Curriculum

Program Modality

Traditional

Curricular Sequence

FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR
First academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
PRE1100 Preparation for Student Life 15 1
ESP1101 Basic Spanish I 45 3
MAT1100 Basic Mathematics 45 3
COM1100 Introduction to Informatics 45 2
BIO1101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 75 4
Sub total 225 13

Second academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
ING1101 Basic English I 45 3
BIO1102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIO1101 75 4
ENF1100 Fundamental Concepts of the Nursing Practice BIO1101

BIO1102

135 5
ENF1200 Principles of Pharmacology and Medical Dosage MAT1101

 

60 3
Sub total 315 15

Third academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
BIO1200 General Microbiology 75 4
ESP1102 Basic Spanish II ESP1101 45 3
ENF2201 Nursing Process in Adult and Elder with

Medical-Surgical Conditions I

ENF1100

ENF1200

135 5
PSI1100 General Psychology 45 3
Sub total 300 15

 

SECOND ACADEMIC YEAR
First academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
ENF2100 Nursing Process in Maternal and Infant Care ENF1100

ENF1200

135 5
ENF2202 Nursing Process in Adult and Elder with Medical-Surgical Conditions II ENF2201 135 5
ING1102 Basic English II ING1101 45 3
Sub total 270 12

 

Second academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
ENF1311 Nursing Process in Client with Behavioral Alterations ENF1100

ENF1200

90 4
ENF2300 Nursing Process in Pediatric and Adolescent Care ENF1100

ENF1200

135 5
ENF2400 Nursing Seminar *** 45 3
Sub total 345 14

***Last academic term

Program breakdown

Length 20 months General, Science, and Mathematics Courses Major Courses Total
Credits 33 35 120
Hours 555 870 1,425
Credential Associate Degree in Nursing Science (AS)

*Students have a maximum of 7.5 academic terms to complete the program within the 150% maximum time of completion.

 

BIO1101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits
This is a course on human anatomic structure and its relation to body functions. It studies all major body systems with emphasis in its structural characteristic and function. The student will relate to anatomical and physiology terminology. Discussion of functioning of cell and tissue, and of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 2 hours of laboratory per week, for an academic term.
BIO1102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Pre-requisite: BIO1101

4 credits
This course is a continuation of BIO1101. Study of terms and their relation to the characteristics and functioning of the different parts of the human body. Discussion of the characteristics of the human structures organized by systems and the physiological processes that take place in the organism. Systems to be studied include lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 2 hours of laboratory per week, for an academic term.
BIO1200 General Microbiology 4 credits
This course comprises of the study of microbiology basic concepts. It emphasizes on microorganisms related to the clinical processes, asepsis principles, and disease prevention and control. Discussion of general concepts of epidemiology; the importance of knowledge on transmissible diseases, its processes, and prevention measures. In addition, culture techniques and characterization of microorganism recovered from clinical microbiological analysis are highlighted. This course meets 3 hours for theory and 2 hours for laboratory per week, for an academic term.
CIS3100 Introduction to Social Sciences 3 credits
This course provides critical analysis of the current principles and ethical issues from the point of view of past and present ethical systems, most relevant to the western civilization. This course includes a project on quality of life or community action. This course meets three (3) hours per week, for an academic term.

 

COM1100 Introduction to Informatics 2 credits
This course takes the student into the world of computers, getting to know the hardware and its operating parts. In addition, it emphasizes in the use of office applications used in healthcare scenarios and general document writing. Study of the fundamental aspects of health information systems and safety of electronic information. At the end of this course, the student acquires the necessary skills to use a computer with extensive knowledge in basic commercial document writing and creating forms to collect clinical information of the patients. This course meets 1 hours of theory and 2 hours of laboratory per week, for an academic term.
ESP1101 Basic Spanish I 3 credits
This course is designed for the students to know and study the Spanish language, considering their linguistic background and the general characteristics of the language in Puerto Rico. It also studies the fundamental rules of written communication as some notions of oral communication, considering phonology, spelling, morphology, and syntaxes. Also, some literary works are analyzed: content, creative and aesthetic use of language. This course meets three (3) hours per week per academic term.
ESP1102 Basic Spanish II

Pre-requisite: ESP1101

3 credits
This course is prepared for students to acquire basic and/or fundamental skills in the writing process. Includes selection of topic, ideas-generating techniques, review of syntaxes elements, and other activities to achieve the essential competencies to master the process. It also includes a micro-story Writing Workshop for the student to apply the writing process to the literary creation and can work with the aesthetic values of the language. This course meets three (3) hours per week per academic term.
ESP3200 Document Writing

