8/2001, Revised 3/17/2008, Reviewed 4/2009, Revised 11/23/09
|NUR||200||Introduction to Health Care Terminology||1 hr.|
|205||Fundamentals of Nursing I||3 hrs.|
|206||Fundamentals of Nursing II||6 hrs.|
|213||Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology||4 hrs.|
|214||Basic Concepts of Pharmacology||4 hrs.|
|301||Bridge to Professional Nursing for RN-BSN stufents||5 hrs.|
|Or NUR 305 Care of Adults I||5 hrs.|
|306||Nursing Care of Mental Health Clients||5 hrs.|
|307||Nursing Care of Childbearing Families||5 hrs.|
|308||Nursing Care of Children||5 hrs.|
|405||Nursing Care in the Community||4 hrs.|
|406||Nursing Care of the Older Adult||3 hrs.|
|407||Nursing Care of Adults II||6 hrs.|
|408||Nursing Care of Adults III||6 hrs.|
|410||Nursing Leadership||2 hrs.|
|411||Nursing Internship||1 hr.|
|412||NCLEX-RN® Preparation||1 hr.|
|413||Nursing Research||3 hrs.|
|Total 64 hrs.|
|Required Support Courses|
|ENG||101||Problem Solving & Writing||3 hrs.|
|102||Analysis, Persuasion & Research||3 hrs.|
|BIO||241||Anatomy and Physiology I||4 hrs.|
|242||Anatomy and Physiology II||4 hrs.|
|CHEM||105||General Chemistry||4 hrs.|
|MATH||171||Elementary Statistics||4 hrs.|
|PSYCH||131||General Psychology||3 hrs.|
|251||Developmental Psychology I||3 hrs.|
|SOC||100||Introduction to Sociology OR||3 hrs.|
|105||Introduction to Anthropology||3 hrs.|
Students must make a grade of C or better in every course designated
as a required support course.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing requires 124 semester hours.
An interview with the Chair of the Division of Nursing is required prior to admission to the Nursing program. A composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT test is highly recommended. Prerequisites for beginning in the Nursing Program are: achievement of sophomore status, a 2.25 cumulative G.P.A. or higher and satisfactory completion of ENG 101, BIO 241 and 242, and CHEM 105. All students entering NUR 206 are required to have current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.).
All theory components require a minimum grade of 80 percent. Clinical courses are graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory and have three components: 1) clinical performance, 2) written assignments and 3) professional accountability. To earn a satisfactory grade for written assignments, students must earn a minimum grade of 80 percent. If a student earns a grade 79.9 percent or lower in theory OR earns an unsatisfactory in clinical, both components must be repeated. If a student earns equal to or greater than 80 percent in theory BUT earns an unsatisfactory in clinical, the student will be given a grade of C for the course and both components must be repeated. Sophomores must maintain a 2.25 GPA or greater. Junior and senior nursing students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
Students will have a math/dosage calculation test every semester that must be passed at 100%. Tutoring is available through the Academic Resource Center. A standardized exam is required in specified nursing courses through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Please see the Nursing Student Handbook and course syllabi for requirements.
Nursing students must earn a minimum grade of 80% in all nursing courses. If a student fails to earn 80% or greater in a nursing course, he/she will not be allowed to take the next semester’s required nursing courses. The student may take courses outside of nursing needed for the major, selected remedial nursing courses, or elective courses. All nursing courses are expected to be taken in an uninterrupted sequence until completed. If interruptions occur, the student must seek readmission to the nursing major. In order to be considered for readmission to the nursing major following any interruption of progression in the program, the student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above and submit in writing to the Division of Nursing the request to re-enter the nursing program. Each application for readmission will be reviewed on an individual basis by the faculty of the Division. In the following semester, if accepted for readmission, the student would return to the nursing program and repeat the nursing courses in the year in which he/she was unsuccessful. The student must earn 80% or greater in all courses repeated.
