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University of central oklahoma brochure 2

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University of central oklahoma brochure 2

  1. 1. Live Central UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA TM The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), founded in 1890, is located on a 210-acre campus in Edmond, a northern suburb of Oklahoma City. Fall 2010 enrollment exceeded 17,000. UCO is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as a bachelor’s and master’s degree granting institution. The University consists of five undergraduate colleges and a college of graduate studies, with day, evening and weekend course offerings. UCO awards ten bachelor’s degrees, offering 114 majors in 63 programs of study. Six master’s degrees are offered in some 54 majors in 31 programs of study. UCO also offers study in six non-degree pre- professional areas and two certificate programs. Department of Nursing College of Mathematics and Science Quod Curamus – Because We Care In compliance with Title VI and Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993,The Civil Rights Act of 1991, and other Federal Laws and Regulations, the University of Central Oklahoma does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, disability, status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures; this includes but is not limited to admissions, employ- ment, financial aid, and educational services. Students with disabilities who wish special accommodations should make their requests to the Coordinator of Disability Support Services at 974-2549. This publication, printed by the University of Central Oklahoma Printing Services, is issued by the University of Central Oklahoma as authorized by Title 70 OS 1981, Section 3903. 1,000 copies have been prepared or distributed at a cost of $590. 11/2012 100 North University Drive, Edmond OK 73034 (405) 974-2000 • www.uco.edu TM For Additional Information, Contact: Chairperson, Department of Nursing University of Central Oklahoma 100 North University Drive Edmond, Oklahoma 73034 (405) 974-5000 • www.uco.edu/cms/nursing Accreditation • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission • Approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing Admission Procedures • Admission packets to the upper division nursing program can be obtained from the Department of Nursing located in the Coyner Health building on campus or through the web site at www.uco.edu/cms/nursing. • Students are admitted twice a year to the nursing pro- gram. Please see our website for application deadlines. • Final selection of students is based on the following criteria: • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses completed • A minimum science grade of no less than C with 2 of 5 science courses completed at time of application. • A minimum grade of C in pre-professional nursing courses. • Three references from faculty with 2 of the 3 from Sci- ence or Nursing faculty. • Achievement testing required by the Department of Nursing • Number of semesters completed at UCO • International students must have a written TOEFL score of 530 or computerized TOEFL of 197 or greater. • All applicants must have a UCO identification number to apply. Transfer Students Students transferring from other colleges and universities are accepted on a competitive basis. A conference with the chairperson of the Department of Nursing is recommended. Career Ladder Students Career Ladder students (RN’s and LPN’s) may challenge portions of the curriculum. A conference with Department Chairperson or Career Ladder faculty advisor is required.
  2. 2. About UCO and the Nursing Program Recognizing that nursing is both an art and a science and understanding that nursing education should take place in the university setting, in 1969 the diploma program at Baptist Memorial Hospital joined with the university to establish the Bachelor of Science with a nursing major. The first graduates of this new program received their degrees and were eligible for licensure in 1972. Since that time well over 1800 men and women have graduated from the nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma and have begun practice as professional nurses. Advantages of Attending UCO • Faculty members have expertise in many areas from Pediatrics to Geriatrics, the Hospital setting to the Community Setting, and Staff Nurse to Administrator. Faculty members are also active participants in research • Small class sizes promote close personal contact between faculty and student • Students have the opportunity to practice in major medical centers, suburban health departments and home health agencies • Graduates are prepared to care for clients in many settings and can provide care for both individuals and groups • Focus of learning is on health promotion and prevention of illness as well as care of the sick Transition From Student to Graduate • Foundation for nursing practice is established during Freshman and Sophomore years • Nursing theory and clinical application is taught during the Junior and Senior years • Concepts of evidenced based practice are taught throughout the program, knowledge is put into practice during the senior year with the development of a research proposal • 12-14 hours of nursing major each semester Transition from Graduate to RN • Degree earned: Bachelor of Science degree with a Nursing Major • Eligible for National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurse. Graduates of UCO consistently have one of the top pass rates for BSN programs in the state of Oklahoma UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Department of Nursing (Traditional Program) COLLEGE OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE Suggested Curriculum Schedule Freshman Year: 1st Semester...........................................Hours English Composition..................................................................3 General Biology...........................................................................4 General Psychology.....................................................................3 Math...........................................................................................3 US History..................................................................................3 Healthy Life Skills.......................................................................2 Freshman Year: 2nd Semester English Composition & Research................................................3 Intro Chemistry & Lab...............................................................4 Sociology.....................................................................................3 Cultural & Language Analysis..............................................3 or 4 Humanities.................................................................................3 Intro to Nursing..........................................................................1 Summer Semester American National Government.................................................3 Sophomore Year: 1st Semester Intro Microbiology & Lab...........................................................4 *Human Anatomy.......................................................................4 Logic & Critical Thinking...........................................................3 Intro to Nutrition........................................................................3 Individual & Family Development..............................................3 Sophomore Year: 2nd Semester Human Physiology......................................................................4 Foundations of Nursing/Lab.......................................................7 Fundamentals of Speech..............................................................3 Statistics......................................................................................3 Junior Year: 1st Semester Med-Surg Nursing I/Lab.............................................................7 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing/Lab......................................3 Pharmacology..............................................................................2 Junior Year: 2nd Semester Med-Surg Nursing II/Lab............................................................4 Maternal Newborn Nursing/Lab.................................................4 Pediatric/Child Health Nursing/Lab............................................4 Service Learning & Health Promotion........................................2 Senior Year: 1st Semester Care of Vulnerable Individuals/Lab.............................................4 High Acuity Nursing/Lab............................................................6 Preparing for Entry Into Practice.................................................1 Research/Evidence Based Practice................................................2 Senior Year: 2nd Semester Community Health Nursing/Lab................................................4 Professional Nursing Leadership & Management........................6 Pharmacology II..........................................................................2 *Must be COMPLETED before Foundations of Nursing A 5-year suggested course schedule is available from the Academic Advisor for Nursing.

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