2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Nursing, BS

Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to enroll in the first semester of nursing coursework.

  • The following prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher before entering the first nursing courses.
BIOL 20204Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 20214Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 20234Basic Microbiology

4

NURS 10303Human Development

3

PSYC 10213General Psychology

3

SOCI 20213Introductory Sociology

3

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

NTDT 20403Nutrition

3

  • Enrollment in all nursing courses limited to the nursing major requires at least a 2.5 TCU cumulative GPA. Students who are repeatedly unable to achieve or maintain a 2.5 GPA prior to enrollment in nursing courses will be discontinued from the major.

  • Current American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers card. (Online CPR courses do not meet this requirement.)

  • Documentation of required immunizations (contact TCU Nursing for list).

  • CPR, TB tests or other immunization documentation that will expire during a semester must be updated and documentation submitted to the nursing office by the start of the semester.

  • No more than 12 credit hours of core curriculum that have not been completed.

  • Completion of Admission Assessment (A2) (contact TCU Nursing to schedule; transfer students must submit scores with application).

  • Documentation of health insurance.

  • Drug screen and criminal background check as required by health care agencies and BON.

  • Transfer students must take 6 credit hours of non-nursing courses at TCU, one of which must be a CA.

Nursing Curriculum Plan

TCU Nursing, has an innovative curriculum designed to prepare graduates to work in a wide variety of agencies, clinics, home care agencies, and other community facilities in addition to hospitals and extended-care facilities. Emphasis in classrooms and patient care settings is on the development of critical thinking, clinical reasoning and decision-making. Students are expected to assume considerable responsibility for their own learning. They are expected to become increasingly independent in the exercise of clinical judgment and in application of nursing process to a variety of nursing problems and situations.

Nursing courses constitute approximately one-half of the four-year program. The sequence of nursing courses provides learning experiences in all major practice areas and in a variety of institutions and agencies in and around the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex.

Typical Schedule

Schedules for TCU Core Curriculum courses may vary for individual students.

Freshman Year

Semester 1
BIOL 20204Anatomy and Physiology

4

ENGL 10803Introductory Composition: Writing as Inquiry

3

FAR Fine Arts Elective

3

OCO Oral Communication

PSYC 10213General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester 2
BIOL 20214Anatomy and Physiology

4

NTDT 20403Nutrition

3

SOCI 20213Introductory Sociology

3

HT Historical Traditions

3

HUM Humanities Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Semester 1
BIOL 20234Basic Microbiology

4

ENGL 20803Intermediate Composition: Writing Argument

3

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

RT Religious Traditions

3

NURS 10303Human Development

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester 2
NURS 20043Professional Role I: Member of the Profession

3

NURS 20263Health Assessment: Concepts

3

NURS 20271Health Assessment: Lab

1

NURS 20363Pathophysiology

3

LT/HUM Literary Traditions/Humanities

3

Elective

Total Credit Hours:16

Choice of elective will depend on other choices made within the HMVV and HEE

Junior Year

Summer work in non-nursing courses is recommended prior to junior year

Semester 1
NURS 30163Pharmacotherapeutics

3

NURS 30263Foundations of Nursing Care: Concepts

3

NURS 30182Foundations of Nursing Care: Clinical

2

NURS 30171Foundations of Nursing Care: Lab

1

NURS 30243Professional Role II: Member of the Healthcare Team

3

Free Elective

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester 2
NURS 30563Care of Adults with Health Alterations I: Concepts

3

NURS 30582Adults with Health Alterations I: Clinical

2

NURS 30663Behavioral Health Nursing: Concepts

3

NURS 30682Behavioral Health Nursing: Clinical

2

NURS 30633Professional Role III: Member of the Research and Evidence Based Practice Community

3

NURS 30671Clinical Reasoning and Simulation I

1

Elective

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Semester 1
NURS 40563Care of Adults with Health Alterations II: Concepts

3

NURS 40582Adults with Health Alterations II: Clinical

2

NURS 40663Maternal, Child and Family Nursing Concepts

3

NURS 40682Maternal, Child and Family Nursing: Clinical

2

NURS 40672Clinical Reasoning and Simulation II

2

Elective

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester 2
NURS 40763Leadership in Nursing Practice: Concepts

3

NURS 40783Transition into Practice: Clinical

3

NURS 40863Public Health Nursing: Concepts

3

NURS 40882Public Health Nursing:Clinical

2

NURS 40871Clinical Reasonig and Simulation III

1

Elective

Total Credit Hours:15