College of Health and Human Services

Schools & Divisions

School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
B.S.N. Curriculum Plans

General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) (Applicable to Traditional Students Only)

The general education courses for the B.S.N. have been divided into six clusters. Some courses within the cluster may be required while others may be selected from a specific list of courses.

Cluster I Mathematical/Physical/Life Sciences (26 credit hours required)

  • PHSL P130 Human Biology (4 cr.)
  • PHSL P261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)
  • PHSL P262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.)
  • CHEM C110 The Chemistry of Life (3 cr.)
  • MATH M100 (4 cr.)
  • BIOL M200 Microorganisms in Nature and Disease (4 cr.)
  • PSY K300 Statistics (3 cr.)

Cluster II Communication (9 credit hours required)

  • ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
  • SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
  • ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

Cluster III Cultural and Historical Studies (6 credit hours required).

A list of courses meeting this requirement is available on request.
 

Cluster IV Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours required)

  • SOC S161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following (3 cr.)
    • PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I
    • PSY P102 Introductory Psychology II

Cluster V Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours required)

  • PHIL P393 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)
  • A literature course (3 cr.)
Curriculum Plan for Traditional B.S.N. Students (sample plan only)

Freshman Year

Semester one

  • PHSL P130 Human Biology (4 cr.)
  • SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
  • ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
  • SOC S161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
  • Literature Course (3 cr.)

Semester two

  • PHSL P262 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)
  • PSY P101 or P102 Introductory Psychology (3 cr.)
  • MATH M100 (4 cr.)
  • CHEM C110 The Chemistry of Life (3 cr.)
  • ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

 

Sophomore Year

Summer

  • NURS A190 Learning Strategies in Nursing (1 cr.)
  • PHSL P262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.)

Semester three

  • BIOL M200 Microorganisms in Nature and Disease (4 cr.)
  • NURS B220 Professional Nursing and Healthcare (4 cr.)
  • NURS B221 Introductory Clinical Practicum Experience in Nursing (1 cr.)
  • NURS B230 Developmental Issues and Health (4 cr.)
  • NURS B234 Promoting Healthy Populations (3 cr.)

Semester four

  • PSY K300 Statistics (3 cr.)
  • NURS B248 Science and Technology of Nursing (4 cr.)
  • NURS B249 Science and Technology of Nursing Practicum (3 cr.)
  • NURS B261 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (4 cr.)

Junior Year

 Semester five (Option 1)

  • NURS H372 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan (3 cr.)
  • NURS H373 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H380 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I (3 cr.)
  • NURS H381 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS R375 Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)

Semester five (Option 2)

  • NURS H368 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (3 cr.)
  • NURS H369 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H380 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I (3 cr.)
  • NURS H381 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS H350 Topics in Contemporary Nursing Practice (1 cr.)
  • PHIL P393 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)

Semester six (Option 1)

  • NURS H368 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (3 cr.)
  • NURS H369 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H390 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II (3 cr.)
  • NURS H391 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS H350 Topics in Contemporary Nursing Practice (1 cr.)
  • PHIL P393 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)

Semester six (Option 2)

  • NURS H372 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan (3 cr.)
  • NURS H373 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H390 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II (3 cr.)
  • NURS H391 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS R375 Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)

Senior Year

            Semester 7 (Option 1)

  • NURS S430 Health Concepts across the Lifespan III (3 cr.)
  • NURS S431 Health Concepts across the Lifespan III Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS S483 Nursing Practice Capstone (4 cr.)
  • Cultural/Historical Studies course (3 cr.)

Seventh Semester (Option 2)

  • NURS S481 Nursing Management (3 cr.)
  • NURS S482 Nursing Management Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS S472 Health of the Community (3 cr.)
  • NURS S473 Health of the Community Practicum (2 cr.)
  • Cultural/Historical Studies course (3 cr.)

Semester 8 (Option 1)

  • NURS S481 Nursing Management (3 cr.)
  • NURS S482 Nursing Management Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS S472 Health of the Community (3 cr.)
  • NURS S473 Health of the Community Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS S485 Professional Growth and Empowerment (3 cr.)

Semester 8 (Option 2)

  • NURS S430 Health Concepts across the Lifespan III (3 cr.)
  • NURS S431 Health Concepts across the Lifespan III Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS S483 Nursing Practice Capstone (4 cr.)
  • NURS S485 Professional Growth and Empowerment (3 cr.)
General-Education Requirements for the B.A./B.S. to B.S.N. Mobility Option

Cluster I Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences (26 credit hours required)

  • PHSL P130 Human Biology (4 cr.)
  • PHSL P261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)
  • PHSL P262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.)
  • CHEM C110 The Chemistry of Life (3 cr.)
  • BIOL M200 Microorganisms in Nature and Disease (4 cr.)
  • PSY K300 Statistics (3 cr.)
  • MATH M100 Basic Mathematics (4 cr.)

