Salem International University Undergraduate Catalog 09 2010


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Salem International University Undergraduate Catalog 09 2010

  1. 1. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  2. 2. Salem International University i Table of Contents OVERVIEW .................................................................................................................................1 ADMISSIONS ................................................................................................................................5 TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID ..............................................................................................8 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ..................................................................................................10 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ....................................................................................................................14 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ................................................................................................................16 SCHOOL OF NURSING ....................................................................................................................24 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.................................................................................................................27 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES AND STUDENT LIFE ...................................................................41 ACADEMIC POLICIES .....................................................................................................................46 ADMINISTRATION ..........................................................................................................................56 Catalog Changes Any action by the faculty, the administration, or the Board of Trustees that is duly announced to the student body will supersede any statement published in this catalog or, if not published in the catalog, will have the same status as a published statement. This catalog is effective January 1, 2008 and supersedes all prior catalogs. THE UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REPEAL, DELETE, CHANGE OR AMEND ANY POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PUBLICATION AND MAY, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, WITHDRAW OR MODIFY ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  3. 3. Salem International University 1 SALEM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW Mission of the University called the “Valley of Learning.” This is the location of the present campus. The mission of the University is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, In 1989 Salem College and the Teikyo marketable professional skills, and the ability to Foundation entered into a partnership to create make decisions with integrity and an an international learning center, Salem-Teikyo international perspective. University. As STU, the institution charted a new course for itself and for American higher Goals of the University education. While retaining the tradition of small classes and of providing extra attention to The goals of the University are to: students, the University sought ways to offer students an international and intercultural • Provide effective educational experiences; educational experience. The University • Design and maintain a unique environment encouraged the involvement of all faculty, conducive to developing an international students, and staff in the process of citizen; implementing its international mission. • Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in In 2000, the name of the institution was changed leadership, scholarship, and work and life to Salem International University (SIU) to skills; reflect a broader global learning mission. This • Improve student learning, facilitate mission continued through a relationship improvements in teaching, and corroborate developed in July of 2001 with Informatics institutional effectiveness. Holdings Ltd. Informatics Holdings Ltd. is a leader in providing education and training in History of the University Asia, Africa and Europe and in using technology in reaching students through online education. Salem College received its charter from the State of West Virginia in December 1888 and offered In June of 2005, Salem Education, LLC acquired its first term of instruction beginning in April the assets of Salem International University. SIU 1889. Individuals in the Salem, West Virginia remains committed to its international mission community and the Seventh Day Baptist Church with on campus and online programs. founded Salem College. While it was closely associated for many years with the Seventh Day Degrees and Accreditation Baptist Church, Salem College was never sectarian in its teaching nor in its administration. Salem International University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North For its first seventy-five years Salem College Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 was a very small institution, drawing students N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL from a limited area. The campus comprised 60602-2504). The HLC is one of only eight several buildings facing Main Street in town. regional accreditation bodies recognized by the Liberal arts and teacher education were the U.S. Department of Education. SIU’s teacher primary programs of study. Beginning in the education programs also are approved by the 1960s, Salem College expanded its physical West Virginia State Board of Education. facilities into a newer and more modern campus SIU offers programs leading to the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees; the Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  4. 4. Salem International University 2 Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees; and the Master of Education degree and Graduation Rates the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Governance and Organization Information about the graduation rates of a variety of student groups and other information Effective June 1, 2005, the Board of Trustees in compliance with the Student-Right-To-Know was vested with the authority for the control and Act are available in the Registrar’s Office. management of the University. The board includes seven members. The University Disclosure of Student Records Chancellor, appointed by the Board of Trustees, is the Chief Executive Officer of the University. SIU collects, processes, and maintains student information that is germane to the institution and Non-Discrimination Policy the students based on the following two criteria: enabling the University to better serve its Salem International University follows the letter objectives and strengthening the efforts to and spirit of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the protect students from any damage that might Title IX Amendment to the Education Amend- result from a misuse of the information. The ments of 1972, as well as Section 504 of the University will not redistribute or sell student Handicapped Act of 1963, Section IX of the information including, but not limited to, student West Virginia Code of 1931, Equal Employment lists, mailing labels, or electronic emails for any Opportunity Act and all other affirmative action solicitation, commercial, recruitment, or any legislation. other purpose that is not directly related to the University. Salem International University will not discriminate against any employee or applicant SIU complies fully with the provisions of the he for employment on the basis of race, color, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, (FERPA; 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) national origin, or ability/disability. SIU admits and Federal Regulations related thereto students of any race, color, creed, religion, concerning disclosure and dissemination of gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or student records. The following directory ability/disability to all the rights, privileges, information may be released as public programs, and activities generally accorded or information without prior consent: name, local made available to students at the University. It address and phone number, permanent address does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and phone number, date and place of birth, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, number of academic hours national origin, or ability/disability in the completed, level of education, academic major, administration of its educational policies, full- or part-time status, academic and admission’s policy, employment practices, nonacademic honors, high school and other scholarship and loan programs, athletic and educational institutions attended, scholarship other University administered programs. information and amount, and dates of attendance; as well as height and weight of Salem International University is an Equal members of athletics teams. Public information Opportunity Employer. If you have any may be disclosed on an unlimited basis by questions or concerns regarding this policy, University personnel in response to oral or please contact human resources or stop by its written requests. office located on the third floor of the Randolph Campus Center. The procedures and policies regarding student and parent access to educational records maintained by and at the University are available upon request at the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  5. 