Pre-Nursing

Students learning patient procedures

The Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Nursing is designed to give students a solid foundation for continuing intellectual growth and further professional studies leading to a career in nursing or other health related fields. The AS in Pre-Nursing provides students with essential studies and sciences courses focused on providing the necessary academic background to transfer to a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or Bachelor of Science in nursing baccalaureate program. Students should be aware that most
pre-nursing courses have science prerequisites and that improper scheduling of courses can lengthen the time required to complete the degree.


Program Outcomes:

• Student will apply the basic principles of therapeutic communication in a healthcare setting.
• Student will practice critical thinking skills to solve healthcare related issues using the scientific method.
• Student will apply basic principles of nursing science in the healthcare field.
• Students will apply basic nursing principles to help meet the needs of individuals over the life span in a healthcare setting.
• Students will practice the nursing process within ethical guidelines.

Program Characteristics

The program is focused on transfer to post-secondary institutions in the North Dakota University System; however, courses will transfer to other nursing schools as well. Bachelor of Science Nursing degrees vary by institution and state. Students are advised to consult with an academic advisor or counselor when selecting courses to ensure appropriate transfer for matriculation into baccalaureate programs. Grade point average requirements vary by university and admission is competitive through nursing disciplines.

Faculty

The Pre-Nursing and Science faculty are professionals who have been employed in private and public sectors of education and business. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for lifelong learning.

Dr. Lori Gourneau
Heather Marxen

Dr. Lori Gourneau
701-766-2385
lori.gourneau@littlehoop.edu

Heather Marxen
701-766-1117
heather.marxen@littlehoop.edu

 

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
ENGL 110 College Composition I FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL 120 College Composition II* FA,SP,SU
3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP
3
  ND:ARTS  
3
  ND:HUMANITIES  
3
  ND:SS  
3
HPER 217 Personal & Community Health FA,SP
2
HPER101-104 Physical Education Activity   1
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology FA
3
CSCI101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
MATH103 College Algebra** FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:LABSC  
4
DS 110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy, & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
  TOTAL  
41
     
  *Prerequisite of ENGL 110 (College Composition I)  
  **Prerequisite of MATH102 (Intermediate Algebra) or Appropriate Placement Test.    
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation    

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
BIOL 220 Anatomy & Physiology I* FA
4
BIOL 221 Anatomy & Physiology II* SP
4
BIOL 202 Introduction to Microbiology* SP
4
PSYC270 Abnormal Psychology* FA
3
PSYC250 Developmental Psychology* SP 3
NUTR 240 Principles of Nutrition FA
3
  Program Electives (choose from below)  
1-10
  TOTAL  
22-31
  *Prerequisites or Corequisites exist, see advisor for details.    
  Some program electives can be used in conjunction for general education requirements.    
  Program Electives (Students should work with their advisors to choose courses that enhance their Natural Resource Management academic or career options.)    

 

Program Electives

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
PHARM 215 Introduction to Pharmacology FA
3
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics* SP
3
CHEM115 Introduction to Chemistry SP
4
CHEM 116 Introduction to Organic & BioChemistry FA 4
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I FA
4
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II SP
4
BIOL 151 General Biology II SP
4
HPER 172 Community & Public Health  
3
HPER 210 First Aid & CPR  
1

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....63-72

Pre-Nursing Course Descriptions