Dual Degree Program for Second Degree Nurses
Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog 2013-2015 (PDF) for more information regarding this degree.
Second/Dual Degree Program
The Dual Degree Programs (DDP) for second degree students allow students to accelerate their learning by enrolling in both undergraduate and graduate courses throughout their program of study for the purpose of attaining both degrees. Permission to take graduate courses is individualized according to G.P.A.
Students are awarded a baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of the undergraduate requirements. A master's degree is awarded upon completion of the graduate requirements.
Students are responsible for the policies in the Graduate Student Handbook while completing this portion of the program.
Upon attainment of the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, students may sit for the National Council Licensing Examination. (NCLEX-RN.) This license is necessary to continue with the graduate nursing courses. In addition, students are required to have one year of full-time (or its equivalent) clinical experiences as an RN prior to graduate practicum courses.
- A grade of "C+" or better is required in BIO 120, 121, 245 and CHE112.
- The same science course may be repeated one time only. (Implemented fall 2011)
- A grade of "C+" or better is required in all undergraduate nursing courses.
- A grade of "B-" or better is required in all graduate courses.
Students are required to maintain a 3.0 cum index throughout the program. Progression requirements vary according to graduate specialty track. See RN/Dual Degree Associate Dean and Director for details. Dual degree/second degree students may not take a graduate course until after the successful completion of NUR209 (at a minimum). Additionally graduate courses may not be taken if G.P.A. falls below 3.0.
Dual Degree/Second Degree Program of study alternative Pathways Spring Admit for Students who Need Pre-Requisite Courses
|Spring Semester One||Credits|
|BIO 120||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|CHEM 112||Organic and Biological Chemistry||4|
|NUR 129||Prof. Social/Nursing Practice||2|
|BIO 121||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|NUR 139||Growth and Development||3|
|Fall Semester Two|
|NUR 209||Foundations Humanistic Practice||6|
|+/- BIO 247||Nutrition for Health||2|
|NUR 389||Nursing Research||3|
|Spring Semester Three|
|NUR 290||Adult Health (DDP)||8|
|NUR 259||Pharmacology II||2|
|NUR 289||Psycho-Social Concepts||3|
|NUR 359||Childbearing Family||4|
|NUR 349||Children and Families||4|
|Fall Semester Four|
|NUR 429||Mental Health||4|
|NUR 409||Complex Care||3|
|Spring Semester Five|
|NUR 459||Leadership Management||2|
|NUR 449||Complex Care Clinical||3|
|NUR 499||Comprehensive Clinical||5|
Note: The first five semesters apply to all dual degree/second degree students.