Division of Natural and Applied Sciences

ADMINISTRATORS

G. MICHAEL MOREDOCK, Chair, Division of Natural and Applied Sciences; Director, Graduate Physician Assistant Program

E. CHRISTIS FARRELL, Director, Medical Technology Program*

AMY WILSTERMANN, Coordinator, Department of Science and Mathematics

CHRIS ALGREN, Director, Nursing Program

LOIS E. WOLFGANG, Coordinator, Nursing Program, PA Director of Didactic Education

JEFFREY CARR, Coordinator, Department of Human Performance

*Administrators of Medical Technology Internship at Vanderbilt

MARALIE G. EXTON, Program Director of Medical Technology

DAVID R. HEAD, Lab Medical Director

Division of Natural and Applied Sciences General Information

The Division of Natural and Applied Sciences seeks to combine liberal arts, career and professional education, and Christian values in the development of each student. The Division administers baccalaureate degrees for Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Nursing, Physical Education, and Physics. It works closely with the Division of Education to prepare the student for teaching in certain of these majors. Pre-professional studies are given for dentistry, engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary, and physician assistant. The Division also administers the Graduate Physician Assistant Program which offers a Master of Science- Medicine (PA).

Mission Statement

The division seeks to prepare students for a career of service, education, and leadership in a nurturing Christian environment. It further desires that the students acquire several skills and knowledge for a lifetime of sports, analytical thinking, data collection and analysis, experimentation, and problem solving. The division prepares students to enter graduate or professional program in order to serve communities in compassionate ministry.

Division Objectives

  1. To prepare Allied Health students to broaden their career options as managers, public relations persons and/or educators.
  2. To prepare students for entry into a senior year of a medical technology program.
  3. To provide the pre-professional curriculum necessary for nursing students to successfully complete the baccalaureate or master's degree.
  4. To train physician assistant students to perform the more routine tasks of health care management presently performed by the primary care physician, thereby allowing the physician greater freedom and time to deal with more complicated patient problems.
  5. To enable science and math students to use their training for industry.
  6. To prepare students to successfully enter and complete many different graduate schools in the sciences and math.
  7. To prepare science, math, and physical education teachers for the primary and secondary schools.
  8. To promote personal fitness, attitude, and responsibility for one's health throughout one's life.

Nursing BSN

Trevecca Nazarene University is a member of the Partners in Nursing Consortium located on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville. Students in the Partners Program enroll at Trevecca Nazarene University where they complete general education and pre-nursing courses, participate in Belmont's Nursing Curriculum, and graduate from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

The purpose of the Partners in Nursing Consortium is to prepare professional nurses for practice and service in a variety of health care settings. The student's education in the liberal arts, sciences, and nursing will enable the graduate to contribute to improving the quality of life for self, clients, and community. Students completing the program of studies are prepared to continue life-long learning, including graduate studies.

The goals of the Partners in Nursing Consortium are to:

  • Educate and graduate significant numbers of students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and
  • Assist Trevecca in meeting their own institutional goals and serving their constituents

Successful completion of the objectives/competencies of the Trevecca Nazarene University undergraduate program in nursing requires the students to:

  1. Incorporate knowledge from the arts, humanities, natural, and social sciences in nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate competency in applying problem-solving methods and a professional ethic of relationship-centered care in the nursing management of wellness and disease states across the lifespan.
  3. Utilize effective communication and information technology to enhance nursing practice.
  4. Incorporate multiple determinants of health in providing nursing care related to health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration, and rehabilitation.
  5. Provide culturally sensitive health care for diverse populations in a variety of health care settings.
  6. Demonstrate ability to provide relationship-centered care while providing stewardship of human and material
    resources.
  7. Provide professional nursing care management of wellness and disease states across practice environments.
  8. Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to improve the delivery of health care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  9. Critique and use nursing research findings for applicability to nursing practice
  10. Use leadership and management skills to improve health care outcomes of individuals and populations in a variety of settings.
  11. Demonstrate evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning in professional practice and personal development.