Cluster II Communication (9 credit hours required)

  • ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
  • ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
  • SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

Cluster III Cultural and Historical Studies (6 credit hours required)

  • A list of courses meeting this requirement is available on request.

  
Cluster IV Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours required)

  • SOC S161 Principles of Sociology
  • PSY P101 or P102 Introductory Psychology
  • EDUC P214 or PSY P216 Life Span Development

Cluster V Humanistic Appreciation (6 credit hours required)

  • PHIL P393 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)
  • A literature course (3 cr.)

Cluster VI Open Elective (2 credit hours required) if needed to total 120.

Consult the Coordinator of Student Services for advice.

Curriculum Plan for B.A. / B.S. to B.S.N. Mobility Option

Summer I

  • NURS B220 Professional Nursing and Healthcare (4 cr.)
  • NURS B221 Introductory Clinical Practicum Experience in Nursing (1 cr.)
  • NURS B234 Promoting Healthy Populations (3 cr.)

Summer II

  • NURS B248 Science and Technology of Nursing (4 cr.)
  • NURS B249 Science and Technology of Nursing Practicum (3 cr.)
  • NURS B261 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (4 cr.)

Fall Semester (Option 1)

  • NURS H372 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan (3 cr.)
  • NURS H373 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H380 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I (3 cr.)
  • NURS H381 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS R375 Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)

Fall Semester (Option 2)

  • NURS H368 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (3 cr.)
  • NURS H369 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H380 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I (3 cr.)
  • NURS H381 Health Concepts across the Lifespan I Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS H350 Topics in Contemporary Nursing Practice (1 cr.)

Spring Semester (Option 1)

  • NURS H368 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (3 cr.)
  • NURS H369 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H390 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II (3 cr.)
  • NURS H391 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS H350 Topics in Contemporary Nursing Practice (1 cr.)

Spring Semester (Option 2)

  • NURS H372 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan (3 cr.)
  • NURS H373 Mental Health Concepts across the Lifespan Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS H390 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II (3 cr.)
  • NURS H391 Health Concepts across the Lifespan II Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS R375 Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)

Summer I

  • NURS S472 Health of the Community (3 cr.)
  • NURS S473 Health of the Community Practicum (2 cr.)

Summer II

  • NURS S430 Health Concepts across the Lifespan III (3 cr.)
  • NURS S431 Health Concepts across the Lifespan III Practicum (2 cr.)

Fall Semester

  • NURS S481 Nursing Management (3 cr.)
  • NURS S482 Nursing Management Practicum (1 cr.)
  • NURS S483 Nursing Practice Capstone (4 cr.)
  • NURS S485 Professional Growth and Empowerment (3 cr.)
General Education Requirements for the RN to BSN Mobility Option

Note: Some of the general education courses may not transfer in as our equivalent courses.  However, we accept most general education courses taken for completion of the A.S.N. or Diploma as our equivalent for purposes of the B.S.N. 

Cluster I Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences (26 credits required)

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (e.g. P261/P262) or equivalent
  • Microbiology (e.g., M200)  or equivalent
  • Mathematics (M100 or equivalent or higher math)
  • Chemistry (C110 or organic)  or equivalent
  • M, P, and L Science electives (6 credits)

Cluster II Communication (9 credits required)

  • English Composition (e.g., W131) or equivalent
  • Advanced or Professional Writing (e.g., W231) or equivalent
  • Public Speaking (e.g., S121) or equivalent

Cluster III Cultural and Historical Studies (6 credits required; request list of options from nursing advisor)

Cluster IV Social Competence (6 credits required)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology

Cluster V Arts and Humanities (6 credits required)

  • Literature Course
  • Arts and Humanities Elective

Cluster VI Open Elective (1 credit hour if needed)

Curriculum Plan for RN to BSN Mobility Option (Sample only; order of courses is somewhat flexible)
  • Semester 1—Term 1
    • B331 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice(must be taken first)
    • B304 Health Policy
  • Semester 1—Term 2
    • S475 Health of the Community:  RN to BSN
    • H355 Data Analysis
  • Semester II—Term 1
    • H365 Nursing Research
    • S474 Health Care Ethics
  • Semester II—Term 2
    • S487 Nursing Management RN BSN
    • Nursing Elective (list available from nursing advisor)
  • Semester III—Term 1
    • B404 Informatics
    • Nursing Elective (list available from nursing advisor)
  • Semester III—Term 2
    • R470 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone:  RN to BSN
    • Nursing Elective (list available from nursing advisor)
  • Special credit for the remaining nursing courses leading to the BSN degree is awarded after completion of B331.  A per-credit-hour, special-credit fee applies.

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