Department of Nursing
Department Chair: Kathy Barnhill
Department Secretary: Carmelita Jones (208) 496-1325
Department Faculty: Jason AtwoodKathy BarnhillJoann DallingSusan DicusDonna FunkSusan GarbettPamela HartTana HunterAnn KillianGayle LeeMargaret ParsonShirley StavastKim Van Wagoner

 
The Nursing Department offers the following programs:
1. Associate of Science with a Major in Nursing for:
  • Eligibility for registered nurse licensure
  • FALL/WINTER TRACK ONLY


    2. Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing for:
  • Registered Nurses seeking baccalaureate completion
  • All tracks

    For recommended sequence of courses see http://www2.byui.edu/nursing
     
  • Program Description


     
    A.S.  in Nursing (355)   
    This two-year program has been designed to prepare the graduate for the professional nurse board examination (NCLEX-RN).


    Upon completion of the Nursing curriculum, the Graduate will utilize the Department of Nursing's philosophy as a guide for holistice nursing care and be prepared to:

    1. Demonstrate accountability for nursing practice.

    2. Assume responsibility for personal and professional stewardship goals.

    3. Administer holistic nursing care for patients with identified health problems across the life span.

    4. Apply knowledge to further education.

    5. Acknowledge the role of professional organizations in advancing nursing practice.

    6. Utilize nursing reasearch.

    7. Utilize critical thinking in providing safe and appropriate nursing care.

    8. Recognize and develop caring attitudes and relationships.

    9. Utilize the nursing process to develop a plan of care.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Two separate applications are required: one for Brigham Young University-Idaho, and one for the Nursing Program. In addition, the applicant must submit "official" high school and/or college transcript(s) to the BYU-Idaho Registrar and the Department of Nursing. Failure to receive an applicant's official transcript(s) by February 15 will invalidate the application, and the student will not be considered for admission to the program.

    The applicant will be required to complete the Preadmission Entrance Exam (see the application packet for details).

    All students with English as a second language will be required to pass the TOEFL Examination with a score of at least 600 written and a score of at least 250 on the computer. Students should check their local colleges/universities for availability. Brigham Young University-Idaho offers the exam by request only (contact the Testing Center at 208-496-1206).

    Students are accepted into the Nursing Program following admission to Brigham Young University-Idaho, and following review and approval by the Department of Nursing Admissions Council. Applicants will be notified of the decision by mail.

    The Department of Nursing requires:
    1. American College Test (ACT) Scores
    2. Preadmission Entrance Exam - information is included with each nursing program application
    3. TOEFL Score of at least 600 written or 250 computer for ESL students.

    PREREQUISITE COURSES
    Chem 101 - Intro Gen Chem - 4 credits (The student who has completed one full year of high school chemistry with a grade of "B" or better may qualify to have the chemistry prerequisite waived. )

    Bio 264 & 265 or Bio 268 - Human Anatomy and Physiology - 8 credits

    HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS
    The Brigham Young University-Idaho Nursing Program is intended to integrate students immediately out of high school into the program.

    Recommended High School Courses: Algebra II or higher, Nutrition, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry.

    The student who has completed one full year of high school chemistry with a grade of "B" or better may qualify to have the chemistry prerequisite waived.

    Admission for High School applicants is based upon a ranking system (ACT scores and GPA) established by BYU-Idaho Admissions Office. For specifics, contact the BYU-Idaho Admissions Office at 208-496-1026.

    COLLEGE APPLICANTS
    Acceptance into the Nursing Program is based on college GPA and evaluation of college courses and credits (not to exceed 30 cumulative credits at the time of application). Students with greater than 30 credits will only be considered for the Alternate Track.

    Students who did not complete one year of Chemistry in high school with at least a "B" grade must complete the chemistry prerequisite.

