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COLLEGE OF NURSINGUNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOGThe program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW Suite530, Washington, DC, 20036, (202) 887-6791, and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Graduates of theUpper Division and Second Degree sequences are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination(NCLEX) Registered Nurse qualifying exam. Graduates may apply for licensure in Florida or other states. Successfulundergraduates have the educational background necessary for graduate study in nursing.The College of Nursing encourages applications from qualified applicants of both sexes and from all cultural,racial, religious, ethnic, and age groups. The College of Nursing uses selective criteria for the admission of students.Admissions are determined on the basis of availability of sufficient qualified faculty, laboratory and classroomfacilities, and clinical teaching resources. Final admission to all nursing programs is conditional upon passing a Level2 background check. The background check must be completed at the applicant’s expense in accordance with theCollege of Nursing policy and procedures on background checks and drug screening.The College of Nursing is a limited access program. Any student who applies to the undergraduate program at theCollege of Nursing is initially coded as “pre-nursing” prior to official acceptance to the College of Nursing.1. The C.A.R.E. (Creating Access to RN Education) program is a special program designed for the first time incollege (FTIC) students. Requirements for consideration are a minimum 3.6 cumulative weighted high schoolgrade point average and a combined score of at least 1200 on the SAT or a composite score of at least 28 on theACT. To maintain C.A.R.E. status pre-nursing students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and a B average in all statemandated courses.2. The Upper Division sequence is for students who have completed all nursing pre-requisite courses and have aminimum GPA of 3.20. This is a full-time limited access program, as mandated by the state, and is structuredsequentially. Admission is competitive.3. The Second Bachelor’s Degree sequence is for students who have a baccalaureate degree in another field anda minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00. Students with an awarded bachelor’s degree and who have completed allthe nursing pre-requisite courses may be considered for admission into the Second Bachelor’s Degree sequence;upon completion, students will earn a second bachelor’s degree. This is a full-time limited access program, asmandated by the state, and is structured sequentially. Admission is competitive.4. The RN to BS sequence is for students currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse. The RN to BS optionallows an RN with a diploma or an associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited school to earn aBachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing.5. The RN to MS sequence is for students currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse. The RN to MS optionallows an RN with an Associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited school to earn a Master ofScience degree with selected specialty concentrations in nursing. Upon completion of the RN to MS program astudent who has fulfilled the University Foreign Language requirement may also apply for the awarding of theBachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. For more information regarding admission to the RN-MSprogram please see the Graduate School Catalog.Nursing AdvisingThe College of Nursing Student Affairs office offers a comprehensive service for all College of Nursing students.These services include information sessions, registration, academic advising, graduation certification, and otherservices. The student is ultimately responsible for meeting all graduation requirements. Additionally, informationsessions and general information are available for prospective students.The goals of the College of Nursing Student Affairs office are to: Facilitate the application and admission process for students Assist students as they develop their educational plans in conjunction with faculty Guide students to select appropriate courses Help students interpret institutional requirements Advise students to facilitate progression in their course of study Facilitate graduation process for studentsLocation and Phone Number: The College of Nursing (MDN) building is located near Bruce B. Downs Blvd. andwest Holly Drive on the northwest corner of campus. The mailing address is 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 22,Tampa, FL 33612-4766. The College telephone number is (813) 974-2191.Student Affairs offices: To schedule an advising appointment call the College of Nursing's Office of Student Affairsat (813) 974-2191 or consult the website at http://health.usf.edu/nocms/nursing. Advising appointments may also bescheduled using E-Scheduler at aspOffice Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.278

