Department of Nursing

Kim Van Wagoner, Department Chair
Jason Atwood, Kathy Barnhill, JoAnn Dalling, Donna Funk, Susan Garbett, Tana Hunter, Pamela Hart, Ann Killian, Gayle Lee Shirley Stavast, Susan Towne
Carmelita Jones, Secretary (208)356-1325

Students with 40 or more college credits OR Students not admitted to the BYU-I Nursing program but planning to pursue Nursing as a profession, are strongly encouraged to contact other Schools of Nursing for transfer counseling.

The Nursing Department offers the following programs:

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN NURSING

This program has been designed to prepare the Graduate to write the national licensing examination for Registered Nurses.

Upon completion of the Nursing curriculum, the Graduate will be prepared to:

1.  Administer nursing care for patients with identified 
    health problems across the life span.
2.  Utilize nursing research.
3.  Demonstrate accountability for nursing practice.
4.  Assume responsibility for personal and professional 
    stewardship goals.
5.  Acknowledge the roles of professional organizations 
    in advancing nursing practice.
6.  Apply knowledge to further education.
7.  Qualify to write the professional nurse board examination.
HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS The Brigham Young University- Idaho Nursing Program is intended to integrate students immediately out of high school into the program.

In order to apply to the program, the student will have completed one full year of Chemistry with a grade of "B" or better.

If the student coming from high school has not completed one year of Chemistry, they will not be accepted in the program.

Recommended High School Courses: -Algebra II or higher - Nutrition - Anatomy and Physiology

OTHER APPLICANTS If you have already attended some college and did not complete one year of Chemistry in high school with at least a "B" grade, you must complete the following prior to applying to the program (courses offered at Brigham Young University-Idaho):

Chem 101 Intro Gen Chem 4

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Students are accepted into the Nursing program following admission to Brigham Young University Idaho, and following review and selection by the Nursing Admissions Council.

The review is based upon:
1.   Scholastic Record
2.  American College Test (ACT) score 
3.  Chemistry requirement met
4.  Science classes taken
5.  TOEFL (see below)
6. Adjusted GPA (per BYU-Idaho Admissions Dept)
Two separate applications are required; one for Brigham Young University-Idaho, and one for the nursing program. The completed nursing application must be on file with the Department of Nursing prior to February 15. (Not available on-line)

All students with English as a second language will be required to pass the TOEFL Examination with a score of at least 500. Check your local college/university for availability. Brigham Young University Idaho offers the exam by request only (contact Lynette Peterson at 356-1207).

Clinical experiences are completed in the communities of Rexburg, Idaho Falls, and Blackfoot. To achieve the best possible clinical education, students are assigned to various facilities in these communities. Students are responsible for, and assume the risks of, their own transportation to and from the clinical areas.

Students will participate in required off-campus clinical experience trips; one program required in the Freshman year, and one in the Sophomore year. Transportation will be provided. -Freshman Travel Fee: $15, to be assessed during N 100 course -Sophomore Travel Fee: $25, will be assessed at the time of the trip.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

After being accepted to Brigham Young University Idaho 
and prior to starting Fall semester, the student must:
1.  Receive their confirmation letter from the Nursing Department.
2.  Return signed Acceptance Form by specified date.
3.  Return completed notarized Consent Form.
4.  Provide documentation of current 
    "Healthcare Provide CPR" certification
5.  Submit completed health questionnaire with immunization documentation.
6.  Provide own transportation to clinicals (see above).
7.  Complete prerequisite courses.
Each nursing student is required to carry student liability insurance against malpractice suits. The insurance fee is $10 per semester and is paid by Brigham Young University-Idaho.

The validation process for previous learning which will be required, is being defined by the State of Idaho Nursing Articulation Committee (SNAC).

Other Syllabi Costs:

  Freshman:   $45
  Sophomores: $50
  Complete the NCLEX Review Course, total cost - $240 
  (paid in increments of $30/selected courses)
TRANSCULTURAL NURSING

One transcultural experience is offered by the department each year(Jerusalem, Israel, OR Merida, Mexico). A select number of students may participate. Application for the program occurs during Fall Semester of the Freshman year. The transcultural experience is completed during the Fall Semester of the Sophomore year. Details pertaining to the specific experience, including curriculum recommendations and requirements, will be mailed to each student with their acceptance packet. Transcultural students must complete two Summer sessions between the Freshman and Sophomore years of the program.

Contact Susan Towne, 150D Clarke, or Kim Van Wagoner, Chairman, (208) 356-1325 for more information.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Associate in Arts and Sciences with a major in Nursing (093)

Prerequisites; may be completed at Brigham Young University-Idaho or other college/university offering equivalent courses. The following courses must be completed prior to beginning the Nursing program in the Fall Semester:

BIO 264 Physiology 4 BIO 265 Anatomy 4

If transferring credits, it is the student's responsibility to ensure the courses taken are equivalent and transferable. This is accomplished by requesting the Brigham Young University-Idaho Transcript Evaluation Office review the courses in question.

