Nursing

The Department of Nursing at Tarleton State University offers options for beginning a career in nursing or advancing that career. Tarleton offers educational opportunities at the Bachelors (Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN]) and Masters (Maser of Science in Nursing [MSN]) levels. For further information on the MSN program, see the graduate section of this catalog.

TSU nursing students are challenged to strive for excellence and professionalism in the classroom, laboratory, clinical agency and community setting. Upon successful completion of the BSN curriculum, generic and LVN to BSN graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse and to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).

Overview of BSN Entry Options

The BSN program offers three entry options:

  • A traditional (generic) program of study for those students who are not licensed as a vocational nurse (LVN) or registered nurse (RN). 
  • The LVN to BSN entry is offered for licensed vocational nurses desiring to advance their education and experience to the baccalaureate level. 
  • The RN to BSN option is for the currently licensed registered nurse who has completed a diploma or an associate degree in nursing and desires to expand to the baccalaureate level.  

Locations

  • Traditional program of study (generic) is taught on the Stephenville campus. LVNs may apply for this program of study in Stephenville.
  • LVN to BSN entry is taught in Waco on the McLennan Community College campus.
  • RN to BSN entry is taught on the Fort Worth campus.

Course Delivery Method

  • Courses in the generic and LVN to BSN entries are taught weekly, face-to-face in the classroom. That is, the students meet in person with the instructor weekly on the respective campus. 
  • The RN to BSN entry is delivered using a hybrid or blended learning approach which combines face-to-face classroom and online learning activities through Blackboard, Tarleton's learning management system.

Clinical or Experiential Learning

Nursing is a practice discipline that includes both direct and indirect care activities that impact health outcomes. Therefore, clinical or experiential learning opportunities are a vital part of the baccalaureate nursing curriculum for all entries (generic, LVN to BSN, and RN to BSN). A complementary relationship exists between classroom and clinical or experiential learning components of the curiculum.

Clinical Locations for Generic and LVN to BSN Students

For the generic and LVN to BSN student, on-campus simulation labs, as well as, hospitals and other clinical agencies in Brown, Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Johnson, McLennan, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, and Tarrant Counties are available for clinical experiences. Many clinical experiences occur in Fort Worth and/or Waco locations.

Experiential Learning Locations for RN to BSN Students

Experiential learning opportunities designed for RN to BSN students consists of group and individual projects in the community and leadership experiences in the hospital. 

Accreditation

The BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791 and the Texas Board of Nursing, http://www.bon.texas.gov/.

Mission

The Department of Nursing provides student-focused academically and clinically challenging programs that engage students in acquiring evidence-based, value-driven knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for professional nursing careers, responsible citizenship, and leadership. 

Vision

The Department of Nursing will be a collaborative working, teaching, and learning environment which promotes personal, professional, and program growth, diversity, and excellence.

BSN Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, the baccalaureate-prepared generalist nursing graduate will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate professional standards, attitudes, and core values that are fundamental to the discipline of nursing. 
  2. Engage in continuous self-evaluation and life-long learning to foster professional growth and development, to improve own practice and maintain a current knowledge base.
  3. Function as a knowledge-worker with strong clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, communication and assessment skills.
  4. Safely practices in complex health care systems incorporating evidence-based nursing interventions to manage client changes while addressing differences, values, preferences and expressed needs. 
  5. Function within scope and standards of nursing practice and organizational policies to promote quality and a safe environment which reduces risk.
  6. Manage health care transitions and/or referrals, communicate and collaborate within inter/intra-professional teams, identify system issues, and develop working skills in delegation, supervision, prioritization, advocacy, and coordination of care.

Advising

Stephenville campus: Nursing faculty serve as advisors for pre-nursing (students prior to admission into the nursing program) and nursing students (students admitted to the nursing program). Pre-admission nursing majors may be advised by a nursing faculty member or a representative of the Tarleton Academic Advising Center (AAC). An AAC representative is available in the nursing office suite (3rd floor of the Nursing Building) or in the AAC main office located in the Thompson Student Center.

Fort Worth campus: Nursing faculty advise students.

Waco: Nursing faculty advise students.

Traditional (Generic) Entry

Admission Requirements and Process for Generic BSN Students (Stephenville)

The process to apply for program admission is a two-step, competitive process. The two-step process to enter the nursing program is separate from, and in addition to, the application to Tarleton. Admission by Tarleton and the Department of Nursing are required. To be considered for nursing program admission, the individual MUST meet admission requirements and submit application materials to Tarleton and the Department of Nursing by the specified deadlines. Due to issues with nursing program capacity (limited faculty resources, clinical spaces, and lab space), meeting minimum requirements for each step is necessary, but not sufficient, to gain program admission.