COLLEGE OF NURSINGUNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOGPrerequisite Coursework for Nursing StudentsPrerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites) for Students Transferring from a Florida CollegeSystem Institution:The University’s Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum (General Education) requirements andCollege of Nursing’s prerequisite/support courses may be completed through the A.A. degree from a Florida CollegeSystem institution. If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours ofacceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT testscores, GPA, and course requirements. The A.A. degree satisfies admission requirements only if courses arecarefully selected and include the required major prerequisite/support courses.The College of Nursing requires certain courses within the Foundations of Knowledge and Learning CoreCurriculum (General Education) requirement for the natural, social and behavioral sciences, and mathematics.Students must complete the prerequisite courses listed below prior to being admitted to the upper-division sequenceexcept those students in the C.A.R.E. program. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” orhigher.All courses not approved by the Florida State Course Numbering System (includes all Florida public colleges,universities, and College System institutions) used to satisfy these prerequisite requirements will be evaluatedindividually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus forassessment.BSC X085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I course, 4 semester hoursBSC X086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II course, 4 semester hoursCHM, BSC, PHY, PCB, BCH XXXX Any Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Biochemistry course, 3 semester hoursDEP X004 Human Growth & Development or any Human Growth & Development course, 3 semester hoursHUN X201 Human Nutrition or any Human Nutrition course OR NUR 1192, 3 semester hoursMCB X010C Microbiology or Any Microbiology course, 4 semester hoursPSY, SYG, or SOP XXXX Any Psychology, Sociology, or Social Psychology course, 3 semester hoursSTA X014 Statistics or any Statistics course, 3 semester hoursFoundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Requirements:The College of Nursing requires certain courses within the University’s FKL requirements for the natural, socialand behavioral sciences, and mathematics. Students should contact their academic advisor for the list of FKLcourses approved to meet the College of Nursing requirements. Courses that meet the state mandated commonprerequisites may also meet the USF FKL requirements. Students with a Florida community college A.A. degree(other than in nursing) will be considered to have met all of the USF General Education requirements. A grade of ‘C-’or better is required in the FKL courses:- English Composition6- Fine Arts3- Human and Cultural Diversity in a Global Context3- Humanities6- Mathematics OR 3 Mathematics AND 3 Quantitative Reasoning6- Natural Sciences (Life Science)3- Natural Sciences (Physical Science)3- Social and Behavioral Sciences6Six credits of the above coursework must be completed in Human and Historical Context and Process courses Upper Division Sequence (NUR) (CIP 51.3801)Admission Requirements Admission to the University of South Florida Completed application to the College of Nursing prior to the published deadline for the intended term of entry Completion of all nursing pre-requisites course by published application deadline for the intended term of entry Minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work. Required pre-requisite course grades may beweighted Completion of the University’s foreign language entrance requirement Submission of a personal statement describing the reason for choosing nursing as a career, plans for academicsuccess, and how leadership or volunteer experiences contribute to the profession of nursing (See College ofNursing website for details). No undergraduate nursing courses transferred in from any institution.Prerequisite RequirementsThe state-mandated nursing common pre-requisites are required to be completed before the published application279

COLLEGE OF NURSINGUNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOGdeadline for the intended term of entry. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required:BSC X085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I course, 4 semester hoursBSC X086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II course, 4 semester hoursCHM, BSC, PHY, PCB, BCH XXXX Any Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Biochemistry course, 3 semester hoursDEP X004 Human Growth & Development or any Human Growth & Development course, 3 semester hoursHUN X201 Human Nutrition or any Human Nutrition course OR NUR 1192, 3 semester hoursMCB X010C Microbiology or Any Microbiology course, 4 semester hoursPSY, SYG, or SOP XXXX Any Psychology, Sociology, or Social Psychology course, 3 semester hoursSTA X014 Statistics or any Statistics course, 3 semester hoursAdditional RequirementsThe Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) requirements must be completed prior to admission into theUpper Division sequence and must be completed with a ‘C-’ or better.Upper Division Course of StudyNUR 3125 Pathophysiology for Nursing PracticeNUR 3145 Pharmacology in Nursing PracticeNUR 3026 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice & Foundations for Clinical JudgmentNUR 3026L Nursing Fundamentals ClinicalNUR 3066 Physical Examination & AssessmentNUR 3826 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Nursing and Health CareNUR 3535 Psychiatric/Mental Health NursingNUR 3535L Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing ClinicalNUR 3215 Medical Surgical Nursing INUR 3215L Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical INUR 4216 Medical Surgical Nursing IINUR 4216L Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical IINUR 4165 Nursing InquiryNUR 4827C Leadership & Management in Professional Nursing PracticeNUR 4636 Community/Public Health: Population – Focused NursingNUR 4636L Community/Public Health Nursing ClinicalNUR 4355 Child & Adolescent Health NursingNUR 4455 Women’s Health NursingNUR 4467L Maternal & Pediatric Clinical Nursing Care ClinicalNUR 4948L PreceptorshipTotal:4344233334453333324669 Second Bachelor’s Degree Sequence (SBN) (CIP 51.3801)Admission Requirements Admission to the University of South Florida Application to the College of Nursing prior to the published deadline for the intended term of entry Completion of all nursing pre-requisite courses by the published deadline for the intended term of entry Completion of first bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution, by the published applicationdeadline for the intended term of entry Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work Submission of a personal statement describing the reason for choosing nursing as a career, plans for academicsuccess, and how leadership or volunteer experiences contribute to the profession of nursing (See College ofNursing website for details). No undergraduate nursing courses transferred in from any institution.Prerequisite RequirementsThe state-mandated nursing common pre-requisites are required to be completed before the published applicationdeadline for the intended term of entry. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required:BSC X085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I course, 4 semester hoursBSC X086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II course, 4 semester hoursCHM, BSC, PHY, PCB, BCH XXXX Any Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Biochemistry course, 3 semester hoursDEP X004 Human Growth & Development or any Human Growth & Development course, 3 semester hoursHUN X201 Human Nutrition or any Human Nutrition course OR NUR 1192, 3 semester hoursMCB X010C Microbiology or Any Microbiology course, 4 semester hoursPSY, SYG, or SOP XXXX Any Psychology, Sociology, or Social Psychology course, 3 semester hours280

