New to Practice Track—Curriculum Requirements

Students must successfully complete both the EMU core curriculum and the nursing major curriculum to earn their degree. Listed below are the curriculum requirements for our New to Practice Track, which is intended for nurses with less than two years of experience. Please see the course catalog for course descriptions and more information.

EMU Core Curriculum Requirements

The EMU core curriculum requirements are satisfied by a combination of prior coursework, coursework included within the nursing program, and (if needed) coursework taken in addition to the nursing program. Although the EMU core curriculum may be completed at any time during the nursing program, it is recommended that it be started before the nursing program begins and completed before the start of the second term. New to Practice nurses must complete Statistics and Health Assessment before the start of the second term.

Core Requirements Satisfied by Nursing Program
New to Practice Track
Christian Faith
Biblical Perspectives (3 SH) •
College Writing (3 SH)
Speech (3 SH)
Statistics (3 SH)
Writing Intensive Designates (2 courses) •
Cross-Cultural Learning
Cross-Cultural Designates (6 SH) •
Critical Thinking
Health Assessment (3 SH)
Human Organism Sciences (11 SH)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 SH)
Fine Arts (3 SH)
History or Literature (3 SH)
Senior Seminar (3 SH) •

• New to Practice students must complete Statistics and Health Assessment before the start of the second term

EMU RN to BS in Nursing Major Course Requirements
NRS 320 Nurse Residency
NRS 325 Effective Communication
NRS 340 Professional Nurse: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
NRS 345 Health Assessment
NRS 350 Health Care Policy
NRS 405 Nursing Research
NRS 410 Community Health
NRS 420 Principles of Nursing Management and Supervision
NRS 430 Evidence-Based Practice Project
NRS 460 Family Health

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