STEP I Selection for Three Pre-admission Nursing Courses at Tarleton (NURS 2355, 2260, & 2265)
  1. Admission to Tarleton State University.
  2. Completion of at least 50 general education and non-nursing prerequisite credits from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade of "C".
  3. Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 on completed designated English and Science prerequisite courses (ENGL 1301 & 1302, CHEM 1407, BIOL 2401, 2402, and BIOL 2420).
  4. Completion of all four required science courses (CHEM 1407, BIOL 2401, 2402, and 2420) is necessary to be considered for pre-nursing.
  5. Achieve a minimum of 24 course points. Find out more about the point system.
STEP II Nursing Program Application Process while Taking Pre-Nursing Courses
  1. Completion of 56 general education and non-nursing prerequisite credits from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade of "C." All courses (except an upper level elective) are to be completed prior to the first class day.
  2. Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 on designated English and Science prerequisite courses [(a) ENGL 1301 and 1302; (b) CHEM 1407; (c) BIOL 2401 and 2402; and (d) BIOL 2420] by the end of the semester enrolled in pre-admission (or pre-nursing ) courses.
  3. Completion of the three pre-admission nursing courses (NURS 2355, 2360, and 2150) at Tarleton with a grade of "B" or better.
  4. Achieve one of the following:
    • HESI A-2 score >= 80
    • SAT math and verbal/reading only combined scores >= 1180
    • ACT score >= 24

Only scores from within 5 years and submitted directly from an authorized testing center will be accepted.

  5.  Achieve a minimum of 100 selection points (Course, GPA, & Entry Test points) before the residency points are added. Find out more about the point system.

  6. Be eligible for RN licensure upon graduation. Must receive criminal background clearance by the Texas Board of Nursing and answer no to eligibility questions or receive a Declaratory Order before acceptance (see part IV of the Department of Nursing application for more details).

Deadlines

For Step I, submit Permission to Register for Preadmission Courses form to the Nursing Office by March 15 to be considered for fall semester or October 15 to be considered for spring semester.

For Step II, in addition to being eligible for RN licensure, submit all application materials (application, narrative, and reference forms), nursing program admission test score (HESI, SAT, or ACT), and the non-refundable $35 application fee (cashier's check or money order only made payable to TSU Department of Nursing) to the Department of Nursing by March 15 to be considered for fall semester or October 15 to be considered for spring semester.

Generic Entry Four Year Degree Plan Sequence (Stephenville)

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
GOVT 23053BIOL 24024
BIOL 24014HIST 13013
PSYC 23013MATH 13423
NURS 11001PSYC 23143
COMM 1311, 1315, or 23023 
 17 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 24204NURS 23553
PHIL 13013NURS 22652
WSES 13223NURS 22602
HIST 13023CHEM 14074
GOVT 23063Creative Arts Class 3 credit hours 
 16 11
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
NURS 32102NURS 36236
NURS 35205NURS 33023
NURS 33223NURS 33033
NURS 33603NURS 33183
 13 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
NURS 46126NURS 44404
NURS 44104NURS 44254
NURS 43083NURS 45605
 13 13
Total credit hours: 114

LVN to BSN

  Admission Requirements for LVN-BSN Students (Waco)

  1. Completion of 56 general education and non-nursing prerequisite credits from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade of "C." All courses (except an upper level elective) are to be completed prior to the first class day.
  2. Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 on designated English and Science prerequisite courses prior to the first class day: (a) ENGL 1301 and 1302; (b) CHEM 1407; (c) BIOL 2401 and 2402; and (d) BIOL 2420.
  3. Achieve one of the following:
  • HESI minimum composite score of 80 on Math and Reading
  • SAT math and verbal/reading only combined scores >= 1180
  • ACT score >= 24

Only scores from within 5 years and submitted directly from an authorized testing center will be accepted.

             4.  Achieve a minimum of 100 selection points (Course, GPA, & Entry Test points) before the residency points are added. The point system information is available by clicking here.

             5.  Current unencumbered license as a licensed vocational nurse or licensed practical nurse in the United States and be eligible for unencumbered licensure as a licensed vocational nurse in Texas. Proof of a current unencumbered Texas license must be demonstrated by the start of course work.

Admission Process for LVN-BSN Students (Waco)

Applications are due July 1 for Fall semester entry.

Applications submitted past the due date will not be processed

To be considered for program admission the individual MUST meet admission requirements and submit application materials to Tarleton and the Department of Nursing or the University Center on the McLennan campus by the specified timeframe/deadline. Application to the nursing program is separate from, and in addition to, the application to Tarleton.  Acceptance by Tarleton and the Department of Nursing is required.

