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Degree Requirements

Sophomore Health Sciences students in the Bioscience concentration with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 will have a streamlined application process into the Generalist Nursing program, also known as the Master's Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) program.  Students will submit an application and personal statement only (GRE is not required for this particular combined program) to the nursing advisor on the Pre-health Advising Committee (PAC).  The nursing PAC advisor will forward the information to the School of Nursing's admissions committee for expedited review.  The application review will include the nursing PAC advisor's review of courses, a developed plan for the student's third year at DePaul to confirm that he/she could complete all outlined Health Sciences requirements by the end of the third year, and a plan for a fourth year in Health Sciences in the event that the student is not accepted into the School of Nursing.  The student is responsible for completing and submitting all appropriate documents via the nursing PAC advisor. The nursing PAC advisor will maintain contact with accepted students as they complete their third year and transition to taking courses in the School of Nursing during the fourth year.

The Health Sciences advisor will act as the primary advisor for all aspects of the student’s undergraduate Health Sciences curriculum.  This program leaves little room for error in planning (no open electives, minimal if any transfer credit), so interested students must meet with their advisor as soon as possible to discuss plans. In addition, the Health Sciences advisor will advise students who choose to leave the combined program, to guide them as they complete the necessary coursework for the BS in Health Sciences - and graduate in four years.  This will require the Health Sciences advisor and the PAC nursing advisor to be in close communication about the progress of third and fourth year students.  

In anticipation of the student completing his/her fourth year of study, the student must apply for undergraduate degree conferral.  In the fifth year as an MENP student in the School of Nursing - after the BS has already been awarded - the MENP student will only receive advising from the School of Nursing.  In anticipation of completing the MENP program, the student must apply for degree conferral in order to be awarded the MS degree through the School of Nursing.

Sample Health Science Curriculum (Bioscience Concentration) for Nursing

 

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Year 1 at DePaul

LSP 110 DISCOVER CHICAGO /LSP 111 EXPLORE CHICAGO


WRD 103 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC I


CHE 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I /CHE 131 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY


BIO 191 GENERAL BIOLOGY I FOR SCIENCE MAJORS

LSP 112 FOCAL POINT SEMINAR


WRD 104 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC II


CHE 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II /CHE 133 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II


BIO 192 GENERAL BIOLOGY II FOR SCIENCE MAJORS

HLTH 201 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE


CHE 134 GENERAL CHEMISTRY III /CHE 135 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III


BIO 193 GENERAL BIOLOGY III FOR SCIENCE MAJORS           


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Year 2 at DePaul

BIO 210 MICROBIOLOGY


HLTH 202 HEALTH RESEARCH LITERACY


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PSY 303 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


HLTH 301 INTEGRATED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY-A


HLTH 210 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH


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HLTH 302 INTEGRATED HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY-B


CHE 228 SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY /CHE 229 SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY


LSP 200 SEMINAR ON MULTICULTURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES


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Year 3 at DePaul

BIO 206 BIOSTATISTICS


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BIO 250 CELL BIOLOGY


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HLTH 350 HEALTH SCIENCES CAPSTONE


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Year 1 at School of Nursing

 

NSG 322 BASIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY * (4)


NSG 332 HEALTH ASSESSMENT (4)


NSG 431 HEALTH PROMOTION FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES * (4)

NSG 301 INTRODUCTION TO THE ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING I * (5)


NSG 400 THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF NURSING (4)


NSG 422 APPLIED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY * (4)


NSG 445 NURSING PROFESSIONALISM, ADVOCACY, AND LEADERSHIP (4)

NSG 302 INTRODUCTION TO THE ART & SCIENCE OF NURSING II (8)


NSG 481 BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (4)


NSG 540 CULTURE, ETHICS, AND POLICY ANALYSIS (4)

 

Courses marked with * count as Health Sciences electives.  All other NSG courses in senior year will fulfill open elective requirements. As per current requirements for Health Sciences, at least one RD or PI domain course or track elective must be in biomedical ethics.


 

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