5. Salem International University 3 Students may examine their academic records by equipment are available. The library also submitting a written request to the Office of the operates a multi-media room, a small computer Registrar. lab, and has a photocopier for public use. The library has automated its collection, and Campus Telephone Directory provides computerized access through the campus-wide network. Academic Affairs (304) 326-1344 Academic Support Center (304) 326-1363 The Brewster All-Faiths Chapel serves as a Accounts Payable (304) 326-1385 place for meditation and worship for all Admissions Office (304) 326-1336 students. The Chapel can accommodate up to Athletic Office (304) 326-1286 200 persons for services and public events. It Bookstore (304) 326-1207 also serves as a lecture hall from time to time. Business Office/Bursar (304) 326-1310 Chancellor (304) 326-1234 The Carlson Hall of Science (CHS) is a three- Copy Center (304) 326-1259 story academic building. The first floor of Executive Vice President (304) 326-1234 Carlson Hall of Science houses the University’s Financial Affairs (304) 326-1522 Data Center, the Technology Support Center, Financial Aid Office (304) 326-1530 or and the Copy Center. It also includes the Orla A. (304) 326-1303 or Davis Lecture Hall, a technology enhanced (304) 326-1299 auditorium that seats 200 persons. Library (304) 326-1390 Online Admissions (888) 511-4748 The Catalano Stadium, an athletic facility Peer Tutoring Center (304) 326-1363 located two miles west of the main campus, is Personnel Office (304) 326-1415 the location for a variety of intercollegiate and Physical Plant (304) 326-1341 intramural sport events. Post Office. (304) 326-1296 President’s Office (304) 326-1234 The Erickson Alumni Center is located on Provost (304) 326-1344 Main Street across from the Jennings Randolph Registrar’s Office (304) 326-1297 Presidential Residence. This facility includes a Residence Life (304) 326-1546 large multipurpose meeting room with adjacent Security (304) 326-1302 kitchen on the first floor, and four motel-type Student Support Center (304) 326-1520 overnight accommodations on the second floor. Technical Support Center (304) 326-1259 Hoffheimer Hall and Montgomery Hall are Buildings and Facilities six-story student residence facilities that can accommodate over 200 students each. Both The original Salem College Administration single- and double-room accommodations are Building is located on Main Street beside the available. Each hall includes laundry facilities, a Jennings Randolph Presidential Residence. It is study lounge, and a social lounge. These listed on the National Register of Historic residence facilities are outfitted with wired Places. It is no longer in active service. Internet connectivity in each room and wireless Internet connectivity in lobbies and lounges, The Benedum Library is open daily. It is providing high-speed access to the University closed for University holidays. Its collection network and the Internet. includes about 112,000 books, 600 periodicals, 17 newspapers, and 200,000 microfiche as well The Jennings Randolph Presidential as materials in both the English and Japanese. In Residence is the birthplace of Senator Jennings addition to its own collection, students have Randolph, a graduate of Salem College (class of access to additional library collections through 1924). He served in the U.S. House of interlibrary loan. Audiovisual media and Representatives (1933-1947) and the U.S. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  6. 6. Salem International University 4 Senate (1958-1985). The residence serves as the ceremonial home of the President of the University. The Physical Plant is located beside Hoffheimer Hall on Hurley Blvd. The grounds and maintenance personnel, as well as the custodial crew work out of this building. The Randolph Campus Center (RCC) includes the dining hall, campus post office, bookstore, Tiger’s Den Coffeehouse, and two conference rooms: the Huffman Room and the Powell Lounge. The RCC also houses the offices of the Chancellor, the President, the Executive Vice President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Deans, Academic Support Center, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Security, switchboard, and an automated teller machine (ATM). The T. Edward Davis Building (TED) houses the Department of Athletics, gymnasium, racquetball courts, an athletic training room, a six lane competition swimming pool, a Fitness Center and Weight-room, Student Administration, and coaching staff offices. The Online Division Operations Center is located in Carmel, Indiana. This facility provides admissions services to online students and is the main contact center for online students. Indiana Regulations This institution is regulated by: The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education, 302 West Washington Street, Room E201, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2767; Toll Free Number 1-800-227-5695 or 317-232-1320. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  7. 7. Salem International University 5 ADMISSIONS Admission to SIU is open to all qualified 3) West Virginia Residents seeking financial applicants regardless of race, color, creed, aid from the state are required to submit test religion, gender, sexual orientation, national results from either the American College origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to Testing (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test attend SIU can obtain the necessary application (SAT) to the University prior to enrollment. from the Office of Admissions or online from Athletes are also required to submit these our website at The test scores to help determine eligibility. completed application should be submitted to Applicants who have been out of school five the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible years beyond their graduating class are not date. A nonrefundable $20 application fee is required to submit ACT or SAT results required of all applicants. unless applying for state financial aid. While these test scores are not a requirement for The University admits students on a rolling- admission, they are recommended for admissions basis. This means that a student may placement purposes. Students, who do not start at the beginning of any of SIU’s 12 have these test scores on admission, will be monthly terms. A decision is made on each required to take both an English and math application as soon as the required information placement exam prior to their first start of has been received and reviewed. class. Campus Visits and Tours Transfer Applicants Prospective students and their families are Any person who has attended another post- encouraged to visit the campus. The Admissions secondary institution, whether having earned Office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. credit or not, will be classified as a transfer Monday through Friday, and 9:00 A.M. until student. Transfer students applying for 4:00 P.M. on Saturday. Guided tours are offered admission to SIU must provide the following: throughout the day by appointment. Phone (888) 326-5782. 1) Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions, whether Undergraduate Admissions having earned credit or not. Official transcripts are those that are received by Applicants must have graduated from high SIU directly from the sending institution. school or have received a high school 2) A completed application for admission with equivalency diploma (GED) prior to the a non-refundable $20 application fee. intended date of enrollment. Applicants must 3) Transfer applicants who have completed provide the following documents prior to fewer than 24 academic credit hours and attendance: have been out of high school for less than five years must submit their high school 1) Official high school transcripts or GED transcripts (and SAT or ACT scores if certificate. Applicants who have not yet seeking athletic eligibility or state financial completed high school are required to score aid). Both college and high school records a minimum 410 composite with passing will be evaluated for acceptance. scores on all components on the General 4) In order for transfer students to receive an Education Development Test (GED). accurate transfer of credit, applicants may 2) A completed application for admission, with need to submit course descriptions for all a $20 nonrefundable application fee. completed course work. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  8. 8. Salem International University 6 International Admissions Credentials Evaluator (ECE) evaluation done prior to transfer credits being accepted. SIU is authorized under Federal law to enroll WES and ECE equivalencies are subject to non-immigrant alien students. In order to take final approval by the Office of the Registrar. classes on campus, a student must have a valid Contact information for WES is as follows: F-1 visa. SIU is required to have official WES, P.O. Box 5087 Bowling Green documentation that certifies that the student has Station, New York, NY 10274-5087. ECE completed the equivalent of an American high can be contacted at: Educational Credential school education and is prepared to successfully Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 514070, undertake university-level work. Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470. 5) Proof of financial support is needed before a International students granted a visa to attend Form I-20 can be issued. Verification must SIU must commit to an enrollment of at least be provided to Salem International two academic terms (eight months) in order to University that the student has the necessary be admitted to SIU and to be eligible for an funds to cover the costs for one academic international student scholarship. If an year of full-time study. This amount may international student withdraws or transfers prior vary depending upon the duration of stay. to the completion of the minimum two academic International students may be required to terms, then tuition, fees, room and board charges submit an advance deposit of up to one full are non-refundable. academic year's tuition, fees, and room and board prior to enrollment. It is possible for Applicants must submit the following in order to students to enroll in classes for a full 12 be considered for admission: months, even though the summer term is not a required term of attendance, unless it is the 1) Official documents in the original language student’s initial term of enrollment. If a and certified English translations of those student plans to enroll for 12 months, he/she documents. Specific documents required must be prepared to cover the extra costs for vary from country to country but generally tuition, room and board, textbooks, personal include a copy of high school diplomas or expenses, etc. certificates, transcripts, and examination 6) Students are required to demonstrate scores. proficiency in English prior to enrollment 2) A completed application for admission with in SIU courses. This requirement can be a non-refundable $20 application fee. satisfied by a TOEFL (Test of English as a 3) If the student has postsecondary education, Foreign Language) score of at least 500 official, legible transcripts in the original (written version) or 173 (computer version) language and a certified English translation or an IELTS (International English of that work must be provided to the Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or Registrar. Final evaluation and assignment better at the time of entrance. This of transfer credit will be given after requirement is waived for students who have submission of official transcripts to the graduated from a secondary school where Registrar’s Office. Acceptance of transfer English is the language of instruction. SIU credit is at the discretion of Salem also uses Accuplacer® for new student International University. In order for evaluation. A score of 240 or above is international transfer students to receive an needed to show proficiency. Students who accurate transfer of credit, applicants may do not meet at least one of these criteria will need to submit course descriptions and/or only be allowed to take English as a Second course syllabi in English for all completed Language (ESL) courses until they course work. demonstrate proficiency. Students who 4) Students must have a World Education submit unofficial scores or whose scores Services (WES) or an Educational show areas of concern are subject to Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  9. 9. Salem International University 7 additional testing (at the student’s expense) prior to enrolling non-ESL courses. 7) Students who are athletes must submit the results of either the American College Testing (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) to help determine NCAA eligibility. Applicants who meet established GED requirements or who have not been in high school for five years or more are not required to submit ACT or SAT results. Readmission Students in good standing who have voluntarily withdrawn or students who have left SIU for one term or longer must reapply. Upon readmission these students will be subject to the requirements set forth in the current catalog at the time of readmission. Registration and housing deposits must be remitted the same as for new students. A student who has been suspended from SIU will not be considered for readmission until the period of suspension has elapsed. A student who has been suspended must submit a request for readmission in writing to the Provost. Auditing A student who wishes to attend classes in residence at SIU without receiving credit will be classified as an auditor and must file an application for admission and pay the nonrefundable $20 application fee. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. An auditor is expected to attend class regularly and participate in class activities but is not required to take examinations. Any auditor who wishes to become a student for credit must apply for that credit and satisfy University entrance requirements before the mid-point of the course in which the student is enrolled as an auditor. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  10. 10. Salem International University 8 TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID Tuition and Fees cover the extra costs for tuition, room and board, textbooks, personal expenses, etc. Current tuition and fees are contained in the current Catalog Bulletin. A copy may be International students granted a visa to attend obtained from the Office of Admissions. Salem SIU must commit to an enrollment of at least International University operates on a 12-month two terms (eight months) in order to be admitted calendar comprised of three terms. Each term to SIU and to be eligible for an international has four to five classes, and each class is four (4) student scholarship. If an international student weeks in length. Each course taken is for three withdraws or transfers prior to the completion of academic credits, unless otherwise specified. two terms, tuition, fees, room and board charges Online courses are offered in the same format. are non-refundable. Room and Board Rate Any student who is delinquent with regard to the payment schedule will not be permitted to Current room and board charges are contained in register, audit, or attend classes until all charges the current Catalog Bulletin. A copy may be are paid in full. Furthermore, SIU reserves the obtained from Admissions. right not to release transcripts, grades, diplomas, or other records for any student who has an Board charges cover 19 meals per week in the outstanding account balance or is delinquent or University's food service, while classes are in is in default on a payment plan. No student will session. A flat rate per term entitles the student be permitted to register or attend class until to all 19 meals per week. No allowance is made his/her account is in good standing financially. for students who miss meals or who choose not to participate. The board plan does not provide In the event that a student with an outstanding meals during holiday breaks. balance on his/her account separates from the institution through withdrawal, graduation, or Terms of Payment any other means, that student remains responsible to pay the account balance in full. If Students are required to pay 100 percent of their the account remains unpaid, then it eventually estimated amount due for the academic term two will be sent to collections, and the student will weeks prior to the first scheduled day of class. be responsible for any collection fees incurred Payment may be made in cash, by check, or by and payable to any outside collection agency. VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Federal Financial Aid Student Accounts Office at (304) 326-1310. Salem International University provides Federal International students must provide proof of Financial Aid to all qualified and eligible financial support before a Form I-20 can be students. In order for a student to be eligible for issued. Verification must be provided to Salem US Federal Financial Aid, the student must be a International University that the student has the United States Citizen, file a Free Application for necessary funds to cover the costs for one Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, and be academic year (two terms) of full-time study. eligible to receive U.S. federal dollars. Student This amount may vary depending upon the eligibility for financial aid is dependent on duration of stay. It is possible for students to his/her satisfactory academic standing and enroll in classes for a full 12 months. If a student progress. plans to do this, he/she must be prepared to Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  11. 