  1. Apply to Tarleton State University. Application is online (through ApplyTexas); links to the application are available via the website at http://www.tarleton.edu/admissions/index.html. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. This process includes a nonrefundable fee.
  2. Apply to the Department of Nursing at Tarleton State University. The Department of Nursing application materials are available via the official website at http://www.tarleteon.edu/nursing/LVVN%20to%20BSN%20Admissions%20Info.html. This process also includes a nonrefundable fee of $35.
  3. Have official test scores submitted, submit unofficial transcript review form, completed and signed application form, required narrative (see application), 3 reference forms (available online), and the nonrefundable $35 application fee (cashier's check or money order ONLY made payable to TSU Department of Nursing) to the University Center at McLennan Community College, Room MAC 128.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

LVN to BSN Curriculum (Waco)

NURS 3317Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Licensed Nurses3
NURS 3322Health Assessment3
NURS 3305Professional Role Transitions for RNs3
NURS 3360 [WI] Family and Community-Based Nursing3
NURS 3302Maternal and Child Health Nursing3
NURS 3303Behavioral Health Nursing3
NURS 3318Nursing Research: Scholarly Inquiry and Evidenced Based Practice3
NURS 3416Care of Adults for Licensed Nurses4
NURS 4308Nursing Care of Infants and Children3
NURS 4410 [WI] Nursing Leadership and Management4
NURS 4612Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Needs6
NURS 4440 [WI] Nursing Care of the Older Adult Family4
NURS 4425Population and Global Perspectives in Nursing4
NURS 4560Transition to Professional Nursing Practice5
The LVN is awarded 10 semester credit hours for past education upon successful completion of BSN program requirements.

RN to BSN

Admission Requirements for RN-BSN Students (Fort Worth)

  1. Completion of 53 of 59 general education requirements from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; all sciences and statistics course must be completed prior to admission. An upper level elective and the nutrition course may be completed concurrent with nursing courses. New graduates without a RN license and/or applicants lacking one or two general education courses may enter part time.
  2. Associate degree or diploma from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates from non-accredited institutions may request special consideration. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for these nursing courses.
  3. Hold a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the United States and be eligible for unencumbered licensure in Texas. Proof of unencumbered current Texas license must be demonstrated by the start of course work. Students will be unable to progress in the program after the first semester without RN licensure.
  4. Basic statistics course with a grade of “C” or better (included in the required prerequisite courses).
  5. Three completed reference forms from professional representatives (not friends or relatives). Ask the individual writing the letter to attest to your academic performance and aptitude, ability to perform in a leadership role, and potential to achieve the objectives of the bachelor’s degree. Use the recommendation form from the nursing website.
  6. Resume

Admission Process for RN-BSN Students (Fort Worth)

Applications are due June 1 for Fall semester entry and November 1 for Spring semester entry

To be considered for program admission the individual MUST meet admission requirements and submit application materials to Tarleton and the Department of Nursing by the specified timeframe/deadline. Application to the nursing program is separate from, and in addition to, the application to Tarleton. Acceptance by Tarleton and the Department of Nursing is required

  1. Apply to Tarleton State University. Application is online (through ApplyTexas); links to the application are available via the website www.tarleton.edu. This process includes submission of official transcripts and a nonrefundable fee.
    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended to TSU Office of the Registrar at Tarleton State University, Box T-0620, Stephenville, TX 76402.
  2. Apply to the Department of Nursing at Tarleton State University. The Department of Nursing paper application materials are available via the website http://www.tarleton.edu/nursing . This process also includes a nonrefundable fee of $35 (cashier's check or money order made payable to TSU Department of Nursing).
  3. Submit completed Department of Nursing application form, resume, 3 letters of reference, and the application fee to the Nursing Office. Materials may be mailed to Nursing Office, Tarleton State University, Box T-0500, Stephenville, Texas 76402. Materials may also be submitted to the Fort Worth campus in person or by mail to Tarleton State University, H. Hickman Building, 6777 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76116.

RN to BSN Curriculum (Fort Worth)

NURS 3305Professional Role Transitions for RNs3
NURS 3307Health Assess for Lic Nurses3
NURS 3317Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Licensed Nurses3
NURS 3318Nursing Research: Scholarly Inquiry and Evidenced Based Practice3
NURS 3360 [WI] Family and Community-Based Nursing3
NURS 4413 [WI] Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing4
NURS 4440 [WI] Nursing Care of the Older Adult Family4
NURS 4425Population and Global Perspectives in Nursing4
NURS 4314Policy, Politics, and Ethics3
The RN is awarded 31 semester credit hours for past education upon successful completion of BSN program requirements.

Immunizations and Health Requirements (All students)

These requirements are in place for the health and safety of Tarleton State University nursing students and their patients and compliance with healthcare facility requirements. Students will work with patients that are at risk/susceptible to infectious disease processes. An important point to recognize is that most infectious diseases are contagious before a person is symptomatic. Records will be kept through Verified Credentials; all documentation must meet requirements at all times during any course with a clinical requirement.

Please familiarize yourself with the information contained below. We recommend checking costs at different locations as immunizations can be costly.

