Part-time Accelerated Evening Nursing Program (PTAENP)

Those completing the adult learner option may have to complete all university core courses. The total number of credits required for graduation (126 credits) includes core, prerequisites (21 credits) and credits required in the nursing major (54 credits). All the prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the part-time evening option. Adult learners who have previously earned a bachelor's degree do not have to meet Univerisity core curriculum or free elective requirements.

All courses completed through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the National League for Nursing challenge examinations (NLN) must be completed, and the documentation of successful completion must be received by the Nursing department, prior to admission to PTAEP. Once a student is admitted into PTAEP, there will be no option to CLEP addtional courses. All Core and elective course requirements should be completed prior to admission to PTAEP. If a student is not able to complete these courses prior to admission to the program, s/he will be allowed to complete a maximum of two Core/electives (six credit maximum) while enrolled; however, these credits must be completed prior to or during the student's last semester in the Nursing program. Students who receive a C- or below in two or more cognates will not be considered for admission into the nursing program.

Both the second degree and the adult learner options are available in the full-time day and the part-time accelerated evening (PTAENP) formats.

Prerequisite Courses (21 credits) – Second degree and adult learner students take the following prior to starting the nursing courses:

BIO 227

Bacteriology

4

BIO 211

Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 212

Anatomy and Physiology

4

HP 241

Fundamentals of Nutrition

3

PSY 275

Child and Adolescent Psychology

3

MTH 115

Basic Statistics

3

MTH 115 may be taken as a co-requisite in the full-time option only.


All classes are held primarily on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Classes primarily start at 5 p.m. with the possibility of a need for earlier scheduling or weekend scheduling of learning labs during the first year. Clinical experiences may also need to be scheduled on alternate days depending on availability of clinical sites. Other days and times may need to be scheduled depending on clinical availability. All students are admitted into a cohort which commences study in May of each year. Pre requisites: Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Bacteriology, Child/Adolescent Psychology, Nutrition, Statistics

Normal Sequence of Required Courses