Curriculum Requirements

Foundation Courses. The following are required before transfer from University College for Academic Success: CHM 103 (3), 124 (3); NUR 100 (3); BIO 121 (4), 242 (3), 244 (1); MIC 201; one writing (Cw) course (3), URI 101 (1).

The following are prerequisites for some nursing courses, and therefore are recommended during the first three semesters: NFS 207 (3); MIC 201 (4); STA 220 (3) or PSY 200 (4).

An example of the curriculum plan follows. (Individual programs may vary.)

 

Freshman Year

First semester: 14 credits

BIO 121 Human Anatomy (4)

CHM 103 Introductory Chemistry Lecture (3)

URI 101 Freshman Seminar (1)

General Education requirement (Cw) (3)

General Education course (3)

Second semester: 16 credits

BIO 242 Human Physiology (3)

BIO 244 Human Physiology Laboratory (1)

CHM 124 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (3)

NUR 100 Foundations of Professional Practice (3)

General Education requirement (C) (3)

General Education course (3)

Summer Session

3-6 General Education or free elective credits may be taken to reduce junior year requirements

 

Sophomore Year

First semester: 16 credits

MIC 201 Introductory Medical Microbiology (4)

NFS 207 General Nutrition (3)

NUR 203 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3)

STA 220 Statistics in Modern Society (or PSY 200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology) (3/4)

General Education course (3)

Second semester: 15 credits

NUR 213 Pathophysiology (3)

NUR 233 Foundations of Nursing Practice with Older Adults (3)

NUR 234 Practicum in Foundations of Nursing with Older Adults (3)

NUR 253 Nursing Research (3)

General Education course (3)

 

Junior Year

First semester: 15 credits

NUR 323 Medical-Surgical Nursing (6)

NUR 324 Practicum in Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)

BPS 333 Nursing Pharmacology (3)

General Education Course (3)

Second semester: 15 credits

NUR 333 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (3)

NUR 334 Practicum in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (3)

NUR 343 Nursing in Childbearing and

Reproductive Health (3)

NUR 344 Practicum in Childbearing and Reproductive Health Nursing (3)

General Education course (3)

 

Senior Year

First semester: 15 credits

NUR 433 Nursing of Children (3)

NUR 434 Practicum in Nursing of Children (3)

NUR 443 Community Health Nursing (3)

NUR 444 Practicum in Community Health Nursing (3)

General Education course (3)

Second semester: 15 credits

NUR 463 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)

NUR 464 Practicum in Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)

NUR 474 Leadership in Professional Nursing [capstone] (3)

General Education courses (6)

Required Nursing Courses. The following 60 credits are required: NUR 100, 203, 213, 233, 234, 253, 323 (6 credits), 324, 333, 334, 343, 344, 433, 434, 443, 444, 463, 464, and 474. Students must achieve a C (73%) or better in each NUR course and maintain an overall GPA of 2.20 in order to progress in the NUR courses. Students who achieve a C- or below in any two NUR courses will be dismissed from the College of Nursing.

General Education Requirements and Electives. The general education requirements must be completed (six credits in each division and three in math) with the exception that one of the following divisions may be reduced by three credits: fine arts and literature (A), letters (L), or foreign language and culture (F).

Six credits of free electives are required. A total of 121 credits is required for graduation.

Minor in Thanatology. For information on this interdisciplinary minor dealing with loss, death, and grief, see thanatology in Interdepartmental Minors.”