Potential problematic areas:

  1. In obtaining vaccines it is important to note that all live vaccines (MMR, Varicella, LAIV (Nasal flu) have to be given on the same day or separated by 28 days.
  2. If a student is getting a PPD (tuberculin skin test) and a live vaccine it has to be done on the same day or they have to be separated by 30 days. If done sooner, there is a potential for a false positive, resulting in increased cost, and/or treatment (chest-x-rays) when not needed.

Submitted On Admission

  1. TB Skin Test
  2. PPD (reported in mm) OR
  3. Quantiferon (QFT) serum test OR
  4. If New +TB Test results then Follow/Up by healthcare provider (chest X-ray, symptoms check and possible treatment,) may need to complete health questionnaire OR  
  5. If History of +TB results then provide proof of chest X-ray and submit negative symptom check from health care provider in past 12 months OR
  6. If no proof of +TB Test available, then chest X-ray OR
  7. If History of BCG vaccination then 2-Step TB Test or QFT OR  
  8. If history of +TB Test and +chest X-ray and symptoms: must see healthcare provider for treatment before school entry

  2.  Hepatitis B

  • 3 doses, initial dose followed by 2nd dose 4 weeks later followed by 3rd dose 6 months later OR 
  • A titer showing immunity OR
  • Signed waiver for students who decline vaccination

  3.  MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

  • Proof of vaccination (2 doses) OR
  • Proof of immunity by titer to all three (MMR)

  4.  Varicella (Chicken Pox)

  • One dose if received 1st dose before age 12. If not, 2 doses with 2nd dose at least 4 weeks after 1st dose OR
  • Proof of immunity by titer.

  5.  Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis

  • Tdap within last 10 years required one time at admission

  6.  CPR

  • Health provider level (adult, infant, child, AED) by the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR

  7.  Influenza

  • Proof of annual vaccination(s) OR 
  • Signed waiver for students who decline vaccination
  • Note: the flu vaccination may be delayed until after program admission if admission occurs before the vaccine is available

  8.  Completed 10-panel urine Drug Screen (at location required by the school; more information provided in admission letter)--Additional drug screens may be required by clinical agencies, randomly, and/or for cause.

Submitted Annually To Be Current Before 1st Class Day

  1. TB Skin Test
  2. New one-step PPD (reported in MM) OR
  3. New Quantiferon Serum Test OR
  4. If New + TB Test results→ Follow/Up with healthcare provider, chest X-ray, & symptom check OR
  5. Known +TB skin results and prior negative chest X-ray results: submit annual symptom check from healthcare provider

  2.  CPR (if will expire prior to May 15)

  • Health provider level (adult, infant, child, AED)

Submitted Annually Prior to Beginning of Clinical or Experiential Learning

  1. Influenza vaccination
  2. Proof of annual vaccination(s) OR signed waiver for students who decline vaccination
  3. Proof of Personal Health Insurance Coverage

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

  • The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing requires a minimum of 120 semester hours.  
  • All students must complete all degree requirements with a grade of "C" or better including the university general education requirements and courses required for the major.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Required Courses
All students must complete all degree requirements with a grade of "C" or better including the university general education requirements and courses required for the major.
General Education Requirements 142
BIOL 2401 [shared] Anatomy and Physiology I
NURS 1100 [shared] Transitioning to University Studies in Nursing
BIOL 2402 [shared] Anatomy & Physiology II
ENGL 1301 [shared] [WI] Composition I
ENGL 1302 [shared] [WI] Composition II
MATH 1342 [shared] Elementary Statistical Methods
BIOL 2420Microbiology for Non-Science Majors4
CHEM 1407Fundamentals of Chemistry4
HECO 1322Nutrition and Diet Therapy3
PSYC 2301 [shared] General Psychology
PSYC 3307The Human Lifespan3
Advised Advanced Elective3
Total Hours59
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Traditional (Generic) BSN Stephenville Program Entry
NURS 2355Nursing Foundational Concepts and Competencies3
NURS 2360Nursing Pathophysiology3
NURS 2150Communication and Professional Nursing1
NURS 3300Pharmacology in Nursing3
NURS 3322Health Assessment3
NURS 3510Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I5
NURS 3270Nursing Synthesis I2
NURS 3302Maternal and Child Health Nursing3
NURS 3303Behavioral Health Nursing3
NURS 3521Lifespan Healthcare Delivery II5
NURS 3360 [WI] Family and Community-Based Nursing3
NURS 3180Nursing Synthesis II1
NURS 4630Lifespan Healthcare Delivery III6
NURS 4350Nursing Leadership in Healthcare3
NURS 4318Nursing Research, Inquiry, & Evidence-Based Decision-making 3
NURS 4245Healthcare Informatics2
NURS 4498Transition to Professional Nursing Practice4
NURS 4425Population and Global Perspectives in Nursing4
NURS 4394Preparation for Professional Practice3
NURS 4190Synthesis for Professional Nursing Practice1
Total Hours61
LVN to BSN Waco Program Entry
The LVN is awarded 9 SCH of credit for past education upon successful completion of nursing courses.9
NURS 3430Nursing Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for LVNs4
NURS 3322Health Assessment3
NURS 3415Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I for LVNs4
NURS 3333Communication and Professional Nursing for LVNs3
NURS 3302Maternal and Child Health Nursing3
NURS 3303Behavioral Health Nursing3
NURS 3425Lifespan Healthcare Delivery II for LVNs4
NURS 3360 [WI] Family and Community-Based Nursing3
NURS 4245Healthcare Informatics2
NURS 4350Nursing Leadership in Healthcare3
NURS 4535Lifespan Healthcare Delivery III for LVNs5
NURS 4318Nursing Research, Inquiry, & Evidence-Based Decision-making 3
NURS 4498Transition to Professional Nursing Practice4
NURS 4425Population and Global Perspectives in Nursing4
NURS 4394Preparation for Professional Practice3
NURS 4190Synthesis for Professional Nursing Practice1
Total Hours61
RN to BSN Fort Worth Program Entry
The RN is awarded 31 SCH of credit for past education upon successful completion of nursing courses.31
NURS 3305Professional Role Transitions for RNs3
NURS 3342Health Assessment and Clinical Skills for RNs3
NURS 3440Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for RNs4
NURS 3345Healthcare Informatics for RNs3
NURS 3348Evidence Based Practice for RNs3
NURS 4360Family and Community Health Nursing for RNs3
NURS 4450Nursing Leadership in Healthcare for RNs4
NURS 4455Population Health Nursing for RNs4
NURS 4314Policy, Politics, and Ethics 3
Total Hours61
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Please see Academic Information section.