11. Salem International University 9 Refund Policies Refund policies are listed on the SIU enrollment agreement. Please refer to it. Veterans Affairs Salem International University has a Veterans’ Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office who can provide forms, information, and a point of contact to assist Veteran’s in receiving Veterans’ benefits. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (304) 326- 1530. Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Standing and Progress A student may qualify for financial aid if the student is in good standing and not on academic probation and meets all other eligibility requirements for federal aid. Federal Work Study The application process requires the student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award is based on financial need. Students in the work study program are required to perform work as assigned by the University for which they are paid compensation to the amount of the award. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  12. 12. Salem International University 10 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The School of Arts and Sciences offers three General Education majors: Biology, Criminal Justice, and Information Technology. Each of these is Students must complete the following general covered in a separate section below. In addition, education courses: the School is primarily responsible for providing courses to enable students to meet the general UNV100 Student Success & Orient. education requirements of the University. ENG101 Written English As noted above, SIU has a global mission, ENG102 Written English 2 which is reflected in the international emphasis ENG200 Technical Writing of many of our courses and in the International Focus courses in the various degree programs. COM104 Human Communication Besides a focus on global thinking and ECO252 Macroeconomics awareness, the general education courses aim to ECO253 Microeconomics improve critical thinking, leadership, math, PSY100 Introduction to Psychology information literacy, and oral and written SOC110 Introduction to Sociology communication skills. HIS153 U.S. History Bachelor of Science in Biology HIS154 U.S. History 2 MAT109 College Algebra The Bachelor of Science in Biology curriculum MAT140 Statistics challenges students to explore those areas of biological science that are of interest to them; to International Focus develop scientific approaches to tasks and problems; or to prepare for success in technical Students also complete the following courses: careers, professional health sciences, veterinary sciences; or graduate school. ENG203 Multicultural Literature HIS210 World Geography Learning Objectives HIS215 Society and the Individual Graduates will demonstrate the following: HIS125 World Civilizations HIS126 World Civilizations 2 1) Knowledge and skills to develop scientific approaches to global science issues. Core 2) Knowledge and skills to be employed in biology- and health-related fields. The core disciplinary content comprises: 3) The application of scientific approaches for success in technical careers related to BIO110 General Biology biology. BIO111 General Biology 2 4) Knowledge and skills to perform BIO112 General Biology Lab successfully on graduate school admissions tests. BIO210 Anatomy & Physiology 5) The ability to communicate scientific BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology 2 information in written, oral, and graphic BIO499 Senior Capstone Project scientific format. CHM110 General Chemistry CHM111 General Chemistry 2 CHM112 General Chemistry Lab CHM210 Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  13. 13. Salem International University 11 CHM211 Organic Chemistry 2 4) Knowledge, skills, and abilities for CHM212 Organic Chemistry Lab employment in the field of criminal justice CHM350 Biochemistry or for admission to graduate programs. CHM351 Biochemistry 2 General Education PHY110 General Physics PHY111 General Physics 2 Students must complete the following general PHY112 General Physics Lab education courses: Specialization UNV100 Student Success & Orient. ENG101 Written English Students may complete a specialization in ENG102 Written English 2 Physiology and Exercise Science by completing ENG200 Technical Writing the following five courses: COM104 Human Communication BIO260 Kinesiology & Biomechanics ECO252 Macroeconomics BIO365 Physiology of Exercise & ECO253 Microeconomics Performance Assessment PSY100 Introduction to Psychology BIO442 Microbiology SOC110 Introduction to Sociology BIO444 Pathophysiology HIS153 U.S. History BIO460 Human Nutrition HIS154 U.S. History 2 MAT109 College Algebra Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Health incorporates a world view into the program. The BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology program explores both domestic and PSC100 American Government & international perspectives on politics, cultures, Society justice systems, and crime challenges. The BUS110 Introduction to Business program encourages students to explore the philosophy and history of the system to develop MGT361 Management Information an understanding of its strengths, weaknesses, Systems and continual evolution. International Focus Learning Objectives Students also complete the following Graduates will demonstrate the following: international focus courses: 1) A world view of the criminal justice process ENG203 Multicultural Literature including knowledge of the criminal HIS210 World Geography investigation processes, tools and HIS215 Society and the Individual technology. HIS125 World Civilizations 2) An in-depth knowledge of domestic and HIS126 World Civilizations 2 international perspectives on politics, cultures, justice systems which affect the HIS305 American Foreign Policy field of criminal justice. ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural 3) An in-depth knowledge of the history and Understanding philosophy of the field of criminal justice. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  14. 14. Salem International University 12 Core learning as an IT professional. Career opportunities in IT span the full range of The core disciplinary content comprises: computer-related occupations, from technical support specialists to computer operations CJU100 Introduction to management. Successful completion of the BSIT Administration of Justice also prepares the student for graduate studies in CJU205 Criminal Law information technology or in business CJU210 Criminal Evidence & management. Constitutional Procedure CJU215 Police Operations Learning Objectives CJU220 Corrections Systems Graduates will demonstrate the following: CJU221 Juvenile Corrections CJU230 Criminal Investigation 1) Ability to apply information technology & Forensics theory and principles in addressing global CJU240 Use of Technology in business opportunities and challenges. Criminal Justice 2) Knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of CJU280 International Perspectives on information technology with an applied, Criminal Justice real-world focus. CJU325 White Collar Crime 3) Knowledge, skills and abilities in business CJU350 Criminology management as applied to IT development CJU405 Constitutional Law and operations. CJU440 Ethical Issues in Criminal 4) Ability to communicate information in Justice written, oral, and graphic formats. CJU499 Senior Capstone Project 5) Knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter into advanced studies in IT or business. HED320 Substance Use & Abuse General Education Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Students must complete the following general education courses: The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program provides the UNV100 Student Success & Orient. foundation to successfully apply information ENG101 Written English technology theory and principles to address real- ENG102 Written English 2 world business opportunities and challenges. It embraces both computer science and business ENG200 Technical Writing disciplines with an applied, practical focus. COM104 Human Communication Under the guidance of the faculty, the student ECO252 Macroeconomics develops knowledge, skills, and abilities in ECO253 Microeconomics systems analysis, computer programming, PSY100 Introduction to Psychology database development, networking, computer systems security, Web technologies, and IT SOC110 Introduction to Sociology project management. In addition, students HIS153 U.S. History master the principles of management and HIS154 U.S. History 2 marketing, business law, operations MAT109 College Algebra management, and organizational theory. MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal The BSIT establishes a strong foundation for students’ continued career growth and life-long Health BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  15. 