REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

Areas of Proficiency:
Proficiency requirements are intended to ensure that students either already possess, or will develop at the University, the ability to express themselves effectively, to use mathematics with facility, and to reason cogently.

English Composition 6 credits
  • English 105 and English 106 or the equivalent

Writing Across the Curriculum (W) 5 courses
  • In addition to English 105/106, students must complete five (5) courses designated as:
    • Writing Across the Curriculum (W) courses. Courses designated as writing courses (“W” courses) require a substantial amount of writing and the preparation of papers that are corrected for diction, syntax, style, and content. Some courses satisfying this Writing Across the Curriculum requirement may simultaneously fulfill Areas of Knowledge requirements (described below).

Mathematics
  • Students fulfill this requirement by satisfactorily completing an approved course in statistics above the level of MTH 101.

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE

These requirements are designed to help students understand and appreciate the intellectual achievements in major areas of human inquiry and creative endeavor.

Natural World (6 credits)
  • Biology 150/151
  • Chemistry 103/105

People and Society (6 credits)
  • Psychology 110
  • 3 additional credits
    • Courses in the following areas may be used to fulfill this requirement: Africana Studies (AAS); American Studies (AMS); Anthropology (except APY 203); Economics (ECO); Education and Psychological Studies (EPS); Geography and Regional Studies (except GEG 120); International Studies (INS); Judaic Studies (JUS); History (HIS); Political Sciences (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC); Teaching and Learning (TAL); Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), and the following courses: Broadcasting and Broadcast Journalism (CBR 102); Mass Media Communication in Society (COM 101); Communication Theory (COM 110); Interpersonal Communication (COS 112); Nonverbal Communication (COS 118); Political Communication (COS 336); Persuasion (COS 472).

Arts and Humanities (12 credits)
  • Courses in the following areas may be used to fulfill this requirement:
    • Architecture; Music; Art and Art History; Theatre Arts; Motion Pictures and Photography; English (200-level or above); Modern Languages and Literature (300-level or above); Philosophy; Religious Studies; and the following courses: Public Speaking (COS 211); World History of the Dance (DAN 250).


BSN TRADITIONAL PROGRAM OF STUDY

These are intended as examples only. Students have several options for completing the first two years of study. The Office of Student Services will assist students to select specific courses which most accurately reflect the student's interests, abilities, and career goals. Students must complete all prerequisites prior to entering the junior year of clinical coursework.

Freshman Year

Fall I
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Lab
Credits
ENG 105 English Composition I
3
3
0
BIL 150/151 General Biology w/ Lab
5
4
1
MTH 101 College Algebra
3
3
0
UMX 100 University Experience
1
1
0
Arts and Humanities
3
3
0
Total for Semester
15
14
1

Spring I
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Lab
Credits
ENG 106 English Composition II
3
3
0
HCS 212/213 Human Anatomy w/ Lab
4
3
1
PSY 110 General Psychology
3
3
0
Arts & Humanities
3
3
0
Elective
3
3
0
Total for Semester
16
15
1


Sophomore Year
Fall II
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Lab
Credits
HSC 215 Systemic Physiology
3
3
0
CHM 103/105 Chemistry for Life Sciences w/Lab
4
3
1
NUR 306 Principles of Nutrition
3
3
0
Arts and Humanities
3
3
0
People and Society
3
3
0
Total for Semester
16
15
1

Spring II
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Lab
Credits
NUR 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care
3
3
0
MIC 320 Intro to Microbiology for Nurses
3
3
0
NUR 317 Growth & Development
3
3
0
Arts and Humanities
3
3
0
Elective Optional
3
3
0
Total for Semester
15
15
0


Junior Year
Fall III
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Clinical
Credits
NUR 304 Adult Health I
6
4
2
NUR 307 Pharmacology
3
3
0
NUR 311 Theories & Concepts of Nursing (W)
2
2
0
NUR 314 Health Assessment
3
3
0
NUR 315 Pathophysiology
3
3
0
Total for Semester
17
15
2

Spring III
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Clinical
Credits
NUR 308 Adult Health II
8
6
2
NUR 318 Maternal Health Nursing
4
3
1
NUR 320 Pediatric Health Nursing
4
3
1
Total for Semester
16
12
4


Senior Year
Fall IV
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Clinical Credits
NUR 411 Adult Health III
5
3
2
NUR 400 Theories Research and Evidenced Based Practice (W)
4
3
0
NUR 448 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
4
3
1
Total for Semester
13
9
3

Spring IV
Total
Credits
Class
Credits
Clinical
Credits
NUR 440 Population Focused Nursing
3
3
1
NUR 430 Leadership in Nursing (W)
3
3
0
NUR 453 Role Transition (W)
5
3
2
HCS/NUR XXX Nursing Elective (W)
3
3
0
Total for Semester
14
12
3

TOTAL FOR PROGRAM
122
107
15

Prerequisites in Bold
(W) Indicates Writing Intensive Course



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