Specific guidelines for the readmission procedure are described in the Nursing Student Handbook. A student may only repeat a course at the discretion of the Nursing faculty based on the student’s application for readmission to the major. The student who is academically and/or clinically unsuccessful in a nursing course may repeat the course once; however, a student may apply only once to the Division for readmission. Additional details about policies and procedures related to the Division of Nursing may be found in the Nursing Student Handbook under Nursing on the IWC web site.
The faculty of the Division of Nursing reserves the right of retaining only those students who in the judgment of the faculty satisfy the requirements of scholarship and health and meet the standards expected of prospective members of the nursing profession.
Iowa Wesleyan College participates in the Iowa Articulation Plan for registered nurses. Credentials of registered nurses will be individually evaluated. Registered nurses are advised by faculty of the Nursing Program and a representative of Extended Learning. Please contact the Office of Extended Learning for admission information.
All students participating in clinical experiences are required to have health insurance. Students are covered at no cost under the Iowa Wesleyan general liability insurance policy. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from all clinical experiences and field trips.
Nursing students are required to purchase uniforms Fall semester of the sophomore year. Students must also purchase white shoes, bandage scissors, stethoscope, and a sweep-second hand watch.
The following are mandatory immunizations/requirements of the Nursing Program:
TB skin test, CXR or Health Care Provider documentation....................prior
to starting classes, and annually
*Hepatitis B or signed waiver................................................................prior to starting classes
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Immunizations or signed waiver.......prior to starting classes
Diphtheria and Tetanus Immunizations or signed waiver......................prior to starting classes
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)...................................................prior to starting classes and every two years
Infection Control and HIPAA Training....................................................annually
Mandatory Reporting Training (Adult and Child)....................................prior to starting classes and every five years
Students must have a criminal background check, a Dependent Adult Abuse and Child Abuse Registry check, a HHS Office of Inspector General Search, and an Excluded Parties List System search prior to admission to the program. In addition, an interview with the Chair of the Division of Nursing is required prior to admission to the Nursing program. A urinalysis for drug screen will be required during the program. Students entering the program as a sophomore must submit proof of Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) certification or take the NUR 201 course and successfully complete CNA testing before the start of the Spring semester. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN) must submit proof of licensure prior to admission and maintain licensure throughout the program.
The above requirements are done at the student’s expense. The RN to BSN completion student is referred to course syllabi for requirements.
*Hepatitis B: IWC Nursing Program has followed the guidelines of the Iowa Division of Labor in developing its policy concerning protection of persons who have occupational risk of exposure to the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). If a student chooses to not be immunized, they will be required to sign a waiver indicating that they are aware of the risk of exposure to HBV and have elected to not be immunized.
For those who plan to apply to graduate school, students are advised to consider the special requirements of each professional school to which they apply.
At the completion of the Nursing Program, the graduate will demonstrate professional competency by:
- Synthesizing concepts from the liberal arts and nursing to enhance professional nursing practice.
- Clarifying beliefs and values about the human-to-human relationship.
- Utilizing the nursing process in integrating critical thinking into nursing practice for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities.
- Valuing culturally competent human-to-human relationships.
- Assuming a leadership role in nursing to promote quality health care through communication, collaboration, reasoning, and problem solving with other health care providers and communities.
- Contributing to professional nursing practice based on increased understanding, appreciation, and utilization of nursing research.
- Empowering themselves to seek social effectiveness in diverse situations as responsible members of society.
- Viewing healthcare as an adaptive system which promotes health, learning experiences, and the development of the professional nursing role.
2001, Revised 11/23/09
Students who satisfactorily complete all requirements for the nursing major will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®). Successful completion of this examination will result in licensure as a Registered Nurse.
The Nursing Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON, Riverpoint Business Park, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309; 515.281.3255) and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404.975.5000).
Division of Nursing Programs + Majors
Susan Erue, M.S., Ph.D.Learn More
Associate Professor in Nursing
Office: SCI 311
Lisa Kongable, M.S.N., R.N.P.Learn More
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: SCI 311
Donita Langholdt, M.S.N.Learn More
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: SCI 316
Margaret Trousil, B.S.N.Learn More
Instructor in Nursing
Office: SCI 314
Lori Vick, M.A.T.Learn More
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: SCI 314