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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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).


Nursing Department

Degree requirements

General Education Requirements 38-41 hrs

  • For a complete list of general education courses click here. For additional information on general education requirements click here.
  • Ethics Course Requirement
  • PHIL 460 Biomedical Ethics or 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 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 110 Principles of Biology I 3 hrs
  • BIOL 110L Principles of Biology I Laboratory

    2 hrs

  • BIOL 221 Clinical Microbiology and 3 hrs
  • BIOL 221L Clinical Microbiology Laboratory 2 hrs
  • or
  • BIOL 312 Microbiology and 3 hrs
  • BIOL 312L Microbiology Laboratory

    2 hrs

  • BIOL 223 Anatomy 3 hrs
  • BIOL 223L Anatomy Laboratory 2 hrs
  • BIOL 326 Physiology 3 hrs
  • BIOL 326L Physiology Laboratory

    2 hrs

  • CHEM 109 Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences 3 hrs
  • or
  • CHEM 110 Chemistry I

    3 hrs

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

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.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is available is approved at the following locations. Some locations may require a combination of in-seat and online coursework. Select one to view the tuition rate.


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