undergraduate course catalog 2008-2009

general information

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degree programs for: nursing

outcome characteristics

the graduate of the baccalaureate nursing program will be able to:

• develop a personalized professional identity.

• apply the concept of holistic person in interaction with the client and the total environment.

• utilize critical inquiry in professional roles.

• demonstrate effective communication in a variety of professional nursing roles;

• demonstrate competence in the role of caregiver, educator and counselor.

• assume professional responsibility for addressing social issues and concerns that affect the health of all members of society.

• assume leadership and management roles to assure quality nursing practice in the delivery of health services.

• value and assume responsibility for self-directed, interactive learning as a lifelong process.


students take a concentration of natural and behavioral sciences, humanities and electives during the first two years of the program. the nursing major is taken primarily at the upper-division level. the liberal and professional education requirements are organized so that knowledge, understanding and skills are developed progressively throughout the program.

the major in nursing is concentrated at the upper-division level to permit students to develop a foundation of liberal education and scientific knowledge that can then be utilized within the nursing courses. the nursing curriculum is futuristic and designed to reflect changes in the emerging healthcare system. the college incorporates active use of interactive video and computer-assisted instruction within the nursing major, thus orienting students in current learning technologies.

affiliating agencies

the following agencies provide on-site clinical experience for lewis university students. please consult with your advisor for the most current listing.

advocate christ hospital and medical center, oak lawn

advocate good samaritan hospital, downers grove

advocate lutheran general hospital, park ridge

central dupage hospital, winfield

delnor community hospital, geneva

des plaines valley health clinic, summit

dupage community clinic, wheaton

edward hines, jr. veterans

administration hospital, hines

edward hospital, naperville

elmhurst memorial hospital, elmhurst

franciscan village, lemont

hinsdale hospital, hinsdale

joliet catholic charities, joliet

lagrange memorial hospital, lagrange

lemont nursing and rehabilitation center, lemont

linden oaks hospital, naperville

loyola university medical center, maywood

macneal hospital, berwyn

mayslake village, oak brook

morris hospital, morris

mother theresa home, lemont

oak forest hospital, oak forest

provena saint joseph hospital, elgin

resurrection medical center, chicago

riveredge hospital, forest park

rush-copley memorial hospital, aurora

st. francis hospital and health center, blue island

st. patrick’s residence, naperville

silver cross hospital, joliet

south suburban pads homeless clinic, chicago heights

will county health department, joliet


admission, progression, curriculum and graduation policies of the prelicensure track are subject to change in order to comply with the requirement of the current illinois nursing and advanced practice nursing act and rules for the administration of nursing and advanced practice nursing act 2008.

the bachelor of science in nursing requires the successful completion of the following courses. movement from semester to semester requires successful completion of all nursing courses from earlier semesters. a curriculum paradigm for rotc nursing majors is available from the college of nursing and health professions.