All pre-nursing students will be Health Sciences majors with a pre-nursing emphasis. Admission to the University does not imply acceptance to the nursing program. The undergraduate program is very competitive and applicants are ranked based on their GPA for the general education and prerequisites required by the program. Fifty percent of the prerequisites and general education courses must be completed by the application deadline. Special consideration will be given to students completing all of their prerequisite and general education coursework at CSU-Pueblo, veteran status, first generation students, and residency in Southeastern Colorado. Only students admitted to the Nursing or Health Sciences majors are eligible to take nursing courses as indicated in their degree plan
The BSN program is very competitive. If a student is not admitted to the BSN program they can complete the BS in Health Science which will prepare them for the accelerated Nursing Program, and entry level Master in Nursing and other health related graduate degrees at other institutions such as Public Health, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Healthcare Administration.
For admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science Nursing please see Admissions tab.
|HS 101||Introduction to Health Professions 1||2|
|CHEM 111||Principles of Chemistry 2||3|
|CHEM 111L||Principles of Chemistry Lab 2||1|
|BIOL 206||Introduction to Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 206L||Introduction to Microbiology Lab||1|
|NSG 207||Nursing Pathophysiology||3|
HS 101 not required but highly recommended for entry into the BSN program.
CHEM 121 and CHEM 121L will be accepted for CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L
Note: HS 101 is not required but highly recommended for entry into the BSN program.
|Required General Education Courses|
|BIOL 223||Human Physiology and Anatomy I||3|
|BIOL 223L||Human Physiology and Anatomy I Lab||1|
|BIOL 224||Human Physiology and Anatomy II||3|
|BIOL 224L||Human Physiology and Anatomy II Lab||1|
|COMR 103||Speaking and Listening 1||3|
|MATH 156||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|PSYCH 151||Human Development||3|
|General Education: World Language||3|
|General Education: English||6|
|General Education: History||3|
|General Education: Humanities||3|
|General Education: Social Science||3|
COMR 221 will be accepted in lieu of COMR 103 but student must complete additional Gen Ed Humanities
Total credit hours before applying to the BSN Program: 46
Student Learning Outcomes
- Summarize and synthesize information relevant to assessing and improving population health and healthcare issues;
- Exhibit the ability to read and interpret scientific research with application of the scientific methods, statistics, study design, and reporting in the health sciences;
- Evaluate and integrate critical concepts and skills acquired in the health sciences curriculum to common professional problems in the health science fields of interest;
- Exhibit effective oral and written communication as well as mass communication regarding subjects related to the health sciences in an individual and group setting;
- Apply and demonstrate knowledge, skills and critical problem solving in a field-based and/or clinical setting;
- Successfully enter into a health science related career or into a graduate program;
Assessment of HS Student/Program Outcomes
The student outcomes are measured and assessed through several techniques:
- Student samples of writing, communication, and project implementation.
- End of program case study assessment and end of program examination;
- Fieldwork and internship portfolios and projects;
- Fieldwork and internship site supervisor evaluations;
- Student exit surveys; and
- Employer surveys and Advisory Committee
End of program exams will be, or will be representative of, the professional certification exams in each emphasis area including case study questions developed by the faculty and HS Advisory Committee (made up of professionals in the health sciences field). The end of program exams are completed during an appropriate field based course at the end of the course of study but before graduation. The HS curriculum map details the specific types of assessments used in the capstone and experiential end of program courses to assess the Program’s Student Outcomes.