Degree Requirements: B.S. in Nursing

4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

  • Requirements are subject to change.
  • A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.
  • Courses totalling 20 credits in the first two semesters are marked below as "must pass." All students must pass these courses with grades of B or higher in order to progress to the 3rd semester NURS (nursing) courses.

1st Semester (15 credits)

  • ENWR1101 Academic Writing, 3 credits
  • CSCI1105 Computers and Software, 3 credits
  • BIOL2203/23 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
  • CHEM1107/17 Chemistry for Health Sciences & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
  • UNIV1001 Transitioning To University Life, 1 credit

2nd Semester (18 credits)

  • ENWR1102 Academic Research & Writing, 3 credits
  • BIOL2125/26 Microbiology for Health Sciences & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
  • BIOL2204/24 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
  • MATH1105 College Algebra, 4 credits [must pass]
  • NURS1101 Preview of Professional Nursing, 2 credits
  • UNIV1002 Preparing for Professional Life, 1 credit

3rd Semester (16 credits)

  • NURS2003 Fundamentals of Nursing I, 3 credits
  • PSYC1103 General Psychology I, 3 credits
  • NURS2200 Health Assessment, 4 credits
  • NURS2210 Pathophysiology, 3 credits
  • UNIV2001 Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 3 credits

4th Semester (15 credits)

  • NURS2004 Fundamentals of Nursing II, 3 credits
  • NURS2005 Professional Communication Skills: Individual, Family & Groups, 3 credits
  • SPAN1111 Spanish for Health, 3 credits
  • NURS2007 Pharmacotherapeutics, 3 credits
  • UNIV2002 Global Issues, 3 credits

5th Semester (16 credits)

6th Semester (16 credits)

  • NURS3320 Women's Health Nursing, 5 credits
  • NURS3340 Nursing Care of the Child and Family, 5 credits
  • PSYC2201 Statistics, 3 credits
  • SPCH1155 Public Speaking, 3 credits

7th Semester (12 credits)

  • NURS4410 Community Health Nursing, 5 credits
  • NURS4420 Health Care Management, 3 credits
  • NURS4430 Nursing Research, 3 credits
  • PHED____ Physical Education Elective, 1 credit

8th Semester (12 credits)

  • NURS4440 Medical-Surgical Nursing II, 8 credits
  • NURS4460 Prep for Success, 1 credit
  • Free Elective, 3 credits

For additional information, please contact:

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