Curriculum

General Education (61 semester hours)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
ACAF 101 Core I: Speech Communications (4)
ENGL 111 College Writing I (3)
ACAF 102 Core II: College Writing II (3)
ENGL 200 Introduction to Literature (3)
COMP 101 Computer Concepts and Applications (3)
HIST XXX Approved History course (3)
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics (3)
NURS 260 Human Nutrition (2)
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
PSYC 240 Lifespan Development (3)
SOCI 111 Principles of Sociology (3)
THEO 101 Introduction to Theology (3)

Prerequisites

BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I w/Lab (4)
(Pre-requisite for BIO 211,221,252)
BIOL 211 Microbiology (5)
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 252 Human Physiology (4)
CHEM 120 Foundations of Chemistry (5)

Major Program

Nursing Major (72 semester hours)
A GPA of 2.75 in all coursework required for the progression into clinical coursework.

NURS 250 Concepts of Professional Nursing (3)
NURS 265 Health Promotion and Family Assessment Across the Lifespan (3)
NURS 270 Health and Aging
NURS 308 Health Assessment and Wellness (3)
NURS 310 Professional Nursing Practice I (8)
NURS 311 Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 313 Pharmacology (3)
NURS 350 Professional Nursing Practice II (8)
NURS 362 Ethical and Legal Issues for Health Care (3)
NURS 412 Nursing Research (3)
NURS 420 Ministry of Nursing (3)
NURS 450 Professional Nursing Practice III (8)
NURS 460 Professional Nursing Practice IV (8)
NURS 461 Principles of Management in Health Care (3)
NURS 462 Professional Nursing Seminar (3)
NURS 465 Community Health Nursing (2)
NURS XXX Upper Division Elective (300-400 level) (3)

**Nursing Electives
Students may choose electives from non-required courses or electives in related fields. Nursing electives include: NURS 364 Spiritual-Ethnocultural Aspects of Nursing, NURS 416 Client Education, and NURS 421 Pain-Concept Management.

For more Curriculum Information:

See the USF Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Traditional Suggested Course Progression

Year 3 – Semester 1
Health Assessment (3)
Professional Nursing Practice I (8)
Pathophysiology (3)
Pharmacology in Nursing (3)

Year 3 – Semester 2
Professional Nursing Practice II (8)
Ethical And Legal Issues for Health Care (2)
Elective General Education Course (3)
OR Elective Upper Division (3)

Year 4 – Semester 1
Professional Nursing Practice III (8)
Nursing Research (3)
Ministry of Nursing (3)
OR Elective Upper Division (3)

Year 4 – Semester 2
Professional Nursing Practice IV (8)
Principles of Management in Health Care (3)
Professional Nursing Seminar (3)
Community Health Nursing (2)