Nursing Traditional BSN Example Plan of Study

Traditional 4 Year BSN

Typical Plan of Study: 4-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2023-2024 Catalog

Year 1 FALL Semester 1                 Credits Core
CHM 125  Life Chemistry (NS) 3 NS
CHM 125L Life Chemistry Lab 1
EN 101 Composition I (WR) 3 WR
PSY 110 Hum. Growth & Develop (SS) 3 SS
SOC 131 Principles of Sociology in Global Perspective (SS) 3 SS
  SPRING Semester 2  
EN 102 Composition II 3 WR
BIO 161 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 161L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
Philosophy core course 3  PH
TRS 100 Theological Inquiry 3 TRS
MA 132 Statistical Analysis 3 NT
Year 2 FALL Semester 3 
BIO 162 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO 162L  Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
Literature core course 3 LT
History core course 3 HI
Depth in Sciences core course 3 DSCI
Depth in Faith and Reasoning core course (PH 311 Bioethics recommended) 3
  SPRING Semester 4 
BIO 260 Microbiology  3
BIO 260L Microbiology Lab 1
HPR 345 Clinical Nutrition 3
Fine and Performing Arts core course 3 FPA
One (1) Elective – HPR 406 Stress managment or BIO 111 Human Genetics for Non Majors Recommended    
Year 3 FALL Semester 5
NU 230 Introduction to  Professional Nursing and Scholarship 3
NU 231 Principles and Applications of Fundamental Nursing Technology 3
NU 302 Health Assessment 3
NU 306 Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3
NU 307 Nursing Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems 4
  SPRING Semester 6
NU 234 Promoting  Health Across the Lifespan 3
NU  308 Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Complex Health Problems 6
NU 335 Illness Mmanagment in Children and Adolescents 4
OR
NU 333 Health Promotion and Illness Managment in the Childbearing Family 4
Year 4 FALL Semester 7
NU 334 Mental Health Promotion & Illness Management 4
NU 335 Illness Mmanagment in Children and Adolescents 4
OR
NU 333 Health Promotion and Illness Managment in the Childbearing Family 4
NU 403 Research & Evidence-Based Practice  3
 NU 406 Nursing Care of Adults with Multisystem/Complex Health Problems 6
SPRING Semester 8
NU 400 Health Promomotion & Risk Reduction in Communities 5
NU 407 Applied Clinical Reasoning 3
NU 430 Leadership in Nursing Practice 3
NU 489

 

Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice 4
Comprehensive Exam