Admission to the Nursing Program

Admission to the University does not constitute admission to the Nursing Program. Program admission is competitive and is limited to 16 students entering the program in the fall semester of each academic year. Application for admission to the program should be submitted during the student's second semester of enrollment at Trevecca. After beginning the program, students will proceed through the established program of study as full-time students in a cohort group.

All students, including transfer students, must complete two (2) semesters as a full-time student at Trevecca to be eligible for entry into the University's Nursing Program, including completion of all courses required in the program's program of study for the "freshman year."

Applicants for the nursing program must have an ACT of 22 and maintain a GPA of 2.75 during the first two semesters of the program of study. Entry into the program will be contingent upon a GPA of 2.75 at the end of the second semester.

  1. Formal application submitted to the program selection committee during the second semester of the program of study.
  2. Interview with the selection committee.
  3. Completion of all requirements for the nursing courses offered through the Partners in Nursing Consortium at Belmont University (immunizations, criminal background check, etc.).

Note: Persons who have been convicted of a crime, other than a minor traffic violation, can be ineligible for registered nurse licensure in the state of Tennessee even though they successfully complete the program.

Progression Requirements

  1. In order to continue in the Nursing Program, the student must remain in his/her cohort group and be registered as a full-time student each semester at Trevecca. Nursing courses taken through the Partners in Nursing Consortium at Belmont University must be taken in the sequence as outlined in the program of study.*
  2. In addition to meeting the general university requirements, nursing students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in each required support course. Once admitted, the student must maintain a "C" (2.0) average each semester in order to continue in the nursing program.
  3. If a student earns less than the minimum grade of "C" in any required support course, suspension from the School of Nursing is automatic. Progression in nursing courses is not possible until the support course is successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better. If successful completion is not obtained within one academic year, dismissal from the School of Nursing is automatic.
  4. Only non-nursing support courses may be repeated once to achieve the minimum grade of "C". Repeated coursework must be taken at Trevecca Nazarene University.
  5. A grade of "D" or "F" in any nursing course constitutes an automatic and immediate dismissal from the School of Nursing.
  6. All requirements for an "I" in prerequisite and/or nursing courses must be completed before a student can progress to the next semester.
  7. Any nursing major who demonstrates behavior inconsistent with the Code of Conduct in the Trevecca Student Handbook, the Belmont Student Handbook, or professional nursing is subject to immediate dismissal from the School of Nursing.
  8. Completion of all progression requirements for the Partners in Nursing Consortium at Belmont University.

    * The financial arrangements between Trevecca and the Belmont University for students enrolled in the Partners in Nursing Consortium are only for nursing courses listed in the Trevecca Nursing Program course of study and included in the Trevecca University Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to meeting the general University requirements for graduation, students must complete specific courses and clinicals in the nursing program of study and must pass a comprehensive examination in nursing during their last semester of the nursing curriculum.

Graduation requirements for the student in Trevecca Nazarene University BSN program will be completion of 66 hours in the general and liberal arts curriculum requirements at Trevecca and 64 hours in the nursing major at Belmont University for a total of 130 semester hours.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Undergraduate Program of Study, 2006 – 2007

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

3

ITI

1500

Office and Internet Technologies

2

BIO

1300

Principles of Biology

4

PSY

2010

General Psychology

3

COM

1010

Speech Communication

3

 

 

 

 

HPE

1000

Health and Fitness

1

 

Total 16

Semester 2

BIO

2010

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

SWK

1200

Intro to Social Work

3

PSY

2175

Human Growth and Development

3

REL

2000

Intro to Biblical Faith

3

ENG

1080

Critical Reading and Writing

3

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

BIO

2020

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

3

MAT

1055

College Algebra

3

NUR

2040

Health Assessment

3

NUR

2100

Nutrition for Healthcare

3

 

Total 16

Semester 4

NUR

2410

Introduction to Nursing

5

NUR

2240

Pathophysiology

3

PSY

4150

Abnormal Psychology

3

ENG

2000

World Literature

3

Foreign Language

3

Total 17

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

NUR

3000

Professional Nursing II

2

NUR

3140

Pharmacology

3

NUR

3210

Adult Health Nursing I

5

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

3

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

2

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

NUR

3410

Mental Health Nursing Concepts

5

NUR

3850

Scientific Inquiry

3

NUR

4500

Family Nursing: The Aging Adult

2

PHL

3070

Ethics

3

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

3

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

NUR

4210

Family Nursing: Childbearing

5

NUR

4310

Family Nursing: Infant to Adolescent

5

NUR

4510

Community Health Nursing

5

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

3

 

