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The nursing curriculum, with its emphasis on caring and whole person care, is built on a broad base of liberal arts and professional knowledge. Clinical practice begins in the junior year and continues for four semesters, culminating in the senior practicum, a concentrated experience in a setting of particular interest to the student.

Freshman and Sophomore Years

You will begin taking nursing courses in the first semester of your sophomore year. Clinical begins in a hospital setting in the first semester of the junior year.

In order to progress into the junior level nursing courses (3000 level courses), students must complete science requirements and achieve a minimum of the following:

  • 2.75 Overall GPA
  • 2.75 Science GPA
  • 2.75 Nursing GPA

Students seeking transfer into the Nursing Program at Roberts Wesleyan College must have a minimum of the following:

  • 3.00 Overall GPA
  • 3.00 Science GPA
  • 3.00 Nursing GPA

Nursing Courses taken in the sophomore year include:

  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts (if Overall and science GPA requirements are met)
  • Health Assessment (if Overall and science GPA requirements are met)

Junior Year

Courses Include:

  • Foundations in Nursing Practice
  • Adult Health Concepts I
  • Psychosocial Health Concepts
  • Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I
  • Maternal & Newborn Health Concepts
  • Evidence-based Practice in Nursing
  • Older Adult Health Concepts

Senior Year 

In your senior year you will complete a final Practicum where you work for 128 hours with a Registered Professional Nurse in an area of interest to you.

Nursing Courses Include:

  • Pediatric Health Concepts
  • Leadership Concepts in Nursing
  • Adult Health Concepts II & III
  • Community Health Concepts
  • Capstone Practicum

View the full course check sheet for detailed information about course requirements (pdf).

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