Education: The pathway to opportunity

Our General Education courses are designed to equip students with a robust foundation across various subjects before they embark on their journey into our esteemed nursing programs.

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United University of Nursing can assist in building a strong educational foundation with our diverse range of general education courses. These courses provide essential skills in communication, critical reasoning, mathematics, science, and social awareness. Our curriculum and qualified, experienced instructors equip you with tools to succeed both academically and professionally, enhancing your overall learning experience.

Our general education courses, delivered through our Canvas learning management system, have been thoughtfully designed by experts in the field to satisfy requirements for forthcoming programs. The rigorous online courses are ten weeks and include a variety of active learning activities that have been carefully aligned to student learning outcomes.

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CLASSES START 8/19/2024


OPTIONAL NON-TRANSFERABLE COURSES

The Anatomy & Physiology Refresher courses DO NOT fulfill the prerequisite requirements for Anatomy and Physiology. They are non-transferable and specifically designed for those who have already taken Anatomy & Physiology courses and are wanting to be refreshed of the information or gain an introductory understanding prior to entering their educational pathway into nursing, medicine, physical therapy, etc. There are no laboratory components within these courses. These courses are mandatory for students who would like to apply to the ADN program and their Anatomy and/or Physiology courses are seven years old or older. These courses are optional for students who would like to increase their science GPA for application purposes (science GPA must be a minimum 2.5).


AP 100 – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I REFRESHER

  • Units: 2 semester units
  • Course Length: 8 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $450
  • Prerequisite(s): N/A
  • Theory: 60 hours (12 hours lecture/discussions & 48 hours independent study/writing)

This course is the first of a two-course sequence and will highlight the important studies related to the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. The course emphasizes the interrelationships among body systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis within the body.

AP 101 – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II REFRESHER

  • Units: 2 semester units
  • Course Length: 8 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $450
  • Prerequisite(s): N/A
  • Theory: 60 hours (12 hours lecture/discussions & 48 hours independent study/writing)

This course, the second of the two-course sequence, provides a continuation of the highlights of anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Portions of the course cover important concepts related to the body’s metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and the balance of fluid and electrolytes.



LOWER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

ENG 101 – ENGLISH COMPOSITION

  • Units: 4.5 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $598.50
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Theory: 60 hours

The purpose of the course is cover all fundamental principles of writing and will stress the three stages of the writing process: prewriting, writing, and revision. Grammar exercises will supplement writing instruction to provide students with a review of current usage. The student is required to write between 4,500 and 6,000 words divided among several essay assignments.

COMM 100 – ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Units: 4.5 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $598.50
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Theory: 60 hours

This 10 week course explores the art of public speaking by using a broad range of techniques to develop compelling and effective oral presentations. By creating and delivering presentations of persuasive and informative intent, students will cultivate confidence in their ability to address an audience with clarity and impact. Students will gain an understanding of the dynamics and variables of different speaking situations as they develop their ability to leverage appropriate oral communication goals and strategies, both verbal and nonverbal, and to achieve those goals in an effective and ethical manner. Students will also practice and cultivate active listening skills as they engage as audience members during presentations. Special attention is given to the impact of public discourse in creating and maintaining positive civic and professional relationships.

BIO 200A – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

  • Units: 6 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $948 (includes lab fee)
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Theory: 60 hours

This course is the first of a two-course sequence that examines the structure and function of the human body. This course examines basic biological chemistry, cell biology, and histology as well as anatomy and homeostatic mechanisms regulating function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

BIO 200B – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

  • Units: 6 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $948 (includes lab fee)
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Theory: 60 hours

This course is the second of a two-course sequence that examines the structure and function of the human body. This course examines the anatomy and homeostatic mechanisms regulating function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, renal, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

MATH100 – INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

  • Units: 4.5 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $598.50
  • Prerequisite(s): Algebra I
  • Theory: 60 hours

This course focuses on arithmetic and algebraic manipulation, equations and inequalities, graphs, and analysis of equations and graphs. Students will simplify arithmetic and algebraic expressions including those containing rational expressions, and rational exponents; solve single and systems of equations that include linear, quadratic, and radical components; graph linear inequalities in two variables; and analyze functions and non-functions.

PSYC100 – INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

  • Units: 4.5 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $598.50
  • Prerequisite(s): None
  • Theory: 60 hours

This 10-week course explores the foundation, theories, and theoretical orientations of psychology. Using established methodologies in psychology, students will implement analysis and critical thinking to explore the biology of psychology and how biology and behavior are interwoven. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on the importance of sensation as we address multi-model (touch, see, hear, taste) learning and the conduction of perception. The aspects and variations of consciousness and the implications of the world of unconsciousness will also be introduced. With the degrees and importance of memory, students will be able to critically analyze and articulate arguments, distinguish fact from opinion, and strengthen logical reasoning.



UPPER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

BIO 460 – BIOSTATISTICS

  • Units: 6 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $798
  • Prerequisite(s): Intermediate Algebra or higher
  • Theory: 60 hours

The purpose of the course is to teach fundamental concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications in health care, medicine, and public health. The course will introduce statistical methods used in biological and health science research. Fundamental probability theory, statistical inference sample size, inference for means and proportions, descriptive statistics, and principles of ethical research will be outlined, providing students a sound methodological foundation for public health practice.

ENG 450 – CRITICAL REASONING AND ADVANCED COMPOSITION

  • Units: 6 quarter units
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Type: Online
  • Tuition: $798
  • Prerequisite(s): College English Composition
  • Theory: 60 hours

This 10-week course explores advanced writing techniques and strategies to read and write critically. Through implementation of rhetorical strategies and the development of more advanced composition styles, students will be able to critically analyze and articulate arguments, distinguish fact from opinion, and strengthen logical reasoning. Special attention is given to evaluating evidence and reasoning, the building blocks of argumentation. The student is required to write between 6,500 and 8,000 words divided among several essay assignments.

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  • Provisional approval granted 2/24/2023. The Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has granted United Nursing College provisional approval to operate as an institution of higher learning and to offer a bachelor's degree: ADN to BSN pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) §94885.5. The Bureau has approved the institution’s accreditation plan pursuant to California Code of Regulations (5, CCR) §71105.

    What BPPE approval means: The BPPE approves the operation of institutions in California. An approval to operate signifies that an institution is in compliance with state standards as set forth in the Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. The BPPE protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary education institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards.

Program or Course Withdrawal Refund Policy

The student may cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid, less the non-refundable application fee and STRF fee, if canceled on or before the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

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