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B. S. in Nursing
Degree Requirements Sample Programs
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Degree Requirements
The following constitutes the Nursing Curriculum requirements for all students enrolling in the college beginning in the fall of 2012. The Nursing Curriculum requirements for students enrolled prior to the fall of 2012 can be found in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog.

The B.S. in Nursing requires 126 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements   40 credits
Nursing Major 53 credits
    NURS 109 Professional Roles & Contemporary Issues in Nursing (3 credits)
    NURS 119 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
    NURS 209 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Nursing (3 credits)
    NURS 219 General Health Assessment (3 credits)
    NURS 229 Concepts of Basic Nursing Care (4 credits)
    NURS 319 Adult Nursing I (8 credits)
    NURS 329 Adult Nursing II (8 credits)
    NURS 405 Process of Leadership in Nursing (3 credits)
    NURS 431 Nursing Care of the Family I-Maternity Nursing (4 credits)
    NURS 433 Nursing Care of the Family II-Pediatric Nursing (4 credits)
    NURS 434 Nursing Care of the Community I-Psychiatric Nursing (3 credits)
    NURS 436 Nursing Care of the Community II-Community Nursing (3 credits)
    NURS 440 Preceptorship (3 credits)
    NURS 449 Nursing Care Case Management (1 credit)
Cognate Requirements: 28 credits
BIOL 109-110 Anatomy & Physiology I & II (8 credits)
BIOL 211 Microbiology and Human Disease (4 credits)
BIOL 204 Human Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 333 Human Pathophysiology (3 credits)
BIOL 334 Pharmacophysiology (3 credits)
CHEM 109 General, Organic and Biochemistry (4 credits)
PSYC 326 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
Open Electives 5 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

*Six core credits in Natural Science and three core credits in Social Science (Psychology) satisfied with Major requirements.

Note - Nursing students must maintain a minimum of “C+” in all nursing and required science courses.

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Sample Programs
B.S. in Nursing

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience  1 credit 
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
BIOL 109-110 Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8 credits
NURS 109 Professional Roles & Contemporary Issues in Nursing 3 credits
NURS 119 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 2
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 109 General, Organic and Biochemistry 4 credits
BIOL 211 Microbiology and Human Disease 4 credits
Mathematics Core 3 credits
NURS 209 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Nursing 3 credits
NURS 219 General Health Assessment 3 credits
NURS 229 Concepts of Basic Nursing Care 4 credits
PSYC 326 Lifespan 3 credits
BIOL 333 Human Pathophysiology 3 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3
BIOL 204 Human Genetics 3 credits
BIOL 334 Pharmaco-Physiology 3 credits
NURS 319 Adult Nursing I 8 credits
NURS 329 Adult Nursing II 8 credits
RELS 208 Introduction Religion Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 6 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 34 credits

Year 4
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
Philosophy Topics Core 3 credits
NURS 409 Process of Leadership in Nursing 3 credits
NURS 431 Nursing Care of the Family I-Maternity Nursing 4 credits
NURS 433 Nursing Care of the Family II-Pediatric Nursing 4 credits
NURS 434 Nursing Care of the Community I-Psychiatric Nursing 3 credits
NURS 436 Nursing Care of the Community II-Community Nursing 3 credits
NURS 440 Preceptorship 3 credits
NURS 449 Nursing Care Case Management 1 credit
Open Elective 2 credits
TOTAL 29 credits
Total credits for graduation: 126

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