The curriculum is divided into biological, social sciences, and humanities as a foundation for courses in the major; and nursing courses, which emphasize relationship-based care, reflective thinking, clinical decision making, and the use of evidence-based guidelines to develop quality and safe clinical skills. Clinical experiences are offered in area hospitals and in community health agencies. The senior year culminates in a capstone practicum in which students apply curriculum concepts in a precepted clinical experience.
The faculty of the nursing program believe learning is a creative process wherein students are active participants in their education, growth, and development as professional nurses. Faculty members are facilitators and mentors to students within a supportive, scholarly environment.
Honors-in-major courses are offered to interested nursing students who have achieved a minimum grade-point average of 3.75 in NURS courses and cumulative GPA of 3.4, or nursing students who are in the University Honors Program, at the end of the sophomore year in nursing.
- A grade of C or better in high school chemistry and biology or chemistry and physics is required.
- Undergraduate nursing students must earn a minimum of 128 credits
- Prerequisite courses require a grade of C or better.
- Most of the pre-requisite courses also meet university discovery requirements.
- Only one pre-requisite course may be repeated once with approved petition in order to progress.
- Major courses require a minimum grade of C.
- Nursing courses may not be repeated.
- A cumulative grade-point average of 2.50 or better must be maintained throughout the program.
- Each program level must be successfully completed prior to advancing to next the level.
- Prior approval is required for courses taken outside UNH.
- Students who are enrolled in the bachelor’s degree program must attain the last one-quarter (32 credits) of total credits for the degree in residence (at UNH).
These pre-requisite courses must be completed successfully prior to enrollment in NURS 500
|ENGL 401: First Year Writing
PSYC 401: Introduction to Psychology
BMS 507-508: Human Anatomy and Physiology
Discovery/Inquiry: 4 courses
BMS 501: Microbes in Human Disease
One course in statistics: HHS 540 - OR - PSYC 402 - OR - SOC 502 - OR - MATH 439
|Junior Year||NURS 611: Care of the Adult with Acute Illness 1
NURS 611C: Care of the Adult with Acute Illness 1 Clinical
NURS 611.L: Care of the Adult with Acute Illness 1 Lab
NURS 612: Care of the Adult with Acute Illness 2
NURS 612C: Care of the Adult with Acute Illness 2 Clinical
NURS 612.L: Care of the Adult with Acute Illness 2 Lab
NURS 616: Living with Mental Illness
NURS 616C: Living with Mental Illness Clinical
NURS 616.L: Living with Mental Illness Lab
NURS 621: Maternal and Newborn Nursing
NURS 621C: Maternal and Newborn Nursing Clinical
NURS 621.L: Maternal and Newborn Nursing Lab
NURS 627W: Clinical Judgment in Nursing
NURS 641: Translating Research for Practice
Discovery/Elective: 2 courses
|Senior Year||NURS 702: Child Health Nursing
NURS 702C: Child Health in the Community Clinical
NURS 704: Public Health Nursing
NURS 704P: Public Health Nursing Project
NURS 705: Contemporary Leadership within Health Care Systems
NURS 711: Clinical Judgment in Complex Illness
NURS 711.L: Clinical Judgment in Complex Illness Lab
NURS 721: Integrating Professional Nursing Practice
NURS 721C: Integrating Professional Nursing Practice Clinical
Discovery/Elective: 1 course
Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical agencies, uniforms, professional equipment, health insurance coverage, criminal background checks through approved vendor and New Hampshire State Police, drug and alcohol screening through approved vendor, fingerprinting, CPR, and select immunizations and titers. Additional costs associated with the program include, but are not limited to, nursing fees each semester beginning in the sophomore year and fees associated with attendance at professional meetings. See section on Clinical Documents for more information.