Nursing Major

What does it take to major in Nursing?
Nursing courses are offered in a 4-1-4 semester sequence during the junior and senior years of study. The total BSN curriculum can be completed in four (4) academic years (8 semesters) and includes 46 semester hours in the Common Core (Core Curriculum), 16 semester hours in other required and elective courses, and 61 semester hours in Nursing courses. Included in these hours are two (2) Interim-term electives and one (1) required Interim course, which compose nine (9) hours of required Interim coursework. Selected courses required for the BSN degree may fulfill certain Common Core (Core Curriculum) Requirements; these and other required non-nursing courses are:
BIOL 1148 and BIOL 1149

Selected courses required for the BSN degree may fulfill certain Common Core Requirements; these and other required non-nursing courses are:

BIOL 1148 * Human Anatomy and Physiology I  
BIOL 1149 * Human Anatomy and Physiology II  
MATH 1101 * College Algebra  
MATH 1114 Statistics  
CORE 1140 Computer Applications  
PSYC 1101 * Introduction to Psychology  
PSYC 3302 * Human Growth and Development  
ENGL 1101 * Rhetoric and Composition I  
ENGL 1102 * Rhetoric and Composition II  
BIOL 3320 * Medical Microbiology  
CORE 3001 The American Experience  
* These courses are prerequisite to entering the nursing courses.

Junior Year
Fall:
  NURS 4430 Health Restoration III: Adult Health Focus
  NURS 3310 Health Promotion I: A Focus on Aging
  NURS 3311 Health Assessment across the Life-Span
  NURS 3312 Conceptual Foundations of Nursing
  NURS 3400 Health Restoration I: A Psychiatric Mental Health Focus
     
Interim:
  NURS 3321 Introduction to Pharmacotherapy and Pathophysiology
     
Spring:
  NURS 3331 Pharmacology in Nursing*
  NURS 3330 Health Promotion II: Mother, Child, and Family
  NURS 3350 Health Restoration II: Adult Health Focus
     
Senior Year
Fall:
  NURS 4430 Health Restoration III: Adult Health Focus
  NURS 4431 Research in Nursing*
  NURS 4440 Health Promotion III: A Community Focus*
     
Spring:
  NURS 4432 Senior Capstone in Nursing*
  NURS 4433 Health Restoration IV: Advanced Concepts
  NURS 4450 Leadership & Role Transition
     
Nursing courses designated above by an asterisk are required of RN students enrolled in the BSN-completion option. RN students also complete two RN-only courses:
Junior Level  
  NURS 3313 Transitions: A Seminar for Registered Nurses (Fall)
   
Senior Level  
  NURS 4460 Transitions & Leadership for Registered Nurses (Spring)