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2013-2014 Catalog

School of Nursing

 

University Center, Suite 122
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: 361.570-4370 Fax: 361.580.5596
Email:  nursing@uhv.edu

 



Mission

The mission of the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) School of Nursing (SoN) is to provide innovative and flexible programs for entering or advancing a career in nursing that produce respected graduates and leaders. The SoN is committed to serving the educational needs and advancing quality of life while enhancing the economic, cultural and health of communities served. The SoN expands knowledge through scholarship, leadership, and life-long learning and through service that benefits multiple communities while promoting the image and growth of the profession.

Vision
                    Innovative Nursing Excellence…
                                    Meeting Dreams in Your Community

School of Nursing Goals
1. Provide accessible student-centered educational programs that blend innovative technology and face-to-face 
    support.
2. Prepare valued nurse leaders for the communities served.
3. Maintain excellence in baccalaureate and graduate nursing curricula.
4. Develop strong clinical and service liaisons and partnerships with community groups, health care agencies, 
    alumni, and other interested individuals.
5. Advance the nursing profession through faculty scholarship and professional involvement

Accreditation
The RN to BSN program has been approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The Second Degree BSN program has full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. The MSN program in Nurse Administration, Nurse Education, and Family Nurse Practitioner has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Thebaccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) [ http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation].

Plans and Degrees Offered

The programs of the School of Nursing consist of the plans listed below. Students pursuing a graduate plan can emphasize a specialization in Nursing through specific courses.

Plan                                              Degree                             Concentration
Nursing (RN to BSN)                       B.S.N.
Nursing (Second Degree)               B.S.N.            
Nursing                                           M.S.N.                         Nurse Administration*
                                                                                           Nurse Educator*
                                                                                           Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Business                           
Administration (MSN/MBA)            M.S.N./M.B.A.

*Post-Master’s certificate available

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is not available to F-1 international students for any School of Nursing degree programs.

UH Victoria and Lone Star College University Center at Montgomery campus in The Woodlands - SUMMER
April 15th - priority deadline
May 1st - hard deadline

UH Sugar Land, UH System Cinco Ranch, and Lone Star College University Center at Montgomery campus in The Woodlands - SPRING
November 15th - priority deadline
December 1st - hard deadline

Hard Deadline for Verified Second Degree BSN Applications to NursingCAS:

        Spring – August 15

Hard Deadline for Verified MSN & MSN/MBA dual Degree Program Applications to NursingCAS:

        Fall - Priority deadline April 15; Hard deadline July 1st
        Spring – Priority deadline October 1st; Hard deadline December 1st

UHV SON Clinical Requirements for all Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students
A. Background Check
1. All students will be required to undergo a criminal background check.
2. The results will be shared with the Dean and the Program Directors of the SON.
3. Any student convicted of or who receives adjudication for any criminal offense prior to program admission or while in the program, will be required to obtain a Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing that states the student is eligible for initial licensure or licensure renewal prior to program entry or progression.

B. CPR
1. All students must submit a non-expired copy of CPR certification prior to the program application deadline. Students must be certified in one of the following classifications of CPR approved by the SON. Online certification will not be accepted.

  • CPR for Health Care Provider (BLS), American Heart Association
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer, American Red Cross

2. Students will be responsible for maintaining bi-yearly compliance with the CPR requirements throughout their program. In the event that a student does not meet the requirements at any time during the program, a course registration hold will be implemented until the requirement is met.

C. Health Insurance
1. All students enrolled in the SON must carry health insurance and provide a copy of the policy or insurance card prior to program admission.
2. Students will be responsible for maintaining compliance with the health insurance requirements throughout their program. In the event that a student does not meet the requirements at any time during the program, a course registration hold will be implemented until the requirement is met.

D. Malpractice Insurance

All students are provided with malpractice insurance through the UHV SON.

E. Drug Screen

All students will be required to provide a random negative urine drug screen via an assigned outside testing agency, prior to admission. At the discretion of the faculty, all students may be required to comply with periodic random drug screening during enrollment in nursing programs.

F. Annual Clinical Passport

All students will be required to demonstrate basic clinical safety knowledge, including HIPAA training, annually via the Annual Clinical Passport Training Module. Evidence of satisfactory compliance will be submitted to the outside tracking entity as described above.

G. Immunizations Required for Admission to UHV SON

Immunizations

Requirements

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Any one of the following:

¨ series of 2 vaccinations at least 30 days apart.

¨ laboratory report of positive titer test.

Mumps

Any one of the following:

¨ 1 dose on or after 12 months of age.

¨ laboratory report of positive titer test.

Measles (Rubeola)

Any one of the following:

¨ Students born on or after January 1, 1957 must have 2 doses on or after 12 month of age, with each dose at least 30 days apart.

¨ laboratory report of positive titer test.

Rubella

Any one of the following:

¨ 1 dose on or after 12 months of age

¨ laboratory report of positive titer test.

*2 MMRs OR some combinations of 2 Measles, 1 Mumps and 1 Rubella vaccination (e.g. 1 MMR and I Measles shot fulfill the requirement). Students born before 1956 may only require 1 MMR.

T-dap

¨ 1 dose within the last 10 years (Td does not meet this requirement)

Hepatitis B

Any one of the following:

¨ 3 dose regimen. (the first dose must be received prior to program admission). Dose 2 and Dose 3 must be received at 30 days and 6 months respectively.

¨ Positive Hepatitis B antibody titer

Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD)

Any one of the following:

¨ Every 12 months evidence of a negative PPD skin test

¨ Yearly chest X-ray report that is negative for TB disease (evidence of BCG does not meet this requirement)