Alice Lloyd College

Dual Degree in Nursing

Alice Lloyd College Natural Science and Mathematics Division

Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)

Course Descriptions

The Bachelor of Science Dual Degree in Nursing at Alice Lloyd is designed to prepare students for a professional degree in nursing. Students who complete the Nursing major would spend three years at ALC to complete the 98-hour program before transferring to an accredited school of nursing to finish the B.S.N. degree. The student would transfer 30 hours of credit back to ALC to complete the Dual Degree in Nursing before completing the B.S.N. degree at another institution. Rules regarding this program would not allow a student in this program to transfer more than 24 hours to ALC in addition to the 30 hours of credit transferred back to ALC once a student has completed the work at an accredited nursing school. This would help to ensure that 58% (74 hours) of the 128 hour Dual Degree in Nursing would be taken at ALC.  

Two similar pre-nursing programs exist at private colleges within Kentucky. Asbury University and Georgetown College have programs very similar to the Dual Degree in Nursing major at ALC.

Alice Lloyd College has reached an agreement with the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, guaranteeing admission to two qualified ALC pre-nursing graduates each fall. In August 2013, Alice Lloyd began a partnership with Eastern Kentucky University that will send ten well-qualified ALC students to the university to study in its highly-competitive baccalaureate nursing program. In this intensive program of study, students will earn both a degree in pre-nursing from Alice Lloyd and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from EKU. The College is currently attempting to establish similar relationships with other nursing schools in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Dual Degree in Nursing Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to seek the Dual Degree in Nursing can access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Science: 12 hours

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 12 hours

Core Requirements / 46 hours:

BIOL 111: Principles of Biology (fall/spring)
BIOL 206: Zoology (fall)
BIOL 306: Microbiology (as needed)
BIOL 211: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (fall)
BIOL 212: Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (Spring)
CHEM 115: General Chemistry I (fall)
CHEM 116: General Chemistry II (spring)
HLTH 210: Personal and Community Health (fall/spring)
MATH 250: Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference (fall)
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (fall/spring)
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (fall/spring)
PSY 301 or 320Survey of Human Development Theory, Adolescent Psychology (fall – even years)

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year First Semester:

ENG 101
PE 103
SOC 101
CIS 110
MATH 110-125

Freshman Year Second Semester:

ENG 102
LE 101
BIOL 111
HLTH 210
COMM 126

Sophomore Year First Semester:

MATH 250
CHEM 115
BIOL 206
BIOL 211

Sophomore Year Second Semester:

PSY 101
CHEM 116
BIOL 212
Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective

Juinor Year First Semester:

BIOL 306
PSY 320
Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective
Humanities Elective

Junior Year Second Semester:

Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
Natural Science Elective
General Elective

*Minimum of a “C” grade is required in all courses.

Specific Outcomes and Learning Objectives

A student completing the Dual Degree in Nursing at ALC will:

  1. Qualify for entrance to an accredited school of nursing.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the various natural sciences, particularly as they relate to the field of healthcare.
  3. Participate in the process of inquiry and analysis, especially in a healthcare setting.
  4. Recognize the role of diet on the body and health.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to think critically, to understand various cultural and religious beliefs, and to use technology effectively.
  6. Exhibit good oral and written communication skills.
  7. Have the background necessary to identify appropriate healthcare resources.
  8. Understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  9. Apply a solid base in liberal education in the practice of nursing.
  10. Collaborate with members of other disciplines to deliver effective patient-centered care.

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