing. Focus on development of leadership roles in complex health care environments. Prereq: NURS 3201, NURS 3600, NURS 3700, NURS 3800, NURS 3900, NURS 3965, NURS 3966 and NURS 3984.

NURS 4800H. Honors Leadership in Professional Nursing-Theory. 3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of organizational, management and leadership theories as applied to nursing. Focus on development of leadership roles in complex health care environments. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. Prereq: NURS 3201, NURS 3600H, NURS 3700H, NURS 3800H, NURS 3900H, NURS 3965, NURS 3966 and NURS 3984; admission to Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program.

NURS 4931. Topics in Nursing. 3 cr. hrs.

Selected topics in Nursing. The topics will be designated in the Schedule of Classes.

NURS 4956H. Honors Nursing Practicum 2. 1 cr. hr.

Exploration of advanced research concepts focusing on experiential learning. Prereq: NURS 3956H.

NURS 4964. Nursing Care for Persons with Acute Conditions-Clinical. 4 cr. hrs.

Comprehensive patient centered nursing care of adults or children with acute conditions. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance, restoration, palliation and end of life. Prereq: NURS 4700, which must be taken concurrently.

NURS 4984. Transition into Professional Nursing Practice-Clinical. 5 cr. hrs.

Comprehensive patient centered nursing care of adults or children with application of leadership and management principles. Emphasis is on the transition to a leader of care as a beginning baccalaureate nurse. Prereq: NURS 4800, which must be taken concurrently.

NURS 4995. Independent Study in Nursing. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Intensive library search or a research project relative to a specific area of interest. Arrangements for faculty direction must be made prior to registration. May be taken twice. Prereq: Cons. of instr. and enrolled in the College of Nursing.

NURS 4997H. Honors Senior Capstone. 1 cr. hr.

Exploration of advanced research concepts focusing on experiential learning. Prereq: NURS 4956H.