Department of Philosophy Virginia Doland, Ph.D., Chair Faculty Professor: Hanson Assistant Professor: Ciocchi Object ive: The objective of this de partment is to acquaint the student with the principal problems and issues of phi losophy: historical and contemporary. The courses of philosophy are designed to contribute to the general education of the student, to aid him in reflective thinking, to contribute to an understand ing of the persistent problems of our culture and to compare, contrast and in tegrate philosophical answers with those of the Christian philosophical orientation. Department Minor: I 8 units, of which 12 must be upper division. The Humani t ies Major: Philosophy Con centration. Philosophy may be used as the area of concentration for the hu manities major (page 49). This concen tration is basically a minor in phi losophy, but more flexibility is possible through department advisement. student must select 30 I and two courses from 302, 303 or 404. The problems , methods, concepts, out look and divisions of philosophy. Either semester. 205 LOGIC (3) Deductive and inductive inference and the analysis of language. 30 I GREEK AND ROMAN PHI LOSOPHY (3) The history of philosophy through Neo Platonism. 302 MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (3) The history of philosophy from Augus t ine to Wi lliam of Occam with special emphasis upon Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. 6/ . 202 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3)
14. Specific policies related to R.N.'s, L.VN:s or L.P.N:s follow Transfer challenge students from other nursing programs or other health profession backgrounds will be evaluated ind ivid ually. 15. Transfer students choosing to take the basic gener ic nursing program should apply as any ot her student for the program, meeting all prerequisites as outlined in the university catalog and standard curriculum chart for the nursing major. (C*) denotes that a class can be challenged for the units listed. In addition to the general policies, the fol lowing policies apply to t he registered nurse: I. The applicant must hold current regis tration in the United States. Graduates of regional ly accredited nursing pro grams in the process of obtaining licen sure will be admitted on provisional status. 2. All RN's will participate in a transition seminar course (NUR 300) designed to facilitate socialization into baccalaureate professional nursing. 3. All Level Ill courses must be taken. Ad mission into Level Ill classes is contin gent on successfu l completion of al l Level I and II challenges. The following courses may be challenged: 30 I, 302, 400,4 10, 420. In addition to the general policies, the fol lowing policies apply to the licensed voca tional nurse: I . The applicant must hold current regis tration in the United States. Graduates of regionally accredited nursing pro grams in the process of obtaining licen sure will be admitted on provisional status. 2. The applicant may take the 30 unit cur riculum or the transfer-challenge cur riculum.
Option I: Thirty Unit Curriculum I. This option permits the L.VN. to take nursing and related science courses in order to qualify for the California regis tered nurse licensing examination. Transfer into the degree program is possible. 2. The applicant's portfolio wi ll be evaluat ed on an individual basis. Academic credit earned in regionally accredited insitutions of higher education for com parable prelicensure courses will be ac cepted for transfer. 3. Nursing 30 I and 302 (first year profes sional nursing courses prerequisite to second year courses) may be chal lenged. 4. The following courses must be com pleted prior to taking the R.N. licensure examination: * BIO 272 Physiology 4 units *BIO 22 1 Microbiology 4 units NUR 320 Directed Individual Studies (Geriatrics) 3 units NUR 400 Mental Health Nursing 4 units NUR 420 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing 5 units NUR 450 Leadership/ Management in Nursing 7 units 27 units *Transfer credit will be granted. Option II: Transfer-Challenge I . Nursing 30 I and 302 must be chal lenged in sequence. Level II courses may be challenged based on individual portfolio evaluation. A ll Level Ill courses must be taken. 2. All LVN's or LPN's will participate in a transition seminar course (NUR 300) designed to facilitate socialization into baccalaureate nursing.
6. The department of nursing health form required of all nursing majors must be submitted prior to clinical challenge and admission to clinical nursing courses. Evidence of current C.P.R. certification is also requi red. 7. The applicant must complete the re quired non-nursing prerequisites as outlined in the standard curriculum chart for the nursing major before en tering clinical nursing courses (except 30 unit option). Transfer credit for non-nursing courses will be granted by the office of admissions and records as ind icated in the university catalog. If a given nursing course from a regional ly accredited nursing program 1s compa rable in content and level to a given courses offered by the department of baccalaureate nursing, transfer credit w il l be granted. 8. Al l transfer-challenge students must successfully challenge or complete NUR 310: Behavioral Concepts for Nursing Practice. Comparable courses will be evaluated for transfer credit. 9. Challenge students must take 12 units in addition to the challenge to be con sidered for financial assistance. I 0. Following not ification of acceptance into the department of nursing, the candidate may begin the challenge process: This process consists of an examination with theory and clinical components. NLN Profile II and teach er-made exams are utilized. Math ex ams are also included. A detailed out line of the challenge process may be obtained by contacting the Depart ment of Nursing directly. I I . Candidates for the challenge process have the option of scheduli ng the ex aminations in such a way that if unsuc cessful, subsequent enrollment in the course is possible. I 2. The chal lenge fee is $50.00 per exam. Candidates must register for the chal lenge exam(s) to be accomplished each semester. 13. Course credit will be granted upon successful completion of the challenge exam. Courses may be challenged one time only.
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