Total 18

Semester 8

 

NUR

4410

Adult Health Nursing II

5

NUR

4610

Leadership and Management

5

NUR

4710

Senior Practicum

2

NUR

4015

Nursing Senior Capstone

3

HPE

 

Activity course

1

 

Total 16

Credits for non- nursing courses:

66

Credits for nursing courses:

64

Total credit hours for BSN:

130

Medical Technology BS

The Medical Technology Program is a four-year course of study which leads to a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology. The student may become eligible for the B.S. degree and National Certification as a registered Medical Technologist through this program by: 1) successfully completing the three-year curriculum on campus, 2) successfully completing a twelve-month internship program at one of the affiliated schools of Medical Technology: Meharry or Vanderbilt and 3) qualifying for the National Registry.

The medical technologist performs both routine and highly sophisticated clinical laboratory procedures in the areas of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, serology, and blood banking. He/she is qualified to supervise technicians and laboratory aides and conduct in-service training of medical personnel.

Internship training programs are accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation and the American Medical Association upon recommendation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Mission Statement

The Medical Technology program seeks to prepare students for a career of service, education and leadership.

Medical Technologist Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the three preclinical years at Trevecca will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for accurate test results and repeatable lab procedures.
  2. Show a desire for continual learning and establish patterns for future growth.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory procedures in chemistry, microbiology, and hematology.
  4. Logically interpret data in understanding the facts, principles and techniques of clinical laboratory medicine.
  5. Show an acceptable pattern of behavior and growth during their senior clinical year.

Admission

Any student may enroll in the pre-medical technology program. However, enrollment in this phase of the program does not assure admission to the senior-internship phase of the program. Acceptance into the senior year of training is very competitive, and student selection is accomplished by medical staff at each affiliate hospital.

Students must make application for admission directly to an affiliated hospital medical technology program. This is usually done the fall semester of their junior or senior year. Only those candidates selected for admission will be able to continue in the program. Those not selected may reapply at a later date.

Prerequisites required and/or recommended are General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Math, Microbiology and Immunology. Students must complete all University general education requirements for the degree, as shown. Transfer credits from other approved hospital based Medical Technology programs will be accepted. Tuition will be paid to TNU at the standard rate.

Students accepted into one of the affiliate training programs will pay their senior year tuition to that institution. Appropriate student fee will be paid to Trevecca.

Academic Requirements for the Professional Phase of the Medical Technology Program

All laboratory science courses must be passed with a minimum of a C grade. A student must repeat any laboratory science course in which he/she received below a C while at Trevecca.

Maintenance of GPA of 2.5 in the pre-professional phase of the program is required for advancement to the senior year.

Students entering their senior year of the professional program will be under the jurisdiction of the administrator and faculty of that institution. Students desiring to apply for admission to non-Trevecca affiliated training programs must work through the Director, Medical Technology Program, Trevecca Nazarene University.

Students not admitted to the professional Medical Technology curriculum will be required to complete all general education requirements for graduation with other majors.

Medical Technology Program of Study

General Education

49 hours

Core Requirements

46 hours

BIO

1510

General Biology I

(4)

BIO

1520

General Biology II

(4)

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I

(4)

CHE

1050

General Chemistry II

(4)

CHE

2010

Organic Chemistry I

(4)

CHE

2020

Organic Chemistry II

(4)

BIO

2820

Microbiology

(4)

BIO

3720

Genetics I

(3)

BIO

3730

Genetics II

(3)

BIO

3620

Immunology

(3)

BIO

2010

Anatomy and Physiology I

(4)

BIO

2020

Anatomy and Physiology II

(4)

ALH

3060

Medical Terminology

(1)

*Biochemistry may be substituted for one (1) semester of organic chemistry.

