Nursing (Regular Track)

Transfer Agreement between College of Southern Nevada Associate of Science and Nevada State College School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Regular Track)

2013-2014

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The following tables identify the year-by-year course of study for students beginning their education at NSC (at left) or at CSN (at right). Students earning their AA, AB, or AS at CSN are granted junior status at NSC and have met the lower-division general education requirements of NSC. The sequence of courses is recommended by the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and gives students a blueprint for successful completion of their baccalaureate degree in four years. If followed, students will enter their third year as a full junior at NSC with lower-division general education requirements satisfied. A full listing of the NSC lower-division general education credits is found on the NSC website under the Transfer Center (Click Here to find out about requirements for CEP 121, 122, & 123).

Year 1 - Freshman Recommended Courses

College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
ENG 100 or 101 or GE
BIOL 189 Major
MATH 120, 124 or above GE
Humanities GE- (Humanities)
Social Science (SOC 101 or ANTH 101 recommended) GE- (Social Science)
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
ENG 102 or 114 GE
BIOL 223 Major
CHEM 110 Major
COM 101 GE- (Humanities)
PSY 101 Major

Year 2 - Sophomore Recommended Courses

College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
Literature (ENG 231 or 232 or 292 recommended) GE- (Cultural Diversity)
BIOL 224 Major
CHEM 111 Major
PSY 210 Major
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major NSC
Social Science GE-(Social Science)
Fine Arts GE-(Fine Arts)
U.S. and N.V. Constitution GE-(U.S. and NV Constitution)
BIOL 251 Major

*Note: Student must complete BIOL 223, BIOL 224, and BIOL 251 prior to applying to NSC's nursing program. Additional prerequisites for the NSC's nursing program include PSY 201, NUTR 223, NURS 122, and NURS 337.

**CHEM 110 + 111 will transfer to NSC as CHEM 112.

Year 3 - Junior Courses

Nevada State College
Fall Semester Courses
Courses Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
NURS 301 Health Assessment Major
NURS 323 Pharmacology Major
NURS 309 Foundations or Nursing Care Major
NURS 486 Gerontology Major
Spring Semester Courses
Courses Requirement GE or Major at NSC
NURS 349 Major
NURS 352 Major

Year 4 - Senior Courses

Nevada State College
Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
NURS 418 Nursing Research Methods Major
NURS 404 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Major
NURS 452 Adult Health Nursing II Major
Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement GE or Major at NSC
NURS 437 Nursing Care in the Community Major
NURS 424 Transition to Practice Seminar Major
NURS 447 Human Care Nursing Management/Leadership Major
NURS 448 Professional Human Care Nursing-Practice Major

NSC Major Program Requirements

Prefix Number Title of Course Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MATH 120 Foundations of College Math or higher (excluding MATH 122 & 123) 3
BIOL 189 Fundamentals of Life Science 4
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 251 Microbiology 4
CHEM 112 Introduction to Chemistry for Health Sciences 8
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition 3
ANTH
or
SOC
101
or
101
Cultural Anthropology
or
Introduction to Sociology
3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
PSY 201 Lifespan and Human Development 3
PSY 210 Statistical Methods in Psychology 3
FINE ARTS XXX Refer to Fine Arts section of the Core Curriculum 3
COM 101 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
HUMANITIES XXX Refer to Humanities section of the Core Curriculum 3-4
CONSTITUTION XXX Refer to Constitution section of the Core Curriculum 3
CULTURAL DIVERSITY XXX Refer to Cultural Diversity section of the Core Curriculum 3
ELECTIVE XXX Elective credit as needed to reach 128 0-5
NURS 122 Medical Terminology 2
NURS 337 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 301 Health Assessment 4
NURS 323 Pharmacology 3
NURS 309 Foundations of Nursing Care 7
NURS 486 Gerontology 2
NURS 349 Maternal/Child Nursing 9
NURS 352 Adult Health Nursing I 4-6
NURS 418 Nursing Research Methods 3
NURS 404 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 4
NURS 452 Adult Health Nursing II 7
NURS 437 Nursing Care in the Community 6
NURS 424 Transition to Practice Seminar 2
NURS 447 Human Care Nursing Management 2
NURS 448 Professional Human Care Nursing Practice 3

*0-5 elective credits if needed to reach 128 credits.

