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 higher in each of these courses.

Other prerequisites courses: CMB 201 (4); NFS 207 (3); STA 220 (3) are required for future nursing courses. A grade of C or higher is required in each course.

Required Nursing Courses. The following 62 credits are required: NUR 100, 203, 213, 233, 234, 243, 253, 313, 314, 333, 334, 353, 354, 363, 413, 415, 417, 433, 434, 443 and 444.

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)
WRT 104 Writing to Inform and Explain or WRT 106 Introduction to Research Writing (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 courses (6)

Sophomore Year

First semester: 16 credits

CMB 201 Introductory Medical Microbiology (4)
NFS 207 General Nutrition (3)
NUR 203 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3)
NUR 213 Pathophysiology (3)
General Education course (3)

Second semester: 15 credits

NUR 233 Foundations of Nursing Practice with Older Adults (3)
NUR 234 Practicum in Foundations of Nursing with Older Adults (3)
NUR 243 Pharmocotherapeutics for Nursing (3)
STA 220 Statistics in Modern Society (3)
General Education course (3)

 Junior Year

First semester: 16 credits

NUR 253 Nursing Research (3)
NUR 313 Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses (4)
NUR 314 Practicum: Adults with Acute and Chronic Illnesses (3)
NUR 333 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (3)
NUR 334 Practicum in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (3)

Second semester: 13 credits

NUR 353 Family Health Nursing (4)
NUR 354 Practicum: Family Health Nursing (3)
NUR 363 Contemporary Issues (3)
General Education course (3)

Senior Year

First semester: 15 credits

NUR 415 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (2)
NUR 443 Community/Public Health Nursing (3)
NUR 444 Practicum in Community/Public Health Nursing (3)
General Education course (3)
Free Elective (4)

Second semester: 15 credits

NUR 413 Care of Adults with Complex Illnesses (4)
NUR 417 Clinical Immersion (6)
General Education course (4)
Free Elective (1)

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