The following courses are recommended (not required) as electives:

PSY

2060

Behavioral Science Statistics

(3)

BIO

3010

Histology

(3)

BIO

3610

Parasitology

(3)

CHE

3510

Biochemistry I

(4)

Senior Year:

36 hours

Students upon acceptance will transfer to one of the affiliated schools of Medical Technology. Depending on school selected, the three-semester goal will contain a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Curriculum includes:

Clinical Chemistry

Immunology/Immunohematology/Blood Bank

Mycology

Virology

Hematology/Urinalysis

Bacteriology

Parasitology

Total

132 hours

Pre-Nursing Programs

BS in Health Sciences (Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Agreement)

The student will complete the curriculum at Trevecca, and if accepted, will then transfer to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing where the student will complete six academic semesters (2 calendar years). Upon completion of the first three semesters (42 hours) at Vanderbilt University, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Trevecca Nazarene University at the next degree conferral date. Upon completion of the sixth semester at Vanderbilt University the student will receive a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt. Additional information is available from the pre-nursing advisor. It is the student's responsibility to speak with an advisor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for additional information regarding the nursing program.

General Education

49 hours

General Education requirement in Science is waived.

Program Courses at Trevecca

35 hours

PSY

2175

Human Growth and Development

(3)

PSY

2060

Behavioral Science Statistics

(3)

PSY

4150

Abnormal Psychology

(3)

CHE

1010

Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

(4)

CHE

1020

Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

(4)

BIO

2010

Anatomy and Physiology I

(4)

BIO

2020

Anatomy and Physiology II

(4)

BIO

2820

Microbiology

(4)

BIO

3620

Immunology

(3)

BIO

2700

Nutrition

(3)

BIO

4510

Career Internship in Biology (strongly recommended)

(1-3)

Senior Year (at Vanderbilt School of Nursing)

42 hours

Students upon acceptance will transfer to Vanderbilt and complete the appropriate curriculum.*

Total

126 hours

*Students who are not accepted by Vanderbilt or decide not to pursue the Vanderbilt curriculum may complete the necessary courses to graduate with a BS in General Science from Trevecca.

Pre-Nursing for Other Universities

Students seeking admission to nursing programs at other universities must obtain a list of prerequisites from the nursing program to which he or she intends to make application.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a health care profession whose practitioners work as members of a multidisciplinary group of health personnel to help people overcome the effects of disease and injury and to prevent potential problems. Physical Therapists treat their patients in a variety of settings such as private offices, nursing homes, home health agencies, public and private schools, academic institutions, and hospices. Physical therapists also work as educators, researchers, and consultants in a wide variety of organizations.

Students seeking admission to a physical therapy program will major in Biology or Chemistry and must obtain a list of pre-requisites from that program to fulfill during the student's bachelor degree program.

Natural and Applied Sciences Course Descriptions

NURSING

NUR 2040—Health Assessment (3)

Provides an introduction to the basic skills utilized in data collection and physical assessment. The focus is on interviewing skills and systematic physical examination in assessing the physiological and psychosociocultural health status of clients of various age groups. Campus laboratory provides the opportunity for application of theoretical knowledge and performance of health assessments, with healthy individuals. Two hours lecture and two hours campus laboratory a week. Students will also enroll in NUR 2041, Health Assessment Lab. Co requisite: BIO 2020.

NUR 2100—Nutrition for Health Care (3)

Addresses nutrition as a major component of health maintenance and promotion throughout the lifespan. Content serves as a foundation for clinical application in other nursing courses. Prerequisite: BIO 2010. Co requisite:NUR 2040, BIO 2020.

NUR 2240—Pathophysiology (3)

A study of concepts and diseases common to the general practice of nursing. Prerequisites: BIO 2010 and BIO 2020. Co requisite: NUR 2410.

NUR 2410—Introduction to Nursing (5)

An introduction to nursing concepts and theory, nursing processes and those skills which are basic to the practice of professional nursing. ($350.00 course fee) Students will also enroll in NUR 2411 (lab), NUR 2412 (Clinical). Co requisites: NUR 2040, NUR 2100 and NUR 2240.

