Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For information, contact the Department of Nursing, 152 University Hall, Hamilton campus (513-785-7772), www.nsginfo@miamioh.edu or www.eas.miamioh.edu/departments/nsg/.

This department offers two nursing programs: 4-year baccalaureate and RN-BSN completion. Both baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 1 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 (202-887-6791).

Baccalaureate Degree Program (Four Year)

This program provides a balance of liberal arts and professional nursing courses. Emphasis is on the nursing process for health promotion, prevention, restoration, and maintenance with clients, family, and client groups in a variety health settings. Students are involved in activities preparatory for leadership and management roles and graduate study. Clinical experiences are one day a week during one semester of the sophomore year and two days a week during the junior and senior years.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is selective and competitive. After admission to the university, a separate nursing application is submitted to the Admission Office at the Hamilton or Middletown campus. To be considered for admission to the program, you must meet the following minimum criteria

  • be a current high school student with a composite ACT of 23 or SAT of 1060, a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and a 3.00 GPA in science courses (including college-prep chemistry with lab, and algebra I and II), OR
  • have completed 12 semester hours (100 level or higher) at Miami with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 and a grade of C or better in two of the following courses: BIO 171, 172; CHM 131; or MBI 161.

Note: Individuals who have a felony conviction may be denied the opportunity to take the State Board of Nursing licensing examination.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits from other colleges will require departmental evaluation to meet the above criteria. It is important to meet with a department adviser.

Program Requirements:

(129-130 semester hours)

Core Requirements (35-37 hours)

BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) (MPF IVA)

BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

BIO 232 Human Heredity (3)

CHM 131 Chemistry of Life Processes (4) (MPF IVB) or

CHM 141 College Chemistry/College Chemistry (3) and

CHM 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (2)

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) (MPF I)

ENG 112 Composition and Literature (3) (MPF I)

MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (4) (MPF IVA) or

MBI 121 The Microbial World (3) and

MBI 123 Experimenting with Microbes (1) or

MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Disease (3) and

MBI 123 Experimenting with Microbes (1)

MBI 361 Epidemiology (3) (MPT)

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)

Required psychosocial course, choose from: PSY 210, 231 or 242; SOC 202, 221, 348 or 363; EDP 201, 209, or 272; FSW 261; WGS 202

Required Major Courses (75 hours)

NSG 251 Therapeutic Communication in Nursing (3)

NSG 252 Foundations of Professional Nursing (3)

NSG 261 Health and Physical Assessment (3)

NSG 262 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice (4)

NSG 343 Health Care Informatics (3)

NSG 349 Introduction to the Principles of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice (3)

NSG 351 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (2)

NSG 352 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Clinical (3)

NSG 353 Nursing Care of Adults with Health Alterations I (3)

NSG 354 Nursing Care of Adults with Health Alterations I Clinical (3)

NSG 361 Nursing Care of Adults with Health Alterations II (3)

NSG 362 Nursing Care of Adults with Health Alterations II Clinical (3)

NSG 363 Nursing Care of Children (2)

NSG 364 Nursing Care of Children Clinical (3)

NSG 365 Nursing Research (2)

NSG 402 Professional Nurse Leader (3)

NSG 432 Population Focused Nursing Care Practicum (3)

NSG 435 Challenges in Health Care Delivery (3) (MPC)

NSG 451 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders (3)

NSG 452 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders Clinical (3)

NSG 461 Nursing Care of Older Adults (3)

NSG 462 Nursing Care of Older Adults Clinical (3)

NSG 463 Nursing Care of Adults with Multi-System Health Alterations (3)

NSG 464 Nursing Care of Adults with Multi-System Health Alterations Clinical (3)

NSG elective (3)

RN-BSN Completion Program

This program is designed for registered nurses with either a diploma or an associate degree in nursing. The program emphasizes community health, leadership, and complex health problems. Graduates are prepared for leadership and management roles and graduate study. There are two clinical courses. The program is available full-time or part-time. Nursing courses for this program are available online, and a limited schedule is available in the classroom; please check with the Department of Nursing office.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is selective. After admission to the university, a separate nursing application is submitted to the Department of Nursing BSN Program at Hamilton or Middletown. To be considered for admission to the program, the following minimum criteria must be met: 1) be a registered nurse in the State of Ohio; 2) have met all prerequisite course requirements with a "C" or better in each required course; and, 3) have at least a 2.00 GPA.

Graduates of diploma and non-NLNAC accredited associate’s degree programs are required to complete 32 Miami semester hours and pass NSG 301, 311, and 313 before their 28 hours of transfer credit will be validated. Graduates of accredited associate's degree programs can transfer 28 semester hours of nursing credit from a regionally accredited two-year college. Additional transfer hours may be used as elective credit.

Transfer Credit

Nursing transfer credits from other colleges will require departmental evaluation to meet the above criteria. It is important to meet with a department adviser.

Program Requirements:

(128 semester hours)

Prerequisites for Admission to the program:

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) (MPF I)

ENG 112 Composition and Literature (3) (MPF I)

MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (4) (MPF IVA) or

MBI 121 The Microbial World (3) and

MBI 123 Experimenting with Microbes (1) or

MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Disease (3) and

MBI 123 Experimenting with Microbes (1)

Social science course: select from Global Miami Plan Foundation (MPF IIC) (3)

BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

Associate degree nursing courses (28 hours)

Core Requirements (9-10 hrs)

BIO 232 Human Heredity (3)

BIO 325 Pathophysiology (4)

MBI 361 Epidemiology (3)

Choose one of the following psychosocial courses:

EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts (3)

EDP 209 Development, Learning & Diversity (3)

EDP/DST 272 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

FSW 261 Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle (3)

PSY 210 Psychology Across Cultures (3)

PSY 231 Developmental Psychology (3) (MPT)

PSY 242 Abnormal Psychology (3)

PSY 251 Introduction to Biopsychology (3)

SOC 202 Social Deviance (4)

SOC 221 Human Sexuality (3)

SOC 363 Sociology of Families (3)

SOC 348 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies (3)

Required Major Courses (33 hours)

NSG 301 Theory-Based Nursing Practice (3)

NSG 311 Health Promotion Across Lifespan (3)

NSG 313 Assessment of Well Individual (2)

NSG 317 Teaching Strategies in Health Care (3)

NSG 331 Introduction to Nursing Research (3)

NSG 402 Professional Nurse Leader (3)

NSG 418 Complex Health Problems (3)

NSG 420 Focused Practicum in Baccalaureate and Expanded Nursing Roles (2)

NSG 430 Nursing Care of Aggregates: Families and Communities (3)

NSG 431 Nursing Care of Aggregates: Families and Communities-Clinical (2)

NSG 435 Challenges in Health Care Delivery (Capstone) (3) (MPC)

NSG elective

School Nurse Licensure Program

The School Nurse Licensure Program is designed to prepare practitioners who deliver health services including direct nursing care and health education to school clients, their families, and the school community. Admission to the program is selective and is for registered nurses who have a BSN or who are in the process of completing the RN-BSN degree at Miami University. Applicants must have a 3.00 GPA.

Program Requirements

(23 semester hours)

Required Nursing Courses

NSG 312 Assessment of the Well Child (1)

NSG 405 School Nurse Practicum (10)

NSG 492/592 Individual with Severe Behavioral Handicaps and/or Emotional Disturbances: Social, Educational, Health, and Legal Issues (3)

Educational Core Courses

EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)

EDL 318E Leadership in Education (3)

EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner (3)

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