    LPN TO ASN:
    The required validation process for previous learning is defined by the Idaho State Nursing Articulation Committee (ISNAC). Contact the Department of Nursing for details.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
    After being accepted to Brigham Young University Idaho
    and prior to starting Fall semester, the student must:

    1. Complete prerequisite courses.
    2. Receive a confirmation letter from the Department of Nursing.
    3. Return signed Acceptance Form by specified date.
    4. Return completed Consent Form.
    5. Provide documentation of current "Healthcare Provider CPR" certification.
    6. Submit completed health questionnaire with immunization documentation.
    7. Be responsible for and assume the risks of transportation to and from the clinical areas.
    8. Submit a completed criminal background check.

    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.

    ACADEMIC FEES
    Department of Nursing Insignia: $10.00
    Travel Fee: $25.00
    Nursing Kit: $125.00
    Lab Fee:$45.00
    Syllabi: $95.00
    NCLEX Review Fee: $240.00

    OPTIONAL PROGRAM TRACKS
    Tracks in the Associate Program are offered on an "as needed" basis.

    Early Graduation
    The Early Graduation Track accommodates students needing, or desiring, to graduate one semester early. Students complete the freshman year, all Summer Sessions between the Freshman and Sophomore Years and Fall semester of the Sophomore year. These students finish in December, but are encouraged to return in April for the Pinning Ceremony. Freshman students must have a 3.0 G.P.A. in nursing courses to be considered for this program. Once accepted in the ASN Nursing Program, a student can apply for the Early Graduation Track. Contact the Department of Nursing (208-496-1325) for more information.

    Transcultural Nursing
    One transcultural experience may be offered each year. A select number of students participate. Application for the program occurs during the 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 course sequence recommendations are available to students on request. Contact the Department of Nursing (208-496-1325) for more information.

    Alternate Track
    Evening classes are held each week and clinical is evenings and/or Saturdays. Students graduate in April. Applicants must have ALL general education course work completed prior to beginning the nursing program. Contact Continuing Education at (208) 496-1040 for program costs and other information.

    SPECIFIC INFORMATION
    Prerequisites may be completed at Brigham Young University-Idaho or other colleges/universities offering equivalent courses.

    If transferring credits, it is the student's responsibility to ensure the courses taken are equivalent and transferable. Please contact the Brigham Young University-Idaho Registrar Office(208-496-1001) to review the courses in question. Students must also meet University Residency Requirement.

    CEREMONIES
    First Year Recognition: At the end of first Summer Block of the Freshman year.

    Second Year Pinning: The night before Brigham Young University-Idaho graduation.

    ACCREDITING AGENCIES
    The BYU-Idaho ASN Nursing program is accredited by:
    National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc. (NLNAC)
    61 Broadway 35th Floor
    New York City, NY 10006
    Tel. 1-800-669-1656, Ext. 153

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
    Redmond, WA 98052-3981
    Tel. 1-425-558-4224

    and is approved by:
    State of Idaho Board of Nursing
    PO Box 83720
    Boise, Idaho 83720-0061
    Tel. 1-208-334-3110, Ext. 34


    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take 1 Course   
    REL 121, 121H
     
           OR
              Take 1 Course   
              REL 122, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    Take 3 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 211, 211H, 215, 234, 235, 261, 264, 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 324, 324H, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    GE Requirements

    The Associate Degree in Nursing requires chemistry, either in high school or at the university. Students who take a year of chemistry in high school and receive a B or better may use Biology 386 (Nursing Pharmacology) to fill the Physical Science requirement. Students who do not take high school chemistry must take Chemistry 101 (Introductory General Chemistry) in addition to Pharmacology.

    I. Reading and Writing

       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 315, 315C  

    II. Mathematics
  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       CS 100  

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHIN 347
       ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
       FR 202
       GER 202
       HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
       LANG 202
       PH 314
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H
       RUSS 340, 340H
       SPAN 202, 302

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       BIO 221, 222  

    VII. Physical Science

       Take this Course
       BIO 386

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       CHEM 101, 105, 105H  

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       ECON 111, 111H  

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHILD 210, 210H

    Major Requirements
    The ASN exceeds the 60-hour limit placed on Associate Degrees. Completing all requirements for the ASN requires 77 hours.

