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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for the Day nursing major who wishes to achieve a baccalaureate in nursing to provide not only clinical care but leadership in the profession of nursing. Courses teach basic medical surgical nursing as well as various specialties and community care. Complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaborative skills are developed that contribute to patient safety and quality processes while providing a framework for evidence-based practice. This degree program prepares the nursing student to assume roles in professional nursing from basic care to advanced roles in nursing management, client care and education. This degree will prepare the student for higher degrees in nursing. A total of 120 credits are required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. At the completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements

38-41 hrs

  For a complete list of general education courses click here‚Äč. For additional information on general education requirements click here.

  Ethics Course Requirement
  PHIL 460View Syllabus Biomedical Ethics or 3 hrs
  PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics 3 hrs


Multicultural Requirement

3 sem. hrs

  All courses that meet this requirement can be found here


Core Requirements

84 sem hrs

  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher; courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail. 15 hrs of Upper Level core coursework must be completed in residency.
  BIOL 110View Syllabus Principles of Biology I 3 hrs
  BIOL 110LView Syllabus Principles of Biology I Laboratory

2 hrs
  BIOL 221View Syllabus Clinical Microbiology and 3 hrs
  BIOL 221LView Syllabus Clinical Microbiology Laboratory or 2 hrs
  BIOL 312View Syllabus Microbiology and 3 hrs
  BIOL 312LView Syllabus Microbiology Laboratory

2 hrs
  BIOL 223View Syllabus Anatomy 3 hrs
  BIOL 223LView Syllabus Anatomy Laboratory 2 hrs
  BIOL 326View Syllabus Physiology 3 hrs
  BIOL 326LView Syllabus Physiology Laboratory

2 hrs
  CHEM 109View Syllabus Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences or 3 hrs
  CHEM 110View Syllabus Chemistry I and 3 hrs
  CHEM 112View Syllabus Chemistry II

3 hrs
  NURS 208View Syllabus Nursing Fundamentals 6 hrs
  NURS 211View Syllabus Mental Health Nursing 3 hrs
  NURS 212View Syllabus Pharmacology for Nursing 3 hrs
  NURS 300View Syllabus Foundations of Professional Nursing 6 hrs
  NURS 301View Syllabus Medical Surgical Nursing I 6 hrs
  NURS 302View Syllabus Medical Surgical Nursing II 6 hrs
  NURS 303View Syllabus Women's and Infant's Health 5 hrs
  NURS 310View Syllabus Professional Nursing Practice 3 hrs
  NURS 311View Syllabus Pathophysiology 3 hrs
  NURS 312View Syllabus Principles and Applications of Human Nutrition 3 hrs
  NURS 314View Syllabus Health Assessment in Nursing Practice 3 hrs
  NURS 409View Syllabus Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice 3 hrs
  NURS 413View Syllabus Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice 3 hrs
  NURS 450View Syllabus Nursing in the Community 5 hrs
  NURS 490View Syllabus Senior Nursing Practicum 2 hrs
  NURS 491View Syllabus NCLEX-RN Review 1 hr


Total Semester Hours:

125-128 hrs



  The total semester hours required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are variable and dependent, in part, upon preparatory coursework requirements and core requirements that simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.

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