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Standard option curriculum plan

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This curriculum is for students meeting the 2019-20 and after catalog requirements. For course descriptions, visit the Academic Catalog.

Pre-requisite courses

Below is a typical course sequence for the standard option nursing program pre-requisite courses.

Freshman year (fall semester)

  • +*CHEM 106/106L or CHEM 112/112L (4 credits)
  • +PSYC 101 General Psychology (3 credits)
  • +*SGR Goal 5 Mathematics (3 credits)
  • +*ENGL 101 Composition I (3 credits)
  • +NURS 119 First-Year Seminar (2 credits)

Total credits: 15

Freshman year (spring semester)

  • +*SOC 100, 150 or 240 (3 credits)
  • +*CHEM 108/L (5cr) or CHEM 114/L 4 cr.+ 1 cr. elective
  • +*SPCM 101 or 215 (3 credits)
  • +#BIOL 221/221L Human Anatomy/Lab (4 credits)
  • NURS 201 Medical Terminology (1 credit, online, elective)

Total credits: 16

Sophomore year (fall semester)

  • +*HDFS 210 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • +*MICR 231/231L General Microbiology/Lab (4 credits)
  • +NUTR 315 Human Nutrition (3 credits)
  • +BIOL 325/325L Physiology/Lab (4 credits)
  • +*SGR Goal 4 Humanities & Arts/Diversity (3 credits)

Total credits: 17

Professional nursing major courses

Semester 1

  • NURS 234 Patient-Centered Care Concepts I (3 credits)
  • NURS 235 Clinical Application I (2 credits)
  • NURS 258/L Nursing Principles and Application I: Assess & Intervention (3 credits)
  • NURS 272 Professional Nursing Concepts I (2 credits)
  • NURS 323 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • *ENGL 201 Composition II (3 credits)

Total credits: 16

Semester 2

  • NURS 322 Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • NURS 334 Patient-Centered Care Concepts II (5 credits)
  • NURS 335 Clinical Application II (3 credits)
  • NURS 358/L Nursing Principles & Application II: Interventions (3 credits)

Total credits: 14

Semester 3

  • NURS 344 Patient-Centered Care Concepts II 5 cr.
  • NURS 345 Clinical Application II (3 credits).
  • NURS 347 Concept Synthesis I (1 credit)
  • NURS 360 Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
  • NURS 372 Professional Nursing Concepts II (2 credits)

Total credits: 14

 Semester 4

  • NURS 434 Patient-Centered Care Concepts IV (5 credits)
  • NURS 435 Clinical Application IV (4 credits)
  • NURS 437 Concept Synthesis II (1 credit)
  • *SGR Goal 4 Humanities & Arts/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Elective (2 credits)

Total credits: 15

Semester 5

  • NURS 444/L Population-Centered Care Concepts (3 credits)
  • NURS 472 Professional Nursing Concepts II (3 credits)
  • NURS 495 Practicum Capstone (4 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Total credits: 13

# Recommended: 30 credits completed OR 30 cumulative credits in progress, AND 3.0+ GPA, AND "B" or higher in CHEM 106 or 112 to take BIOL 221/L

Courses with + must be completed or in progress at the time of application to the Professional Nursing Major.

Students who have taken Anatomy or Physiology more than seven years prior to their admission date will be required to update these courses.

Both a 2.7 cumulative GPA and 2.7 pre-nursing GPA are required at the time of application and admission to the Professional Nursing Major

A grade of "C" or higher is required in ALL courses used to meet graduation requirements.

Students who have failed ("D" or "F") 2 or more of the pre-nursing science courses (CHEM 106/106L or 112/112L, 108/108L or 114/114L; MICR 231/231L BIOL 221/221L, 325/325L), within the past 5 years, will not be admitted to the Professional Nursing Major.

Students who have failed ("D" or "F") one pre-nursing course (CHEM 106/106L or 112/112L, 108/108L or 114/114L; HDFS 210; NUTR 315; MICR 231/231L PSYC 101; BIOL 221/221L, 325/325L; one of the following: SOC 100, 150, or 240) repeated and failed the same course a second time, within the past 5 years, will not be admitted to the Professional Nursing Major.

Pre-nursing courses (determine pre-nursing GPA): CHEM 106/106L or 112/112L; CHEM 108/108L or 114/114L; HDFS 210; NUTR 315; MICR 231/L; PSYC 101; BIOL 221/221L, BIOL 325/325L; one of the following: SOC 100, 150, or 240

Major: NURS 234, 235, 258, 272, 322, 323, 334, 335, 358, 344, 345, 34, 360, 372, 434, 435, 437, 444, 472, 495

* System General Education Requirement (SGR)

Six credits of SGR #4 Humanities & Arts are required in 2 disciplines or a sequence of modern language courses

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 120