PreSpecialty Entry

Class Schedule & Textbooks

Summer 2019 - Tentative

*Possible Saturday Clinical

Weeks 1-5 (May 6 - June 7)

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 6-8 (June 10-28)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
NURS 5306
9-11am

NURS 5301
12-3

NURS 5303
8-11am

 

NURS 5305 Clinical NURS 5305 Clinical NURS 5305 Clinical

Week 9 (July 1-5)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
NURS 5325  NURS 5325  No class No class No class

Week 10-11 (July 8-9)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
NURS 5325 Clinical NURS 5325 Clinical NURS 5325 Clinical    

Week12 (July 22-26)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday
NURS 5325 Clinical NURS 5325 Clinical NURS 5325 Clinical

*Celebration of COmpletion 4-6pm*
Hurst NCLEX Review 8am-5pm

Week 13

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Hurst content completion/study and HESI Exam

Fall 2019

Orientation Week

Orientation Week
August 14-16
Wednesday 8/14 Thursday 8/15 Friday 8/16 – First Class Day
  Orientation
All Students
Orientation
All Students

NURS 5101
9am-3pm
All Students

NURS 5105
3-4pm
Community & Population Health Site Selection
All Students

Weeks 1-6 (8/19-9/27)
No class Labor Day (Mon Sept 2)

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

*Week 2 only
NURS 5105
3pm-5pm
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 (Sept 30 - Oct 4)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5115
8am-12pm
All Students

NURS 5103
1pm-3pm
All Students

NURS 5106
8am-10am
All Students

NURS 5105
10am-12pm
All Students

NURS 5105
1pm-4:30pm
All Students

NURS 5115 –  Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times

OR

OFF DAY

NURS 5115 –  Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times

OR

OFF DAY

NURS 5115 –  Lab
8am-4pm

OR

NURS 5115 – Clinical
Variable times

OR

OFF DAY

Weeks 8-10 (Oct 7-25)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
NURS 5103
8am-10am
All Students

NURS 5101
10am-12pm
All students

NURS 5101
1-4pm
All Students

NURS 5106
8am-10am
All Students

NURS 5105
10am-12pm
All students

NURS 5105
1pm-4:30pm
All students

NURS 5115 
Conference
Variable times (4 hours)

OR

NURS 5115 
Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR

OFF DAY

 

NURS 5115 
Conference
Variable times (4 hours)

OR

NURS 5115 
Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR

OFF DAY

 

NURS 5115 
Conference
Variable times (4 hours)

OR

NURS 5115
Clinical
Variable times
(4-10 hours)

OR

OFF DAY

Weeks 11-15: (Oct 228-Dec 6)

Thanksgiving break:
11/23-12/1
Last class date: 12/6
Final Exams: 12/9-12/11 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5103
8am-10am
All Students

NURS 5101
10am-12pm
All students

NURS 5101
1-4pm
All Students

NURS 5106
8am-10am
All Students

NURS 5105
10am-12pm
All students

NURS 5105
1pm-4:30pm
All students

NURS 5105
Clinical
Variable times and hours


OR

OFF DAY

 

TBD

 

NURS 5105
Clinical
Variable times and hours

OR

OFF DAY

 

*Clinical placement assignments for NURS 5115 and NURS 5105 are made after students check in for program orientation.

Spring 2020

Weeks 1-15 (Jan 6 - Apr 25)
1/6-4/25

Spring Break 2/29-3/8
Final Exams 4/20-4/22:
*Clinical in session this week
*Possible Saturday Clinical

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5206
9-11am
All Students

 

NURS 5201
12-3
All Students

NURS 5203
8-11am
All Students

 

NURS 5205
12-3
All Students

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

*Semester Break: April 26-May 3

Summer 2020

Weeks 1-5 (May 4-June 6)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5306
9-11am
All Students

 

NURS 5301
12-3
All Students

NURS 5303
8-11am
All Students

 

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 6-8 (June 8-27)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5306
9-11am
All Students

NURS 5301
12-3
All Students

NURS 5303
8-11am
All Students

NURS 5305 Clinical
All Students

NURS 5305
Clinical
All Students

NURS 5305 Clinical
All Students

Week 9 (June 29-July 3)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5306
9-11am
All Students

NURS 5301
12-3
All Students

NURS 5303
8-11am
All Students

NURS 5325
All Students

NURS 5325
All Students

No class

Week 10-11 (July 6-17)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5325
All Students

NURS 5325
All Students

NURS 5325
All Students

OFF DAYS

Week 12 (July 20-25)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday

NURS 5325
All Students

NURS 5325
All Students

NURS 5325
All Students

*Celebration of Completion 4-6pm*

Hurst NCLEX Review 8am-5pm
 All Students

Week 13
July 27-31

Hurst content completion/study and HESI Exam
All Students

Textbooks

2018 - 2019

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Name Instructor Required Materials
5201 Inquiry and Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice Tom Christenbery, PhD, RN, CNE
Tamika Hudson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Christenbery, T. (2017). Evidence-based practice in nursing: Foundations, skills, and roles (1st ed.). New York: Springer Publisher Company
5203 Human Experience of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan II 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

5205 Enhancement of Community and Population Health II Carrie Plummer, PhD, ANP-BC APA Manual of Style, 6th edition
5206 Pharmacology for Nursing Care II 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
5215 Integration of Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of Nursing I 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)

Elsevier text bundle is available at the VU Bookstore (ISBN: 978-0323632256)