Nursing, Pre-Licensure Program (BSN)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (NU_BSN, NURSBSN)
Unit: Nursing

Program Information

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a four year program that consists of four semesters of lower division course work and four semesters of upper division course work that prepares students for a career in professional nursing by providing a dynamic course of study that is both theoretical and practical. As citizens of a larger community, our focus is to address the complex health care needs of diverse and dynamic populations through nursing education, research, scholarship and service. Our students graduate prepared to demonstrate excellence in nursing science, practice and leadership in a variety of settings for the benefit of clients across the lifespan and to meet the evolving health care needs of society. Our BSN program also provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing.

Students have access to innovative Patient Simulation and Standardized Patient Centers. Faculty have the highest qualifications and conduct research in their areas of specialization.

By including a core of knowledge in the humanities and the behavioral, physical, and biological sciences, as well as theory and practice of professional nursing graduates of the BSN program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
Ten (10) hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program
College/School Requirements 1,241-42
Program/Major Requirements59
Minimum Total Hours120-121

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Students are admitted directly into the Lower Division of the Nursing Program.

Please refer to the catalog pages containing the admissions details for the School of Nursing.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and should be taken to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:
Chemistry for Health Professionals - S
General Chemistry I - S
Introduction to Microbiology - S 2
Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory - SL
Elementary Statistics - QR
Minimum Total Hours31

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Nursing Pre-Professional Curriculum
NURS 101S.T.A.T. for Nursing Students (Success Tips And Techniques) (not required for transfer students with 24+ hours)0-1
BIOL 260Human Anatomy & Physiology I 23
BIOL 261Human Anatomy & Physiology II3
BIOL 262Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab1
PSYC 306Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PHIL 323Medical Ethics3
HSS 303Human Nutrition3
NURS 338Lifespan Pathophysiology4
NURS 395Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics3
MATH 111College Algebra - QR 33
Electives (as needed)3-4
Minimum Total Hours30-31

Program/Major Requirements

Nursing Professional Curriculum
Junior Level
NURS 344Community Health Nursing4
NURS 345Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice4
NURS 346Management of Care of the Adult Health Client I5
NURS 347Health Assessment3
NURS 356Management of Care of the Adult Health Client ll7
NURS 357Maternal-Newborn Nursing4
NURS 358Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice2
Senior Level
NURS 481Child Health Nursing5
NURS 486Management of Care of the Adult Health Client lll5
NURS 487Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing5
NURS 491Transition to Professional Nursing Practice2
NURS 493Nursing Leadership and Management2
NURS 494Capstone in Professional Nursing Practicum (CUE)7
Select one of the following:4
Global Public Health
Variables Impacting Health Care Delivery: A Global Context 4
Minimum Total Hours59
Minimum Total Hours, Degree Program120-121
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Capstone in Professional Nursing Practicum (CUE)

Flight Plan

BSN Flight Plans for Nursing (Pre-Licensure Program)

Flight Plan with Summer Courses

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
BIOL 102 Biology: Current Issues and Applications - S 3
CHEM 105 Chemistry for Health Professionals - S 4
NURS 101 S.T.A.T. for Nursing Students (Success Tips And Techniques) 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
MATH 111 College Algebra - QR 3
 Hours14
Spring
BIOL 260 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
MATH 109 Elementary Statistics - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective US Diversity - SBHD1 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 261 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 262 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology - SB 3
HSS 303 Human Nutrition 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
 Hours13
Spring
BIOL 257 Introduction to Microbiology - S 3
BIOL 258 Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory - SL 1
PHIL 323 Medical Ethics 3
PSYC 306 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours13
Summer
NURS 338 Lifespan Pathophysiology 4
NURS 395 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 3
 Hours7
Year 3
Fall
NURS 344 Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 345 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 4
NURS 346 Management of Care of the Adult Health Client I 5
NURS 347 Health Assessment 3
 Hours16
Spring
NURS 356 Management of Care of the Adult Health Client ll 7
NURS 357 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 4
NURS 358 Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2
 Hours13
Year 4
Fall
NURS 481 Child Health Nursing 5
NURS 486 Management of Care of the Adult Health Client lll 5
NURS 487 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 5
 Hours15
Spring
NURS 491 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 2
NURS 492 Global Public Health 4
NURS 493 Nursing Leadership and Management 2
NURS 494 Capstone in Professional Nursing Practicum (CUE) 7
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours121

Flight Plan Without Summer Courses

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
BIOL 102 Biology: Current Issues and Applications - S 3
CHEM 105 Chemistry for Health Professionals - S 4
NURS 101 S.T.A.T. for Nursing Students (Success Tips And Techniques) 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
MATH 111 College Algebra - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours17
Spring
BIOL 260 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
BIOL 257 Introduction to Microbiology - S 3
BIOL 258 Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory - SL 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective US Diversity - SBHD1 3
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 261 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 262 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology - SB 3
HSS 303 Human Nutrition 3
MATH 109 Elementary Statistics - QR 3
 Hours13
Spring
NURS 338 Lifespan Pathophysiology 4
NURS 395 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 3
PSYC 306 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
PHIL 323 Medical Ethics 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
NURS 344 Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 345 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 4
NURS 346 Management of Care of the Adult Health Client I 5
NURS 347 Health Assessment 3
 Hours16
Spring
NURS 356 Management of Care of the Adult Health Client ll 7
NURS 357 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 4
NURS 358 Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2
 Hours13
Year 4
Fall
NURS 481 Child Health Nursing 5
NURS 486 Management of Care of the Adult Health Client lll 5
NURS 487 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 5
 Hours15
Spring
NURS 491 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 2
NURS 492 Global Public Health 4
NURS 493 Nursing Leadership and Management 2
NURS 494 Capstone in Professional Nursing Practicum (CUE) 7
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours121

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