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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

DIRECTOR: Ann H. Cary, Ph.D., MPH, RN, A-CCC OFFICE: 203 Stallings Hall
PROFESSORS: Ann H. Cary, Gail Tumulty
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Barbara A. Bihm, Cynthia Collins, Debra B. Copeland, Michael T. Landry, Heidi T. Landry, Mary D. Oriol
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Beverly A. Anderson, Kim B. Brannagan, Gwendolyn George, Lisa J. Linville, Martiza Selgado
INSTRUCTOR: Mary C. Foley
WEB PAGE: css.loyno.edu/nursing/

The mission of the School of Nursing is to educate professional nurses based on Jesuit values who lead change and translate science into practice in a dynamic global health care environment. Our vision is a world where every nurse is a leader.

Loyola University’s School of Nursing is an innovative upper division professional nursing program designed to meet the needs of registered nurses who wish to obtain a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree.  The program prepares the graduate for expanded professional roles and for graduate study.  The B.S.N. program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) through Spring 2015 and is available both in New Orleans and through Loyola’s Distance Learning Program (DLP).  The NLNAC may be contacted by writing to: 3343 Peachtree, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 or by calling (404) 975-5000.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted into the nursing program, a student must be a registered nurse with a current license to practice in the United States. The student must complete the regular university admissions process. A student who does not complete the admissions process prior to registration can enroll as a transient student for one semester by presenting the R.N. license at registration.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours is required for the B.S.N. degree. No lower division nursing courses are taught at Loyola. Credit for lower division nursing (i.e., adult health, parent-child health, mental health) is awarded by validation of transfer credit for associate degree graduates or validation of advanced placement credit for diploma nursing school graduates.

The B.S.N. program requires students to enroll in one capstone practicum course, NURS C473: Comprehensive Integrated Practicum. This course is ordinarily taken at the end of the nursing sequence.

R.N.-to-M.S.N. Option

An R.N.-to-M.S.N. option is available to qualified students who plan to pursue a graduate degree at Loyola in either the Nurse Practitioner or Health Care Systems Management Program. This option allows qualified applicants to substitute several M.S.N. graduate-level nursing courses for similar, but lower-level, B.S.N. undergraduate nursing courses. The benefit to the student is that 6 — 9 semester hours of M.S.N. coursework are applied to the B.S.N. degree, leaving fewer semester hours remaining to complete the M.S.N. degree. The R.N.-to-M.S.N. options are described more fully in Loyola’s Graduate Bulletin.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE–NURSING

Major (50 credit hours)  
Cr. Hrs.
Lower Division Nursing Courses (see previous page)
24
NURS C361 Professional Nursing Practice
3
NURS C365 Health Assessment
4
NURS C377 Nursing Leadership Theory
3
NURS C450 Nursing Research Theory
3
NURS C457 Health Promotion Theory
3
NURS C471 Community Health
3
NURS C473 Comprehensive Integrated Practicum
4
Nursing Elective  
3
Required Core and Adjunct Courses (42 credit hours)
 
BIOL C210, C211 Anatomy and Physiology
6
CHEM C105 General Chemistry I Lecture
3
BIOL C280 Microbiology
3
BIOL C335 Basic Nutrition
3
HOD C260 Elementary Statistics
3
PSYC C330 Developmental Psychology
3
PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology
3
SOCI A100 Introduction to Sociology
3
ENGL T122 Critical Reading/Writing
3
ENGL T125 The Emerging Self
3
PHIL T122 Introduction to Philosophy
3
RELS T122 Intro to World Religions
3
HIST T122 World Civilizations to 1650
3
or HIST T124 World Civilizations from 1650  
Elective Core and Adjunct Courses (16 credit hours)
 
Fine Arts  
3
Literature  
3
Philosophy  
3
Religious Studies  
3
Science Laboratory  
1
Liberal Studies  
3
Social Science  
3
Free Electives  
9
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  
120

View Nursing Course Descriptions

(View College of Social Sciences Common Curriculum Requirements.)