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Nursing Curriculum

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Special announcement

  • The Department of Nursing does NOT accept transfer students into the pre-licensure nursing program.

Plan of Study:  4-Year

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
BIBL 101 Old Testament 3 CHEM 118  (GE Natural Science) 4
INST 150 Introduction to Faith, Reason and Justice 3 BIBL 102  New Testament 3
ENG 102 College Writing 3
MATH 140 (GE Quantitative Reasoning) 3 Broad Knowledge of Arts Course 3
One of the following GE courses: 3 Two of the following GE courses: 6
-  Critical Reasoning -  Critical Reasoning
- Life Fitness - Life Fitness
- PSY 100 (GE Social Science) - PSY 100 (GE Social Science)
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
BIOL 233  Human A&P I 4 BIOL 234  Human A&P II 4
EXSC 220  Basic Nutrition 3 BIOL 216  Intro to Microbiology 4
MATH 220  Statistics 3 NURS 320  Introduction to Holistic Nursing 4
NURS 250 Nursing Essentials 3
One of the following GE courses: 3 Two of the following GE courses: 6
- Justice - Justice
- Faith & Practice - Faith & Practice
- Cultural & Global - Cultural & Global
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 18

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
NURS 310  Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 4 NURS 360 Nursing Care of Adults I 4
NURS 340  Fundamentals of Nursing 5 NURS 380  Mental Health & Illness 4
NURS 350  Health Promotion, Health Education & Physical Assessment 5 NURS 390  Maternal-Child Nursing 4
NURS 404  Nursing Research 3
Total Credits 14 Total Credits 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
NURS 370  Nursing Care of Adults II 4 NURS 440  Nursing Care of Adults III 4
NURS 450  Pediatric Nursing 4 NURS 460  Chronic Illness 4
NURS 403  Community Health Nursing 4 NURS 480 The Art of Nursing: Capstone 3
NURS 402  Nursing Leadership 3 NURS 485 Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge 4
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15
TOTAL CREDITS NEEDED FOR BSN DEGREE: 124 Credits

 

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