Pre- requisite: ESP1102

3 credits
This course offers the student the opportunity to know and write various documents related to the academic and the professional world. It also provides the opportunity to improve oral and written communication skills through various works and assignments. A review of general writing skills, necessary to prepare the different class works. This course meets three (3) hours per week per academic term.
EST3100 Principles of Statistics

Pre-requisite: MAT1200

3 Credits
This course addresses concepts related to statistical reasoning applied to the health science. Includes data collection methods, graphic description, grouping, treatment, and summary of data. Discussion of probabilistic concepts, sample selection, estimation, and hypothesis testing, variance analysis, linear correlation and regression, and central trend measures, as treatment to data. Students describe and analyze sets of real data and use computerized statistical programs. Students observe its application to ordinary life and discuss usefulness, application, and potential in the describing outcomes and on research. This course meets three (3) hours per week per academic term.
HUM3100 History of Puerto Rico 3 credits
In this course, students will study, analyze, and interpret the history of Puerto Rico from the pre-Columbian era until the 20th Century. They will discuss the most meaningful stages in the historical process and develop an appreciation for the cultural legacies of our ancestors: Native Indians, Spanish and Africans. The course meets for three (3) hours of theory per week for an academic term.
HUM3200 Ethics and Moral in Contemporary Times 3 credits
This course provides a critical analysis of current ethical principles and issues from the perspective of past and present ethical systems of most importance to western civilization. It includes a project regarding quality of life or community action. This course meets for three (3) hours of theory per week for an academic term.
ING1101 Basic English I 3 credits
This course offers the students the opportunity to use grammatical structures meaningfully and appropriately as well. The four language arts: listening, speaking, reading and writing, will be integrated with emphasis in conversational phase. Students will use grammar in the dynamic process of communication, helping them become competent, knowledgeable, independent, and self-confident English language learners. The course has three (3) hours of lecture per week per academic term.
ING1102 Basic English II

Pre-requisite: ING1101

3 credits

The goal of this course is to provide students with a practical and efficient approach to learning grammar and writing skills, strategies, and knowledge that will help them plan and structure their writing in the English language. It will also provide opportunities to explore their opinions, discuss their ideas, and share their experiences through written communication, as well as critical thinking skills. The course has three (3) hours of lecture per week per academic term.

ENG3100 Conversational English 3 credits
The objective of this course is to help student to speak in English. Includes various activities that involve reading, speaking, and listening to help them participate of an ongoing interactive process. This course includes a variety of day-to-day social situations, roleplay, oral presentations, mini debates, and more. This course meets three hours per week for an academic term.

 

 

MAT1100 Basic Mathematics 3 credits
This course introduces students to mathematics applied to the context of health science and other disciplines. Students practice basic operations with cardinal numbers, fractions and decimals. It includes solution of percentage, reason, and proportion problems, scientific notations, and various measurement systems to be used in health-related professions. It introduces basic aspects about graphs, statistics, algebra, and expression and numeric reasoning. This course meets for three (3) hours of theory per week for an academic term.
PRE1100 Preparation for Student Life 1 credit
This course provides students with help and orientation to adapt to student life. Problem solving, and decision-making are emphasized to achieve professional and academic success. It also provides study techniques and skills necessary, for the development of critical thinking and analytical skills that will help them meet their academic goals and progress in their professional lives. This course meets 1 hour of theory per week, for an academic term.
PSI1100 General Psychology 3 credits
This course provides students with a general overview of the psychology field, relating behavioral science to health. It covers from the philosophical backgrounds that founded the basis for this discipline to contemporary events, equally related to the history of modern psychology. It discusses the main schools of psychological thoughts, their theories, and the leading exponents in each of them. The various models of scientific research used in the psychology field are also explained. This course meets 3 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.
QUI2100 General Chemistry 4 credits
This course introduces the conceptual contents of general chemistry, which will serve as a foundation to understand and delve in the various general topics of the branches of chemistry. Students will know chemistry as a way to solve environmental, food, medical, economical and legal problems in society. It relates matter transformation with technology and its impact in society. Through the laboratory work, this course promotes teamwork, problem solving, respect for the environment, and the theory-practice integration. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 2 hours of supervised laboratory per week, for an academic term.
ENF1100 Fundamental Concepts of the Nursing Practice 4 credits
This course enables the development of competencies aimed to satisfy the basic needs of the patient, in a safe, legal, and ethical way, using the nursing process. Discussion of basic concepts and theories, emphasizing in the professional execution as member of the health team. Introduction of the concepts of assessment and history, communication, professional terminology, use of computer technology, teaching/learning, critical thinking, diversity, cultures, spirituality, history of nursing, and the program’s philosophy. Practice of basic nursing skills considering the best practices, in individuals with common health alterations. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 6 hours of clinical practice per week, for an academic term.
ENF1200 Principles of Pharmacology and Medical Dosage

