Curriculum

Program Modality

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is offered in hybrid modality, which means there are some courses that require 50% classroom attendance and 50% online attendance via our educational platform eCourses.

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
ING1101 Basic English I 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
MAT1100 Basic Mathematics 45 3
BIO1102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIO1101 75 4
ESP1102 Basic Spanish II ESP1101 45 3
ING1102 Basic English II ENG1102 45 3
Sub total 210 13

 

Third academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
BIO1200 General Microbiology 75 4
QUI2100 General Chemistry 75 4
PSI1100 General Psychology 45 3
ESP3200 Document Writing ESP1101

ESP1102

45 3
Sub total 240 14

 

SECOND ACADEMIC YEAR
First academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
ENF2500 History and Physical Assessment 75 4
ENF1100 Fundamental Concepts of the Nursing Practice BIO1101

BIO1102

135 5
ENF1200 Principles of Pharmacology and Medical Dosage MAT1101

BIO1101

BIO1102

60 3
Sub total 270 12

 

Second academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
HUM3200 Ethics and Moral in Contemporary Times 45 3
ENF1311 Nursing Process in Client with Behavioral Alterations ENF1100

ENF1200

90 4
ENF2201 Nursing Process in Adult and Elder with Medical-Surgical Conditions I ENF1100

ENF1200

135 5
Sub total 270 12

 

Third academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
HUM3100 History of Puerto Rico 45 3
CIS3100 Social Science 45 3
ENF2202 Nursing Process in Adult and Elder with Medical-Surgical Conditions II ENF2201 135 5
EST3100 Principles of Statistics MAT1100 45 3
Sub total 270 14

 

THIRD 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
ENF3200 Nursing Process in High-Risk and Critical Care Client 150 6
ENF3300 Principles of Research and Evidence-based Practice EST3100 45 3
Sub total 330 14

 

Second academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
ENF2300 Nursing Process in Pediatric and Adolescent Care ENF1100

ENF1200

135 5
ING3100 Conversational English ING1101

ING1102

45 3
ENF4100 Nursing Process in High-Risk Community and Family 150 6
Sub total 330 14

 

Third academic term
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
MCS3100 Quality Improvement and Health Care Risk Management 45 3
ENF4200 Nursing Administration and Supervisory Principles 60 4
Elective Elective course 45 3
MTS3100 Information Management and Technology Application 60 3
ENF4300 Professional Transition Seminar All previous 15 1
Sub total 225 14
Total 2,370 120

 

 

 

Elective courses: Select one 3-credit course
Coding Course Pre Requisite Total Hours Total Credits
ENF4500 Nursing Process in High-Risk and Critical Neonatal and Pediatric Care 45 3
ENF4600 Nursing Trends 45 3
ENF4700 Managing Client with Arrhythmia 45 3
ENF4800 Nursing Process in Hemodialysis Client 45 3
TCS4100 Transcultural Health 45 3

 

Program breakdown.

Length 42 months General, Science, and Mathematics Courses Major Courses Total
Credits 55 65 120
Hours 900 1,470 2,370
Credential Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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.
ENF1311 Nursing Process in Clients with Behavioral Alterations

Pre-Requisites: ENF1100, ENF1200

4 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 for theory and 3 hours for 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.
ENF2500 History and Physical Assessment 4 credits
This course provides practical training for conducting the history and physical examination. It provides students with the criteria and key points to execute the procedure and scientific skills involved in the physical assessment in children, adult, and elderly. It provides an overview of the tools necessary of a physical examination, inspection techniques, palpation, percussion, and auscultation; and the types of sense: resonance, tympanic, plain and matte, and how to carry out a cerebrospinal physical examination.
ENF3200 Nursing Process in High-Risk and Critical Care Client 6 credits
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the high-risk practice scenario. It emphasizes in the nursing process in critical care and trauma scenarios using critical thinking and applying the nursing theories in patient care. In particular, and in-depth discussion of the nursing intervention in critical health problems that affect the biological social condition of the patient like nutritional disorders, electrolyte alterations, and special situations with the poly trauma and burn patient, and the nursing intervention in critical health problems with alterations to the systems. This course meets 4 hours of theory and 6 hours of supervised clinical laboratory per week, for an academic term.
ENF3300 Principles of Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Pre-requisite: EST 1100

3 credits
In this course, the student applies the scientific method in problem solving. Employment of critical thinking to determine relevance and clarity of problems, purpose, questions, hypothesis, and the variables in published studies. Use of methodology and terminology of the principles of quantitative and qualitative research. Includes the steps and preparation of a nursing research project in harmony with ethical standards, information management, and search of literature review (links, research journals) using evidence-based practice and educational technologies. This course meets 3 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.
ENF4100 Nursing Process in the High-Risk Community and Family 6 credits

