Nursing
Mount Saint Mary's College

Nursing

ADN Curriculum

Classes are admitted in Fall and Spring

PREREQUISITES TO NURSING CLINICAL COURSES

Prerequisites to beginning nursing courses are completion of Anatomy w/lab (4 units)*, General Chemistry w/lab (3)* Physiology w/lab (4 units)*, Microbiology w/lab (4 units)*, Written and Oral Communication (6 units), General Psychology (3 units), Developmental Psychology (3 units), Philosophy (3 units), Sociology/Diversity (3) and GS III course (3 units of Art, Humanities, Music, History, Political Science, or Economics). Religious Studies (3 units) may be taken with nursing courses.

*Courses must have been completed within five years prior to admission.

CURRICULUM PLAN

Generic (Three Year) Program

First Year

BIO 50A - Human Anatomy w/lab (4)*
BIO 50B - Human Physiology w/lab (4)*

CHE 3 - Chemistry w/lab (3)*
PSY 1 - General Psychology (3)
ENG 1A - Written Communication (3)

BIO 3 - General Microbiology w/lab (4)*
SP 10 - Speech (3)
PSY 12 - Developmental Psychology (3)
PHIL 10 - Critical Thinking (3)
RST 41 - Ethics [of Life and Death] (3)
SOC 5 - Sociological Perspectives (3)
General Studies Elective IIIA (3)

Total units: 29

Second Year

NUR 20 - Adaptation Model Nursing Theory (2)
NUR 23, 23L - Principles and Practice of Nursing Skills (2, 1)
NUR 24, 26 - Adult Adaptation Nursing I, II (2, 2)
NUR 24A, 24L - Medical-Surgical Principles and Practice of Skills I (0.5, 0.5)
NUR 26A, 26L - Medical-Surgical Principles and Practice of Skills II (0.5, 0.5)
NUR 25, 27 - Medical-Surgical Practicum I, II (2, 2)
NUR 28 - Adult and Adolescent Mental Health Adaptation (2)
NUR 28A - Principles and Practice of Advanced Interpersonal Skills (1)
NUR 29 - Mental Health Practicum (2)
NUR 30 - Pharmacology (2)
NUR 31 - Children: Adaptation (2)
NUR 32A - Community focused care: Children (1)
NUR 32 - Children: Practicum (2)
NUR 34 - Community Nursing (1)

Total units: 28

Third Year

NUR 33 - Professional and Management Issues in Nursing (2)
NUR 35 - Childbearing: Adaptation (2)
NUR 36 - Childbearing: Practicum (2)
NUR 37 - Gerontological Nursing (2)
NUR 38 - Gerontological Nursing Practicum (2)
NUR 46 - Adult Adaptation Nursing III (2)
NUR 47 - Medical-Surgical Practicum III (2)
NUR 48 - Professional Nursing Practicum (2)

Total units: 17

Total units for Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing: 83

CURRICULUM PLAN

Advanced (Two Year) Program

Classes are admitted in Fall and Spring

PREREQUISITES TO NURSING CLINICAL COURSES

Prerequisites to beginning nursing courses are completion of Anatomy w/lab (4 units)*, General Chemistry w/lab (3)* Physiology w/lab (4 units)*, Microbiology w/lab (4 units)*, Written and Oral Communication (6 units), General Psychology (3 units), Developmental Psychology (3 units), Philosophy (3 units), Sociology/Diversity (3) and GS III course (3 units of Art, Humanities, Music, History, Political Science, or Economics). Religious Studies (3 units) may be taken with nursing courses.

*Courses must have been completed within five years prior to admission.

First Year

NUR 20 - Adaptation Model Nursing Theory (2)
NUR 23, 23L - Principles and Practice of Nursing Skills (2, 1)
NUR 24, 26 - Adult Adaptation Nursing I, II (2, 2)
NUR 24A, 24L - Medical-Surgical Principles and Practice of Skills I (0.5, 0.5)
NUR 26A, 26L - Medical-Surgical Principles and Practice of Skills II (0.5, 0.5)
NUR 25, 27 - Medical-Surgical Practicum I, II (2, 2)
NUR 28 - Adult and Adolescent Mental Health Adaptation (2)
NUR 28A - Principles and Practice of Advanced Interpersonal Skills (1)
NUR 29 - Mental Health Practicum (2)
NUR 30 - Pharmacology (2)
NUR 31 - Children: Adaptation (2)
NUR 32A - Community focused care: Children (1)
NUR 32 - Children: Practicum (2)
NUR 34 - Community Nursing (1)

Total units: 28

Second Year

NUR 33 - Professional and Management Issues in Nursing (2)
NUR 35 - Childbearing: Adaptation (2)
NUR 36 - Childbearing: Practicum (2)
NUR 37 - Gerontological Nursing (2)
NUR 38 - Gerontological Nursing Practicum (2)
NUR 46 - Adult Adaptation Nursing III (2)
NUR 47 - Medical-Surgical Practicum III (2)
NUR 48 - Professional Nursing Practicum (2)

Total units: 18

Maximum transferred units GE courses: 36

Total units for Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing: 81

PROJECTED HOURS OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

NUR 25

Medical-Surgical Practicum I (2 units), 96 hours
Saturday and Sunday as early as 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (8 days),

NUR 27

Medical-Surgical Practicum II (2 units), 96 hours
Saturday and Sunday as early as 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (8 days),

NUR 29

Mental Health Practicum (2 units), 96 hours
Saturday and Sunday as early as 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (8 days),

NUR 32

Children Practicum (2 units), 96 hours
Saturday and Sunday as early as 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (8 days),

NUR 32A*

Community Focused Care: Children (1unit), 48 hours
Varied schedules and days.

NUR 36

Childbearing Practicum (2 units), 96 hours
Friday and Saturday as early as 5:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (10 days),

NUR 36A*

Community Focused Care: Childbearing (1unit), 48 hours
Varied schedules and days.

NUR 38

Gerontology Practicum (2 units), 96 hours
Saturday and Sunday as early as 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (8 days),

NUR 38A*

Community Focused Care: Gerontology (1unit), 48 hours
Varied schedules and days.

NUR 47

Medical-Surgical Practicum III (2 units), 96 hours
Saturday and Sunday as early as 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (8 days),

NUR 48

Professional Nursing Practicum (2 units), 96 hours
Saturday and Sunday as early as 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (10 days)

*Note: Community Focused Care is taken during the summer with specialty area assigned. This is to correspond with NUR 34 Community Nursing. Students will only take this course one time.