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College of Nursing


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSN Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Lower Division
ENGL 101 Critical Reading and Composition 3
ENGL 102 Rhetoric and Composition  3
STAT 110 Introduction to Statistical Reasoning 3
STAT 201 or MATH 122 Elementary Statistics or Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences 3
PSYC 101 or SOCY 101 Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology 3
PSYC 420 or SOCY 305 Survey of Developmental Psychology or Sociology of the Family 3
CHEM 102 Fundamental Chemistry II (with lab) an introduction to organic and biochemistry 4
BIOL 243/243L Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab) 4
BIOL 244/244L Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) 4
BIOL 250/250L Microbiology (with lab) 4
Electives College Algebra or Foreign Language, if needed pending placement 6
Fine Arts   3
History   3
SAEL/SPCH Social Advocacy & Ethical Life or Speech Communication, as advised 3
NURS 201 Introduction to Human Genetics for Health Care Professionals 3
NURS 210 Facilitative Communication 3
NURS 212 Evolution of Nursing Science 3
NURS 220 Clinical Nutrition 3
NURS 226 Socio-Cultural Variations in Health and Illness 3
NURS 216 Biophysical Pathology 3
Upper Division
NURS 311 Introduction to Health Assessment 3
NURS 312 Foundations of Nursing Practice 5
NURS 313 Nursing Care of the Older Adult 3
NURS 314 Clinical Reasoning 2
NURS 324 Chemical Therapeutics 3
NURS 400 Evidence-based Nursing Practice 3
NURS 411 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 5
NURS 412 Acute Care Nursing of Adults I 6
NURS 422 Acute Care Nursing of Adults II 5
NURS 424 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 4
NURS 425 Nursing of Children and Families 4
NURS 428 Nursing Leadership and Management 4
NURS 431 Family and Community Health Nursing 3
NURS 435 Senior Nursing Capstone Practicum 8
TOTAL HOURS 125*
*additional coursework may be required contingent upon math and foreign language placement exam outcomes and fulfillment of information literacy competency