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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

School of Nursing


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(http://www.uncw.edu/son/)
Dr. James C. McCann, director
Dr. Janie L. Canty-Mitchell, associate director of research and sponsored programs
Dr. RuthAnne Kuiper, department chair of adult health and learning technology
Dr. D. Pollard, assistant department chair of family and community health

Bachelor of Science Degree

Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of Science Programs in the School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Professional Nursing

Prelicensure Option:

  1. Admission to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  2. A 2.70 total GPA is required for evaluation of a student’s transcript by the School of Nursing. Each student’s total GPA, including the fall semester/quarter grades of application year, is calculated on all transferable college courses attempted at all accredited institutions of higher education according to the guidelines in use by the UNCW Admissions Office.
  3. Completion of all university studies and required nursing prerequisites prior to admission to the professional component of the program.
  4. Minimum grade of “C” in all required prerequisite and corequisites courses and their accompanying labs: BIO 201 , BIO 240 , BIO 241 , BIO 246 ; CHM 101 ; MAT 111  or MAT 151 ; either PAR 101 , PAR 110 , PAR 115 , PAR 205 , PAR 211 , or PAR 215 ; PSY 105 , PSY 223 ; either SOC 105 , ECN 125  or ECN 221 ; STT 210  or STT 215 ; and NSG 251 .
  5. Certification as a nursing assistant (CNA1) is required for admission. Applicants must have taken a course with a clinical component.
  6. Application deadline for fall admission is January 10; application deadline for spring admission is August 10. Satisfactory score on standardized nurse admission examination is required. Contact the UNCW National Testing Office (910) 962-7444.
  7. Physical and emotional health that enables a student to participate in and complete the program.
  8. Criminal background check.

In addition to the minimum criteria the following will also be considered:

  1. Students with a prior baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Students‘ GPA on courses prerequisite to nursing. (See Admission Criterion #3 and 4)

RN-BS Option:

  1. Admission to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  2. A current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina or the state in which students will do their clinical coursework. This requirement must be met prior to the enrollment in the first clinical course (NSG 405 - Community Health Nursing ).
  3. A 2.50 total GPA is required by the School of Nursing. Each student’s total GPA is calculated on all transferable college courses attempted at all accredited institutions of higher education according to the guidelines in use by the UNCW Admissions Office.
  4. Completion of a minimum of 40 credit hours of the required prerequisite non-nursing course requirement. Must complete Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, General Psychology, General Chemistry, College Algebra, and University Studies Composition requirement.
  5. Criminal background check.

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research (CLR)

Dr. J. Lyon, Dr. S. Roberts, Dr. K. Rosa, Dr. C. Walters.

  1. Admission to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
  2. Completion of UNCW university studies.
  3. The following prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress upon application to the program: BIO 240 /BIOL 240 , BIO 241 /BIOL 241 , BIO 246 /BIOL 246 , CHM 101 , CHM 102 , STT 210  (or STT 215  or QMM 280 ), MAT 111 , PSY 105 , PSY 223 , SOC 105 , PAR 215  (or PAR 115 ).
  4. Grade of “C” (2.00) or better is required in non-CLR courses and CLR courses, and completion of “C-” (1.98) or better in all CHM required courses.
  5. Completed application to the Clinical Research Program.
  6. Recommendation of Student Affairs Committee of the School of Nursing.
  7. Approval of the clinical research faculty and the director.
  8. Criminal background check.

Required Non-CLR Courses: BIO 201 , BIO 240 , BIO 241 , BIO 246 ; CHM 101 , CHM 102 , CHM 211 , CHML 211 ; CSC 110 ; MAT 111 ; PAR 215 ; PSY 105 , PSY 223 , PSY 366  or SOC 345 ; SOC 105 , STT 210  and MKT 340 . (Note: Completion of some of these courses will satisfy the university studies requirements in the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and mathematical sciences.

Required CLR Courses: CLR 301 , CLR 305 , CLR 310 , CLR 320 , CLR 330 , CLR 410 , CLR 420 , CLR 430 , CLR 440 , CLR 450 , CLR 460 .

Department of Adult Health and Learning Technology

Dr. RuthAnne Kuiper, department chair. Dr. Kathleen Ennen, Ms. Nancy Grant, Dr. Carol Heinrich, Ms. April Matthias, Ms. Nancy Murdock, Ms. Sandy O‘Donnell, Dr. Chris Orton, Ms. Carla Savinon, Dr. Stephanie Smith, Ms. Stephanie Turrise, Ms. Anne Zabriskie.

The department of Adult Health and Learning Technology is a community of professional educators and practitioners dedicated to the preparation of students who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to work with and care for adult patients on the healthcare continuum. The department focus is in the research, teaching and integration of adult health issues into the body of knowledge that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for the health care workforce. Faculty value the integration of current theory, research, innovative teaching and learning strategies and professional expertise from multiple disciplines and perspectives both within and outside the College of Health and Human Services to inform the practice of new graduates to reach their potential. The department provides opportunities for students to develop as leaders in the practice discipline of nursing and clinical research to advocate for diverse patients and families regionally, nationally and globally. The department plans, develops, implements and coordinates the state of the art learning technology available in the School of Nursing to support all programs and collaboration with community partners.

Department of Family and Community Health

Dr. Debbie Pollard, assistant department chair. Ms. Roberta Allred, Dr. Janie Canty-Mitchell, associate director for research and sponsored programs, Ms. Debra Ezzell, Dr. Nasrin Falsafi, Dr. Jane A Fox, Dr. Anne-Marie Goff, Ms. Carol Highsmith, Dr. Jeanne Kemppainen, Irwin Belk Distinguished Professorship, Dr. Soo Kim-Godwin, Dr. Kae Livsey, Ms. Brandy Mechling, Dr. Brenda Pavill, Dr. Paula Reid, Dr. Susan Roberts, Dr. Julie Taylor, Dr. Kris Walters, Ms Patricia White.

The department of Family and Community is a community of professional educators and practitioners dedicated to the preparation of students who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to work with and care for patients across the lifespan on the healthcare continuum. The department focus is in the research, teaching and integration of family and community health issues into the body of knowledge that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for the health care workforce. Faculty value the integration of current theory, research, innovative teaching and learning strategies and professional expertise from multiple disciplines and perspectives both within and outside the College of Health and Human Services to inform the practice of new graduates to reach their potential. The department provides opportunities for students to develop as leaders in the practice disciplines of nursing and clinical research to advocate for diverse families and communities regionally, nationally and globally. The department supports the programs in clinical research as they impact the health of family and communities in biopharmaceutical research and product development.

The School of Nursing offers two programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree: one with a major in professional nursing and one with a major in clinical research.

Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs in the School of Nursing:

  1. Admission to the University of North Carolina Wilmington as a degree seeking student.
  2. Meeting admission criteria in professional nursing or clinical research.
  3. Recommendation of the Student Affairs Committee of the School of Nursing.
  4. Approval of the nursing or clinical research faculties, as appropriate, and director.

Time Limits: Nursing and clinical research courses must be completed within a consecutive six-calendar-year period of time.

Ten-Year Rule: Science courses which are more than ten years old will be evaluated for currency by the relevant degree program and approved by the department chair and director of the School of Nursing.

The curricula in the School of Nursing are subject to review and change based on the evolving health care delivery system.

Special Requirements for all programs in the School of Nursing

  • Current immunization record (including 2-step TB, Hepatitis B, and Varicella)
  • CPR certification
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Verification of health insurance
  • Negative drug screen
  • Negative criminal background check
  • Seasonal flu vaccine

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