15. Salem International University 13 PSC100 American Government & Society BUS110 Introduction to Business MGT361 Management Information Systems International Focus Students also complete the following courses: ENG203 Multicultural Literature HIS125 World Civilizations HIS126 World Civilizations 2 HIS210 World Geography HIS305 American Foreign Policy HIS215 Society and the Individual ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural Understanding Core The IT core comprises the following courses: IT150 Computer Programming IT202 Internet Publishing IT310 Database Architecture IT320 Structured Systems Analysis IT410 Business Computer Networks IT420 Computer Security IT445 IT Project Management IT499 Senior Capstone Project These are supported by the following business courses to create a well-rounded curriculum: ACC111 Principles of Accounting BUS105 Business Computing BUS223 Business Law MGT210 Principles of Management MGT362 Operations Management MGT363 Organizational Theory MKT231 Principles of Marketing Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  16. 16. Salem International University 14 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The School of Business offers the Associate of PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Science in Business Administration (ASBA) and SOC110 Introduction to Sociology the Bachelor of Science in Business Admin- HIS153 U.S. History istration (BSBA). HIS154 U.S. History 2 Bachelor of Science in Business MAT109 College Algebra Administration MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal The BSBA is supported by a core of coursework Health that provides a comprehensive body of know- BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology ledge of business fundamentals. Students PSC100 American Government & majoring in business administration must elect Society an area of specialization from Accounting, BUS110 Introduction to Business International Business, Management, and Sports MGT361 Management Information Management. Coursework in these speciali- Systems zation areas prepare students for a career in that specific area of business administration. International Focus Learning Objectives Students also complete the following courses: Graduates will demonstrate the following: ENG203 Multicultural Literature 1) Knowledge, skills, and abilities in business HIS125 World Civilizations management, financial management, HIS126 World Civilizations 2 international business, marketing, statistics, HIS210 World Geography and human resource management. HIS305 American Foreign Policy 2) Knowledge, skills, and abilities to compete HIS215 Society and the Individual in the global market economy. 3) Knowledge, skills, and abilities for ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural employment or for admission to advanced Understanding programs in the field of business. 4) Ability to communicate information in Core written, oral, and graphic formats. The core disciplinary content of the major General Education comprises the following courses: Students must complete the following general ACC111 Principles of Accounting education courses: ACC112 Principles of Accounting 2 BUS105 Business Computing UNV100 Student Success & Orient. BUS223 Business Law ENG101 Written English FIN241 Managerial Finance ENG102 Written English 2 FIN242 Managerial Finance 2 ENG200 Technical Writing MGT210 Principles of Management COM104 Human Communication MGT363 Organizational Theory ECO252 Macroeconomics MGT499 Senior Capstone Project ECO253 Microeconomics MKT231 Principles of Marketing Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  17. 17. Salem International University 15 Specializations Associate of Science in Business Administration In addition to the major, students may complete a specialization in Accounting, International The Associate of Science in Business Business, Management, or Sports Management. Administration (ASBA) program requires suc- cessful completion of 60 semester credit-hours, ACCOUNTING including at least 45 credits in general education and international focus and 15 credits in ACC211 Intermediate Accounting business administration courses taken from the ACC212 Intermediate Accounting 2 BSBA program curriculum, as shown above. ACC213 Cost Accounting ACC312 Federal Taxation ACC411 Auditing INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FIN343 International Finance & Banking MGT222 Human Relations Management MGT424 International Business Management BUS440 International Law & Public Policy MKT431 International Marketing MANAGEMENT BUS410 Business Planning/Small Business Administration MGT222 Human Relations Management MGT362 Operations Management MGT424 International Business Management MKT431 International Marketing SPORTS MANAGEMENT PED418 Organization & Admin of Phys Ed & Sports SMG210 Principles of Sports Management SMG230 Governance & Ethics in Sports SMG340 Facilities & Event Management SMG380 Legal Aspects of Sports Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  18. 18. Salem International University 16 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION The School of Education offers bachelor and WVDE Core Beliefs master degree programs in education. The department offers a major field of study program • Students master core subjects in a leading to the Bachelor of Science in Secondary contemporary context. Education in one of three teaching fields: Social • Instruction always includes content in a Studies, Physical Education, or Health contemporary context through the Education. These are comprehensive degree incorporation of relevant examples, programs; offering certification in Pre-K–Adult applications and settings. education. • Extensive contemporary content is available and used by students, including global The undergraduate teacher education programs awareness, civic and business literacy. have been approved by the West Virginia • Where applicable, schools create 21st Department of Education (WVDE). century content that is relevant to the economic needs of their region, such as Overview biotechnology, manufacturing or agricultural technology. The unifying theme of the teacher education • Educational objectives and teaching program at Salem International University is strategies emphasize the integration of Instructional Leader/Facilitator. The goal of learning skills and 21st century tools, which teacher education is to ensure quality learning comprises information, technology and experiences that develop the ability to solve communication (ITC) literacy. problems, think critically, and prepare teacher • Learning skills and 21st century tools are candidates to function effectively in a teaching used together to enable students to and learning environment that is rapidly effectively build content knowledge. changing, highly technological, and increasingly • Through integrating learning skills and 21st global. century tools, students are able to do such things as access and communicate The goals of the School of Education reflect the information, manage complexity, solve vision for the 21st century educator as outlined problems and think critically and creatively. by the West Virginia Department of Education • 100% of students have access to 21st Core Beliefs, West Virginia Professional century tools. Teaching Standards (WVPTS) and the standards • All assessment is learner-centered, of professional organizations such as the formative, context-specific, ongoing and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher rooted in teaching strategies. Education (NCATE) as listed within this document. • All teachers use classroom assessments that demonstrate evidence of student The model is further validated by research from performance in core subjects and 21st Ruby Payne, Effective Schools Research, century skills. Understanding by Design, 21st Century Skills, • All teachers share with parents and students Differentiated Instruction, National Board for the information needed to monitor student Professional Teaching Standards, and Bloom’s progress in achieving learning goals. Taxonomy. • Students, teachers and parents always collaborate to monitor student progress in achieving learning goals and use assessment to evaluate long-term student progress. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  19. 