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Standard Option Curriculum Plan

For students meeting 2018-19 and after catalog requirements

Pre-Requisites

Freshman Year Semester 1

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
*CHEM 106/106L OR CHEM 112/112LChemistry Survey and Lab or General Chemistry I and Lab4
PSYC 101 General Psychology3
*MATH 102 or higherCollege Algebra or higher3
ENGL 101Composition I3
NURS 119First-Year Seminar2

Total semester credits: 15

Freshman Year Semester 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
*SOC 100, 150 or 240Intro to Sociology, Social Problems or The Sociology of Rural America3
*CHEM 108/L (5cr)  or CHEM 114/L (4cr +1cr elective)Organic and Biochemistry and Lab or General Chemistry II and Lab5 or 4 +1 elective
*SPCM 101 or 215Fundamentals of Speech or Public Speaking3
#BIOL 221/221LHuman Anatomy/Lab4
NURS 201Medical Terminology (elective, online)1

Total semester credits: 16

Sophomore Year Semester 1

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
*HDFS 210Lifespan Development3
*MICR 231/231LGeneral Microbiology/Lab3
NUTR 315Human Nutrition3
BIOL 325/325LPhysiology/Lab4
*SGR Goal 4 Humanities and Arts/DiversitySee list for options3

Total semester credits: 17


Professional Nursing Major

Semester 1

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
NURS 234Patient-Centered Care Concepts I2
NURS 235Clinical Application I2
NURS 258Nursing Principles and Application I: Assessment and Interventions3
NURS 272Professional Nursing Concepts I2
NURS 323Pathophysiology3
*ENGL 201Composition II3

Total semester credits: 15

Semester 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
NURS 334Patient-Centered Care Concepts II5
NURS 335Clinical Application II4
NURS 358Nursing Principles and Application II: Interventions3
NURS 321Pharmacology3

Total semester credits: 15

Semester 3

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
NURS 344Patient-Centered Care Concepts III5
NURS 345Clinical Application III4
NURS 360Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 372Professional Nursing Concepts II2
Elective 1

Total semester credits: 15

Semester 4

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
NURS 434Patient-Centered Care Concepts IV4
NURS 435Clinical Application IV3
NURS 444Population-Centered Care Concepts3
HSC 452Interprofessional Issues in Health Care2
*SGR Goal 4 Humanities and Arts/DiversitySee list for options3

Total semester credits: 15

Semester 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
NURS 472Professional Nursing Concepts III5
NURS 495Practicum: Capstone4
Elective 3

Total semester credits: 12


# Must have 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 in bold 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, 360, 372, 434, 435, 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
A total of 120 credits are required for graduation