The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Health Care from Maryville College and the Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University consists of six semesters (three academic years) at Maryville followed by six semesters (two academic years and two summers) at Vanderbilt. All general education courses, major and major-related courses, and a total of 96 credit hours must be completed by the end of the junior year at Maryville. During the junior year, the student makes application to Vanderbilt; admission is determined entirely by Vanderbilt University. Following the fourth year and after the completion of 128 credit hours, the student receives the B.A. in Health Care from Maryville College; the M.S.N. is then completed at Vanderbilt.
Students successfully completing the program of study will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate understanding of biological, psychosocial, and cultural processes that influence health
2. Understand the integration of political, economic, and social stresses on health care systems
3. Explain the role of human development in achieving optimal health.
4. Integrate a variety of disciplinary perspectives in analyzing health care concerns
5. Demonstrate knowledge of factors that promote optimal health for individuals and groups
Major-related Requirements include:
PSY 101: Introductory Psychology (3 hrs.)
PSY 211: Child Development (3hrs.)
PSY 222: Adult Development and Aging (3 hrs.)
SOC 101: Introductory Sociology (3 hrs.)
SOC 211: Cultural Anthropology (3 hrs.)
CHM 121: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 122: Principles of Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
BIO 217: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 hrs.)
BIO 218: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 hrs.)
PHR 101: Human Health and Development (3 hrs.)
PHR 219: Principles of Human Nutrition (3 hrs.)
BIO 355: Microbiology or equivalent (4 hrs.)
MTH 221: Inferential Statistics (3 hrs.)
A total of 96 credit hours must be completed at Maryville College. Recommended electives include courses in economics, business, psychology, sociology and physical education/health.
Each student must satisfy the core requirements and requirements for individual programs of study.