It is recommended that students map out the courses they plan to take from beginning to end before starting the program. Students can see course offerings in the Nursing Carousel and the Non-nursing Course Rotation.
There are a number of ways students can roll out their course progression. Students may complete all non-nursing coursework in the beginning of the program or opt to take non-nursing courses as they are progressing through the nursing core. However, students may only have 6 credit hours of outstanding non-nursing credit left when registering for NUR 49800 Nursing Capstone course.
There are certain things to consider when choosing courses:
- NUR 18200 Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing is the first nursing course in the carousel and NUR 49800 is the last course in the nursing program.
- Students are only allowed to take only one (1) nursing course during a 5-week session. The only exception is NUR 39100 & 39401, which are offered concurrently. If you feel you would like to take a heavier load, students may add non-nursing courses while taking their nursing core.
- Progression in nursing course is dependent on whether the course is considered a Phase I, milestone or Phase II courses. Phase I courses must be taken before being allowed to register for NUR 39000 Nursing Research. NUR 39000 Nursing Research is considered a Milestone Course. Phase II courses can only be taken after completing NUR 39000 Nursing Research.
- Phase One Courses: NUR 18200, NUR 39401, NUR 39700, NUR 41500, NUR 39100 & NUR 48200
- Milestone: NUR 39000
- Phase Two: NUR 38801, NUR 45100, NUR 45200, NUR 48300, NUR 49800
- Once you start Phase I or Phase II courses in the nursing carousel, it is highly recommended to NOT take a break during those phases. This may cause a delay in your progression due to courses being offered on a fixed rotational basis
- Students who still have non-nursing requirements, such as humanities, social science, English Composition 2, or Statistics, have a choice on how to roll out their coursework. Students may take their non-nursing in the beginning of the program. You do not have to start with a nursing course.
- It is up to you if you wish to take the first nursing course (NUR 18200) at the same time as a non-nursing course. It is best to weigh your work schedule and life other obligations to gauge whether it is feasible for you to take two classes at one time. It may be best to “ease” yourself in with one course to get used to the format and the online experience.
- Please Note: ENGL 10500 (Composition 2) and/or SOC 38200 (Statistics) are pre-requisite courses to NUR 39000 (Research).
Time Frame of Courses in the Program:
All nursing courses are 5 weeks long in length. A few of the non-nursing courses are longer being 10 weeks in length. Those courses are SOC 38200, ENGL 10500. When planning your schedule, please make note of the extended time for these courses.
If you think of the courses in terms of semesters, please consider the following:
- PNW Fall Semester: Three (3) five-week online sessions available
- PNW Spring Semester: Three (3) five-week online sessions available
- PNW Summer Semester: Two (2) five-week sessions available