PreSpecialty Entry

Class Schedule & Textbooks

 

2017 - 2018

Summer 2018

Weeks 1-5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
NURS 5306
9-11am

 

NURS 5301
12-3

NURS 5303
8-11am

 

 

NURS 5315  Clinical

 

OR

NURS 5315 Conference

OR

NURS 5305 Clinical

NURS 5315  Clinical

 

OR

NURS 5315 Conference

 

NURS 5315  Clinical

 

OR

NURS 5315 Conference

OR

NURS 5305 Clinical

Weeks 6-9

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5306
9-11am

 

NURS 5301
12-3

NURS 5203
8-11am

 

 

NURS 5205 Clinical NURS 5205 Clinical NURS 5205 Clinical

Weeks 10-14

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

June 27 and 28: Course orientation/workshop (8 hour days)

June 29: First clinical day – 12 hour day

 July 2, 3 – Clinical days plus conference – 12 hour days

July 9, 10, 11, 12 – Clinical (9,10,11)/conference day(12)

July 16, 17, 18, 19 – Clinical (16,17,18)/conference day (19)

July 19: Celebration of Completion: 12-3pm

July 20, 21, 22: Hurst NCLEX Review at VUSN (mandatory)

July 24-27: HESI Exam (each student schedules one 4-hour block here at VUSN, usually 8am-12pm or 1-5pm)

July 30-Aug 3: Make-up clinicals (if needed): 

August 3: last possible student class/clinical date (only if need clinical make-up)

*Students have completed Prespecialty Level requirements after completion of Capstone, Hurst, and HESI.

2018 - 2019

Fall 2018

August 17: First day of class, 8am - 4pm (NURS 5101)

Week 1 (Begins August 20)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5115
8am-12pm
All students

NURS 5103
1pm-3pm
All Students

NURS 5115
8am-12pm
All students

NURS 5106
1pm-3pm
All Students

NURS 5115 – Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR

NURS 5105
8am-12pm

NURS 5115 – Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR

NURS 5105
8am-12pm

NURS 5115 – Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR

NURS 5105
8am-12pm

Week 2-6 No class Labor Day (Mon, Sept 3)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5115
8am - 12pm, All students

NURS 5103
1pm - 3pm
All Students

NURS 5115
8am - 12pm, All students

NURS 5106
1pm-3pm
All Students

NURS 5115 - Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours) 

OR

OFF DAY

NURS 5115 - Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR 

OFF DAY

NURS 5115 - Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR 

OFF DAY

Week 7

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5105
8am - 12pm, All students

NURS 5103
1pm - 3pm
All Students

NURS 5105
8am - 12pm, All students

NURS 5106
1pm-3pm
All Students

NURS 5105 - Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5105 – Clinical
Variable times

OR

OFF DAY

NURS 5105 - Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5105 – Clinical
Variable times

OR 

OFF DAY

NURS 5105 - Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5105 – Clinical
Variable times

OR 

OFF DAY

Week 8-10

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5101
9:30am-3pm, All Students 

NURS 5105
9am - 4pm, All students

NURS 5115 - Conference
Variable times (4 hours)

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4 - 10 hours)

OR

NURS 5103
8am - 10am
AND
NURS 5106
10am-12pm

NURS 5115 - Conference
Variable times (4 hours)

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4 - 10 hours)

OR 

NURS 5103
8am - 10am
AND
NURS 5106
10am-12pm

NURS 5115 - Conference
Variable times (4 hours)

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times
(4 - 10 hours)

OR 

NURS 5103
8am - 10am
AND
NURS 5106
10am-12pm

Week 11-15

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5101
9:30am-3pm, All Students 

NURS 5105
9am - 4pm, All students

NURS 5105
Clinical
Variable times and hours

NURS 5103
8am-10am, All students

AND

NURS 5106
10am-12pm
All students

NURS 5105 
Clinical

Variable times and hours

 

Clinical placement assignments for NURS 5115 and NURS 5105 will be made after students check in for program orientation

Spring 2019

Weeks 1-15 (Begins Jan 7)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5206
9-11am

NURS 5201
12pm-3pm

NURS 5203
8-11am 

NURS 5205

12-3

NURS 5215 
Clinical  

OR  

NURS 5215 Conference 

OR  

NURS 5205 Clinical

NURS 5215 Clinical  

OR  

NURS 5215 Conference

NURS 5215 
Clinical  

OR  

NURS 5215 Conference 

OR  

NURS 5205 Clinical

Summer 2019 - Tentative

Weeks 1-5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5306
9am-11am

NURS 5301
12pm-3pm

NURS 5303
8am-11am

NURS 5315 Clinical 

OR 

NURS 5315 Conference

OR

NURS 5305 Clinical

NURS 5315  Clinical 

OR 

NURS 5315 Conference

NURS 5315  Clinical

OR

NURS 5315 Conference

OR

NURS 5305 Clinical

WEEKS 6 - 9

NURS 5306
9am-11am

NURS 5301
12pm-3pm

NURS 5203
8am-11am

NURS 5205 Clinical NURS 5205 Clinical NURS 5205 Clinical

WEEKS 10 - 14

NURS 5325 Clinical

NURS 5325 Clinical

NURS 5325 Clinical NURS 5325 Clinical Hurst NCLEX Review 8am-5pm Fri – Sun

Week 15: Hurst content completion/study and HESI Exam

Textbooks

Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Name Instructor Required Masterials
5101 Legal and Ethical Accountability in Professional Nursing Practice

Tom Christenbery, PhD, RN, CNE

Tamika Hudson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Quinones, S. (2015). Dream land: The true tale of America's opiate epidemic. New York: Bloomsbury Press.
ISBN: 978-1620402528

Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Crown.
ISBN: 1400052181

Butts, J. & Rich, K. (2016). Nursing Ethics (4th ed.). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett.
ISBN: 978-1284059502

5103 Human Experience of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan I Erin Rodgers, DNP, RN, CPN

Ignatavicius & Workman. (2017). Medical-surgical nursing: Patient-centered collaborative care (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
ISBN: 978-0323444194

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2014). Wong's nursing care of infants and children. (10th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier. 
ISBN: 978-0323222419

Varcarolis, E., & Halter, M. (2014). Essentials of psychiatric mental health nursing: A communication approach to evidence-based care (3rd ed). St. Louis: Elsevier. 
ISBN: 978-0323389655

Lowdermilk, Perry, Cashion, and Alden. (2015). Maternity and women's health care (11th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier. 
ISBN: 978-0323169189

5105 Enhancement of Community and Population Health Carrie Plummer, PhD, ANP-BC APA Manual of Style, 6th edition
5106 Pharmacology for Nursing Care I

Judson R. Smith, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-BC

Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, RN

McCuistion, Winton, Yeager, & Vuljoin-Dimaggio. (2017). Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach. (9th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.
ISBN: 978-0323399166
5115 Fundamentals of Clinical Practice

Erin Rodgers, DNP, RN, CPN

Heather Robbins, DNP, MBA, RN

Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall (2015). Fundamentals of Nursing (9th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier.  ISBN: 978-0323327404

Silvestri, L.A. (2016). Comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN examination (7th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier.  
ISBN: 978-0323358514

Online Nursing Drug Reference of choice:
Epocrates (online at https://online.epocrates.com -free)

Lexicomp (online-free through Eskind Biomedical Library)
    *mobile applications available at a cost

Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses (online at   
    www.drugguide.com)