*The lab component of Anatomy and Physiology must be a "wet-lab". If a student completes Anat & Phys without the wet-lab component, the student will be required to successfully complete Gross Anatomy (BIO 266) at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

MAJOR COURSES-Freshman Year

*Nursing 100 Fundamentals             6
*Nursing 100 A Professionalism        1
Nursing 101 Gerontology               2
Nursing 102 Metabolic/GU              2
Nursing 103 Psychiatric               3
Nursing 104 GI and Cancer             3
Total Credits                        17
Courses for Majors

MAJOR COURSES-Sophomore Year

Nursing 200 Neuro/Endocrine           4
Nursing 201 CV/ Respiratory           4
Nursing 202 Obstetrics                4
Nursing 203 Pediatrics                4
Nursing 204 Law & Ethics              1
Nursing 205 Trends                    1
Total Credits                        18
Freshman Year

Required sequence of courses (except for Transcultural candidates):

Be advised that credit adjustments to the ADN curriculum are pending relative to the proposed BSN curriculum.

Fall Semester
*Nurs 100 Fundamentals                6
*Nurs 100A Professionalism            1
Psych 111                             3
General Education                     2-8
Total Credits                        12-18

Winter Semester
Assigned Major Courses               6-8
BIO 286 Nursing Pharmacology         2-3
General Education                    4-10
Total Credits                       12-18

1st Summer Term (Five Weeks)
Mandatory for all Freshman students to attend  this term.
Assigned  Major Course               2-3
General Education Requirements
To be completed during Freshman year:
BIO 221 Gen Micro                    3
BIO 222 Gen Micro Lab                1
Eng 111 College Writing              3
Religion                             2
Religion                             2
FA 100                               0
PE-C 177  Fit for Life 
OR                           
Basic Skills Option                  1-3
Math 108 or Higher                   3
Psych 111 Gen Psychology             3
Total Credits                       18-20
Sophomore Year Required sequence of courses (except for Transcultural candidates):
Fall Semester
Nurs 204 Law & Ethics                1
Assigned Major Courses               8
General Education                    3-9
Total Credits                       12-18

Winter Semester
Nurs 205 Trends                      1
Assigned Major Courses               8
General Education                    3-9
Total Credits                       12-18
General Education Requirements
To be completed during Sophomore year:
Religion                             2
Religion                             2
Faml 210 Child Development           3
Arts & Letters                       6
Eng 316 Adv Technical Writing        3
Total Credits                       19
General Education Requirements

*See pages 35-37 for a complete explanation of these General Education Requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

*Nurs 100 Fundamentals (6:2:9)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into nursing program, completion of prerequisites, as stated in the catalog.
Lab fee: $5
Syllabus: $45
Nursing Kit: $125
This course offers the student experience in basic nursing assessment and care of the hospitalized patient in acute care settings.

*A failing grade in Nursing 100 or 100A will result in immediate dismissal from the Nursing Program.

*Nurs 100A Professionalism; Interpersonal Skills (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into nursing program
Introduction of concepts related to professionalism including values, leadership, economics, ethics, teaching/learning, legal implications, cultural and spiritual aspects. Communication and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

Nurs 101 Gerontology (2:3:12)
Prerequisites: Nurs 100 and 100A
This course focuses on problems of the gastrointestinal tract, and introduces the student nurse to the care of a person with cancer.
(5 week course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 102 Metabolic/GU (2:3:12)
Prerequisites: Nurs 100 and 100A
This course incorporates nursing assessment and management of disorders involving the kidney and related structures, liver, gall bladder, and pancreas.
(5 week course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 103 Psychiatric (3:3:12)
Prerequisites: Nurs 100, Nurs 100A, and Psych 111
This course is designed to aid the student in applying the nursing process to the psychological needs of the patient, as well as providing the student with a growing self understanding through the study of the principles of psychiatric nursing.
(5 week course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 104 GI and Cancer (3:3:12)
Prerequisites: Nurs 100 and 100A
This course focuses on problems of the gastrointestinal tract, and introduces the student nurse to the care of a person with cancer.
(5 week course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 200 Neuro/Endocrine (4:3:14)
Prerequisites: Currently enrolled in the Nursing Program
This course focuses on the assessment and care of the person with problems relating to neurological, sensory and endocrine systems and immobility.
(Block course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 201 Cardiovascular and Respiratory (4:3:15)
Prerequisites: Currently enrolled in the Nursing Program
This course focuses on prevention of illness and patient teaching, as well as covering assessment and nursing care of the person with problems relating to respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
(Block course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 202 Obstetrics (4:3:15)
Prerequisites: Currently enrolled in the Nursing Program
This course offers the student experience in the hospital and community settings in assessing and caring for the child bearing family. (Block course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 203 Pediatrics (4:3:14)
Prerequisites: Currently enrolled in the Nursing Program and Faml 210**
This course focuses on the assessment and care of the well and sick infant, child, and adolescent in hospital and community settings.
(Block course)
Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

Nurs 204 Law & Ethics (1:1:0)
Prerequisites: Currently enrolled in the Nursing Program
This course focuses on professional accountability and legal aspects. (F)
Lab fee: $5
Syllabus: $50

Nurs 205 Trends and Professionalism (1:1:0)
Prerequisites: Currently enrolled in the Nursing Program
This class is a continuation of Nurs 204 with a focus on licensure, current trends, professional and educational opportunities. (W)
Graduation Pin Fee: $35

Nurs 290 Special Problems 1-3
This course provides the opportunity for study of pertinent topics not included in the Nursing curriculum. May be repeated for credit. Other curriculum options may include: Non-Traditional Program, Early Graduation Program. Contact the Department Chair for details.

