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2014-2016 Catalog Errata

Below listed are changes, corrections, omissions, and removals to be made to the 2014-2016 Alcorn State Undergraduate Studies Catalog since its original publication in 2014. These changes only appear here and do not appear in the full PDF version of the catalog.

School: Office of Academic Affairs
Date Submitted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Submitted By: Donzell Lee

ADD: Immediately after the Fall 2014 Academic Calendar (page 10), add the three pages from the PDF linked below to the catalog:

Click here to see three pages to be inserted

School: School of Business
Date Submitted: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Submitted By: Donna Williams

CHANGE: On page 203, under the heading First and Second Year Schedules:

Change BI 111 General Biology 4 hrs. to BI 111 General Biology 3 hrs.

School: School of Nursing

Date Submitted: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Submitted By: Linda Godley

CHANGE: On page 37 of the PDF version of the ASU General Catalog, under the heading, Accreditation and Affiliations, line four (4) of paragraph two (2) the title National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission should be replaced with Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

CHANGE: On page 329, replace the name Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young with Dr. Debra G. Spring, Dean.

CHANGE: On page 330, replace the name and title Rosie Williams, Chairperson with Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, Program Coordinator

CHANGE: On pages 333 and 341, under the heading Accreditations, replace the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing’s telephone number 1-800-669-1656, Ext. 153 with 404-975-5000.

ADD: On pages 333 and 341, to the information printed for the State of Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning add the following information:

Director of Nursing Education
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Telephone: 601-432-6486

CHANGE: On page 336, replace the name and title of Debbie McDonough, Chairperson with Brenda Collins, Program Coordinator.

CHANGE: On page 336, last sentence of paragraph three, change 124 credit hours to 128 credit hours.

ADD: On page 337 under the heading Pre-requisite Courses add the following:

University Life (1 hour)
UL 101 1

Health and Wellness (1 hour)
ND 101 1

Physical Education (2 hours)
PE 2

Change the total pre-requisite hours required from 55 to 59

CHANGE: On page 338, first paragraph – last sentence, change required hours (124) to required hours (128).

CHANGE:On page 339, under the heading Senior Year → First Semester, replace NU 350 with NU 450.

CHANGE:On page 339, under the heading Program of Study RN–BSN On-Line Curriculum Plan, last sentence of paragraph one, change 124 credit hours to 128 credit hours.

School: School of Nursing
Date Submitted: Friday, January 16, 2015
Submitted By: Yolanda Powell-Young, Dean

CHANGE: On page 325 of the PDF version of the Undergraduate Catalog, the 2nd paragraph is to be replaced with the following:



Through teaching, scholarship, and service, the school of nursing provides comprehensive nursing programs that prepare nurses with the capacity to advance the health and well-being of diverse populations. From an undergraduate perspective, study is designed to prepare nurses with awareness for intellectual inquiry for entry-level practice. Graduate study is designed to prepare scholarly nurse specialists with the capacity to assume advanced nursing roles in practice, teaching and research.

By fostering a culture of excellence, innovation and intellectual rigor faculty, staff, and students embrace the core values of holism, integrity, professionalism, diversity, accountability, competence, and leadership in the transformation of the healthcare landscape. Through collaboration and a process of engagement, faculty, staff, and students within the school of nursing serve the university, the community, practice environments, and the nursing profession. Scholarly activities address vulnerable and underserved populations; health promotion, maintenance and restoration; and nursing education.


The vision of the School of Nursing is to achieve national prominence as a leader of excellence in nursing education, nursing practice, and nursing research.


Holism, integrity, professionalism, diversity, accountability, competence, leadership, service, and collaboration.


The faculty believes that licensed registered nursing flows along a continuum from the associate degree prepared registered nurse to the doctoral prepared registered nurse.

The faculty believes that nursing is both a science and an art. It is a science built on knowledge from humanities, the natural, psychological, sociological, and nursing sciences. It is the art of applying scientific principles, while assessing individuals, families, and communities to achieve optimal health.

The faculty believes that each human is a unique, integrated biopsychosocial being, who functions in a changing environment. Basic needs must be satisfied for humans to function optimally. Human behavior is a dynamic response to commonly occurring, multiple, and complex interacting stimuli. Adaptation to these stimuli is influenced by individual patterns of development and coping.

Society is dynamic and culturally diverse. It is a totality of relationships characterized by language, shared beliefs, and common norms that influence the behavior and development of all of its members. Humans simultaneously occupy many roles within society; as individuals, as members of a family, and as members of a community. Environment refers to both internal and external forces affecting health.

Health is conceptualized as occurring on a continuum with movement between a state of optimum wellness and degree of illness. The adaptive abilities and health perspectives of humans are major determinants of their position on the health continuum. Primary considerations are the promotion of wellness, prevention of illness, restoration of health, and maintenance of optimal functioning.

The faculty believes that teaching/learning is a dynamic and lifelong process characterized by the acquisition of knowledge and skills which change the behavior of the learner. The role of the teacher is to mentor and facilitate learning. The learner is an active participant and has the responsibility to share in the teaching/learning process. The learning environment, enhanced by technology, should foster an enriching interaction between the teacher and learner.

The faculty believes that nurses prepared at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree levels are responsible for continuing their educational and professional development. The school of nursing has a firm commitment to facilitate the professional and personal development of its learners. Both nursing consumers and practitioners benefit from the commitment and vision of the school of nursing.

School: School of Nursing
Date Submitted: Friday, January 16, 2015
Submitted By: Yolanda Powell-Young, Dean

CHANGE: On page 326 of the PDF version of the Undergraduate Catalog, the "Mission and Program Objectives" section (which ends with the bullet list item #9 on page 327) is to be replaced with the following:


  1. Use the nursing process as a framework for critical thinking in providing safe, comprehensive, and effective client-centered care to various individuals and groups within diverse populations across the life continuum.
  2. Communicate effectively with client, family and others to ensure the continuous quality of health care delivery.
  3. Collaborate effectively with colleagues, and interprofessional health team members to improve professional practice and optimize health care outcomes.
  4. Function within the legal and ethical guidelines of the nursing role as a provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.
  5. Recognize the value of evidence based nursing practice as a foundation for the delivery of quality care.
  6. Utilize health information technology to augment and improve health care delivery.
  7. Seek opportunities that promote lifelong learning, professional advancement, and service opportunities.