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Program Brochure

Admission requirements

Registered Nurse degree completion students must meet the same academic requirements as basic students. Students must first be accepted into Morningside College, although, this does not insure admission into the nursing major. Admission to the nursing major requires a separate admission process. 

To be eligible for admission, the registered nurse must:

The Department of Nursing reviews all applications and determines acceptance. Applicants are notified in writing of their admission status.

Degree Completion Application

Employer's Tuition Reimbursement Program Agreement

 

Felony Conviction

The Iowa Code (Chapters 147.3 and 152.5) states that conviction of certain felonies may make an individual ineligible for licensure or registry.  Previous conviction of a felony does not automatically bar an individual from eligibility for licensure or registry.

 

Nursing Licensure Denied, Suspended, Surrendered, or Revoked

655 Iowa Administrative Code 2.8(5) requires notification of students and prospective students that nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person: who has been denied licensure by the board; whose license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any U.S. jurisdiction; or whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered, or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.

Individuals seeking enrollment or currently enrolled in nursing programs who are not eligible to take a course with a clinical component because of disciplinary action in any state should contact the Iowa Board of Nursing Enforcement Unit at (515) 281-6472 as soon as possible.  

Students not eligible to take a clinical component will not be admitted to the nursing major.

 

After Admission to the Nursing Major

All students are responsible for meeting the following requirements:

  • Fulfill departmental immunization requirements.
  • Maintain American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.
  • Degree Completion students must procure and maintain professional liability insurance coverage while enrolled in the nursing major.
  • Earn a grade of "C" or better in remaining required courses.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.

Students must complete all nursing courses within 5 years of initial enrollment in the first nursing course.

 

Progression in the Nursing Major

To remain in the nursing major and to proceed to the next level of study, students must maintain a grade of "C" (75%) in the theory component, and successfully pass the clinical component, if applicable, for each nursing course.  This means that a student who earns a grade lower than "C" (75%) in the theory and/or fails the clinical component of any nursing course must repeat the whole course.  Only one nursing course may be repeated and only once.

 

Degree requirements

A total of 124 credits are required for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.  Required courses may be divided into four areas:  General Education Course Requirements, Required Courses for the Nursing Major, Nursing Courses, and Electives.  The following is an overview of degree requirements.

A total of 94 credits may be transferred into Morningside College.  At least 30 credits of academic work must be taken in residence at Morningside College in order to qualify for a four-year degree which shall include the last 12 of 16 credits.

Nursing courses include:
Nurs306 Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing (2 cr.)
Nurs307 Comprehensive Assessment in Health and Illness (4 cr.)
Nurs414 Holistic Care (4 cr.)
Nurs402 Community Health Nursing (4 cr.)
Nurs403 Research Utilization in Nursing (2 cr.)
Nurs410 Leadership, Management and Issues in Nursing (4 cr.)
Nurs460 Healthcare Policy and Organization (4 cr.)

Elective nursing courses include:
Nurs311 Applied Pathophysiology (2 cr.)
Nurs316 Nursing Care of the Aging Population (2 cr.)

General education distribution courses include:
Quantitative Reasoning (4 cr.) – Statistics covers this
Ethics and Personal Values (4 cr.) –Holistic Care covers this
Global Awareness (4 cr.)
American Experience (4 cr.)
Empirical Reasoning (4 cr.) – Anatomy or Chemistry covers this
Creative Expression (4 cr.)
Religious Traditions flagged course (2-4 cr.)
Service Learning flagged course – Community Health Nursing covers this

 

Curriculum enrollment plan options

Four semester curriculum plan (minimum of 4 credits/semester)

Semester One  (6 credits)

Semester Two  (8 credits)

307 Comprehensive Assessment in Health and Illness  (4)
306 Intro to Baccalaureate Nursing (2)

402 Community Health Nursing  (4)
414 Holistic Care  (4)

Semester Three  (4 credits)

Semester Four  (8 credits)

403 Research Utilization in Nursing (2)
311 Applied Pathophysiology (2, elective)

410 Leadership, Management and Issues in Nursing  (4)
460 Health Care Policy and Organization (4)

Six semester curriculum plan (2-8 credits/semester)

Semester One (2 credits)

Semester Two (4 credits)

306 Intro to Baccalaureate Nursing (2)

414 Holistic Care (4)

Semester Three (4 credits)

Semester Four  (4-6 credits)

307 Comprehensive Assessment in Health and Illness (4)

402 Community Health  Nursing  (4)
316 Nursing Care of the Aging Population (2, elective)

Semester Five  (2-4 credits)

Semester Six   (8 credits)

403 Research Utilization in Nursing (2)
311 Applied Pathophysiology (2, elective)

410 Leadership, Management and Issues in Nursing (4)
460 Health Care Policy and Organization (4)

Two semesters

Semester One  (8-10 credits)

Semester Two  (16 credits)

306 Intro to Baccalaureate Nursing (2)
307 Comprehensive Assessment in Health and Illness (4)
403 Research Utilization in Nursing (2)
311 Applied Pathophysiology  (2, elective)
**Students who need upper level credits will need to take elective courses here to be full-time or reach upper-level credit requirement

414 Holistic Care (4)
402 Community Health Nursing (4)
410 Leadership, Management and Issues in Nursing (4)
460 Health Care Policy and Organization (4)

 

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