Curriculum

General Education (61 semester hours)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Core I: Speech Communications (4)
College Writing I (3)
Core II: College Writing II (3)
Introduction to Literature (3)
Computer Concepts and Applications (3)
Approved History course (3)
Introduction to Statistics (3)
Human Nutrition (2)
Introduction to Philosophy (3)
General Psychology (3)
Lifespan Development (3)
Principles of Sociology (3)
Introduction to Theology (3)

Prerequisites

Principles of Biology I w/Lab (4)
(Pre-requisite for BIO 211,221,252)
Microbiology (5)
Human Anatomy (4)
Human Physiology (4)
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.

Pharmacologic Mathematics (1)
Concepts of Professional Nursing (3)
Nursing Informatics (2)
Human Nutrition (2)
Health Promotion and Family Assessment Across the Lifespan (3)
Health Assessment and Wellness (3)
Professional Nursing Practice I (8)
Pathophysiology (3)
Pharmacology (3)
Professional Nursing Practice II (8)
Ethical and Legal Issues for Health Care (3)
Nursing Research (3)
Ministry of Nursing (3)
Professional Nursing Practice III (8)
Professional Nursing Practice IV (8)
Principles of Management in Health Care (3)
Professional Nursing Seminar (3)
Community Health Nursing (2)
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)