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NU 101 Answering the Call to Nursing: 1 semester hour

This course is a “call to adventure” that prepares students to embark on their journey as future nurses. The course is designed to facilitate transition into college, to create a mentoring relationship with nursing faculty, and begin the role identification and enculturation into the profession of nursing. This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, values, meanings and experiences of the nursing profession. In the spirit of compassion as reflected in the Sisters of Mercy Mission, this course provides students with a foundation of commitment to serve human needs where they exist.


The nursing major is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing to provide an educational program that builds on natural and behavioral sciences and integrates the liberal arts with professional courses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the Martin-Herald College of Nursing and Health is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Graduates are prepared to enter the profession of nursing in a variety of areas and to pursue graduate education.