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The traditional nursing curriculum is a four-year program where you begin taking nursing courses in your sophomore year. Upon completion of your nursing curriculum, you are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. First-year students, transfer students, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses are all eligible for admission to the major. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of the nursing curriculum (120 credits).
The following policies apply to students in the Nursing Program:
1. First year students must complete BIOL 1075, 1175, 1085, 1185, CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1002 with a grade of "C+" on the first attempt by the end of the Spring semester. Failure to meet this grade requirement will result in removal from the Nursing major.
2. Nursing students must complete Microbiology BIOL 2010 with a grade of C+.
3. Additional policies and information relating to nursing students are in the course syllabi and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program Policy and Information Handbook.
4. The Nursing Division reserves the right to alter policies and/or curriculum at any time.
|BIOL 1075||Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 1175||Anatomy & Physiology I Lab||1|
|BIOL 1085||Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 1185||Anatomy & Physiology II Lab||1|
|CHEM 1001||Chemical Concepts||3|
|CHEM 1002||Chemical Concepts Laboratory||1|
|NSG 2000||Health Assessment||3|
|NSG 2012||Simulations in Clinical Judgement and Evidence Based Nursing Interventions I||1|
|NSG 2014||Conceptual Basis for Nursing Practice||3|
|NSG 2041||Nursing Care of Adults I||7|
|NSG 2242||Simulations in Clinical Judgement and Evidence Based Nursing Interventions II||1|
|NSG 3038||Nursing Care of Older Adults||3|
|NSG 3041||Evidence for Nursing Practice||3|
|NSG 3050||Nursing Care of Adults II||7|
|NSG 3073||Maternity Nursing||4|
|NSG 3074||Nursing Care of Children||4|
|NSG 3075||Mental Health Nursing||4|
|NSG 3076||Population Health in the Community||4|
|NSG 3470||Health Policy and Finance||3|
|NSG 3982||Senior Seminar: Synthesis of Nursing Practice||3|
|NSG 3984||Senior Clinical Practicum||2|
|NSG 3900||Preparation for Licensure||1|
|PSY 2400||Human Development||3|
|MATH 1150||Statistics I||3|
Curry College Nursing Professor and Department Chair Dr. Susan LaRocco was recently featured in a Q & A on the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) website. Dr. LaRocco recently published an article which attempts to help medical professionals understand the impact of the "invisible" symptoms of the disease.
Cheryl King, a Curry College nursing student, collaborated recently with the Scituate Board of Health in the creation of a public awareness campaign about Lyme disease and tick borne illnesses.
Curry College has been named one of three area colleges to be awarded the Nursing & Allied Health Initiative Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Along with the University of Massachusetts (Boston and Lowell), Curry's Nursing program will benefit from nearly $50,000 to help address the evolving education and workforce development needs of the health care sector.
Curry College Nursing Professor Dr. Cathleen Santos has been named President-Elect of the American Nurses Association - Massachusetts (ANA-MA). As a constituent member of the American Nurses Association, ANA-MA is recognized as the voice of registered nursing in Massachusetts through advocacy, education, leadership and practice. Dr. Santos is the first Curry College faculty member to receive this honor.
"I chose to transfer to Curry because I'd attended a large public university where my lecture classes ranged from 300-400 students. When I came to Curry I noticed how small the classes were, and that was really important to me," says Nursing major Taylor Pacheco.
Each semester, Curry College Nursing students engage with residents of the Simon C. Fireman Residential Community, an independent senior housing complex affiliated with Hebrew SeniorLife, as part of their Nursing of Older Adults course. Structured activities foster mutual respect and regard as students and older adults benefit from discussion, reflection and experiential learning. Students and residents value these enriching intergenerational encounters that promote an enhanced awareness and appreciation for the worth and dignity of each individual.
Amber Soucy '13, a full-time medical surgical telemetry nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and a former psych nurse at Westwood Lodge Hospital and correctional nurse at Massachusetts Correctional Institution explains the advantages of choosing the Curry Nursing program, "I was directly accepted into the Curry Nursing program...I received better scholarships from Curry...and I got to start my clinical rotations during sophomore year, so I gained real world experience right off the bat."
The Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Theta at Large) at Curry College is active in supporting local nursing scholars through our ongoing research and academic awards program.
Congratulations to members of the Curry nursing faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!
Enhance your value to healthcare organizations by developing the leadership abilities required to measurably improve overall quality, reduce costs, raise the level of nursing practice and increase patient, family and physician satisfaction when you enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL®) program at Curry College.