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       HFED 116
       NURS 100, 100A, 101, 102, 103, 104, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
       PSYCH 310

    AND
       Take 8 Credits   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 268

              OR
                 Take 8 Credits   Minimum Grade: C-
                 BIO 264, 265


  •  
    B.S.  in Nursing (400)   
    The Baccalaureate Completion Nursing Program at BYU-Idaho is designed for the individual with a current license as a Registered Nurse, and who desires to expand employment opportunities and enhance nursing knowledge. This program can be completed in three full-time semesters.

    Upon completion of the Nursing curriculum, the Graduate will utilize the Department of Nursing philosophy as a guide for holistic nursing care and be prepared to:

    Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)
    1. Demonstrate accountability and independence for designing and administering nursing care.

    2. Assume increasing responsibility for personal and professional stewardship goals.

    3. Administer, direct, manage, and coordinate holistic nursing care for individuals, families, and communities.

    4. Apply knowledge and understanding of self and community by pursuing further education.

    5. Be prepared to accept roles within professional nursing organizations in advancing nursing practice.

    6. Utilize, conduct, and evaluate nursing research.

    7. Apply knowledge and understanding of self by utilizing critical thinking.

    8. Recognize, initiate, and develop caring attitudes and relationships.

    9. Utilize the nursing process in providing nursing care through organizing and directing interdisciplinary groups within the Health Care Community.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Two separate applications are required: One for BYU-Idaho and one for the Nursing Program. In addition, the applicant must submit "official" college transcript(s) to the BYU-Idaho Registrar and the Department of Nursing. Students are accepted into the Nursing Program following admission to BYU-Idaho, and review and approval by the Department of Nursing Admissions Council. Applicants will be notified of the decision by mail.

    The RN student must submit the following documentation:
    1. Completed application forms obtained from the Department of Nursing.
    2. Completion of an RN Program. Conditional acceptance into the BSN Program will be granted contingent upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN not to exceed five weeks into the semester of enrollment.
    3. Cumulative grade point 2.5 or higher (Including all college course work)
    4. Current RN licensure in good standing. On campus students must have an Idaho RN license or license from a participating compact state.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
    After being accepted into the BSN program, the student must:
    1. Receive a confirmation letter of acceptance from the Department of Nursing.
    2. Return signed Acceptance Form by specified date.
    3. Meet with a nursing advisor and complete the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Plan.
    4. Return a completed Consent Form.
    5. Remain current and provide documentation of "Health Care Provider" CPR Certification.
    6. Submit a completed health questionnaire with immunization documentation.
    7. Complete the Brigham Young University-Idaho Upper Division Requirements: At least 30 hours of upper division credit is required. Transfer students must complete at least 30 credit hours through BYU-Idaho, including 15 hours of upper division credit. Additionally, the last 15 credit hours for the baccalaureate degree must be completed in residency. If transferring credits, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that courses taken are equivalent and transferable. Contact the BYU-Idaho Registrar Office (208-496-1001) to review the courses in question. Students must also meet university residency requirements.
    8. Submit a completed criminal background check.

    ACADEMIC FEES
    BSN: $62.00

    OPTIONAL PROGRAM TRACKS
    Tracks in the Baccalaureate Program are offered on an "as needed" basis. All BSN courses are not offered every semester. Please contact Department of Nursing for current rotation of courses.

    Distant Education Track

    The BYU-Idaho Nursing Program is offered through distant education utilizing email, web sites/Blackboard program and ground mail (videos, cassettes, or paper). The mode of instruction/communication is determined by the individual course instructor. Course requirements are the same as the on-campus BSN Program. Clinical experiences are to be completed within the area the learner resides (with the approval of the instructor and completion of the BYU-Idaho Master Internship Agreement form). The student must apply as a non-traditional student to BYU-Idaho.

    The required general education courses can be taken on campus or online through BYU-Idaho Continuing Education or at other colleges/universities. Acceptance of credits taken at other universities are contingent upon approval by the Registrar at BYU-Idaho. Please contact the BYU-Idaho Registrar Office (208-496-1001) to review the courses in question.