Courses

NURS 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Nursing. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from a Department of Nursing perspective.

NURS 2150. Communication and Professional Nursing. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduces the pre-nursing student to the concepts and processes of communication, the language of nursing, and the interpersonal skills required for working with people. Personal evolution, beginning professional evolution and evolution of nursing as a profession are described. Prerequisites: Completion of 53 hours of general education courses including ENGL1301, ENGL 1302, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, and CHEM 1407 or 1411. Acceptance to take prenursing courses and concurrent enrollment in NURS 2355 and 2360.

NURS 2260. Nursing Pathophysiology. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the life span taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, and cultural variables. Concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment are approached from a cellular and multi-system perspective. Content aims at stimulating critical thinking for application to nursing practice. Prerequisite: Pre- or co-requisite NURS 2355.

NURS 2265. Nursing Pharmacology I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Ethical/legal and cultural considerations are explored. Prerequisite: NURS 2355.

NURS 2355. Nursing Foundational Concepts and Competencies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Emphasizes core concepts and competencies of patient centered care across the lifespan. Various professional standards of behavior, attitude, and values related to the theories and concepts of nursing will be examined. Socioeconomic, political, and cultural aspects of healthcare delivery and patient centered care will be discussed. Prerequisites: Completion of 53 hours of general education courses including ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, and CHEM 1407 or 1411. Acceptance to take prenursing courses and concurrent enrollment in NURS 2360 and 2150.

NURS 2360. Nursing Pathophysiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on concepts of pathophysiology of common disease processes across the lifespan with considerations to genetic, ethnic, cultural, and environmental variables. Relates the nursing role in the care of individuals experiencing pathophysiologic processes. Prerequisites: Completion of 53 hours of general education courses including ENGL1301, ENGL1302, BIOL2401, BIOL2402, Biol2420, and CHEM1407 or 1411. Acceptance to take prenursing courses and concurrent enrollment in NURS2360 and 2150.

NURS 3180. Nursing Synthesis II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course is the synthesis of the content taught in Level II courses: Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Lifespan Health Care Delivery II, and Family and Community-Based Nursing. This course continues reinforcing the concepts of patient centered care, safety, procedures, infection control, and assessment with the addition of the management of electronic health records (EHR) and increasingly complex disease processes in a simulated clinical setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3210. Nursing Pharmacology II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

The course provides the student with the opportunity to study the pathophysiological processes in relation to pharmacotherapy. Emphasis is on principles of safe administration of medications and patient education for major drug classifications. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and NURS 2265. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3270. Nursing Synthesis I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course is the synthesis of the content taught in Level I courses: Pharmacology in Nursing, Health Assessment Across the Lifespan, and Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I. Basic techniques in patient centered care, safety, procedures, infection control, and assessment are taught in a simulated clinical setting. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing program.

