Academic Affairs Committee
March 24th, 2009
This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.
CURRICULAR ACTION NOTICE: NURSING
1. PROGRAM CHANGE: MSN Program
Rationale for change: Change in admission requirements for MSN program.
A review of admission requirements for other MSN programs indicated that the MU program requires more prerequisite courses for admission than other programs.
A new course, NUR 4417-- Community Practices and Principles, can be offered as an online individualized instruction for students who did not have community health nursing as part of their basic nursing curriculum. NUR 4471 for RN students is offered once every three years.
New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER): No change
List all changes:
Admission requirements to MSN program:
· Baccalaureate degree
· Licensure as a Registered Nurse
· Introduction to statistics course
· NUR 4471, Community Health Nursing or NUR 44XX (or comparable course)
· 3.0 GPA
· Letter of reference
2. NEW COURSE: NUR 4417: Community Practice
Purpose and Nature of Course:
This course is a study of the principles and theories of community health nursing practice for registered nurses who did not have community health concepts in their basic programs.
Prefix: ___NUR________ Number: ___4417____________ CIP:__________________
Course Title: Community Nursing Practice & Principles
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) __ 3___ Undergraduate
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Community Nursing Practice & Principles will provide registered nurses who did not have community health principles in their basic nursing programs with information on aspects of practice unique to functioning in community and public health settings. The course includes theoretical and practice models that are basic to preparing students for the specialty of Community Health Nursing. Students in this course will learn to apply the nursing process to a community client using the Neuman Systems Model.
Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)Limited to RN students without a course in community health who wish to enter the Nursing Masters program.