Curriculum Requirements

Prerequisite Courses. The following courses are required before transfer from University College for Academic Success: BIO 121 (4), 242 (3), BIO 244 (1); CHM 103 (3), 124 (3); NUR 100 (3); WRT 104 or 106 (3). Students must have a 3.0 overall GPA and a grade of C or better in each of these courses.

In addition, some NUR courses will require other prerequisites courses: CMB 201 (4); NFS 207 (3); STA 220 (3). These must be completed before the traditional fourth semester and students need to have earned a C or better in each.

Required Nursing Courses. The following 63 credits are required: NUR 100, 203, 213, 233, 234, 243, 253, 323 (6 credits), 324, 333, 334, 343, 344, 433, 434, 443, 444, 463, 464, and 474.

A total of 120 credits is required to earn a B.S. in Nursing. 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 (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  (3)

General Education course (3)

Summer Session

3-6 General Education 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 (3)

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 243 Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing (3)

NUR 323 Medical-Surgical Nursing (6)

NUR 324 Practicum in Medical-Surgical Nursing (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)

 

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