Curriculum & Eight-Semester Plan for BSN Pre-Licensure

Suggested Curriculum Plan for Pre-Licensure Program

Freshman Year

Fall       Spring    
NSG 101 Introduction to Nursing 1 SH   COMM 201 Intro to Communications 3 SH
ENGL 101 Composition I or First Year Seminar 3 SH   CHEM 133 Survey of Chemistry II 4 SH
HSCC 101, HEAL 111 or 123 Health & Wellness 3 SH   PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 SH
CHEM 132 Survey of Chemistry I 4 SH   Liberal Studies* P1, P3, P4, P5 and/or P6 3 SH
MATH 130 College Algebra (or higher)    3 SH   First Year Seminar First Year Seminar or ENGL 101  3 SH
Liberal Studies P1, P3, P4, P5 and/or P6 3 SH        
    17 Hours       16 Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall       Spring    
ENGL 202 Composition II 3 SH   BIOL 292 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 SH
BIOL 291 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 SH   NSG 346 Pathophysiology for Nursing 3 SH
ENVH 260/261 Etiology of Infectious Diseases w/lab 3 SH   Liberal Studies* P1, P3, P4, P5 and/or P6 6 SH
Liberal Studies* P1, P3, P4, P5, and/or P6 3 SH   ND 338 Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition 3 SH
Elective   3 SH        
    16 Hours       16 Hours

*Select courses from P1, P3, P4, P5, and P6. One Perspectives course must be a Freshman Seminar (except for transfer students with 15 or more hours) and one must be upper-level (ULP) outside the major.  HSCC 322 (Medical Terminology) is highly recommended as an elective. See your faculty advisor for additional elective credit recommendations. Except for the upper-level Perspectives course, students should plan to complete the Liberal Studies requirements before the junior year.

All students must have at least 60 semester hours credit, 72 preferred, before admission to the BSN Pre-Licensure Program. 

Junior Year 

Fall       Spring    
NSG 310 Foundations of Nursing 4 SH   NSG 315 Nursing Ethics and Health Policy 2 SH
NSG 311 Foundations of Nursing Practicum 3 SH   NSG 320 Concepts of Adult Nursing 4 SH
NSG 312 Nursing Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 SH   NSG 321 Adult Nursing Practicum 4 SH
NSG 313 Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing I 2 SH   NSG 323 Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing II 2 SH
NSG 314 Nursing Informatics 1 SH   NSG 324 Evidence Based Nursing Practice 2 SH
NSG 322  Concepts of Geriatric Nursing 2 SH        
    15 Hours       14 Hours

Senior Year

 Fall       Spring    
NSG 410 Concepts of Adult Nursing II 4 SH   NSG 420 Synthesis of Nursing Concepts 2 SH
NSG 411 Adult Nursing II Practicum 4 SH   NSG 421 Synthesis of Nursing Concepts Practicum 3 SH
NSG 412 Concepts of Maternal-Child Nursing 3 SH   NSG 422 Concepts of Community/Mental Health Nursing 4 SH
NSG 413 Maternal-Child Nursing Practicum 3 SH   NSG 423 Community/Mental Health Nursing Practicum 4 SH
NSG 414 Advanced Technology & Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing 2 SH   NSG 424 Concepts of Nursing Leadership in Management 2 SH
    16 Hours       15 Hours
 

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