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.

The suggested sequence:

First Year – First Semester
ACAF 101 Core I: Speech (4)
CHEM 120 Foundations of Chemistry (5)
BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology (4)
ENGL 111 College Writing I (3)

First Year – Second Semester
COMP 101 Computer Applications (3)
ACAF 102 Core II: Writing II (3)
PSYC 111 Intro to Psychology (3)
BIOL 211 Microbiology (5)
MATH 105 Intro to Statistics (3)

Second Year – First Semester
SOCI 111 Intro to Sociology (3)
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)
PSYC 240 Lifespan Development (3)
NURS 102 Pharmacology Math (1)
NURS 260 Human Nutrition (2)
General Education course (3)

Second Year – Second Semester
BIOL 252 Human Physiology (4)
NURS 245 Nursing Informatics (2)
NURS 250 Concepts of Nursing (3)
NURS 275 Health Prom. & Fam. Assmnt (3)
NURS 308 Health Assessment (3)
General Education course (3)

NOTE: SOCI 111 and COMP 101 can be alternated. ACAF 101 and 102 are only offered in the terms identified above. PSYC 111 is a prerequisite for PSYC 240 or SWRK 242. SWRK 242 (Spring only) may be substituted for PSYC 240. All students must complete NURS 102, 245, 250, 260, 275, and 308 prior to entering the clinical course sequence. The general education component also consists of courses in Literature, History, Theology, and Philosophy. All of the above courses must be completed before beginning clinical nursing courses, except Literature, History, Theology, and Philosophy.

Third Year – First Semester
NURS 310 Prof. Nursing Practice I (8)
NURS 311 Pathophysiology (3)
NURS 313 Pharmacology (3)
General Education course (3)

Third Year – Second Semester
NURS 350 Professional Nursing Practice II (8)
NURS 412 Nursing Research (3)
NURS 420 Ministry of Nursing WI (3)
NURS 465 Comm. Health Nursing (2)

Fourth Year – Semester 1
NURS 362 Eth. & Leg. Iss. For Hlth Care (3)
NURS 450 Prof. Nursing Practice III (8)
Upper Div. NURS Elective (3)
General Education course (3)

Fourth Year – Second Semester
NURS 460 Prof. Nursing Practice III (8)
NURS 461 Prin. of Mgmt in Health Care (3)
NURS 462 Professional Nursing Seminar (3)