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BSN - Freshman Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program offered by the School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions is designed to prepare graduates for general practice.

At the completion of the program, graduates are prepared to:

  • Synthesize concepts and theories from the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies as the foundation for nursing practice within an interdisciplinary, holistic, caring-healing framework.
  • Use clinical and critical reasoning and other ways of knowing as a basis for providing safe, ethical, and evidence-based client care.
  • Use effective communication and information literacy as a foundation for professional nursing practice and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Care for clients from diverse, multicultural, and evolving global environments within a holistic, caring-healing, evidence-based, ethical framework.
  • Demonstrate commitment to leadership and professional development, including health care policy advocacy, self-care management, reflective learning, and service to society.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ยป

Program of Courses

The following is the recommended undergraduate course sequence for the School of Nursing. Curriculum changes deemed necessary by the faculty may occur as a result of regular program review and revision.

Freshman - Fall Semester - 15 Credits

  • MTH 109 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 cr.
  • WRT 101 - Writer's Workshop 3 cr.
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology 3 cr.
  • BIO 110 - Concepts in Biology 3 cr.
  • INS 110 - First Year Experience 3 cr.

Freshman - Spring Semester - 16.5 Credits

  • WRT 102 - Research Essay 3 cr. or above
  • BIO 125/L - Anatomy & Physiology I 3.5 cr.
  • CHM 116/L  - General Chemistry 4 cr.
  • SOC 100 - Sociology 3 cr.
  • Elective 3 cr. **

Sophomore - Fall Semester - 14.5 Credits

  • BIO 126/L - Anatomy & Physiology II 3.5 cr.
  • MTH 117 - Elemental Statistics 3 cr.  OR PSY 230 - Psychological Statistics 3 cr.
  • NUR 211 - Nutrition 2 cr.
  • BIO 270/L - Microbiology 3 cr.
  • Elective 3 cr. **

Sophomore - Spring Semester - 16 Credits

  • PSY 243 - Developmental Psychology 3 cr.
  • NUR 209 - Nursing I: Foundations for Nursing Practice 5 cr.
  • NUR 209L - Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • NUR 107 - Health Assessment Lab 0 cr. AND NUR 207 - Health Assessment/Lab 3 cr.
  • NUR 212 - Pharmacology 3 cr.
  • NUR 212L - Dosage Calculations 0 cr.
  • NUR 322 - Transcultural Perspectives in Health Care 2 cr.

Junior - Fall Semester - 15 Credits

  • NUR 208 - Psychosocial Nursing 3 cr.
  • NUR 309 - Nursing II: Acute Health Problems (Adult Health I) 4 cr.
  • NUR 314 - Nursing II: Synthesis: Acute Health Problems (Adult Health I) 3 cr.
  • NUR 304 - Altered Physiology I 2 cr.
  • Elective 3 cr. ** OR NUR 410 - Introduction to Research 3 cr.

Junior - Spring Semester - 16 Credits

  • NUR 306 - Altered Physiology II 2 cr.
  • NUR 311 - Nursing III: Parent Child Health Nursing 4 cr.
  • NUR 312 - Nursing III: Synthesis: Parent Child Health Nursing 4 cr.
  • Economics, Business or Political Science 3 cr.
  • Elective 3 cr. ** OR NUR 410 - Introduction to Research 3 cr.

Senior - Fall Semester - 15 Credits

  • NUR 411 - Nursing IV: Chronic Health (Adult Health II) 4 cr.
  • NUR 415 - Nursing IV: Synthesis: Chronic Health (Adult Health II) 3 cr.
  • NUR 413 - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 3 cr.
  • NUR 414 - Synthesis: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 2 cr.
  • Elective 3 cr. ** OR NUR 410 - Introduction to Research 3 cr.

Senior - Spring Semester - 12 Credits

  • NUR 445 - Nursing V: Community Health Nursing 2 cr.
  • NUR 446 - Nursing V: Synthesis: Community Health Nursing 2 cr.
  • NUR 447 - Nursing VI: Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership 2 cr.
  • NUR 448 - Nursing VI: Synthesis: Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership 2 cr.
  • NUR 440 - Politics of Health Care 1 cr.
  • Elective 3 cr. ** OR NUR 410 - Introduction to Research 3 cr.

Note:** The five electives and the four physical education courses may be taken anytime they can be accommodated in the student's academic schedule.

Spring Semester Entry is an option for full-time nursing students who want to begin their freshman year in January for any reason (travel, work, or other life options after completing a high school degree).

Program of Courses

Freshman - Spring Semester - 15 credits

  • WRT 101 - Writer's Workshop 3 cr.
  • MTH 109 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 cr.
  • SOC 100 - Intro. Sociology 3 cr.
  • BIO 110 - Concepts in Biology 3 cr.
  • Elective 3 cr.
  • Physical Education 0 cr.

Freshman - Summer I & II Semester - 14 credits

  • BIO 125/125L - Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 3.5 cr.
  • CHM 116/116L - General Chemistry / Lab 4 cr.
  • BIO 126/126L - Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 3.5 cr
  • Elective 3 cr.

Sophomore - Fall Semester - 17 credits

  • WRT 102 - Critical Essay 3 cr.
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology 3 cr.
  • MTH 117 or PSY 230 - Statistics 3 cr.
  • NUR 211 - Nutrition 2 cr.
  • NIO 207/207L - Microbiology I / Lab 3 cr.
  • INS 110 First-Year Experience 3 cr
  • Physical Education 0 cr.

Sophomore - Spring Semester - 14 credits

  • NUR 209 / 209L - Foundations for Nursing Practice / Lab 5 cr.
  • NUR 207/107 Health Assessment / Lab 3 cr.
  • NUR 212/212L Pharmacology / Dosage 3 cr.
  • PSY 243 Developmental Psychology 3 cr.
  • Physical Education 0 cr.

Junior - Fall Semester - 17 credits

  • NUR 208 - Psychosocial Nursing 3 cr.
  • NUR 309 - Acute Health Problems - Adult Health I 4 cr.
  • NUR 314 - Synthesis 3 cr.
  • NUR 304 - Altered Physiology I 2 cr.
  • NUR 322 Transcultural Perspectives in Health Care 2 cr.
  • NUR 410 Intro to Research 3 cr. OR Elective 3 cr.

Junior - Spring Semester - 16 credits

  • NUR 311 - Parent/Child Health 4 cr.
  • NUR 312 - Synthesis: Parent/Child Health 4 cr.
  • NUR 306 Altered Physiology II 2 cr.
  • Business / Economics / Political Science 3 cr.
  • NUR 410 - Intro to Research 3 cr. OR Elective 3 cr.

Senior - Fall Semester - 15 credits

  • NUR 411 - Chronic Health - Adult Health II 4 cr.
  • NUR 415 - Synthesis: Chronic Health (Adult Health II) 3 cr.
  • NUR 413 - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 3 cr.
  • NUR 414 - Synthesis: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 2 cr.
  • Physical Education 0 cr.
  • NUR 410 - Intro to Research 3 cr. OR Elective 3 cr.

Senior - Spring Semester - 12 credits

  • NUR 445 - Community Health Nursing 2 cr.
  • NUR 446 - Synthesis: Community Health Nursing 2 cr.
  • NUR 447 - Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership 2 cr.
  • NUR 448 - Synthesis: Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership 2 cr
  • NUR 440 - Politics of Health Care
  • NUR 410 - Intro to Research 3 cr. OR Elective 3 cr.

The five electives and four physical education courses may be taken at any time.