    Transcultural Track:

    The transcultural track may be offered to complete clinical hours for community and/or leadership courses. Transcultural opportunities are offered when experiences become available. Contact the Department of Nursing (208)496-1325 for further details.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    If transferring credits, it is the student's responsibility to ensure the courses taken are equivalent and transferable. Please contact the Brigham Young University-Idaho Registrar Office(208-496-1001) to review the courses in question. Students must also meet the University's Residency Requirement.

    ACCREDITING AGENCIES
    The BYU-Idaho BSN Nursing Program is accredited by:
    National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc.(NLNAC)
    61 Broadway 35th Floor
    New York City, NY 10006
    Tel. 1-800-669-1656, Ext. 153

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
    Redmond, WA 98052-3981
    Tel. 1-425-558-4224

    and is approved by:
    State of Idaho Board of Nursing
    (contingent on NLNAC accreditation)
    PO Box 83720
    Boise, Idaho 83720-0061
    Tel. 1-208-334-3110, Ext. 34

    Scheduled for accreditation visit March 2005. Contact the Department of Nursing (208)496-1325 for current status.



    GENERAL EDUCATION:
    The graduate of either a diploma or associate degree program must meet the general education requirements of BYU-Idaho for a Bachelor of Science degree. All transfer students must submit transcripts to the Registrar for evaluation and validation of completion of BYU-Idaho requirements (208-496-1001).



    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take these Courses   
    REL 121, 122
     
           OR
              Take these Courses   
              REL 121H, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    (Scripture Based Courses)
    Take 6 Credits   
    REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
     
           OR
              Take 6 Credits   
              REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

    AND
    (Other Religion Courses)
    Take 4 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    GE Requirements
    I. Reading and Writing

       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
       HIST 300, 300H

    II. Mathematics

  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102, 150, 150H
       CS 100
       HS 131, 131W
       IS 140

              OR
                 Take this Course
                 PE 177

              AND
                 Take 1 Course
                 PE 100, 101, 102, 110, 115, 117, 118, 119, 121, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 131, 133, 134, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, 147, 148, 160, 161, 162, 175, 178, 179, 195, 196

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHIN 347
       ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
       FR 202
       GER 202
       HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
       LANG 202
       PH 314
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H
       RUSS 340, 340H
       SPAN 202, 302

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 122, 270
       BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 3 Credits
       CHEM 100, 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H
       GEOG 101, 101L
       GEOL 101, 102, 103, 103L, 104, 110, 110L, 111, 111L
       PH 101, 101L, 102, 105, 105L, 106, 106L, 115, 116, 121, 127, 127L, 150
       PH.S 100, 100L, 110

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       ECON 111, 111H  

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ANTH 101, 101H
       CHILD 210, 210H
       ECON 111, 111H, 112, 112H
       ED 270
       GEOG 120
       HIST 201, 202
       HON 201
       PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
       POLSC 110, 170
       PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
       SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H, 210

    Major Requirements
    Completion of the ASN is required before beginning the BSN Degree
    The BSN exceeds the 70-hour limit placed on Specialized Majors. However, completing all requirements for the BSN takes 120 hours. In compliance with the state of Idaho articulation agreement, six escrow (vertical) credits will be granted upon completion of Nursing 327 and 330. NO additional coursework is required.

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       BIO 381
       MATH 221
       NURS 316, 327, 330, 338, 449, 450

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       SOC 111, 111H, 323, 357
  •  
    Course Descriptions

    NURS 100 Introductory Nursing (ASN) (6:3:9)
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing program and completion of BIO 268 or BIO 264/265; and Chem 101, 105, or one full year of High School Chemistry with a grade of "B" or better.
    This course provides the learner experience in utilizing the nursing process to provide fundamental care for patients in long-term and acute-care settings.
    (Fall Semester)
     
    NURS 100A Intro Nursing (ASN) (1:1:0)
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program and Concurrent enrollment in NURS 100.
    Introduction of concepts related to nursing professionalism including: values, leadership, economics, ethics, teaching/learning, legal implications, cultural, and spiritual aspects. Communication and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.
    (Fall Semester)
     
