Below you will find the curriculum plan associated with our programs. Click on a course to read a more in depth description about each course (Nursing 100, Nursing 200, etc.). *All nursing courses must be taken in sequence.
Theory 150 Hours + Clinical 150 Hours = 300 Total Hours
The course provides basic nursing skills used to care for human beings across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive holistic assessment, communication skills, documentation, safe nursing practice, infection control, patient-family learning needs, and the beginning application of the nursing process. Health, and alterations in health, are examined in relation to providing for basic human needs, identifying risk factors, and promoting healthy behaviors. Basic pharmacological principles and safe medication administration are learned. Students identify with the professional nurse role in a variety of clinical settings.
Theory 135 Hours + Clinical 162 Hours = 297 Total Hours
The course expands upon the use of a holistic approach when caring for individuals/families with alterations in health, throughout the lifespan. Nursing management of alterations in health across the lifespan is the focus of the course. Emphasis is placed upon the role of the professional nurse and the use of the nursing process in assisting individuals/families to move toward optimal health potential. The focus is on health alterations in medical-surgical, pregnancy, the childbearing process, pediatric variances, growth and development, and mental health/illness. Opportunities are provided to care for individuals and families in a variety of specialized settings.
First Year Total: 25 Credit Equivalents + 6 Credit General Education = 597 Hours
Theory 135 Hours + Clinical 175 Hours = 310 Total Hours
The course focuses on the care of the acutely ill individual and their family, as they experience more complex alterations in health. Selected complex health problems across the lifespan are examined from a holistic perspective. Opportunities are provided to care for patients and families in a variety of acute care settings.
Theory 135 Hours + Clinical 189 Hours = 324 Total Hours
The course focuses on the individual and family experiencing emergency and critical healthcare problems. Students learn to holistically care for individuals and families who are in crisis, as they move along the health-illness continuum. Leadership experiences are provided to enhance assessment skills, problem-solving, decision-making, prioritization, delegation, and collaboration while managing complex multiple patient/family assignments in a variety of clinical settings.
Second Year Total: 25 Credit Equivalents + 4 Credit General Education = 634 Hours
Total credits provided by Washington Health System School of Nursing: 50 Credits
Total hours provided by Washington Health System School of Nursing: 1,231 Hours
Total Non-Nursing Credits/Courses
3 Credits = English Composition
4 Credits = Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
4 Credits = Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
3 Credits = Developmental Psychology
Integrated through California University of Pennsylvania
3 Credits = Intro to Psychology
3 Credits = Intro to Sociology
3 Credits = Nutrition for Nurses
1 Credit = Career Readiness