COLLEGE OF NURSINGUNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOGSTA X014 Statistics or any Statistics course, 3 semester hoursFoundations of Knowledge requirements are met with the previous Bachelor’s degree.Second Bachelor’s Degree Course of StudyNUR 3125Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice4NUR 3145Pharmacology in Nursing Practice3NUR 3026Fundamentals of Nursing Practice & Foundations for Clinical Judgment 4NUR 3026L Nursing Fundamentals Clinical4NUR 3066Physical Exam & Assessment2NUR 3826Ethical Legal Aspects of Nursing & Health Care3NUR 4165Nursing Inquiry3NUR 3535Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing3NUR 3535L Psych Clinical3NUR 4636Community/Public Health: Population - Focused Nursing3NUR 4636L Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical3NUR 3215Medical Surgical Nursing I3NUR 3215L Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical I4NUR 4216Medical Surgical Nursing II4NUR 4216L Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical5NUR 4355Child & Adolescent Health Nursing3NUR 4455Women’s Health Nursing2NUR 4467L Maternal & Pediatric Nursing Care Clinical4NUR 4948L Preceptorship6NUR 4827C Leadership& Management in Prof Nursing Practice3Total: 69Note: Undergraduate second bachelor’s degree pre-licensure students who receive a grade below a "C” or “S ", inany required nursing course will not be permitted to continue in the second bachelor’s degree sequence. If allowed tocontinue in the program, the student must move to the upper division sequence, providing space and appropriateclinical placement are available. RN to Bachelors Sequence (NRN) (CIP 51.3801)Admissions Requirements Admission to the University of South Florida Application to the College of Nursing prior to the published deadline for the intended term of entry Current RN licensure and either an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accreditedinstitution, or diploma in Nursing Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate courseworkPrerequisite RequirementsThe state-mandated nursing common prerequisites are required to be completed. These courses can becompleted while in the RN to BS program. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required:BSC X085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I course, 4 semester hoursBSC X086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II course, 4 semester hoursCHM, BSC, PHY, PCB, BCH XXXX Any Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Biochemistry course 3 semester hoursDEP X004 Human Growth & Development or any Human Growth & Development course, 3 semester hoursHUN X201 Human Nutrition or any Human Nutrition course OR NUR 1192, 3 semester hoursMCB X010C Microbiology or Any Microbiology course, 4 semester hoursPSY, SYG, or SOP XXXX Any Psychology, Sociology, or Social Psychology course, 3 semester hoursSTA X014 Statistics or any Statistics course, 3 semester hoursAdditional Requirements The Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) requirements must be completed. A grade of ‘C-’ or betteris required:- English Composition6- Mathematics* OR 3 Mathematics AND 3 Quantitative Reasoning6*College Algebra or Finite Math preferred and STA X014 Statistics recommended courses- Natural Sciences (Life Science)3- Natural Sciences (Physical Science)3- Social and Behavioral Sciences6- Fine Arts3281

COLLEGE OF NURSINGUNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG- Human and Cultural Diversity in a Global Context3- Humanities6- Foreign Language Entrance Requirement8 Completion of all other University Baccalaureate degree requirements Additional coursework may be required to meet the USF graduation credit hour requirement.RN to BS Course of Study:A letter grade of “C” or better is required in all Nursing (NUR) coursesCore Courses:NUR 3805 Educational Transitions for Registered Nurses2NUR 3078 Information Technology Skills for Nurses1NUR 4895 Educational Role of the Nurse in Healthcare3NUR 4828 Foundations of Nursing Healthcare Leadership & Management3NUR 4169 Evidence-Based Practice for Baccalaureate Prepared Nurse3NUR 4634C Population Health3Total Core Courses: 15Cluster CoursesStudents select one of three clusters during the second semester. The three clusters are: Clinical Practice;Education; Leadership. Students must complete at least two courses from the selected cluster.Remaining credits can be selected from any cluster. Please contact academic advisor for required cluster courses.Cluster/Elective course availability will vary semester to semester and may include, and are not limited to:NSP 4485 An Interdisciplinary Perspective on HIV3NSP 4545 Substance Abuse Across Lifespan3NUR 3826 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Nursing & Health Care3NUR 4286 Geriatric Nursing3NUR 4128 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology Updates3NUR 4069 Health Assessment for Registered Nurses3Total Cluster Courses: 15Total of Core and Cluster Courses: 30282

Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. 5. The RN to MS sequence is for students currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse. The RN to MS option allows an RN with an Associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited school to earn a Master of Science degree with selec