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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Nursing (B.S.)

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Program: B.S.
Department of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services

Liberal Arts Room 345~ 260-481-6816 ~ 

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: 

  • Validate professionalism through awareness, assertiveness, accountability, and advocacy.
  • Critique leadership skills in directing healthcare activities: influencing and adapting to change.
  • Evaluate complex issues/problems in the healthcare arena using critical thinking skills.
  • Integrate the delivery of culturally competent nursing care in a variety of settings through the utilization of the Neuman Systems Model, other theories, and research.
  • Justify effective, therapeutic, culturally sensitive communication techniques that are appropriate for the situation and audience.
  • Evaluate the impact of generated information on healthcare outcomes.  

Career Steps

As a graduate of an IPFW pre-licensure nursing program, students will have attained the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality healthcare and the academic credentials required to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of this examination, the student will be eligible to practice as a registered nurse. The baccalaureate degree (B.S.) graduate is prepared at the professional level to function in a leadership role with other team members in varied and complex healthcare settings.

IPFW General Education Requirements

Area II-Natural and Physical Sciences

Area III-The Individual, Culture, and Society (Credits: 6)

One of the following Credits: 3

Area IV-Humanistic Thought (Credits: 6)

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V-Creative and Artistic Expression (Credits: 3)

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Program Requirements

Supporting Course Credits: 52

  • Communication Course at the 30000-40000 level Credits: 3
  • General Education IV: Humanistic Thought Credits: 6
  • General Education V: Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3
  • General Education VI: Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3

Choose from the following Credits: 3

Total Credits: 125

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