73 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
4. To foster intellectual inquiry and compe tency in critical and creative thinking es sential for continued growth as a person, citizen, and professional. 5. To prepare the graduate for independent practice, for collaborative activities, and for involvement in research required to fulfill the responsibilities of the profes sional nurse in a broad variety of settings. Objectives To demonstrate the caring essential to the practice of professional nursing the graduate is expected to: 1. Base nursing practice on a philosophical foundation consistent with Biola University and the department of nurs ing beliefs about the nature of people. 2. Integrate knowledge from the behav ioral, biological, and physical sciences together with knowledge from nursing science and utilize this knowledge as a basis for nursing practice. 3. Base nursing practice on a formulation of theoretical knowledge incorporating com munication/collaboration, teaching/learn ing, problem-solving/decision-making and leadership/management principles. 4. Utilize research techniques to collect rel evant data systematically from all perti nent interactional systems, the environ ment and the knowledge base to facili tate effective use of the nursing process and contribute to the existing body of nursing knowledge. 5. Demonstrate application of synthesized concepts related to stress/adaptation. developmental, interactional and system theories in the purposeful and systemat ic use of the nursing process to facilitate optimal adaptation through appropriate use of the prevention, conservation and restoration modes within the three inter actional systems. 6. Identify and utilize knowledge of the rel evant cultural, economic, political and so cial factors and the interactions between them that affect the practice of nursing and the delivery of health care services. 7. Demonstrate personal and professional development consistent with the goals of Biola University and baccalaureate nurs ing education. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission into clinical nursing. A student may be admitted to the department of baccalaureate nursing upon meeting of the re-
quirements of university admission, including: SATS, high school chemistry and algebra with at least a grade of "C" and/or passing an en trance examination in these two subjects, and (1) completing the prescribed prenursing cur riculum (available from the Nursing Department) with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00) in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and a cumulative G.PA of 2.5 or above; (2) taking the NLN prenursing exam; (3) filing the departmental application and paying the required non-refundable $20 deposit by January 15; an additional $10.00 late applica tion fee will be levied on those received after the deadline; (4) submitting proof of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation through the American Heart Association; and (5) meeting approval of the faculty of the Department of Nursing. Applicants whose ed ucational and professional experiences qualify them for advanced standing are welcome. Those intending to challenge nursing courses should make an appointment with the Department of Nursing as soon as accepted by the University.
from courses at a failing level two times only during the total clinical nursing program. Unsafe clinical nursing practice, regardless of GPA, is ground for dismissal from the nursing program. Students who withdraw from nursing in good standing will be read mitted on a space-available basis. Transfer challenge students have equal access for open spaces in nursing courses. It is recommended that microbiology (Biology 282) be taken prior to Nursing of the Family I and II. Students will not be ad vanced to level II without microbiology. Mandatory comprehensive NLN achieve ment exams will be taken at the completion of the nursing program. DEGREE PROGRAM A BACHELOR OF ScIENCE DEGREE IN N URSING is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate and major requirements. The nursing major requires the completion of: Biological Science 252, 281, 282; Chemistry 101,102 (totaling 17 science units); Nursing 205,206,310,330,340,350,360,441,442, 450, 460. Supporting courses: Three units of each of the following: intercultural stud ies, sociology, Psychology 200 and statistics. Note: The general education requirement for a foreign language for nursing majors is two years of the same high school language or four units ofa college language. Nursing ma jors are exempt from general education re quirements of literature (3) and history (four ofeight units required). Nursing major's physical education requirement is three units. The annual Commitment and Pinning Service is financed by assessing each prenurs ing and clinical nursing student $5.00 per year. COURSES 205 Nursing ofthe Client/Family I - Theory (5) Implementation of the nursing process to facilitate adaptive equilibrium in the client. Includes normal growth and development of the infant through the aged adult. (C*) 205 Nursing ofthe Client/Family - Clinical (5) Clinical application of the nursing pro cess with adult clients in acute medical-sur gical, convalescent and community settings. Includes Denver Development Assessment of a well child. (C*)
After Being Accepted Into Biola's Nursing Program
A student is required to have, at his own expense, a yearly physical examination and specific laboratory tests and immunizations by June 15. Students will not be permitted in the clinical agency without this. Each student is assessed for liability insurance through the University when participating in clinical courses. The University and cooperating agencies assume no responsibility for illness or accidents occurring during the school pro gram. Astudent must arrange for his own transportation to clinical agencies as the University does not provide transportation. The senior nursing student in community health nursing must have a valid driver's li cense and access to a car. Valid CPR certifica tion is required and must be renewed annual ly throughout the clinical nursing program. Theory and clinical must be taken concur rently in courses with a clinical component Due to the importance of course and clinical orientation, attendance is mandato ry to proceed in nursing courses. A student must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in English, communication, microbiology, psy chology, statistics and in each nursing course, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to progress in nursing. Courses may be repeated one time only. Students withdrawing at a failing level will be permitted to repeat the course one time only. Students are permitted to withdraw
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