BS Major in Nursing - Traditional Program

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Traditional Program

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Select one from the following:
Introductory Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 1
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development
General Psychology
Area V
Additional undergraduate requirements specific to nursing
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Microbiology
Elementary Statistics
HES 342
NU 203WNursing Concepts3
or NU 203WR Nursing Concepts
NU 238Pathophysiology for the Professional Nurse3
or NU 238R Pathophysiology for the Professional Nurse
Major Core Requirements
NU 301Foundations of Nursing6
NU 302WCommunity Health Nursing6
NU 304Adult Health Nursing I6
NU 305Health and Physical Assessment3
NU 306Mental Health Nursing6
NU 308
& NU 326R
Pharmacology in Nursing
and 2
3
NU 406W
406WR
Foundations of EBP in Nursing
and Foundations of EBP in Nursing 2
3
NU 407Adult Health Nursing II6
NU 409Maternity Nursing6
NU 410Pediatric Nursing6
NU 411Leadership and Management in Nursing6
NU 414Senior Internship and Review3
Minor
A minor is not required
Total Hours107

Traditional Program Course Schematic

The following semester-by-semester schedule is recommended for the traditional student:

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
1st TermHours
BI 101 Introductory Biology 1 4
EN 111 First-Year Composition I 3
HI 101
Survey of World Civilization to 1500
or United States History to 1877
3
MA 110
Finite Mathematics 2
or Pre-Calculus Algebra
3
Area II 3
 Hours16
2nd Term
BI 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
EN 112 First Year Composition II 3
ED 299 Human Growth and Development 3
HI 102
Survey of World Civilization since 1500
or United States History since 1877
3
PY 201 General Psychology 3
 Hours16
Year Two
1st Term
BI 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CH 101 Introductory Chemistry 4
COM 201
Fundamentals of Speech
or Human Communication
3
MA 147 Elementary Statistics 3
EN 231 Literature of the World I 3
 Hours17
2nd Term
BI 307 Microbiology 4
EN 232 Literature of the World II 3
CNH 342 Nutrition 3
NU 203W
Nursing Concepts
or Nursing Concepts
3
NU 238
Pathophysiology for the Professional Nurse 3
or Pathophysiology for the Professional Nurse
3
 Hours16
Year Three
1st Term
NU 301 Foundations of Nursing 6
NU 302W Community Health Nursing 6
NU 305 Health and Physical Assessment 3
 Hours15
2nd Term
NU 304 Adult Health Nursing I 6
NU 306 Mental Health Nursing 6
NU 308
& NU 326R
Pharmacology in Nursing
and 3
3
 Hours15
Year Four
1st Term
NU 406W
406WR
Foundations of EBP in Nursing
and Foundations of EBP in Nursing 3, 4
3
NU 407 Adult Health Nursing II 6
NU 409 Maternity Nursing 6
 Hours15
2nd Term
NU 410 Pediatric Nursing 6
NU 411 Leadership and Management in Nursing 6
NU 414 Senior Internship and Review 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours125

Accelerated Option Course Schematic

The following semester-by-semester schematic is required for the Accelerated BSN option:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree in another field
  2. Accelerated nursing majors must complete:
    1. Area II: 
      1. ​​Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BI 241) 
      2. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BI 242)
      3. Microbiology (BI 307)
      4. Introductory Chemistry (CH 101)
      5. Human Growth and Development (ED 299)
      6. Nutrition (CNH 342)
      7. General Psychology (PY 201)
      8. Elementary Statistics (MA 147)
      9. Computations for Nursing (NU 202)/ (NU 200R)
      10. Introduction to the Role of the Professional Nurse (NU 200W)/Introduction to the Role of the Professional Nurse (NU 200WR)
  3.  
Plan of Study Grid
1st TermHours
Spring  
NU 301 Foundations of Nursing 6
NU 302W Community Health Nursing 6
NU 305 Health and Physical Assessment 3
 Hours15
2nd Term
Summer  
NU 304 Adult Health Nursing I 6
NU 308
& NU 326R
Pharmacology in Nursing
and 1
3
NU 406W
406WR
Foundations of EBP in Nursing
and Foundations of EBP in Nursing (Intersession) 1,2
3
 Hours12
3rd Term
Fall  
NU 306 Mental Health Nursing 6
NU 407 Adult Health Nursing II 6
NU 409 Maternity Nursing 6
 Hours18
4th Term
Spring  
NU 410 Pediatric Nursing 6
NU 411 Leadership and Management in Nursing 6
NU 414 Senior Internship and Review 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours60