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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

FALL

SPRING

FIRST YEAR

*MAT-100 Algebraic Applications OR

*MAT-103 Applied Algebra (unless waived)

NDMU-100 First Year Seminar

ENG-101 College Writing

BIO-111 Fundamentals of Biology

HIS- History Requirement

[13/17 credits]

4

3

3

3

4

3

CHM-108 Survey of General, Organic & Biochemistry

BIO-253 Microbiology

ENG- English Literature

PHL-201 Introduction to Philosophy

PSY-101 Introductory Psychology

[18 credits]

4

4

3

3

4

SECOND YEAR

BIO-260 Genetics and Genomics for Clinical Practice

NUR-250 Nutrition for Wellness (Online)

PHL-339 Medical Ethics

BIO-281 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

RST-201 Introduction to Biblical Studies

LSP-105 Spanish Language & Culture for Professionals I (unless waived)

[16/17 credits]

3

3

3

4

3

1

BIO-282 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

SOC-101 Introductory Sociology

PSY-233 Human Growth & Development

MAT-215 Basic Statistics

RST-300/400 Upper Level RST Course Requirement

LSP-106 Spanish Language & Culture for Professionals II (unless waived)

[16/17 credits]

4

3

3

3

3

1

THIRD YEAR

NUR-301 Holistic Health Assessment

NUR-303 Nursing Informatics

NUR-305 Foundations of a Caring Profession

NUR-310 Pathopharmacology

[15 credits]

4

2

5

4

NUR-304 Healthy Aging

NUR-311 Professional Nursing Care of the Adult I

NUR-407 Nursing Research

NUR-410 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

[14 credits]

3

4

3

4

FOURTH YEAR

NUR-312 Nursing Care of Children and Families

NUR-406 Contemporary Trends and Theory in Nursing

NUR-408 Maternal and Infant Nursing

NUR-409 Professional Nursing Care of the Adult II

[15 credits]

4

3

4

4

LSP-108 Spanish Language & Culture for Healthcare Professionals

NUR-431 Community Health Nursing

NUR-432 Caring Nursing Leadership

NUR-461 Clinical Practicum

[15 credits]

1

5

3

6

 

   

Total General Education Credits: 61/66

Total Nursing Credits: 61

[122/127 total credits]

 

 

Additional Curriculum Information

Gender and Cross-Cultural Studies General Education Requirements- In addition to the general education requirements listed in the curriculum, all NDMU students must satisfy a Gender Studies requirement and a Cross-Cultural Studies Requirement.   

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).

*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 BIO-110 Exploring Concepts of Biology as a pre-requisite course.

*Foreign Language Requirement for Nursing Majors only

LSP-108 Spanish Language & Culture for Healthcare Professionals is a requirement of the nursing major. Students will take a Spanish placement test that determines whether or not LSP-105 Spanish Language & Culture for Professionals I and/or LSP-106 Spanish Language & Culture for Professionals II is required to take prior to LSP-108. If students place into LSP-105 on the placement test, then they are required to take LSP-105, LSP-106 and LSP-108. If students place into LSP-106 on the placement test, then they are required to take LSP-106 and LSP-108. If students place into LSP-108 on the placement test, then they are required to take LSP-108 only.

Updated May 2016