    NURS 101 Beg Med/Surg (ASN) (2:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100 and NURS 100A
    This 5-week block course applies the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, to the nursing assessment, care, and common disease processes of aging individuals.
    (Winter and Summer 1st Block)
     
    NURS 102 Beg Med/Surg (ASN) (2:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100 and NURS 100A
    This 5-week block course builds on the learner's base knowledge of metabolism of the body, incorporating the nursing process through the conceptual model in caring for individuals who have metabolic concerns through the wellness continuum.
    (Winter and Summer 1st Block)
     
    NURS 103 Specialty Nurs (ASN) (2:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100 and NURS 100A, Concurrent Enrollment in Psych 310
    This 5-week block course is designed to increase the student's self-awareness and application of the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, to the holistic concerns of themselves and others. The major psychiatric disorders, common psychiatric problems, and mental-health issues that people deal with over the life span are covered.
    (Winter and Summer 1st Block)
     
    NURS 104 Beg Med/Surg (ASN) (2:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100 and NURS 100A
    This 5-week block course applies the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, in caring for individuals with problems of the digestive system and/or cellular concerns.
    (Winter and Summer 1st Block )
     
    NURS 200 Int Med/Surg (ASN) (3:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
    This 8-week block course focuses on the application of the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, in caring for individuals through the wellness continuum as it applies to complex patients having musculoskeletal, sensory, neurological, and endocrine concerns.
    (Fall, Winter, and Summer 2nd Term)
     
    NURS 201 Int Med/Surg (ASN) (3:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
    This 8-week block course provides the learner knowledge and experience using the nursing process, with the conceptual model as a guide, in caring for individuals and families in preventative and rehabilitative care and in acute-care situations with complex patients having concerns in perfusion and oxygenation capabilities.
    (Fall, Winter, and Summer 2nd Term)
     
    NURS 202 Specialty Nurs (ASN) (3:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
    This 8-week block course provides the student experience in hospital and community settings in order to apply the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide in caring for individuals through the wellness continuum as it applies to women's health issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery and the newborn period.
    (Fall and Winter )
     
    NURS 203 Specialty Nurs (ASN) (3:3:11)
    Prerequisite: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
    This 8-week block course focuses on the application of the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, in the specialized caring for the well infant, child and adolescent, the high-risk infant, and the ill child and adolescent in hospital and community settings.
    (Fall and Winter)
     
    NURS 204 Specialty Nurs (ASN) (1:1:0)
    This 8-week block course uses the conceptual model to focus on professional accountability, legal issues, current trends, and educational opportunities for nurses.
    (Fall (1st Block) and Winter (1st Block))
     
    NURS 205 Trends and Professionalism in Nursing (ASN) (1:1:0)
    This 8-week block course utilizes the conceptual model to help the student focus on entry into professional nursing practice,i.e., employment opportunities, health care trends, etc.
    (Fall 2nd Block and Winter 2nd Block)
     
    NURS 290 Spec Problems (ASN) (1-3:3:0)
    This course provides the opportunity for study of pertinent topics not included in the nursing curriculum. May be repeated for credit.
    (Each semester as needed by students.)
     
    NURS 299 Nurs Review Course (ASN) (3:2:2)
    This elective course provides a broad review of nursing practice and care of the medical-surgical, pediatric, psychiatric, and obstetrical clients. It is taught with lecture, discussion of texts, articles, computer simulations, role play, and case histories. Emphasis is on student participation and active involvement with the learning process.
    (Fall and Winter)
     
    NURS 316 Professional Seminar (BSN) (3:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Registered Nurse Licensure
    This course applies the conceptual model to help the student explore differences in ASN and BSN education and practice levels, nursing theorists, and professional responsibilities. Offered on-campus or Distant Education.
     
    NURS 327 Physical Assessment (BSN)* (4:3:3)
    This course uses the conceptual model to help the student gain advanced assessment skills to improve patient care.