19. Salem International University 17 • Most assessments use technology and record Teacher Education Program student performance as a means of tracking Admission/Retention information over time. • Teachers act as facilitators, resources and Students intending to enter the SIU teacher partners for teaching and learning. education program must undergo a portfolio • All teachers use adaptable and flexible interview evaluation through a three level teaching and learning strategies that process that assesses their pre-professional and integrate 21st century skills. professional skills, intellectual ability, academic • All teachers act as role models in the skills, personal traits, interpersonal skills, application and use of 21st century skills. dispositions, and the tenets of the instructional leader/facilitator. At each level, candidates must West Virginia Professional Teaching achieve a minimum rating of 2.5 or better based Standards on a 4 point scale. Standard 1: Curriculum and Planning Candidate knowledge, skills, and dispositions will be evaluated through the Portfolio Review Standard 2: The Learner and the Learning process, PRAXIS scores, WVPT Standards’ Environment evaluations (the Professional Semester Evaluation – PSE), lesson/unit plan evaluations, Standard 3: Teaching specialized content evaluations, the Teacher Work Sample, content specific exams, and the Standard 4: Professional Responsibilities for Disposition Survey. SIU hopes to be a Self-Renewal meaningful influence in impacting student learning by preparing effective teachers. Standard 5: Professional Responsibilities for School and Community The SIU Teacher Education Program Portfolio Process NCATE Goals The Salem International University Teacher • Help all pre-kindergarten through twelfth Education Program requires that all teacher grade (P-12) students learn candidates maintain an electronic Portfolio. This • Teach to P-12 student standards set by portfolio should be constantly updated over the specialized professional associations and the course of the preparation program. It should be states comprised of artifacts (actual examples of work) that best demonstrate the teacher candidate has • Explain instructional choices based on an in-depth knowledge and understanding of research-derived knowledge and best his/her content area, the West Virginia practice Professional Teaching Standards, and the Salem • Apply effective methods of teaching International University Conceptual Framework students who are at different developmental (Instructional Leader/Facilitator model). The stages, have different learning styles, and purpose of the portfolio is not only to come from diverse backgrounds demonstrate mastery of what a teacher candidate • Reflect on practice and act on feedback knows and is able to do, but to also clearly • Be able to integrate technology into demonstrate how he or she has grown in this instruction effectively knowledge and understanding over the course of the Teacher Education Program. This evidence of growth is a major component used for assessment during the Level II and Level III reviews. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  20. 20. Salem International University 18 Level I Portfolio Review – • Successful completion of all required Admission to the School of Education courses for the program of study and attendance at all Education Professional The portfolio will first be assessed at Level I, as Seminars. the application process for formal admission to • Successful completion of PRAXIS I (PPST) the Teacher Education Program. This process and PRAXIS II (PLT and Content Area) includes a candidate interview. Potential teacher • CPR Training/Certification candidates are eligible to submit their portfolio • First Aid Training for review after they have met the following • A current negative TB Tine test must not requirements: expire before completion of the Internship. • Completion of 24 hours of coursework. This At the Level II review, candidates must should include EDU101, SPE120, or demonstrate they are primarily at the “Target” EDU272. level of knowledge, understanding and • The Level I A minimum GPA of 2.5 overall performance required for a productive and and 2.5 in professional education courses effective Teacher Candidate Internship • Praxis I – This series of tests must be experience. “Target” performance levels are attempted prior to admission; however, a defined by the portfolio scoring rubrics. The passing score is a requirement for the Level Level II review must exhibit clear evidence to II review. demonstrate the teacher candidate has grown in • Negative screening for Tuberculosis (Tine his/her knowledge and potential to function as Test). This test is good for 2 years. an effective teacher candidate intern. • Clear fingerprint criminal background check. Level III Portfolio Interview – Program Completion/Recommendation for Review and Interview must demonstrate the Licensure potential teacher education candidate has the ability to perform at the “Acceptable” level of At the Level III review, the portfolio should knowledge, understanding, and performance evolve into a showcase portfolio. This final necessary to progress through the SIU Teacher version of the portfolio should provide the best Education Program. “Acceptable” performance evidence possible of what a teacher candidate levels are defined within portfolio scoring knows and is able to do as a potential beginning rubrics that can be found in the SIU Teacher teacher. Teacher candidates must successfully Education Program Portfolio Guidelines complete this final review of the portfolio as the Handbook available in hard copy and on culminating experience of the Salem LiveText. International University Teacher Education Program. Candidates are eligible to schedule a Level II Portfolio Interview – Level III Review after they have met the Admission to Internship following the requirements: A successful review of the Level II portfolio is • Existing evidence supporting the successful required to advance to the Teacher Candidate completion of the Internship (EDU 490, 491, Internship (EDU 490, 491, 492). It is the and 492). responsibility of each teacher candidate to • Completion of EDU416 Educational schedule these reviews. Candidates are eligible Assessment and Strategies. to schedule a Level II Review after they have met the following the requirements: The Level III review also requires the teacher candidate to successfully present and defend • Completion of the Comprehensive Content his/her portfolio. Exam Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  21. 21. Salem International University 19 Teacher Education Internship PLEASE BE AWARE that by State Law the West Virginia licensure/certification process The student teaching block reserves time for the requires a signature on behalf of Salem teacher candidate to complete the professional International University certifying the individual courses including internship experience. A nine is of “high moral character.” DO NOT (9) credit-hour period will be used exclusively jeopardize the institution’s ability to sign this for student teaching. During this period, the certification on your behalf by demonstrating assignment for internship will comprise all the poor judgment during your program of study. eight hours the secondary school employee is required to be on campus while the school is in session. The internship assignment typically will consist of two placements in a public school setting in the appropriate programmatic level and content area. In addition to classroom assignments, interns participate in extracurricular activities of the school and the community. Transfer Students Transfer students who wish to pursue the teacher education program must register their intent with the Registrar and with the School of Education. The initial evaluation for acceptance into the major will depend on the GPA at the time of transfer and the PRAXIS scores. Teacher Certification Requirements Teacher candidates, upon completion of the teacher preparation program of study will be fully prepared for licensure by the State of West Virginia. Those desiring to secure teaching certificates in states other than West Virginia should familiarize themselves with the requirements for certification in the state in which they plan to seek employment Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  22. 