Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Nursing, BS Major in


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The Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing program, through an interprofessional learning model, will graduate RNs who will be prepared to provide quality, holistic, scientifically sound, and evidenced-based patient-centered care while optimizing the health and well-being of diverse populations and communities for the betterment of humanity. The purpose of the baccalaureate in nursing program is to prepare nurse generalists to be providers, innovators, leaders, managers, and coordinators of care as well as ethical members of the nursing profession and to pursue graduate-level education.

The major in Nursing degree provides the educational, clinical, and experiential base for entry-level professional practice as well as the platform on which to build a career through graduate-level study. The baccalaureate curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for lifelong learning and an active role in all facets of innovative quality health care delivery systems in a variety of acute and primary care settings.

The RN role emphasizes preventative health care for individuals, as well as health assessments; diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s unique responses to health problems; execution of medical regimens as prescribed by licensed clinicians; advocacy for communities affected by health inequities and contribution to society as interprofessional team members. Through the program pillars of leadership, scholarship and professionalism, students will acquire the values of leadership, scholarship, collaboration, innovation, excellence, global health, humanism, learning, courage, and diversity.

The focus of the undergraduate generic Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing program is to prepare graduates, upon successful completion of the program, to take and pass National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon graduation, graduates will be prepared to deliver patient­ centered care as members of an interprofessional team, emphasizing evidence­-based practice, cultural sensitivity, quality improvement, value-based health care, and informatics competencies. The RN, BS role includes the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illness as well as implementing and preventative health care strategies for individuals, families/significant others, groups, communities, and diverse and vulnerable populations in a variety of acute and primary care settings. Baccalaureate-prepared nurse practice includes both direct and indirect care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. The program curriculum incorporates The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021) and The Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC, 2016).

Application


First-year students must apply by completing Hofstra’s First-Year Student Application for Undergraduate Admission or the Common Application by our two Early Action deadlines: November 15 or December 15.

**Note: At this time the nursing program is open only to first-time first-year students.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a Direct Entry Program. Students must indicate a major of nursing on their application to be considered.
  • Qualified applicants will receive a supplemental application that must be completed to be further considered.
  • The final candidates will be invited for an interview.
  • Admission to this program is highly selective with limited seating offered

For more information please contact Hofstra’s Office of Undergraduate Admission at BSNursing@hofstra.edu or 516-463-6700.

Entry & Progression Requirements


Entry Requirements:


Nursing applications will be reviewed holistically, but we anticipate the averages for admitted students to be an SAT score of 1250 (evidence-based reading and writing + math sections) or an ACT score of 28, and a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.6.

Note: Applicants may apply with test-optional admission

Applicants must have a strong background in mathematics and science (e.g. algebra, biology, and chemistry). A high school biology and/or chemistry course with the laboratory is strongly recommended. Applicants should also have a diverse and strong background in high school preparation (preferred three years of English, history/social science, and college preparatory mathematics).

Progression Requirements:


  • Attend Hofstra University for all undergraduate course work;
  • Adhere to professional standards, university policies, and Nursing Program policies;
  • Achieve a minimum final grade of C+ in each nursing course in the program. Students will be given one opportunity to retake a course at its next offering and must receive a grade of C+ or higher to remain in good academic standing. Failure to pass a clinical course a second time will result in dismissal from the Nursing Program. Courses in the program are offered sequentially. Only two courses within the curriculum can be retaken in order to remain in good academic standing;
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for each of the eight semesters;
  • Clinical courses include three components, lecture hours, learning laboratory hours, and direct observed clinical hours. All components of the course must be passed to academically progress. Failure of either the didactic or the clinical component of a clinical course will result in failure of the course. The student will receive a Letter of Academic Failure, notifying them that they will be referred to the SAC for review;
  • Follow the prescribed curriculum and remain in the undergraduate nursing program;
  • Meet with the undergraduate nursing program adviser at least once each semester;
  • Document prescribed clinical and laboratory hours. 

Sample Schedule: Nursing, BS (127 Semester Hours)


Sample Schedule: Nursing, BS (127 Semester Hours)

Below is a typical schedule for eight semesters. This should be considered only a general guide, not a rigid schedule. Students should consult with their advisers to plot out the best path given their interests and academic strengths. This sample course sequence is intended to help you plan, but you must check your degree audit every semester to track your progress toward satisfying all of your degree requirements. The semester hours (S.H.) are noted for each term. 


FIRST-YEAR

Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

NUR 011 - Professional Nursing Seminar I  

1

NUR 012 - Professional Nursing Seminar II  

1

PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology  

4

BIOL 113 - (NS) General Biology II  

4

BIOL 112 - (NS) General Biology I  

4

CHEM 004A - (NS) General Chemistry II  

3

CHEM 003A - (NS) General Chemistry I  

3

CHEM 004B - (NS) General Chemistry Laboratory II  

1

CHEM 003B - (NS) General Chemistry Laboratory I  

1

HPR 050 - The Science of Human Nutrition  

3

WSC 001 - Composition 

 

3

WSC 002 - Composition  

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

 
SECOND-YEAR

Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

HSCI 103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 

 

4

HSCI 105 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  

4

NUR 108A - Integrated Pathophysiology with Pharmacologic Principles I  

3

NUR 108B - Integrated Pathophysiology with Pharmacologic Principles II  

3

MATH 008 - Elementary Mathematical Statistics  

3

NUR 109 - Basic Health Assessment and Practicum 

 

3

WSC 133 - Examining Scientific Writing 

or

WSC 110 - The Art of the Essay: Advanced Composition  

3

NUR 125 - Medical Microbiology  

3

Behavioral Social Sciences (BH) Distribution Courses 

 

3

NUR 126 - Mentorship in Science Technology & Mathematics (STEM)  

1

   

 Literature (LT) or Appreciation and Analysis (AA) or Creative Participation (CP) Distribution Courses  

3

Total Semester Hours

16

Total Semester Hours

17

 

THIRD-YEAR 

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Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

NUR 130 - Fundamental Nursing Care of the Adult  

4

NUR 133 - Family & Patient Centered Care of Women  

4

HPR 074 - Health Care Information Systems  

or 

CSC Course

3

NUR 134 - Care of Individuals and Communities with Behavioral Health Disorders  

4

NUR 131 - Adult Gerontological Nursing and Care of Elder Patients with Chronic Disease  

4

NUR 135 - Care of the Surgical Populations Across Transitions  

2

NUR 132 - Human Genetics and Precision Medicine 

 

2

History, Philosophy, Religion (HP) Distribution Courses 

 

3

NUR 105 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice   

3

Cross-Cultural (CC) Distribution Courses 

 

3

Total Semester Hours

16

Total Semester Hours

16

 

FOURTH-YEAR

Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

NUR 140 - Fundamental Nursing Care of Populations & Communities  

6

NUR 145 - Capstone Integration of Evidence Based Nursing in Health Systems  

6

NUR 141 - Family and Patient Centered Care of Children and Adolescents  

6

NUR 146 - Health Policy and Advocacy 

2

NUR 118 - Ethical Integration of Patient Safety and Improvement Sciences in High Reliability Systems  

3

NUR 119 - Transition to Professional Leadership   

3

NUR 112 - Seminars in Nursing II 

1

Elective Course (Taken under advisement)

2

 

 

Elective Course (Taken under advisement) 2

Total Semester Hours

16

Total Semester Hours

15

Program Total

127

   

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