Course Development Holistic BS

Name of Award

APDC Curriculum Development Award

Date Awarded




Project Description

Margaree Jordan-Amberg, MS, Assistant Professor of Nursing, was awarded $1,626.60 for an APDC Curriculum Development Award. The Holistic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (HBSN) traditional section for diverse adult learners is designed to embrace multicultural and social justice perspectives on health and healing. A holistic approach, and compassionate attitude supports students as they matriculate at St. Catherine University. The purpose of the undergraduate section is to advance the study, understanding, and professional practice of the discipline of nursing. Holistic nursing embraces multicultural healing perspectives alongside Western medicine to advance health and healing for all. Holistic nursing practice builds on a foundation of liberal arts and sciences to focus on the whole person, family, and community.

The overall goal of the curriculum is to prepare nurses whose practice nurtures the wholeness of persons through caring in nursing situations in a variety of settings with cultural sensitivity. Cultural community consultants will be asked to review the curriculum, assignments, grading rubrics, and content to provide feedback regarding the cultural appropriateness of the courses. The cultural partners/consultants may also provide a conduit to increase the diversity of the nursing student population. St. Catherine University has a vast array of respected clinical partners who provide opportunities for students to learn to be excellent holistic practitioners and leaders in healthcare settings. The nursing portion of this baccalaureate degree will consist of 50 nursing credits over two-years in a hybrid format. This program will prepare the graduate to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and practice as a baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse.

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