NURS 3300. Pharmacology in Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course introduces current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Basic principles of mechanism of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications through discussions utilizing drug prototypes and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics are discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3302. Maternal and Child Health Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course provides instructional and clinical learning experiences in providing culturally sensitive care to the childbearing family during ante-partum, intra-partum and postpartum periods in a variety of settings. Care of the newborn through the first year of life is addressed. Health issues relating to growth and development are explored. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3303. Behavioral Health Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Emphasizes behavioral health principles in nursing care of mentally and emotionally disabled patients and their families. Knowledge of specific psychopharmacological agents is applied to treatment outcomes. Clinical practicum provides opportunities to examine common psychopathologies, developmental disorders, and community mental health phenomena in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3305. Professional Role Transitions for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course facilitates socialization as a BSN prepared nurse. Professional standards, attitudes and values central to the profession of nursing are explored. Responsibility and accountability for role transition, professional growth and practice are addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3307. Health Assess for Lic Nurses. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Fosters acquisition of skills and techniques used in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Explores history taking and the physical examination with consideration given to developmental and ethnocultural variations. Clinical laboratory builds on prior client experiences and known norms; common deviations in health status are identified. This course is offered exclusively to licensed nurses. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 3305. Lab fee $2.

NURS 3314. Perioperative Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Allows students to expand their understanding and skill in providing care to patients during all phases of the perioperative period. Clinical experiences include outpatient surgery and diagnostic procedure areas of hospitals as well as traditional surgical areas. Prerequisite: Completion of the Sophomore II Nursing semester. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3317. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Licensed Nurses. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the life span taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, and cultural variables. Content aims at stimulating critical thinking for application to nursing practice. This course also introduces current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 3305.

NURS 3318. Nursing Research: Scholarly Inquiry and Evidenced Based Practice. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Initially focuses on an introduction to nursing informatics and the use of databases for research to support evidence based nursing practice. The course then moves to an applied understanding of evidence based practice as it relates to the science of nursing with emphasis on appraisal, critique and dissemination of nursing research. Prerequisite: NURS 3305.

NURS 3322. Health Assessment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Fosters the acquisition of skills and techniques used in comprehensive health assessment of clients from infancy to older adult. Clinical/laboratory experiences focus on norms in well clients while identifying common deviations in health status of clients of all ages. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3333. Communication and Professional Nursing for LVNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course facilitates socialization as a BSN prepared nurse. Professional standards, attitudes and values central to the profession of nursing are explored. Responsibility and accountability for role transition, professional growth, and practice are addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3342. Health Assessment and Clinical Skills for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2.5 Hours, Lab: 1.5 Hour).

The course fosters expansion of skills and techniques used in comprehensive health assessment of clients from infancy to older adult. Experiential learning focuses on norms in well clients while identifying common deviations in health status of clients of all ages. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3345. Healthcare Informatics for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

In this course students will examine theories and standards related to healthcare informatics. The course will explore the concept of digital literacy, protection and confidentiality of health information, and issues related to healthcare informatics and nursing care. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3348. Evidence Based Practice for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

The course is designed for students to develop skills as a consumer of research. The research process, critical appraisal of published research studies that use a variety of research designs, and the role of research in evidence-based practice are addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3360. Family and Community-Based Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours). [WI]

This course presents the theory and systems to provide family and community-based health care for individuals and families. Clinical experiences are individualized and will include public health departments, home health, community clinics and specialized care delivery settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and successful completion of Level I courses. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3415. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I for LVNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A conceptual based teaching approach building on foundational concepts and competencies throughout the lifespan. Healthcare exemplars direct utilization of the nursing process to assist in awareness of client changes in physiological integrity and beginning awareness of changes in psychosocial integrity. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3416. Care of Adults for Licensed Nurses. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduces a systematic conceptually based approach to patient centered care. Emphasizes the study of pathophysiologic and pharmacotherapeutic processes as the body responds to stress, injury, and disease. Focuses on evaluation of safe performance of direct care skills. Clinical experiences occur in the simulation lab and the acute care setting. This course is for LVNs admitted for BSN completion. Prerequisite: Pre- or corequisite NURS 3305. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3425. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery II for LVNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course uses a conceptual based process to focus on nursing care of medical-surgical patients across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical judgment, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of healthcare settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3430. Nursing Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for LVNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the lifespan, taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, environmental and cultural variables in pharmacologic and nursing management. Concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment are approached from a cellular and multi-system perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3440. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for RNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 4 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the lifespan, taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, environmental, and cultural variables in pharmacologic and nursing management. Concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment are approached from a cellular and multi-system perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3510. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

A conceptual based teaching approach building on foundational concepts and competencies throughout the lifespan. Healthcare exemplars direct utilization of the nursing process to assist in awareness of client changes in physiological integrity and beginning awareness of changes in psychosocial integrity Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3520. Foundations of Nursing Care. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

Introduces a systematic approach to patient-centered care. Emphasis is on understanding of knowledge, skills and attitudes fundamental to the discipline of nursing. Focuses on safe performance of direct care skills within the simulation lab and in hospital or long-term settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program, NURS 3210. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3521. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery II. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

This course uses a conceptual based process to focus on nursing care of medical-surgical patients across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical judgment, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of healthcare settings. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3623. Nursing Care for Adults. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

Continues to utilize conceptual based process to focus on nursing care of adult medical-surgical patients. Emphasis is on clinical judgment, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care of adult patients in a variety of health care settings and simulation lab. Prerequisites: NURS 3210, 3520, and 3322. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4086. Nursing Problems. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0-4 Hours, Lab: 0-4 Hours).

