Nursing at Augustana
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Augustana College and the Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences offer a combined liberal arts and sciences nursing curriculum leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The pre-professional portion of the curriculum is completed in four years at Augustana College and the professional part at Trinity in Rock Island, Illinois.
|Dara Wegman-Geedey, right, advisor for the Augustana pre-nursing program, chats with alumna Amanda Tiffany '04 after a presentation on international public health.|
Trinity offers students conditional acceptance into its College of Nursing and Health Sciences after their first or second year in the degree curriculum, pending successful completion of the remaining steps while enrolled at Augustana.
These steps include application and interview with a pre-nursing advisor, a minimum 3.0 GPA overall on a 4.0 scale and an interview with Trinity faculty.
Before completing their third year at Augustana, students will be allowed to continue in the program by maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA, sending evaluations to Trinity and finishing all science and general education pre-requisite coursework. At this time they will formally apply toTrinity.
Students who meet the criteria will be granted admission to Trinity for initial nursing skills coursework and clinical experience during June and early July after their third year at Augustana.
Students return to Augustana to complete their fourth year of coursework. The degree of Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College will be granted during spring commencement at the end of this fourth year.
Successful students then are admitted full-time to Trinity for an accelerated fifth year of professional coursework and clinicals beginning in July after graduation from Augustana and resulting in the BSN from Trinity the next summer.
For additional information contact: Dr. Dara Wegman-Geedey
Articulated BSN Degree Program
From Augustana College and Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Biology Major & Psychology/Sociology minor earning an Augustana BA degree. (4+1 years)
The following courses should completed by the end of the first year
CHEM121, 122, 123 General Chemistry PN,I
Foreign Language 101, 102, 103
Liberal Studies Courses - two are required
LS 100 College Writing
SOC100 Intro to Sociology PS,D
The following courses should be completed by the end of second year:
RELG2xx - any term, one is required
BIOL200 General Zoology - any term PN,
BIOL210 Cell Biology - any term
BIOL255 Human Anatomy - any term
PSYC100 Intro to Psych - any term PS
One of: MATH209 Quantitative Reasoning Q/MATH218 Pre-Calc Q (if you haven't already had MATH219 Calculus I or higher or an equivalent AP score)
All of the above and the following courses MUST be completed by the end of the third year (as pre-reqs for TCN&HS):
BIOL362 Human Physiology
PSYC216 Lifespan Development
ANTH210 Popular Culture PS,D
ANTH220 Medical Anthropology PS
ANTH250 Cultural Anthropology PS,G
ASIA305 Traditional Chinese Medicine PH,G
or a non-Western foreign term LC
SPCM104 Public Speaking
SPCM204 Argumentation and Oral Advocacy
SPCM206 Small Group Communication
SPCM210 Communication and Social Relationships PS
SPCM250 Critical Analysis of Messages PL
The following must be completed by the end of the fourth year (but may be taken earlier if convenient):
BIOL220 Botany - any term
BIOL370 Genetics - any term
Two additional biology courses of the students choosing to complete the biology major (e.g., immunology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology)
PSYC240 Psych Stats - any term
ENGL201 The Writing Process
SPCM210 Communication & Social Relationships PS,D
SPCM330 Intercultural Communication PH,G
PHIL203 Social Ethics PS
PHIL205 Life and Death PH
RELG326 Medical Ethics PH
For the psychology minor:
PSYC246 Research Methods
One biological psych course: PSYC248 Brain and Behavior; PSYC343 Sensation and Perception; PSYC349 Physiological Psychology
One of these laboratory psych classes: PSYC342Cognitive Psychology; PSYC343Sensation and Perception; PSYC350 Social Psychology; and one other 300 level of the student's choosing
For the sociology minor
SOC340 Social Theory
SOC307 The Sociology of Health and Illness
3 other sociology, anthropology or social welfare courses of the student's choosing (ANTH210 or ANTH250 if taken previously as noted above will apply to the minor)
Each student must also complete all 'General Education' courses during his/her four years at Augie (courses that complete LPs and suffixes are noted above).
Timeframe and requirements:
- Student can apply in April of either the first year or sophomore year.
- Application and interview must be completed with pre-nursing advisor at Augie.
- Student must maintain minimum overall GPA throughout the program.
- Student must complete 90 credits before beginning at TCN&HS, including all TCN&HS pre-requisites.
- Student must complete the TCN&HS application process including an interview at TCN&HS during 3rd year.
Potential Course Schedule
|Fall Term||Winter Term||Spring Term|
|Liberal Studies||Foreign Language 102||General Zoology|
|Foreign Language 101||LS 100||Foreign Language 103|
|Sociology (PS,D)||Liberal Studies|
|Cell Biology (PN,I)||Pre-Calculus (Q)||Human Anatomy|
|Cultural Anthropology (PS,G)||Religion 2xx||Writing Process|
|Intro to Psychology (PS)||Minor Requirement||Minor Elective|
|Public Speaking||Elective (PL)|
|Human Physiology||Psychology Statistics||Microbiology|
|Lifespan Development||Minor Requirement||Elective (PP)|
|History (PP)||Nutrition||Medical Ethics (PH)|
|Physical Education||Physical Education|
|Biology Elective||Minor Elective||Botany|
|LC Course (PL)||Minor Requirement||Introduction to Listening (PA)|
|LC Course (PS)||Biology Elective||Minor Elective|
Augustana College and the Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences offer a unique combined liberal arts and sciences nursing curriculum leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.