CEREMONIES:
First Year Recognition:
At the end of first Summer Block
Pinning:
The night before Brigham Young University-Idaho graduation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (400)
(Proposed Curriculum)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Students are accepted into the Bachelor's Completion Program following admission to Brigham Young University-Idaho, and by review and selection by the Nursing Admissions Council.

The Nursing Admissions Council reviews documentation of:
1. Completion of an accredited (NLNAC) Associate Degree in Nursing.
2. A copy of a valid current Idaho Registered Nurse license in good standing.
3. Felony check will be requested on each applicant.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The validation process for previous learning which will be required is being defined by the State of Idaho Nursing Articulation Committee (SNAC).

After being accepted to Brigham Young University-Idaho, the student must:
1. Receive their confirmation letter from the Nursing Department.
2. Return signed Acceptance Form by specified date.
3. Return completed notarized Consent Form.
4. Provide documentation of current "Healthcare Provider CPR" certification.
5. Submit completed health questionnaire with immunization documentation
6. TOEFL (for ESL students)-for details see pg 198.
7. Brigham Young University-Idaho requires 32 credits be completed at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

APPLICATION TO BSN COMPLETION PROGRAM
The completed Nursing Application must be on file with the Department of Nursing prior to February 15. Provisional priority will be given to continuing BYU-I Nursing graduates. (This is not available on-line).

Program Description
The three semester Baccalaureate Completion Nursing Program at BYU-I is designed to accommodate RN students desiring to expand employment opportunities and enhance Nursing knowledge.

Upon completion of the BSN program the graduate will be prepared to:

1. Assume nursing leadership roles in directing, managing, coordinating, and administering nursing care for individuals, families and communities. 2. Conduct, utilize, and evaluate nursing research.
3. Demonstrate accountability and independence for designing and administering nursing care.
4. participate in the organization and direction of interdisciplinary groups within the Health Care Community.
5. Accept roles within professional nursing organizations.
6. Apply knowledge and understanding of self and community in pursuit of graduate study.

Courses for Majors

Nursing 305  Professional Issues & Trends             1
Nursing 316  Professional Seminar                     2
Nursing 327  Advanced Physical Assessment             3
Nursing 330  Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing        4
Nursing 338  Nursing Research                         3
Nursing 449  Community Nursing                        5
Nursing 450  Nursing Leadership                       5
Nursing 460  Capstone                                 1
Total Credits                                        24

SUPPORT COURSES
Religion (300-400 Level Classes)                      6
Math 321 - Principles of Statistics                   3
Soc 357 - Human Relations and Leadership              3
BIO 381 - Pathophysiology                             4
Physical Science option                               4
Econ 111 - Intro to Economics                         3
Total Credits                                        23
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Nurs 305 Professional Issues and Trends (1:1:0)
Prerequisites: Currently enrolled in the BSN Completion Program
This course focuses on licensure, current trends, and professional opportunities. (W)

Nursing 316 Professional Seminar (2:2:0)
General course with which will include difference in A.D. N. & B. S. N. Education and practice levels, nursing theorists, and professional responsibilities.

Nursing 327 Physical Assessment 3
Advanced nursing or physical assessment course dealing with systems of physical, emotional, and social examination. Clinical component.

Nursing 330 Advanced Med/Surg 4
Prerequisite: Nursing 316 and 327
Advanced nursing concepts and skills integrated in Intensive Care. Advanced clinical component.

Nursing 338 Nursing Research 3
Prerequisite: Nursing 316 and 327
Basic principles of research/ statistics with practical application to nursing situations.

Nursing 449 Community Nursing 5
Prerequisite: Nursing 316 and 327
Principle of nursing related to community and groups of people in social settings - Clinical component.

Nursing 450 Nursing Leadership 5
Prerequisite: Nursing 316 and 327
Principles of leadership & management as it applies to nursing practice - Clinical component.

Nursing 460 Capstone Project 1
Prerequisite: Nursing 316, 327, 330, and 338
Integrated experience working in groups of students in service to learn leadership & management through related service projects. Nursing principles will be applied and demonstrated in the project.

ACCREDITATION STATUS:
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission(NLNAC)
61 Broadway
New York City, NY 10006
Tel. 1-800-669-1656, Ext. 153

Idaho State Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0061
Tel. 208-334-3110, Ext. 34

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
11130 N.E. 33rd Place, Suite 120
Belleview, WA 98004
Tel. 425-827-2005


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