Degree Total Credits = 128

Article I Agreement on Principle

Nevada State College (NSC) and College of Southern Nevada (CSN) agree that students who choose to transfer from a community college to NSC to earn a bachelor s degree should be provided with a smooth curriculum transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Therefore, NSC and CSN agree to enter into this curriculum transfer agreement for students who complete the Associate of Science at CSN and transfer to NSC to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Both institutions enter into this agreement as cooperating, equal partners who shall maintain the integrity of their separate programs.

Article II Definitions

A transfer agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between a 4-year college and a community college. They are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college to NSC. The transfer agreement is often referred to as a "major-to-major" or a "two-plus-two" agreement and the three terms are synonymous.

Article III Agreement on Program Specifics

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents policy stipulates, "The primary basis for admission to upper-division study with full junior status of transfer students from an NSHE community college to any other NSHE institution shall be the associate of arts, associate of science, and the associate of business degrees." (Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 13.1) NSC and CSN agree that any student who has successfully completed the minimum requirements outlined in the attached Course of Study may transfer the course credits indicated toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at NSC. Students who follow this articulated program agreement must apply and be admitted to NSC. The bachelor s degree graduation requirements for students who follow this articulated program agreement are listed on the NSC website under the Transfer Center.

Article IV Agreement on Communication

NSC and CSN agree to cooperate in communicating with each other and with their common and respective publics concerning the established relationship between the two institutions. Communication may include the development of various kinds of publications to inform those who might benefit personally or professionally from the opportunities provided by this agreement. Faculty and staff at both institutions will share the information in this agreement with interested and qualified students and both institutions will provide counseling and advising to students and prospective students.

Article V Maintenance and Review Procedures

Responsibility for oversight of this agreement rests with NSC s Transfer Coordinator, Erin Hall.

NSC and CSN agree to communicate annually any changes in their respective programs that may affect this transfer agreement. This agreement is effective for the 2013-14 NSC catalog.

Article VI Information for Students

Students who began CSN s program prior to the effective date of this agreement, may use the agreement to the extent that the program requirements followed are consistent with this agreement. A copy of this agreement should be brought to all advising sessions. This transfer agreement was developed to provide a smooth curriculum transition for students who want to earn an associate degree from CSN and transfer to NSC to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The agreement is designed to minimize loss of credits and duplication of coursework in transferring.

  1. Students should complete an Associate of Science at CSN and the coordinated program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing as indicated in this transfer guide. Any course substitutions should be made with the guidance of an advisor or counselor to assure that all requirements are met. Note: This agreement does not imply acceptance into the nursing program.
  2. The completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of business degree at a community college automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution.
  3. Only courses with a grade of D or higher will be accepted for transfer to NSC. A course completed with a grade of less than 1.7, if counted toward graduation at the community college, may be used to satisfy NSC graduation requirements. However, the course will have to be repeated if the NSC major specifies a higher GPA for all students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. If a CSN course has more credits than the NSC equivalent course, the additional credits will be included in the program total as general transfer credit.
  4. NSC requires that a minimum of 64 credits must be completed at the four-year institution. A minimum of 32 upper division credit hours must be completed in residence.
  5. Students may elect to graduate under the course catalog graduation requirements under any of the following options, provided that the course catalog at the time of graduation is not more than ten years old:

    1. The course catalog of the year of enrollment in a baccalaureate level course/program at a NSHE community college (valid transfer agreement may be required.)
    2. The course catalog of the year of transfer into a baccalaureate level program at the universities, state college, or community colleges that offer select baccalaureate degrees.
    3. The course catalog of the year of graduation from a NSHE institution.
  6. Changing majors may change the course catalog and graduation requirements, which may increase the time to degree completion. The student will follow the requirements of the transfer agreement for the new major, effective at the time of the change of major.
  7. Students should meet with the NSC Transfer Coordinator early, before completing an admission application to NSC. A copy of the transfer guide should be brought to all advising sessions. For further information on the rights afforded to Nevada System of Higher Education AA, AB, or AS graduates, refer to the Transfer Rights and Responsibilities document available at http://system.nevada.edu/Resources/Students/Transfer-R/index.htm

Contacts

Nevada State College
1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Erin Hall, Transfer Coordinator erin.hall@nsc.edu 702-992-2118
Transfer Agreements are located at http://www.nsc.edu/3760

The Chief Academic Officers at NSC and the respective community college have agreed upon and approved this transfer agreement.
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