Nursing Major

Description: A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance. Is Nursing the right major for you?
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Nursing Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Nursing?

Individuals who choose this major are people who enjoy assisting and helping others. They are usually very people-oriented and enjoy the presence of others frequently. A personal satisfaction comes from the knowledge that their own actions have a direct positive affect upon the lives of others. Nursing students must have strong scientific and mathematical competencies.

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What Courses Do Nursing Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Nursing majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Computer Skills and Concepts
  • Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Family and Stress
  • Financial Management
  • Health Care of Adults Through Senescence
  • Health Psychology
  • Healthy Aging
  • Introduction to Principles of Physics
  • Political Sociology
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Senior Seminar: Leadership / Trends / Issues in Nursing
  • Women's Health