Essence of Nursing Upper-class Learning Community

The Essence of Nursing Learning Community experience continues the advising, student support and academic co-enrollment from the first year. The upper-level Learning Community GPAs have been consistently higher than 1st year-only learning communities GPAs. The Essence of Nursing Learning Community has been very successful with tracking students quickly through the prerequisite coursework. Participants in this Learning Community demonstrate a higher percentage of being able to complete the coursework and are able to apply in the fourth semester to be admitted to the School of Nursing.

Fall Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • BIOL 330: Principles of Human Physiology (4 credits)
    (Prerequisites – BIOL 220 and one semester of Chemistry from among CHEM 104, CHEM 106, CHEM 111, or CHEM 201)
  • FCS 242: Nutrition for Health Professionals (3 credits)
    (Prerequisites – BIOL 220 and CHEM 106 or CHEM 111)
  • KSP 235: Human Development (3 credits)

SPRING Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • BIOL 270: Microbiology (4 credits)
    (Prerequisites – One BIOL course and one semester of Chemistry from among CHEM 104, CHEM 106, CHEM 111, or CHEM 201.)
  • NURS 282: Pathophysiology for Healthcare Professionals (3 credits) (Prerequisites – BIOL 220, BIOL 330)
  • NURS 284: Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals (3 credits) (Prerequisites – BIOL 220, BIOL 330, CHEM 111. Co-requisite – BIOL 270)
  • NURS 286: Relationship-based Care in Nursing Practice (3 credits)

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Kristen Anderson
School of Nursing
507-389-1324

Ms. Kasi Johnson
School of Nursing
507-389-6022

Learning Community Coordinator

Sophomore Nursing Essence of Nursing

Meet the Sophomore Nursing Learning Community Coordinator.