This course initiate student in the development of concepts, skills, and attitudes on self-care of the family, group, and community through the application of the nursing process. Emphasis is given to primary care aimed to promote and maintain self-care activities to various groups in the community. Learning attitudes prepare students to identify health needs, develop strategies to contribute to the solution of problems and determine nursing care systems to help families, groups of people, and community. This course meets 4 hours of theory and 6 hours of supervised clinical laboratory per week, for an academic term.
ENF4200 Nursing Administration and Supervisory Principles 4 credits
This course is related to the management of nursing care, training, and leadership. It studies basic dilemmas like laws and ethics, delegation, cultural considerations, time and stress management in the administration and supervisory principles aimed to nursing care. It provides concepts based on leadership, the nursing professional, healthcare systems and organizations, and human resource management to foster affective interpersonal relations within the principles of administration in nursing. Application of administration functions such as directing, controlling, delegating, and supervising. Promotion of pro activity to foster affective interpersonal relations and the communication process aimed to the holistic wellness of the human being, within the process of administration and supervision. This course meets 4 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.
ENF4300 Professional Transition Seminar

Pre-requisite: last academic term

1 credit
This course emphasizes in the transition from the student role to the professional role at a bachelor’s degree level and their insertion to the working world. Critical discussion topics regarding continued education, the laws that rule the nursing practice, the code of ethics, the profession’s image, social and personal responsibility, and professional organizations. Study of aspects regarding the process to obtain license from the Puerto Rico Examining Board of Nursing, professional association through the Puerto Rico Board of Professional Nurses. This course meets 1 hour of theory per week, for an academic term.
MCS3100 Quality Improvement and Risk Management in Healthcare 3 credits
This course emphasizes in the principles of quality management and risk management to ensure safety, maximize patient results, and obtain ongoing improvement of the outcomes at the organizational level. The course examines a broader aspect as how the organizational culture impacts and influences productivity, quality, and risks. This curse meets 3 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.
MTS3100 Information Management and Technology Application 3 credits
This course enables the student to learn to identify their role regarding the application of technology and health information management. Includes skills related to the use and management of the electronic medical record, implementation and management of computerized health systems, and analysis of the implications regarding safety aspects in the integration of technology. This course meets 2 hours of theory and 2 hours of laboratory per week, for an academic term.
ENF4500 Nursing Process in High Risk and Critical Care of the Neonatal and Pediatric Client 3 credits
This course emphasizes on the critical care nursing process to high-risk patients, during the stages of growth and development of the human being from pregnancy to adolescence. Use of the nursing process as a tool to facilitate the can assess, diagnose, plan, intervene, and evaluate, applying their critical judgment. Integration and execution of the educational role within the family in any primary, secondary, and tertiary care scenario. This course meets 2 hours of theory and 6 hours of supervised clinical laboratory per week, for an academic term.
ENF4600 Nursing Trends 3 credits
In this course, the student analyses the most relevant trends of the nursing professional at a global level. It helps students to develop a broad perspective focused in the evolution of the nursing profession, professional opportunities, legal and ethical relations in nursing, financial aspects regarding health service rendering, interpersonal relations among health professionals, and current issues. This course meets 3 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.
ENF4700 Management of Client with Arrhythmia 3 credits
This course provided theoretical and scientific content for analysis of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and the conduction system. Describes management of basic electrocardiography, normal morphologies of the waves, pathological Qs, and the ischemia injury on the different walls of the heart. It provides the scientific principle for nursing management and implantation in patients with cardiac dysrhythmias and the application of identification of arrhythmias at the Mega-station. Students are encouraged to develop strategies that enable them to identify the complications and risk factors that cause cardiac conditions. Students are trained to use critical judgment, which enables analyzing and comparing irregularities on an electrocardiogram. This course meets 3 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.
ENF4800 Nursing Process in Hemodialysis Patient 3 credits
This course is designed to discuss the techniques and procedures used in patients who receive hemodialysis treatment. It describes and defines the term hemodialysis, and legal aspects to include the law regulating the Hemodialysis Technologist profession in Puerto Rico. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure, the equipment used, and the application of the nursing process before, during, and after the dialysis process. The stages of growth and development are valued to meet the basic needs of the human being, holistically ensuring optimal wellness of the patient. It facilitates the opportunity for the student to intervene with the patient in a systematic and committed way and applying the scientific and critical principles. The course is offered in theory, in conferences, discussion of clinical cases, and presentations using various audiovisual resources. This course meets 3 hours of theory per week, for an academic term.
TCS4100 Cross-cultural Healthcare 3 credits
This course is designed to guide the health professional to broaden their view of the human being. It introduces the concept of man as a complete unit that functions in a comprehensive and unique way, and that uses symbols to communicate with the environment. Emphasis is given to concepts of culture, belief system, health and care, and how these concepts affect the health system. This course meets 3 hours of theory per week for an academic term.