Hiram College

Innovative coursework

Chemistry and the biological sciences, as well as the social sciences, provide a strong foundation in the development of professional nurses. Half of the courses in the curriculum are grounded in the discipline of nursing and half draw upon The New Liberal Arts™ at Hiram College, incorporating integrative study, high impact experiences, and Mindful Technology™.

The curriculum is designed around the 12-Week, 3-Week Hiram Plan, to be completed in four academic years. The curriculum incorporates clinical and non-clinical nursing courses as well as courses in the natural and social sciences, biomedical humanities, and liberal arts.

Nursing students attend classes with other Hiram students, many of whom will become physicians and biomedical researchers. Nurses will work side-by-side with these professionals as health care evolves to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Sample Four-Year Plan

FIRST YEAR

Fall

Spring

12-Week (13 credits)

  • FRCL 1xx00 (4) Freshman Colloquium
  • *~CHEM 10600 (4) Physiological Chemistry I (SM core)
  • *~BIOL 13100 (4) Human A&P I
  • NURS 10100 (1) Intro to Professional Nursing

12-Week (12 credits)

  • FSEM 1xx00 (4) Freshman Seminar
  • ~CHEM 10800 (4) Physiological Chemistry II
  • ~BIOL 13300 (4) Human A&P II

 

3-Week (4 credits)

  • PSYC 10100 (4) General Psychology

3-Week (4 credits)

  • SOAN 15500 (4) Intro to Sociology (CA core)
Semester hours: 17 Semester hours: 16

SECOND YEAR

Fall

Spring

12-Week (12 credits)

  • NURS 20100 (2) Professional Nursing II
  • ~NURS 21000 (3) Introduction to Nursing Practice & Health Assessment
  • *^ NURS 2800/PSYC 25000 (3) Development Across Life Span
  • ^~ BIOL 23800 (4) Medical Microbiology

 

 

12-Week (14 credits)

  • NURS 20300 (3) Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
  • **~NURS 22000 (5) Fundamentals of Professional Clinical Nursing
  • ^BIOL 26600 (4) Human Genetics
  • ^MATH 11000 (2) Computations for Nursing

 

3-Week (3 credits)

  • ^CHEM 25000 (3) Human Nutrition – or –
  • *^ INTD 30210 (3) Narrative Bioethics

3-Week (3 credits) 

  • *^INTD 30210 (3) Narrative Bioethics – or –
  • ^CHEM 25000 (3) Human Nutrition
Semester hours: 15 Semester hours: 17

THIRD YEAR

Fall

Spring

12-Week (14 credits)

  • MATH 10800 (4) Statistics (MM core)
  • **NURS 34000 (4) Parent & Newborn Nursing
  • **NURS 33000 (4) Pediatric Nursing
  • NURS 20500 (2) Nursing Informatics

12-Week (14 credits)

  • **~NURS 31001 (5) Acute & Chronic Illness Adult Nursing
  • **NURS 32000 (4) Gerontological Nursing
  • NURS 30300 (1) Applied Evidence Based Nursing Research Practicum I
  • A course (4) to satisfy CM or IM or *2nd BIMD from approved list

 

3-Week (4 credits)

  • NURS 30100 (2) Professional Nursing III
  • NURS 30200 (2) Introduction to Nursing Research

 

3-Week (4 credits)

  • NURS 30310 (2) Applied Evidence Based Nursing Research Practicum II
  • NURS 32200 (2) Adult Wellness
Semester hours: 18 Semester hours: 18

FOURTH YEAR

Fall

Spring

12-Week (13 credits)

  • **NURS 42000 (4) Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
  • **~NURS 43000 (4) Critical Care Nursing
  • BIMD 18100 (1) Global Health Issues
  • A course (4) to satisfy CM or IM or *2nd BIMD from approved list

 

 

12-Week (13 credits)

  • NURS 40100 (2) Professional Nursing IV
  • **NURS 41000 (4) Community Health Nursing (UD core)
  • NURS 44000 (2) Principles of Leadership & Management in Nursing
  • **NURS 44100 (1) Role Transition in Nursing I
  • A course (4) to satisfy CM or IM or *2nd BIMD from approved list

3-Week (3 credits)

  • A course to satisfy EW core (3): study abroad, domestic experience, or independent study

3-Week (3 credits)

  • **NURS 44100 (3) Role Transition in Nursing II (ES core)
Semester hours: 16 Semester hours: 16

Total Program Credits:  133

*Courses for the Biomedical Humanities Minor – a Biomedical Humanities Minor is optional, but some of the courses are not

**Courses with a clinical component

~Courses with a lab component

^Nursing Support Courses

Hiram Core Requirements:

CM- Creative Methods
IM-Interpretive Methods
MM- Modeling Methods
SM-Experimental Scientific Methods
EW- Experiencing the World
UD-Understanding Diversity at Home
ES- Meaning, Ethics and Social Responsibility
CA- Social and Cultural Analysis Method

last updated 03.16.15


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