This course allows the student to explore a topic of special interest while working independently under the guidance of an instructor. The student formulates objectives and a plan of evaluation of the project. May be repeated for credit, subject to approval by the head of the Department of Nursing. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in the nursing major or approval of department head.

NURS 4190. Synthesis for Professional Nursing Practice. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course is the synthesis of the content taught throughout the BSN program. The concepts of patient centered care, safety, procedures, infection control, assessment, management of electronic health records (EHR) and increasingly complex disease processes are culminated in a simulated clinical setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III courses.

NURS 4245. Healthcare Informatics. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

In this course students will examine theories and standards related to healthcare informatics. The course will explore the concept of digital literacy, protection and confidentiality of health information, and issues related to healthcare informatics and nursing care. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4301. Emergency Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Refines the nursing process in caring for clients of all ages experiencing medical/surgical emergencies, psychosocial crises, and trauma. Clinical experiences include provision of emergency care to individuals and diverse populations in acute care facilities and rural community settings. Transcultural competencies and critical reasoning are reinforced. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 315, 321.

NURS 4302. Transcultural Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Considers assumptions about health, illness, and death that are deeply entwined within cultural, social, and religious beliefs. Alternative healing systems and practices in contemporary society will be explored, as well as differences between provider and client cultures. Clinical experiences among diverse ethnocultural populations will enhance self awareness and culturally competent care. Prerequisites: NUR 315, 321.

NURS 4303. Nursing in the United Kingdom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is a study abroad course that examines nursing history, healthcare delivery, nursing practice and nursing education in the United Kingdom as compared to the United States. Study abroad is optional and at the student's expense. The course serves as an Applied Learning Experience (ALE).

NURS 4308. Nursing Care of Infants and Children. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Utilizes a conceptual based process to focus on acute and chronic care, health promotion, injury prevention, disability and end of life issues in infants and children and the impact on their families. Emphasis is on culturally sensitive care and communication. Clinical experiences in acute care, simulation lab and community settings incorporate an interdisciplinary collaborative approach in the delivery of care. Prerequisites: NURS 3416 or 3623 and 3360. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4314. Policy, Politics, and Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines political structures and social forces that shape nursing and healthcare delivery. Communication strategies, conflict resolution, ethical resource management, quality improvement outcomes, and ethical decision making are addressed. Involvement in professional and policy making organizations is encouraged. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4318. Nursing Research, Inquiry, & Evidence-Based Decision-making. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

The course is designed for students to develop skills as a consumer of research. The research process, critical appraisal of published research studies that use a variety of research designs, and the role of research in evidence-based practice are addressed. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4350. Nursing Leadership in Healthcare. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course explores organizational practices and strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in healthcare. Emphasizes leadership theories with practical application to issues in nursing leadership positions and healthcare. Clinical experiences focus on management of multiple patients in acute care and interactive observation of leaders and managers in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4360. Family and Community Health Nursing for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2.5 Hours, Lab: 1.5 Hour).

This course presents the theory and systems to provide family and community-based health care for families of all ages. Experiential learning is individualized and will include public health departments, home health, community clinics, nursing homes and specialized care delivery settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4394. Preparation for Professional Practice. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course prepares the student for the transition into professional nursing practice. The impact of health care policy, emerging issues, and regulatory agencies on healthcare will be discussed. Self-care, preparation for NCLEX-RN, career planning, and life-long learning are emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III.

NURS 4410. Nursing Leadership and Management. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours). [WI]

Emphasizes leadership and management theories in practical application to issues arising in nursing management positions. Clinical experiences focus on management of multiple patients in acute care and interactive observation of leaders and managers in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3623 Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4413. Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours). [WI]

Examines leadership and management theories in practical application to issues arising in nursing middle management positions. Course designed for alternate entry students (LVN to BSN, RN to BSN, and RN to MSN). Clinical experiences with leaders and managers in a variety of settings will focus on improving patient care. Prerequisites: NURS 3305 and NURS 3416. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4425. Population and Global Perspectives in Nursing. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The course presents the theory and systems to provide health care services to communities and populations as units of care. Population-based assessment, program management, and resource development are addressed. Utilization of evidence-based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral and follow-up is also emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III courses.