NUR 3000—Professional Nursing II (2)

Explores moral, ethical and legal issues in nursing practice. Personal and professional awareness is encouraged through values clarification and other methodologies. Co requisite: This course is taken concurrently with NUR 3210.

NUR 3140—Pharmacology (3)

Provides a study of the nurse's role and responsibilities in clinical pharmacology. The course focuses on the major drug classifications, principles of drug actions/interactions, and nursing implications. Current trends in pharmacologic therapy will be discussed. Prerequisite: Junior standing in Nursing or consent of the instructor.

NUR 3210—Adult Health Nursing I (5)

Studies in theories, skills and responses of adults in health and illness. ($325.00 course fee) Students will also enroll in NUR 3211 (lab), NUR 3212 (Clinical). Prerequisites: NUR 2240 and NUR 2410. Co requisite: NUR 3140.

NUR 3410—Mental Health Nursing Concepts (5)

A study of theories, concepts and responses related to mental health and illness. ($300.00 course fee) Students will also enroll in NUR 3412 (Clinical). Prerequisite or Co requisite: PSY 4150, Abnormal Psychology.

NUR 3850—Scientific Inquiry (3)

A study of theoretical knowledge and skills used in the nursing process as it relates to nursing research. Three hours per week.

NUR 4015—Senior Nursing Capstone (3)

This course will explore moral, ethical and legal issues in health care delivery. The student's transition into professional nursing practice will be addressed. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Nursing.

NUR 4210-—Family Nursing: Childbearing (5)

A study of theories, concepts and responses related to childbearing individuals and their families. ($300.00 course fee). Students will also enroll in NUR 4212 (Clinical). Prerequisite: NUR 3210.

NUR 4310—Family Nursing: Infant to Adolescent (5)

Study of theory and skills used in the nursing process related to the child and young family. ($250.00 course fee). Students will also enroll in NUR 4312 (Clinical). Prerequisite: Senior standing in Nursing.

NUR 4410—Adult Health Nursing II (5)

A study of theoretical knowledge and skills associated with the care of the acutely ill adult. The focus will be on utilization of the nursing process in providing nursing care to clients with complex physiological and psychosocial needs. ($250.00 course fee). Students will also enroll in NUR 4412 (Clinical). Prerequisite: Senior standing in Nursing.

NUR 4500—Family Nursing: The Aging Adult (2)

A study of the theories of the aging process and the responses of the older adult in health and illness. Prerequisite: NUR 3210 consent of instructor.

NUR 4510—Community Health Nursing (5)

This course is the study of theoretical knowledge and skills used in the nursing process related to individuals, families and the community as a client. Theoretical concepts integral to community health nursing and strategies for nursing intervention for the promotion of community health will be identified. ($250.00 course fee). Students will also enroll in NUR 4512 (Clinical). Prerequisites: Senior standing in Nursing or consent of instructor.

NUR 4610—Leadership and Management in Nursing (5)

Presents leadership and management principles related to nursing practice in the health care system. ($250.00 course fee). Students will also enroll in NUR 4612 (Clinical). Prerequisites: Senior standing in Nursing or consent of instructor.

NUR 4710—Senior Practicum (2)

Includes concentrated senior clinical experience in a selected practice area as well as synthesis exercises in the classroom and computer laboratory. Students must pass a comprehensive exam in Nursing in order to pass this course. This course is only offered on a Pass/Fail basis. ($250.00 course fee). Prerequisite: Senior standing in Nursing.


ALLIED HEALTH

ALH 2100—Public School Health (3)

Designed to assist the future teacher in developing an understanding of the whole person, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development; the continuum of health and how it interrelates with academic performance. Prevention of disease, first aid, CPR, choking, drug abuse, current health issues, and health care agencies are presented to increase the potential teacher's awareness in assisting students in all areas of their lives which affect their academic success.

ALH 2900—Pre-Physical Therapy Practicum (1-4)

Designed for Pre-Physical Therapy majors to help them gain knowledge and experience in the field of Physical Therapy.

ALH 3060—Medical Terminology (1)

Designed to help the students who major in one of the Allied Health areas to recognize, spell, pronounce, and define medical terms correctly.