22. Salem International University 20 Bachelor of Science in Education, EDU101 Foundations of Education Secondary Education Major EDU271 Human Development EDU272 Educational Psychology All teacher candidates matriculating in the ACS120 The Electronic Classroom program are required to meet the minimum SPE120 Areas of Exceptionality in general education requirements. The Special Education professional educator core courses (listed below) SPE390 Inclusive Curriculum, form the nucleus of the secondary teacher Materials & Methods education program and are those which will EDU362 Essentials in Content Area meet professional requirements in most states Reading and provide adequate proficiency to the EDU376 Materials & Methods of beginning teacher. The courses, which should Teaching be taken in sequence, total forty (42) credits. EDU416 Educational Assessment Ideally, the teacher education block is to be Strategies taken in the senior year, with the internship EDU436 Classroom Environment & being the culminating experience. The teaching Management block requires exact planning during the early EDU490 Student Teaching 1 years of the undergraduate program, as well as in the senior year. EDU491 Student Teaching 2 EDU492 Student Teaching 3 General Education Social Studies All students in the BSED program complete the following general education courses: All candidates must complete the general education courses and professional educator core UNV100 Student Success & Orient. courses listed above. Candidates who wish to ENG101 Written English complete the requirements for becoming social ENG102 Written English 2 studies teachers must take the required series of ENG200 Technical Writing content-specific courses. COM104 Human Communication Learning Objectives ECO252 Macroeconomics ECO253 Microeconomics The BSED in Social Studies Education focuses PSY100 Introduction to Psychology on 21st Century skills and emphasize the mastery SOC110 Introduction to Sociology of knowledge, skills, and dispositions identified in the NCSS Standards listed below and the HIS153 U.S. History tenets of the Instructional Leader/Facilitator HIS154 U.S. History 2 Model as assessed in Portfolio Levels I, II, and MAT109 College Algebra III. MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal Graduates will demonstrate: Health BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology 1) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the Professional Educator Core appropriate school level for the study of culture and culture diversity All students take the following professional 2) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to educator core: organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of time, continuity, and change. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  23. 23. Salem International University 21 3) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to HIS376 Materials & Methods of organize and provide instruction at the Teaching Social Studies appropriate school level for the study of HIS215 Society and the Individual people, places, and environments. ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural 4) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to Understanding organize and provide instruction at the PSC100 American Government & appropriate school level for the study of Society individual development and identity. 5) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to Health organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of All candidates must complete the general individuals, groups, and institutions. education courses and professional educator core 6) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to courses listed above. Candidates who wish to organize and provide instruction at the complete the requirements for becoming health appropriate school level for the study of teachers must take the required series of content- power, authority, and governance. specific courses. 7) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the Learning Objectives appropriate school level for the study of production, distribution, and consumption of Learning Objectives in Health Education focus goods and services. on 21st Century skills and emphasize the mastery 8) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to of knowledge, skills, and dispositions identified organize and provide instruction at the in the NASPE/AAHE Standards listed below appropriate school level for the study of and the tenets of the Instructional Leader- science, technology, and society. Facilitator Model as assessed in Portfolio Levels 9) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to I, II, and III. organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of Graduates will demonstrate: global connections and interdependence. 10) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to 1) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to assess organize and provide instruction at the individual and community needs for health appropriate school level for the study of education. civic ideals and practices. 2) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan effective health education programs. In addition to the general education and 3) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to professional educator core courses (shown implement health education programs. above), students in the BSED in Social Studies 4) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to Education must successfully complete the evaluate the effectiveness of coordinated following courses: school health programs. 5) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to HED130 Consumer Health coordinate provision of health education HED320 Substance Use & Abuse programs and services. HIS125 World Civilizations 6) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to act as HIS126 World Civilizations 2 a resource person in health education. HIS210 World Geography 7) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to communicate health and health education HIS211 Physical Geography needs, concerns, and resources. HIS300 West Virginia History, Geography & Government In addition to the general education and HIS305 American Foreign Policy professional educator core courses (shown Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  24. 24. Salem International University 22 above), students in the BSED in Health Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, Education must successfully complete the skills, and abilities necessary to : following courses: 1) Understand physical education content and BIO260 Kinesiology & Biomechanics disciplinary concepts related to the BIO365 Physiology of Exercise & development of a physically educated Performance Assessment person. ENG203 Multicultural Literature 2) Understand how individuals learn and HED130 Consumer Health develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and HED270 Categorical School Health emotional development Topics 3) Understand how individuals differ in their HED301 Admin of School Health approaches to learning, and create Programs appropriate instruction adapted to these HED320 Substance Use & Abuse differences. HED376 Materials & Methods of 4) Use individual and group motivation and Teaching Health behavior to create a safe learning HIS125 World Civilizations environment that encourages positive social HIS126 World Civilizations 2 interaction, active engagement in learning, HIS210 World Geography and self-motivation. HIS215 Society and the Individual 5) Use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to enhance learning and Physical Education engagement in physical activity settings. 6) Plan and implement a variety of All candidates must complete the general developmentally appropriate instructional education courses and professional educator core strategies to develop physically educated courses listed above. Candidates who wish to individuals, based on state and national complete the requirements for becoming (NASPE K-12) standards. physical teachers must take the required series of 7) Understand and use assessment to foster content-specific courses. physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of students in physical activity Learning Objectives 8) Become reflective practitioners who evaluate the effects of their actions on others Learning Objectives for Physical Education (e.g., students, parents/guardians, fellow focus on 21st Century skills and emphasize the professionals), and seek opportunities to mastery of knowledge, skills, and dispositions grow professionally. identified in the AAHPERD Standards listed 9) Use information technology to enhance below and the tenets of the Instructional learning and to enhance personal and Leader/Facilitator Model as assessed in Portfolio professional productivity. Levels I, II, and III. 10) Foster relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support students' growth and well-being BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology BIO210 Anatomy & Physiology BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology 2 HED120 Core Concepts of Personal Health PED101 Individual Sports Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  25. 25. Salem International University 23 PED102 Team Sports PED116 Foundations of Physical Education & Sport PED203 Gymnastics, Aerobics, Rhythm & Dance PED209 Adapted Physical Education & Fitness PED250 Kinesiology/Biomechanics PED376 Materials & Methods of Teaching Physical Education PED395 Physiology of Exercise & Performance Assessment PED418 Organization & Admin of Phys Ed & Sport PED422 Swimming/Water Safety Instruction Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  26. 