Nursing, Pre-Licensure Program (BSN)

2022 SON Louie

Departmental Admission Requirements

New Students and Transfer Students

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.

Current Students

Students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at the University of Louisville with a minimum college grade point average of 2.8 may apply to the School of Nursing.  They must complete an online change of major form that can be found in ULink.  Students admitted through this process must be advised before registering for courses in their first semester in the nursing program.

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
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Microbiology 2
Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
Introduction to Social Statistics
Minimum Total Hours31

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Completion of the BSN degree in the minimum number of hours requires using some credit hours from courses included in the school and/or program requirements to satisfy General Education requirements. Additional 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 257Introduction to Microbiology 3
BIOL 258Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory 1
BIOL 260Human Anatomy & Physiology I 23
BIOL 261Human Anatomy & Physiology II3
BIOL 262Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab1
CHEM 105Chemistry for Health Professionals 3-4
or CHEM 201 General Chemistry I
PSYC 306Life Span Developmental Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy through Cultural Diversity
Critical Thinking
Contemporary Moral Problems
Medical Ethics
Feminist Medical Ethics
HSS 303Human Nutrition3
or PHEH 331 Food Composition and Public Health
NURS 338Lifespan Pathophysiology4
NURS 395Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics3
MATH 111College Algebra 3see note
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Social Statistics
Statistics for Psychology
Introduction to Social Statistics
Introduction to Social Statistics
Quantitative Methods in Public Health
Electivesas needed
Minimum Total Hours33-34

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 492Global Public Health4
NURS 493Nursing Leadership and Management2
NURS 494Capstone in Professional Nursing Practicum 7
Minimum Total Hours59
Minimum Total Hours, Degree Program 1120-121
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Capstone in Professional Nursing Practicum
1

Completion of the degree in the minimum number of hours requires using some credit hours from courses included in the school and/or program requirements to satisfy General Education requirements. Students using other coursework will require additional hours to complete the degree or will reduce the number of available electives.

2

BIOL 102 is a prerequisite for BIOL 260, BIOL 261, BIOL 262. BIOL 102 is not required if students have satisfactorily completed BIOL 260, BIOL 257, or any other Biology course at the 200 level or above.

3

Nursing math competency requirement. This requirement may alternatively be met with a minimum Math ACT sub-score of 25 or an approved higher level mathematics course; however, additional elective course work may be required to meet the 120 minimum credit hour degree requirement.

Flight Plan


Flight Plan With Summer Courses

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
BIOL 102 Biology: Current Issues and Applications 3
CHEM 105 Chemistry for Health Professionals 4
NURS 101 S.T.A.T. for Nursing Students (Success Tips And Techniques) 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
MATH 111 College Algebra 3
 Hours14
Spring
BIOL 260 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
MATH 109
Introduction to Social Statistics
or Quantitative Methods in Public Health
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 3
HSS 303
Human Nutrition
or Food Composition and Public Health
3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
 Hours13
Spring
BIOL 257 Introduction to Microbiology 3
BIOL 258 Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory 1
PSYC 306 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
PHIL Ethics Elective 1 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 3
CHEM 105 Chemistry for Health Professionals 4
NURS 101 S.T.A.T. for Nursing Students (Success Tips And Techniques) 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
MATH 111 College Algebra 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 3
BIOL 257 Introduction to Microbiology 3
BIOL 258 Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory 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 3
HSS 303
Human Nutrition
or Food Composition and Public Health
3
MATH 109
Introduction to Social Statistics
or Quantitative Methods in Public Health
3
 Hours13
Spring
NURS 338 Lifespan Pathophysiology 4
NURS 395 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 3
PSYC 306 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
PHIL Ethics Elective 1 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
1

Select one of the following: PHIL 207; PHIL 211; PHIL 222; PHIL 323; or PHIL 325.

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.

Graduates from the UofL School of Nursing are prepared to apply for RN licensure upon graduation; however, educational preparation does not guarantee professional licensure. If you have questions regarding Kentucky RN licensure, please contact the Kentucky Board of Nursing (kbn.ky.gov/Pages/lpn-rn.aspx).  For RN licensure questions in other states, please contact the respective state board of nursing (ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm).