BSN Curriculum

Coursework in the first year (sophomore level) includes knowledge about the discipline of nursing, basic health assessment, clinical nursing skills and clinical experiences. The integrated health science series encompass physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and scientific inquiry in nursing. The other courses are: life span development, human nutrition, therapeutic communication and microbiology.

The second year (junior level) of courses is a combination of classroom, laboratory simulations and clinical experiences. The courses with required clinical experiences are nursing care of adults and older adults, childbearing families and children and their families. Students spend an average of 12 hours per week in clinical settings. The other course is cultural competence in health care.

The third year (senior year) of courses is a combination of classroom, simulations, and primarily precepted clinical experiences. The four courses include community care of vulnerable populations, psychiatric mental health nursing and transitions and leadership in clinical nursing practice. Students spend an average of 16 to 24 hours per week in clinical settings depending upon the courses enrolled.

Required nursing courses
Credit Hours
NUR 2420 A Nursing Perspective: Life Span Development of Individuals within a Family Context 3
NUR 2100 Introduction to Professional Nursing: Concepts and Practice 3
NUR 2270 Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I 5
NUR 2410 Health Assessment 3
NUR 2450 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3
NUR 2460 Introduction to Therapeutic Communication for Health Professionals 3
NUR 2470 Introductory Pharmacology for Nurses 3
NUR 2780 Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 3270 Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults 7
NUR 3430 Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts 3
NUR 4240S Concepts in Community Health Nursing 4
NUR 4260 Nursing Care of Children and Their Families 4
NUR 4270 Transition to Professional Nursing 6
NUR 4280 Nursing Care of Women and Their Families During Reproductive Transitions 4
NUR 4340 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 4
NUR 4400 Leadership and Management of Nursing Practice
(for students who begin Nursing program Autumn 2012 and beyond)
Total credit hours 61

Please select Sample Curriculum to view the four-year BSN sample schedule.

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