Pre-Requisites: MAT1100

3 credits
This course takes into consideration the philosophical integrity to promote health and wellbeing, decreasing potential risks and managing health alterations to provide care regarding dosage, drug administration, and parenteral therapy. It presents the concepts and skills regarding pharmacology, dosage, and drug administration in a safe, legal, and ethical way, using the nursing process and the best evidence-based practice. It integrates the concepts of health information management and technology during calculation and administration of drugs. This course meets 2 hours of theory and 2 hours of laboratory per week, for an academic term.
ENF1300 Nursing Process in Clients with Behavioral Alterations

Pre-Requisites: ENF1100, ENF1200

3 credits
This course studies the nursing process, guides, theories, and protocols, focused on clients with behavioral alterations. Discussion of the basic nursing concepts regarding care to client with behavioral alterations to include patient assessment and history, aspects on therapeutic communication and safety, considering diversity, culture, and spiritualty. Integration of concepts on standards, policies, regulations, and the best practices in mental health care, and the principles of prevention and detection for the wellbeing of the patient and the community. This course meets 3 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.

ENF1310 Clinical Practice: Nursing Process in Clients with Behavioral Alterations

Pre-requisite: ENF1100, ENF1200, ENF1300

1 credit
In this course, students apply the nursing process, guides, theories, and protocols, focused on clients with behavioral alterations. Practice of basic nursing skills regarding care of client with behavioral alterations to include patient assessment and history, aspects on therapeutic communication and safety, considering diversity, culture, and spiritualty. Integration of concepts on standards, policies, regulations, and the best practices in mental health care, and the principles of prevention and detection for the wellbeing of the patient and the community. This course meets 3 hours of clinical practice per week, for an academic term.
ENF2100 Nursing Process in Maternal-Infant Care

Pre-Requisites: ENF1100, ENF1200

5 credits
This course is focused on the role of the nursing professional to provide nursing care to the mother and the newborn, incorporating the best practices, prevention, and early detection of health problems. Includes health assessment and history, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum management, and management of complications during pregnancy and in the newborn. Aspects regarding ethics, nutrition, pharmacology, the use of technology, communication, information management, and application of the nursing process, are integrated throughout this course. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 6 hours of clinical practice per week, for an academic term.
ENF2201 Nursing Process in Adults and Elders with Medical-Surgical Conditions I

Pre-Requisites: ENF1100, ENF1200

5 credits
This course emphasizes in the promotion of physical, emotional, mental, and social wellness through patient centered care based on the best evidence and comfort-based practices, decreasing the potential for risk and managing health alterations considering culture, diversity, and spirituality. Application of rehabilitation concepts for the client with chronic health problems, care at the end of life, emergency management, preparation for disasters, and nursing trauma. Application of the nursing process in patients with electrolyte and acid base imbalance, problems of the respiratory tract, cardiovascular and hematologic system, and the endocrine system. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 6 hours of clinical practice per week, for an academic term.

ENF2202 Nursing Process in Adults and Elder with Medical–Surgical Conditions II

Pre-Requisites: ENF2201

5 credits
This course emphasizes on the role of the nursing professional in the promotion of physical wellness through care and comfort, decreasing the potential of risk and management of alteration to health. Application of the nursing process in patients with acute and chronic conditions. Use of the best practice for nursing intervention with clients that require care focused on the renal and urinary system, the reproductive system, the immunologic system, the integumentary system, and sensory, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 6 hours of clinical practice per week, for an academic term.

ENF2300

Nursing Process in Pediatric and Adolescent Care

Pre-Requisites: ENF1100, ENF1200

5 credits

This course is designed to develop competencies regarding the application of the nursing process in care and management of the child, adolescent, and their family. Application of the theories of growth and development, and psychosocial aspects focused on providing legal-ethical client centered care, considering culture and diversity in childhood and adolescence. Introduction of client assessment and history. Practice of basic nursing skills regarding care to the pediatric and adolescent client to include safety, prevention and control of infections, communication, health information management, and technology aspects. This course meets 3 hours of theory and 6 hours of clinical practice for an academic term.
 

ENF2400 Nursing Seminar 3 credits

Pre-Requisite: Offered in the last academic term

 

This course is designed to review and reinforce nursing interventions in the areas of surgical, pediatric, maternity, and mental health; applying the critical thinking skills. The most relevant trends of the nursing profession in Puerto Rico and the United States are analyzed. In addition, the code of ethics, professional organizations and their regulations are reviewed. The student is guided on the requirements to obtain his provisional license and application for revalidation examination. This course meets 3 hours per week, for an academic term.