NURS 4440. Nursing Care of the Older Adult Family. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours). [WI]

Focus is on risk reduction, disease prevention, and strategies for health promotion, restoration, and maintenance in a vulnerable older population. Emphasis is placed on integrating assessment, data analysis, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking skills to direct culturally sensitive care of older adults. Clinical experiences are conducted in a variety of health care settings and the simulation lab. Prerequisites: Completion of previous level (Senior I) Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4450. Nursing Leadership in Healthcare for RNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3.25 Hours, Lab: 2.25 Hours). [WI]

This course emphasizes leadership theories in practical application to issues arising in nursing leadership positions. Experiential learning focuses on identification of issues in nursing leadership, implementation of decision-making models, application of a change theory to implement evidence-based strategies and evaluation of outcomes. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4455. Population Health Nursing for RNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The course presents the theory and systems to provide health care services to communities and populations as units of care. Population-based assessment, program management, and resource development are addressed. Utilization of evidence-based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral and follow-up is also emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4498. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 9 Hours).

Course fosters synthesis of the curricular concepts of communication, professionalism, critical thinking, patient centered care, diversity, and leadership as experientially gained in prior semesters. Immersion experience to promote transition to practice is facilitated. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III courses.

NURS 4535. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery III for LVNs. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

This course continues to utilize conceptual based teaching processes focused on the care of clients experiencing complex health alterations across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical reasoning, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping, and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4560. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

Course fosters synthesis and validation of the curricular concepts gained in prior semesters. Immersion experience to promote transition to practice is based in a rural locale to facilitate study of the geopolitical aspects of a particular manageable and measurable setting. Time will be dedicated to administering standardized tests used in assessing some student learning outcomes. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all graduation requirements with the exception of concurrent enrollment in NURS 4425 and 4440. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4612. Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Needs. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

Comprehensive care of the adult experiencing complex health alterations within the framework of human caring. Clinical experiences occur in specialty settings and simulation lab. Prerequisite: NURS 3416 or 3623. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4630. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery III. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

This course continues to utilize conceptual based teaching processes focused on the care of clients experiencing complex health alterations across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical reasoning, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping, and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

Dr. Dok Woods, Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program
Department of Nursing
Nursing Building
Box T-0500
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9139
(254) 968-9716
woods@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Mary Winton, PhD, RN, ACANP-BC, Interim Department Head
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
mwinton@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Amanda Holland, Administrative Assistant IV
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
aholland@tarleton.edu

Jerilyn Bumpas, MSN, RN, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
bumpas@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Michele Carswell, MSN, RN, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
carswell@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Ashley Davis, MSN, RN, PCCN, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
andavis@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Sheryl Fernandez, MSN, RN, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
fernandez@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Alicia Figueroa, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
figueroa@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Nancy Gaither, MSN, RN, Instructor and Coordinator
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
gaither@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Cheryl Hunter, MSN, RN, Instructor and Manager for tthe Center for Clinical Simulation & Competency
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
chunter@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Ashleigh Medina. MSN, RN, ACNP, Instructor & Clinical Coordinator
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
medina@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Elizabeth Okegbile, PhD, RN-BC, Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
okegbile@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Samantha Pehl, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CNM
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
pehl@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Jennifer Pounds, MSN, RN, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
pounds@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Susan M. Rugari, PhD, RN, CNS, Associate Professor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
rugari@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Donna Steen, MSN, RN, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
steen@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Tammy Tillery, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
tillery@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Doc Woods, PhD, RN, Director of Undergraduate Nursing Program
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
woods@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Jennifer Yeager, PhD, RN, APRN, Director of Graduate Nursing Program and Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
yeager@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Kim Allen, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, Instructor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Fort Worth
kallen@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

New Address

Zelda Gibbs, PhD, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
zgibbs@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Pam Joplin-Gonzales, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
pjgonzales@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Erica Lofton, BSN, RNC-OB, Simulation Healthcare Educator
Department of Nursing
Box-T-0500
Stephenville
loftin@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/nursing

Associate professor

  • Rugari, Dr. Susan

Assistant professors

  • Figueroa, Alicia
  • Joplin-Gonzales, Dr. Pam
  • Gibbs, Dr. Zelda
  • Okebile, Dr. Elizabeth
  • Pehl, Dr. Samantha
  • Winton, Dr. Mary
  • Woods, Dr. Dokagari
  • Yeager, Dr. Jennifer

Instructor

  • Allen, Kim
  • Bumpas, Jerilyn
  • Carswell, Michele
  • Davis, Ashley
  • Fernandez, Sheryl
  • Gaither, Nancy
  • Hunter, Cheryl
  • Medina, Ashleigh
  • Pounds, Jennifer
  • Steen, Donna
  • Tillery, Tammy

Adjunct Instructor

  • Ayers, Annette
  • Blackwell, Connie
  • Dammers, Marsha
  • Haggard, Traci
  • Inman, Michelle
  • Lankford, Dara
  • Lindsey, Kerri
  • McCarthy, Dr. Cindy
  • Neff, Bill
  • Sales-McGee, Kimberly
  • Simpson, Deanna
  • Slaughter, Christie
  • Spears, Joy
  • Stephens, Allisha
  • Walker, Dr. Charles
  • Weatherly, Katie