    *Note: Escrow credit is a method of academic adjustment that allows a block of credit to be granted for previous learning. (See "Vertical Credits" in catalog). At BYU-Idaho, escrow credit allows lower division credits already earned to be awarded as upper division credits upon successful completion of specified course work. These credits are required for the BSN program. When the BSN student successfully completes Nursing 327 and 330, six vertical credits will be awarded. Offered on-campus or Distant Education.
     
    NURS 330 Advanced Med/Surg (BSN)* (4:2:6)
    This course offers the learner knowledge and experience applying the conceptual model in the education of and caring for the adult patient with specific attention to the wellness continuum as it relates to clinical changes in the critical care areas.

    *Note: Escrow credit is a method of academic adjustment that allows a block of credit to be granted for previous learning. (See "Vertical Credits" in catalog). At BYU-Idaho, escrow credit allows lower division credits already earned to be awarded as upper division credits upon successful completion of specified course work. These credits are required for the BSN program. When the BSN student successfully completes Nursing 327 and 330, six vertical credits will be awarded. Offered on-campus or Distant Education.
     
    NURS 331 Vertical Escrow Credits (BSN) (6:0:0)
    Vertical Escrow Credits

    *Note: Escrow credit is a method of academic adjustment that allows a block of credit to be granted for previous learning. (See “Vertical Credits” in catalog). At BYU-Idaho, escrow credit allows lower division credits already earned to be awarded as upper division credits upon successful completion of specified course work. These credits are required for the BSN program. When the BSN student successfully completes Nursing 327 and 330, six vertical credits will be awarded.

    After successful completion of Nursing 327 and Nursing 330, complete and submit a Vertical Escrow Credit Application Form. The form is submitted to the Registrar's Office. 6 Escrow Credits will be granted, listed as Nursing 331 on the transcript. The granting of vertical escrow credits documents previous learning.
     
    NURS 338 Nursing Research (BSN) (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 221 (Recommended)
    This course offers the learner knowledge and experience in using the conceptual model and the relationship of inquiry, including quantitative and qualitative processes, with the advancement and structuring of nursing knowledge. It provides a forum for discussion of the development, application and evaluation of various types of nursing research and allows the learner opportunity to examine research credibility. Offered on-campus or Distant Education.
     
    NURS 449 Community Nursing (BSN) (5:2:9)
    This survey course uses the conceptual model to help the student explore the nursing process in community health nursing practice for the purpose of preventing disease and disability, and promoting, protecting, and maintaining a healthy community. Offered on-campus or Distant Education.
     
    NURS 450 Nursing Leadership (BSN) (5:2:9)
    This course utilizes the conceptual model to help the student explore the principles of leadership and management as they apply to nursing practice. Offered on campus or Distant Education.
     
    SFN 301 Skills for Family Nursing (CLUSTER) (4:4:0)
    Prerequisite: Bio 100, Bio 150, or Permission of Instructor
    CLUSTER COURSE FOR NON-NURSING MAJORS ONLY. This course is designed to help the Non-Nursing Major increase their knowledge of nursing concepts applicable to the development and changes which occur through life. In-class activities will provide basic nursing skills to assist the learner in family support through illness. Cluster courses for non-nursing majors ONLY.
     
    SFN 302 Skills for Family Nursing (CLUSTER) (4:4:0)
    Prerequisite: Bio 100, Bio 150, or Permission of Instructor
    CLUSTER COURSE FOR NON-NURSING MAJORS ONLY. This course is designed to help the Non-Nursing Major understand basic principles of women's health and care of pregnant women and roles. It also covers fundamental principles in caring for the expectant mother, the newborn infant, and women's health issues. Cluster courses for non-nursing majors ONLY.
     
    SFN 303 Skills for Family Nursing (CLUSTER) (4:4:0)
    Prerequisite: Bio 100, Bio 150, or Permission of Instructor
    CLUSTER COURSE FOR NON-NURSING MAJORS ONLY. This course is designed to help the Non-Nursing Major understand common illnesses and disabilities of infancy, childhood, and adolescence; and understand the application of fundamental principles in caring for ill children in the family setting, and in improving overall wellness of children. Cluster courses for non-nursing majors ONLY.