Nursing (B.S.N.)

This 120-credit pre-licensure BSN degree program educates students for generalist nursing practice, providing care for persons in the context of family and community. After successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination to be licensed as registered professional nurses. Professional nursing education is grounded in science, mathematics and the humanities. As a freshman, your courses will focus on these subjects, which are the foundation for the critical thinking required in nursing practice. Nursing theory and clinical experiences are introduced during the sophomore year, giving you an opportunity to practice clinical skills in the School’s Simulation Center before entering clinical settings in the community. During your junior year, your nursing courses will address the health care needs of individuals in varying states of health during different stages of development. Senior year courses will synthesize your previous coursework. The four-year BSN degree
provides a foundation for graduate education and lifelong professional development.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements16
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements98
Free Elective3-0
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Required Collateral Courses
BIOL 244Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 245Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 255Survey of Microbiology4
CHEM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry for Nursing3
STAT 109Statistics3
NUFD 182Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective3
Major Requirements
NURS 200Pathophysiology3
NURS 210Professional Nursing4
NURS 220Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan3
NURS 230Pharmacology3
NURS 240Health Assessment for Diverse Populations: Didactic and Practicum4
NURS 406Genetics and Genomics for Clinical Nursing3
NURS 315Family Centered Care of Adults and Elderly: Didactic and Practicum6
NURS 316Family Centered Care of Adults and Elderly II: Didactic and Practicum6
NURS 325Care of the Childbearing Family: Didactic and Practicum6
NURS 335Family Centered Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents: Didactic and Practicum6
NURS 340Information Technology and Nursing Practice3
NURS 350Evidence Based Practice in Nursing3
NURS 405Family Centered Behavioral Health: Didactic and Practicum6
NURS 415Nursing Leadership: Theory and Practicum6
NURS 420Transprofessional Communication Collaboration3
NURS 435Population and Global Health: Didactic and Practicum6
NURS 465Integration6
Total Credits98

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
NURS 199Introduction to Nursing1
C. Communication
1. Writing
WRIT 105College Writing I3
2. Literature
WRIT 106College Writing II3
3. Communication
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
F. Humanities
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
Ethics (Recommended)
H. Mathematics
Statistics (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Anatomy and Physiology I (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
2. Global Cultural Perspectives (ANTH 180 is recommended)3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits16

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
World Cultures
Population and Global Health: Didactic and Practicum (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
BIOL 2444BIOL 2454
STAT 1093CHEM 1143
WRIT 1053CMST 1013
NURS 1991WRIT 1063
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives (PHIL 102 is recommended)3NURS 2203
 14 16
Second Year
BIOL 2554NURS 2104
NUFD 1823NURS 2303
NURS 2003World Language 13
NURS 2404NURS 3403
 GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives (ANTH 180 is recommended)3
 14 16
Third Year
NURS 3156NURS 3166
NURS 4056NURS 4356
World Language 23NURS 4063
 15 15
Fourth Year
NURS 3256NURS 4156
NURS 3356NURS 4656
NURS 3503NURS 4203
 15 15
Total Credits 120