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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

School of Health Sciences – Online Programs

Department of Nursing

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Liberty University Department of Nursing is to prepare baccalaureate level nurses who are committed to Christian ethical standards and view nursing as a ministry of caring based on the Benner theoretical framework. The nursing curriculum is built upon a foundation from the arts, sciences, and the Bible, and focuses on the use of the nursing process to guide the acquisition of nursing knowledge, build strong clinical skills, and develop the foundation necessary for a sound work ethic.

ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE
The Department of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.


Nursing Major – R.N. to B.S.N.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. View nursing as a ministry of demonstrating Christ’s love to hurting people of all religions, creeds, and cultures;
  2. Provide and coordinate nursing care for individuals, families and groups within the community;
  3. Utilize critical thinking/problem solving skills in determining nursing interventions and applying therapeutic skills;
  4. Demonstrate leadership skills in collaboration with clients, other professionals and groups within the community for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, and restoring health;
  5. Apply a personal and professional Christian value system, based on biblical principles, to ethical issues related to the practice of professional nursing; and
  6. Value the need for ongoing personal and professional development through both formal and informal learning experiences.
  7. Foster professional level competencies in writing, oral communication, and computer literacy.

Program of Study

Nursing Major – RN to B.S.N. (Online)
General Education Requirements (43 hrs)
Courses in the Major (61 hrs)
NURS 105 Medical Terminology 1**
NURS 210 Health Assessment (D) 3~~
NURS 215 Pathophysiology (D) 3~~
NURS 220 Advanced Nursing Communication (D) 1 3
NURS 221 Fundamentals in Nursing 4**
NURS 225 Research in Nursing (D) 3
NURS 301 Strategies for Adult Health Care I 5**
NURS 302 Strategies for Adult Health Care II 5**
NURS 305 Pharmacology 2**
NURS 306 Pharmacology II 2**
NURS 325 Nursing Concepts (D) 1
NURS 352 Caring for the Childbearing Family I 4**
NURS 353 Caring for the Childbearing Family II 4**
NURS 440 Strategies for Community Health Care (D) 5^
NURS 445 Population Health (D) 3
NURS 460 Advanced Strategies for Adult Health Care 4**
NURS 490 Leadership/Management in Nursing (D) 3^
NURS 491 Nursing Management (D) 3^
NURS 492 Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice (D) 3^^
Support Courses (12 hrs)
BIOL 204 Microbiology for Nursing Professionals 4*~
BIOL 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3*
BIOL 216 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1*
CHEM Chemistry Requirement 4* ~ ***
Electives (4 hrs)
Notes: Grade of “C” or higher is required for all NURS courses 2.50 GPA required
*Prerequisite
**These courses will be satisfied automatically for RNs
***Chemistry may include CHEM 105, 107, 121 or 122
^It is highly recommended that NURS 440, 490, and 491 be taken after NURS 225
^^All Nursing courses must be completed before taking the capstone course, NURS 492
~BIOL 204 and CHEM 108 are the only BIOL and CHEM courses offered online
~~Completion of all Science classes is strongly recommended prior to taking NURS 210 & 215
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses; 50% (30 hrs) of major taken through Liberty University (Online and/or Residential)

NURS 220 is the foundation course and must be taken as the first Nursing course


Department of Psychology

PURPOSE
The Psychology Department provides both baccalaureate and associate degrees. These programs seek both to transmit and expand knowledge, as well as to provide opportunities for research and service. The Department consists of a community of persons who are voluntarily linked in the pursuit of knowledge, providing a reasoned presentation of the academic disciplines in relation to the Christian faith. The Department’s purpose is to communicate Christian values, academic content and requisite skills—all of which prepare persons for a life-long process of learning and serving.

The purpose is carried out for resident students, all of whom have indicated their agreement with Liberty’s purpose, through a rigorous academic program and a structured socio-religious environment. It is carried out for online students, who may or may not espouse Liberty’s purpose, in a comparable academic program but without the socio-religious structure of the resident community.


Psychology Major (B.S.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the major concepts in psychology.
  2. Interpret research data accurately.
  3. Use critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  4. Evaluate psychological concepts/theories as they relate to biblical thought.
  5. Communicate effectively in written, oral, and technological formats.
  6. Recognize and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.

Programs of Study

Psychology Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 365 Psychological Foundations of Learning 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 380 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 421 Psychological Measurement 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Free Electives (39 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
ADDICTIONS AND RECOVERY COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Addictions and Recovery Cognate (15 hrs)
PSYC 305 Overview of Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 306 Advanced Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 307 Treatment and Recovery (Online) 3
PSYC 308 Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction (D) 3
PSYC 309 Healthy Sexuality (D) 3
Free Electives (39 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
CHRISTIAN COUNSELING COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Christian Counseling Cognate (15 hrs):
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
Choose three courses (9 hrs) from the following: 9
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Healthy Sexuality (D)
Elective Courses (39 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
CRISIS COUNSELING COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Crisis Counseling Cognate (15 hrs)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response (D) 3
CRIS 303 Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma (D) 3
CRIS 304 PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma (D) 3
Free Electives (39 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
LIFE COACHING COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (24 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 371 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Life Coaching Cognate (15 hrs)
LIFC 201 Introduction to Life Coaching (D) 3
LIFC 202 Advanced Skills in Life Coaching (D) 3
Choose three courses (9 hrs) from the following: 9
LIFC 301 Health and Wellness Coaching (D)
LIFC 302 Marriage Coaching (D)
LIFC 303 Financial Life Coaching (D)
LIFC 304 Leadership Professional Life Coaching (D)
Free Electives (39 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses

Psychology Major (A.A.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the basic terminology and concepts of psychology.
  2. Analyze developmental psychological patterns.
  3. Analyze behaviors against personality theories.
  4. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study

Psychology Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence 3
OR
PSYC 235 Psychology of Adulthood
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC Electives 9
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum
Area of Personal Interest: Christian Counseling (9 hrs)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
Choose one course (3 hrs) from the following: 3
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Healthy Sexuality (D)

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS
Degree Completion Plans (DCP) for Liberty University Online programs are available online at http://www.liberty.edu/dcps.


Liberty University en Español

The School of Health Sciences also offers the Associate of Arts in Psychology online through Liberty University en Español.  Additional information is available at http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21499.


Christian Counseling Minor

Christian Counseling Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
Choose three courses (9 hrs) from the following: 9
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Healthy Sexuality (D)

Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC ___ Any PSYC Course 3
PSYC ___ Upper–level Electives 6


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