26. Salem International University 24 SCHOOL OF NURSING The School of Nursing is committed to lifelong Philosophy of the School of Nursing learning, which is an underlying principle of the career advancement pathway (CAP) concept. The School of Nursing uses key concepts of the This fundamental belief is that all levels of nursing paradigm as a way of organizing beliefs nursing are significant and contribute to the about nursing and its role in society. The School delivery of health care in a multitude of has defined its core values and concepts with a meaningful activities. All levels of nursing have focus on nursing practice standards and common basic principles on which knowledge professional role behaviors identified by the and experiences can be built. Nursing education West Virginia Legislature and the Boards of proceeds from the simple to the complex. Examiners, national professional organizations, Concurrently, nurses may advance from LPN to and accrediting bodies. Program goals and ADN to BSN to MSN to a terminal degree – the learning outcomes for the program are reflective Career Advancement Pathway. of these components. The core concepts are nursing, environment, health, and person. The Students come to higher education today with core values are caring, diversity, integrity, and diverse educational preparation and needs. This excellence as promulgated by the National requires many user-friendly entry and exit points League for Nursing. in order to facilitate the quest for a career in nursing. Consideration must be given to Core Concepts academic and career recognition with opportunity at each level. Accordingly, SIU is NURSING committed to providing an educational system Autonomous actions derived from critical, that meets these goals by providing the career creative and reflective knowledge in the scope of enhancement pathway opportunity. providing care for the individual, family or community. The nurse utilizes comprehensive Vision of the School of Nursing assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in the delivery of care to diverse The School of Nursing will provide accessible populations across the life span. It is a self- state of the discipline education. The School will regulating entity with moral and ethical focus on fostering the preservation, promotion, ramifications embedded in clinical processes and restoration of health in the international which guide safe and effective care. Lifelong community. Our graduates will be highly learning is the scaffold for adherence to competent practitioners who are grounded in a standards of practice which embraces evidence- sense of inquiry and committed to human caring based practice modalities. across the lifespan within a climate of diversity. PERSON Mission of the School of Nursing Individual, family or community that is the focus of the nursing process The mission of nursing education coincides with that of the University and is committed to HEALTH preparing professional nurses who utilize a A dynamic state that is self-defined by the care systematic approach in the assessment and participant(s) management of actual or potential health needs across the life span of a diverse population. A ENVIRONMENT commitment to lifelong learning will serve as Internal and external stimuli or factors that are in the catalyst that propagates career advancement. constant interaction with the person. It encompasses the global community. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  27. 27. Salem International University 25 Core Values Applicants are awarded 60 transfer credits, which makes this an RN-to-BSN degree- CARING completion program. This is the respect and concern implicit within the nurse/client interactive experience Learning Objectives employing collaborative relationships as needed. The presence of a supportive environment Graduates of the program will be able to fosters interventions that utilize critical, creative demonstrate that they: and reflective thinking to promote, maintain and/or restore health across the life span. The 1) Understand nursing and health care theory nursing process facilitates the management and basics and demonstrates critical, creative delivery of evidence-based care. and reflective thinking to guide evidenced based nursing practice decisions that INTEGRITY maximizes health potential of the individual, Professional values and role behaviors family or community. (Caring) assimilated into the practice of nursing which 2) Utilize the nursing process to provide and to are accentuated by adherence to Standards of manage the care of individuals across the Nursing practice and performance. Leadership lifespan. (Caring) and management strategies applied to 3) Understand and demonstrate the ability to informatics and technology utilized in the function effectively in a multicultural design, management, delivery and evaluation of environment utilizing effective interpersonal evidence based care of individuals, families and communication and information communities. technologies. (Diversity) 4) Comprehend a range of general education DIVERSITY topics consistent with graduates of Bachelor Respect and regard is given to the multicultural of Science degree programs including, but differences of the client system of the not limited to, knowledge of English international community. Communication is composition and technical writing, U.S. authentic and unbiased. history, world civilizations, economics, psychology, sociology, government, ethics EXCELLENCE and understand the need for lifelong To provide evidenced-base care that is learning. (Excellence) responsive to perceived as well as anticipated 5) Understand statistics and research methods needs across the life span. Strategies are and are able to critically apply this synthesized and amended to individualize and knowledge to be an informed consumer of foster positive outcomes. Understands the need research in health care. (Excellence) for life long learning as the means to retain and 6) Understand and maintain standards and role expand professional / clinical skills and behaviors of the professional licensed knowledge. registered nurse. (Integrity) Bachelor of Science in Nursing The student will: The SIU School of Nursing offers the Bachelor 1) Demonstrate critical, creative and reflective of Science in Nursing (BSN) to provide a means thinking to guide evidenced based nursing for registered nurses to complete their practice decisions that maximizes health baccalaureate using distance learning methods. potential of the individual, family or The BSN requires the successful completion of a community. (Caring) minimum of 120 semester credit-hours with a 2) Engage in leadership abilities emphasizing cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 professional accountability and adherence to for all coursework completed at SIU. standards of care to guide health care Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  28. 28. Salem International University 26 delivery to clients across the lifespan. COM104 OR Human Communication OR (Integrity) ENG203 Multicultural Literature 3) Demonstrate the ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment HIS210 World Geography utilizing interpersonal communication and HIS125 World Civilizations information technologies. (Diversity) 4) Understands the need for lifelong learning as HIS126 World Civilizations 2 the means to retain and to expand HSS215 Society and the Individual professional/clinical skills and knowledge (Excellence) ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural Understanding Curriculum MAT140 Statistics The BSN degree program requires the successful Admissions completion of nine nursing courses comprising 30 semester credit-hours including: Admission to the RN-to-BSN program requires completion of a special application that may be NUR401 Professional Role Transition obtained from the Director of Nursing Education’s office. Admission is limited solely NUR402 Health Assessment to individuals who already have an RN. The specific requirements are listed below: NUR403 Nursing Research • Completed application to the School of NUR404 Nursing Ethics Nursing • Associate degree in nursing or diploma in NUR405 Complex Health Problems nursing from an accredited nursing program • Cumulative grade-point average of at least NUR406 Evidence-Based Practice 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with at least a grade of “C” in all science courses required for the NUR407 Special Topics/Problems in nursing degree or diploma Nursing • Unrestricted, current license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in any of the United NUR408 Nursing Management and States with at least one year of professional experience Leadership • Original transcripts for all prior colleges or universities NUR409 Community Nursing Capstone • Completed pre-admissions interview with (6 credits) the Director of Nursing Education or designee • Completed FBI criminal background check In addition to the above 30 credits, students also • Two professional references must complete 30 credits of general education, including a selection of courses from the SIU • Personal essay describing applicant’s International Focus. philosophy of nursing ECO252 Macroeconomics ECO253 Microeconomics ENG200 Technical Writing Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010