Part-time Evening Nursing Program (PTENP)
Those completing the adult learner option may have to complete all university core courses. The total number of credits required for graduation (126 credits) includes core, prerequisites (21 credits) and credits required in the nursing major (54 credits). All the prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the part-time evening option. Adult learners who have previously earned a bachelor's degree do not have to meet Univerisity core curriculum or free elective requirements.
All courses completed through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the National League for Nursing challenge examinations (NLN) must be documented and received by the Nursing department and the Admissions department, prior to admission to PTENP. Once a student is admitted into PTENP, there will be no option to earn credit by examination through either CLEP or NLN. All Core and elective course requirements should be completed prior to admission to PTENP. If a student is not able to complete these courses prior to admission to the program, s/he will be allowed to complete a maximum of two Core/electives (six credit maximum) while enrolled; however, these credits must be completed prior to or during the student's last semester in the Nursing program. Students who receive a C- or below in any prerequisite course or a nursing course will not be considered for admission into the nursing program.
Both the second degree and the adult learner options are available in the full-time day and the part-time evening (PTENP) formats.
Prerequisite Courses (21 credits) – Second degree and adult learner students take the following prior to starting the nursing courses:
† MTH 115 may be taken as a co-requisite in the full-time option only.
Normal Sequence of Required Courses