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2.1 Full-time faculty hold a minimum of a graduate degree with a major in nursing; a minimum of 50% of the full-time faculty hold earned doctorates or are currently enrolled in doctoral study.


  • Faculty transcripts and CVs (Nikki Howard's office)
  • SSR: Appendix B, Faculty Profile table
  • Dr. Kyle Doctoral Minority Loan for Service document in personnel file (Nikki Howard's office)
  • Institution Salary tables in VPAA's office upon request
  • Student publications (printed copies, standard 2 shelf)




2.2 Part-time Faculty hold a minimum of a graduate degree with a major in nursing; a minimum of 50% of the part-time faculty hold earned doctorates or are currently enrolled in doctoral study.


  • Adjunct faculty files and CVS Caroline Popescu, Kris Vigil, Cynthia Nuttall (Nikki Howard's office)

2.3 Faculty (full-and part-time) credentials reflect expertise in their area(s) of teaching and advanced practice certifications when required.


  • Faculty CVs ( Niki Howard's office)
  • List of workshops offered by Ellen Gardner (standard 2 shelf)
  • Copy of the NLN membership certificate (standard 2 shelf)

2.4 Preceptors, when utilized, are academically and experientially qualified, oriented, mentored, and monitored, and have clearly documented roles and responsibilities.


  • List of affiliation agreements (standard 2 shelf)
  • Affiliation agreements (USB)
  • Student files (USB)
  • Preceptor Guide (standard 2 shelf)
  • Potential visit with preceptors (CCC and other)

2.5 The number of full-time faculty is sufficient to ensure that the student learning outcomes and program outcomes are achieved.



2.6 Faculty (full and part-time) maintain expertise in their areas of responsibility, and their performance reflects scholarship and evidence-based teaching and clinical practices.

  • Faculty contracts (Nikki Howard's office)
  • Student evaluations (nursing office, standard 2 shelf)
  • Please access Courses in Blackboard for evidence of variety of teaching methodologies/strategies.
  • SSR: Table 2.6 Conferences attended by faculty


2.7 The number, utilization, and credentials of staff and non-nurse faculty within the nursing education unit are sufficient to achieve the program goals and outcomes.


  • Crystal Jones CV, contract,  and job description (Standard 2)
  • Emily Metzgar CV,  contract and job description (Standard 2)
  • CVs and transcripts for Dr. Wagner and Dr. Shaughnessy (Nikki Howard's office)
  • SSR: Table 2.7 Non nurse faculty profile


2.8 Faculty (full time and part time) are oriented and mentored in their areas of responsibility.


  • SSR: Higher Learning Commission website for new Faculty Investment Program initiative | URL: http://www.enmu.edu/hlc
  • Nursing policy Manual for New Faculty orientation (standard 2 shelf)
  • Quality Matters workshops attendance, new faculty investment program attendance. (Each presenter, Dr. Ayala, Dr. Montgomery, Dr. Balch Lindsay, possibly Nikki Howard's office).


2.9 Systematic assessment of faculty (full and part time) performance demonstrates competencies that are consistent with program goals and outcomes.


2.10 Faculty (full and part time) engage in ongoing development and receive support for instructional and distance technologies.


  • See discussion with Ellen Gardner and Clark Elswick
  • Ellen Gardner workshops offered spring 2015 sign in sheets (standard 2 shelf)
  • SSR: Table 2.6 conferences attended by faculty.

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Nursing Course Descriptions

NURS 312 Global Health Care (3). Examines a cross-section of national health care systems of various countries. Provides a foundation for understanding global health issues including ethics and economics in the contexts of their effects on different cultures. (F, S, SU)

NURS 315 Foundations of Professional Nursing (3). History of nursing. Major concepts and trends. Emphasis placed on
healthcare delivery, teaching modalities. Includes nursing ethics, economics, cultural competencies and legal aspects of client care. (F)

NURS 316 Nursing Ethics (3). Evolution of Nursing Ethics; theories of Rule Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics; framework for ethical analysis and its application to nursing situations. (S)

NURS 317 Economics and Nursing (3). Current knowledge about nursing economics focused on factors influencing nursing care services including ethical and cultural dimensions. (F)

NURS 319 Nursing Management of Pain (3). Concepts and processes basic to effective management of patients' pain. Includes clinical, ethical, legal and cultural considerations with applications to clients. Course may be taken at any time during the student's matriculation.(Su)

NURS 320 Pathophysiology in Nursing (3). Complex mechanisms of human disease processes, with application to nursing  are of clients in various settings. (F)

NURS 329 Integrative Care Concepts (3). Concepts of alternative therapies, complementary therapies, and spirituality in the care of diverse populations across the lifespan. Restricted to nursing majors. (F, S)

NURS 360 Health Assessment (3). Theory and skill development in physical and psychosocial assessment, history taking, data collection. Includes review of systems and physical examinations of clients in lab settings. Prerequisite: NURS 320. (S)

NURS 413 Nursing Theory (3). Theories are a unique body of knowledge for nursing. This class will focus on the concepts, definitions, and theoretical assertions of selected nursing theorists to assist the individual student of nursing in making optimum use of theory in practice. (F)

NURS 415 Community Health Nursing (3). Community health nurses require the depth and breadth of knowledge that allows them to work independently and in conjunction with clients and others to improve the health of the world's population.
Public health, epidemiology, and vulnerable aggregates will be addressed. NURS 415 must be taken concurrently with NURS 415L. (F)

NURS 415L Community Health Nursing Practicum (3). Utilizing the theory from NURS 415, students will complete a community health assessment, develop and implement a community service project, and complete 90 practicum hours must be taken concurrently with NURS 415. (F)

NURS 416 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3). Fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative nursing research will be discussed to assist nursing students use of evidence based practice to enhance their clinical services. Reading research reports, identifying effective interventions for practice, and implementation of these interventions to promote positive outcome for patients and families required. (S, SU)

NURS 417 Cultural Competencies for Nurses (3). Prepares baccalaureate nursing graduates for the care of a globally diverse society.

NURS 425 Nursing Leadership (3). Ethical and effective nurse leadership and management including issues and functions of planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling. The role of the nurse in health policy will also be addressed NURS 425 must be taken concurrently with NURS 425L. (S)

NURS 425L Nursing Leadership Practicum (3). Utilizing theory from NURS 425, students will design, develop, and implement a nursing leadership project in their community and complete 90 leadership practicum hours working with a preceptor. The preceptor must be approved by faculty and hold, at minimum, a BSN degree. NURS 425L must be taken concurrently with NURS 425. (S)

NURS 491 Directed Study (1–3). Independent study. (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours.) Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (F, S)

NURS 493 Topics in Nursing (1–3). As announced. (May be repeated for credit if topics are different.)


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