Department of Nursing

Department of Nursing

B.S. in Nursing

Degree Requirements

The following constitutes the Nursing Curriculum requirements for all students enrolling in the college beginning Fall 2012.

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Nursing Core Courses 53 credits
NURS 109 Professional Roles and
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 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/Capstone (3 credits)
NURS 449 Nursing Care Case Management (1 credit)
Cognate Requirements  31 credits
BIOL 109-110 Anatomy & Physiology I and II (8 credits)
BIOL 204 Human Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 211 Microbiology and Human Disease (4 credits)
BIOL 333 Human Pathophysiology (3 credits)
BIOL 334 Pharmacophysiology (3 credits)
CHEM 109 General, Organic and Biochemistry (4 credits)
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 326 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
Open Electives 2 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

*Six core credits in Natural Science and three core credits in Social Science may be satisfied with Major requirements. Nursing students must take ECON 110 and SOC 101, to fulfill their two remaining Core requirements.

Nursing students must maintain a minimum grade of C+ in all nursing and required science courses.

Sample Program

B.S. in Nursing (126 credits)

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
Core Courses 9 credits
BIOL 109-110 Anatomy and Physiology I and II 8 credits
NURS 109 Professional Roles and Contemporary Issues in Nursing 3 credits
NURS 119 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 6 credits
PSYCH 103 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
CHEM 109 General, Organic and Biochemistry 4 credits
BIOL 211 Microbiology and Human Disease 4 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 Development 3 credits
MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3

BIOL 204 Human Genetics 3 credits
BIOL 333 Human Pathophysiology 3 credits
BIOL 334 Pharmaco-Physiology 3 credits
NURS 319 Adult Nursing I 8 credits
NURS 329 Adult Nursing II 8 credits
Core Courses 9 credits
TOTAL 34 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 6 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/ Capstone 3 credits
NURS 449 Nursing Care Case Management 1 credit
Open Elective 2 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total credits for graduation – 126