PreSpecialty Entry

Class Schedule & Textbooks

VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.

2017 - 2018

Spring 2018 - Week 1 begins on Wednesday, January 3

Weeks 1-15

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

NURS 5206
9-11am

 

NURS 5201
12-3

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 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 5305
12-3

NURS 5205 Clinical NURS 5205 Clinical NURS 5205 Clinical

Tentative schedule: Weeks 10-12 (half students) and Weeks 12-15 (Half Students)

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

Note: Hurst Review: Fri-Sun end week 15 All students 

Textbooks

Spring 2018

COURSE Instructor REQUIRED MATERIALS
5201: Inquiry and Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice Tom Christenbery, PhD, RN, CNE
Betsy Kennedy, PhD, RN, CNE
Melnyk, B. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins  ISBN: 978-1451190946
5203: Human Experience of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan II Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, RN Ignatavicius & Workman. (2015). Medical-surgical nursing: Patient-centered collaborative care (8th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier  ISBN: 978-1455772551

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 Carrie Plummer, PhD, ANP-BC
Natasha McClure, DNP, CPNP
APA Manual of Style, 6th edition
5206: Pharmacology for Nursing Care II Judson R. Smith, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-BC McCuistion, Winton, Yeager, & Vuljoin-Dimaggio. (2017). Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach. (9th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier.
5215: Integration of Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of Nursing II Erin Rodgers, DNP, RN, CPN
Mary Ann Jessee, PhD, RN
Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall (2015). Fundamentals of Nursing (9th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier.
Silvestri, L.A. (2016). Comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN examination (7th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier.

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)