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Nursing

Curriculum

Students are admitted to Notre Dame of Maryland University as pre-nursing students. During their first and second years, students take liberal arts and sciences, general education requirements, and all support courses for the nursing major. Admission to NDMU does not automatically ensure progression to the nursing major; however, all students who meet the minimum criteria will be accepted to the nursing major.

Suggested Curriculum Plan without BIO-110 Exploring Concepts in Biology

First Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits

*MAT-100—Algebraic Applications OR

4

 CHM-108—Survey of General, Organic & Biochemistry

4
MAT-103— Applied Algebra (unless waived) 3 BIO-253—Microbiology 4
NDMU-100—First Year Seminar 3  ENG—English Literature  gen ed 3
ENG-101— College Writing 3 PHL-201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
*BIO-111—Fundamentals of Biology 4 PSY-101 Introductory Psychology 4

General Education Course (General Education requirements are specific to nursing, see below)

3    
Total credits 13–17 Total credits 18

Second Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits

BIO-260—Genetics and Genomics for Clinical Practice                                  

3

 BIO-282—Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4
NUR-250—Nutrition for Wellness (Online) 3 SOC-101—Introductory Sociology 3

PHL-339—Medical Ethics

3 PSY-233—Human Growth & Development                                             3

BIO-281—Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

MAT-215—Basic Statistics 

3
General Education Course (General Education requirements are specific to nursing, see below) 3 General Education Course (General Education requirements are specific to nursing, see below) 3

 

     
Total credits 16 Total credits 16

Third Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits

NUR-301—Holistic Health Assessment               

4

 NUR-304—Healthy Aging                     

3

NUR-305—Foundations of a Caring Profession

5

NUR-311—Professional Nursing Care of the Adult I                            

4

NUR-303—Nursing Informatics             

2

NUR-312   Nursing Care of Children and Families                                                          

4

NUR-310—Pathopharmacology

4

NUR-407—Nursing Research 

3
Total credits 15 Total credits 14

Fourth Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits

NUR-408—Maternal and Infant Nursing

4

NUR-432—Nursing Leadership in the New Millennium

3

NUR-409—Professional Nursing Care of the Adult II

4

NUR-431—Community Health Nursing

4

NUR- 410—Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

4

NUR-461—Clinical Practicum

5

NUR- 406—Contemporary Trends and Theory in Nursing

3

NUR-451—Senior Seminar

3
Total credits 15 Total credits 15

Total General Education Credits: 63–67
Total Nursing Credits: 59
Total Credits: 122–126.

* Math Requirement

If pre-nursing students place into MAT-100 Algebraic Applications on the math placement test, then they are required to take MAT-100. If pre-nursing students place into MAT-103 Applied Algebra, then they are required to take MAT-103, however if they place into MAT 107 or higher, then MAT-103 may be waived.

*General Biology Requirement

BIO-111 General Biology requires permission of instructor to take without pre-requisite BIO-110 Exploring Concepts of Biology.

Remaining General Education Requirements:

  • History general education requirement
  • RST-201 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • RST-300/400 Level

Students who take both MAT-100/103 and BIO-110, will need to fit a general education requirement into a winterim or summer semester (these students will meet with their advisor to make a plan for completing the requirement).

Updated June 17, 2014