Nursing BSN Example Plans of Study

Full-time Accelerated Second-Degree BSN

Typical Plan of Study: Accelerated 2nd Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2020-2021 Catalog

Prerequisites (credits)     Prerequisites (credits)      
Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab (4)     Statistics (3)      
Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab (4)     Sociology (3)      
Microbiology w/lab (4)     Developmental Psychology (3)      
General Chemistry (3-4)     Nutrition (3)      
FALL COHORT COURSE SEQUENCE     SPRING COHORT COURSE SEQUENCE
Semester 1 FALL (16 credits)     Semester I SPRING (16 credits)
NU 230 (3) Introduction to Professional Nursing and Scholarship     NU 230 (3) Introduction to Professional Nursing and Scholarship
NU 231 (3)  Principles and Applications of Fundamental Nursing Technology     NU 231 (3) Principles and Applications of Fundamental Nursing Technology
NU 302 (3) Health Assessment     NU 302 (3) Health Assessment
NU 306 (3) Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology     NU 306 (3) Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
NU 307 (4) Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Problems     NU 307 (4) Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Problems
Semester 2 SPRING (17 credits)     Semester 2 SUMMER (13-16 credits)
NU 234 (3) Promoting Health Across the Lifespan     NU 234 (3) Promoting Health Across the Lifespan
NU  308 (6) Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Complex Health Problems     NU  308 (6) Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Complex Health Problems
NU 334 (4) Mental Health Promotion & Illness Management     NU 333 (4) Childbearing Family or NU 334 (4) Mental Health Promotion & Illness Management, orNU 335 (4) Illness Management of Children and Adolescents
NU 333 (4) Childbearing Family or NU 335 (4) Illness Management of Children and Adolescents     Ethics course (3)
       
Semester 3 SUMMER (13-16 credits)     Semester 3 FALL (17 credits)
NU 333 (4) Childbearing Family or NU 335 (4) Illness Management of Children and Adolescents     Two (2) of the following courses: NU 333 (4) Childbearing Family, NU 334 (4) Mental Health Promotion & Illness Management, NU 335 (4) Illness Management of Children and Adolescents
NU 403 (3) Research & EBP     NU 403 (3) Research & EBP
NU 406 (6) Nursing Care of Adults with Multisystem/Complex Health Problems     NU 406 (6) Nursing Care of Adults with Multisystem/Complex Health Problems
Ethics course (3)      
Semester 4 FALL (15 credits)     Semester 4 SPRING (15 credits)
NU 400 (5) Health Promo & Risk Reduction in Communities     NU 400 (5) Health Promo & Risk Reduction in Communities
NU 407 (3) Applied Clinical Reasoning     NU 407 (3) Applied Clinical Reasoning
NU 430 (3) Leadership in Nursing Practice     NU 430 (3) Leadership in Nursing Practice
NU 489 (4) Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice     NU 489 (4) Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice
Comprehensive Exam     Comprehensive Exam
                 

                       

                       

Program Prerequisites (27-28 credits) Nursing Major Requirements (61 credits)
BIO 161 (3)  Anatomy & Physiology I&

BIO 161L (1) Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

NU 230 Introduction to Professional Nursing and Scholarship (3)
BIO 162 (3) Anatomy & Physiology II&

BIO 162L (1) Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

NU 231 Principles and Applications of Fundamental Nursing Technology (3)
BIO 260 (3) Microbiology & BIO 260L (1) Microbiology Lab NU 234 Promoting Health Across Life Span (3)
General Chemistry course with or without lab (3-4) NU 302 Health Assessment (3)
Statistics course (3) NU 306 Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (3)
PSY 110 (3) Human Growth & Development NU 307 Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Problems (4)
Sociology (SOC) course (3) NU 308 Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Complex Health Problems (6)
Nutrition course (3) NU 333 Health Promotion & Illness Management in the Childbearing Family (4)
  NU 334 Mental Health Promotion & Illness Management  (4)
  NU 335 Illness Management in Children & Adolescents (4)
  NU 400 Health Promotion & Risk Reduction in Communities (5)
Program Ethics Requirement (3 credits) NU 403 Research & Evidence-Based Practice (3)
Ethics (3) NU 406 Nursing Care of Adults with Multisystem/Complex Health Problems (6)
  NU 407 Applied Clinical Reasoning (3)
  NU 430  Leadership in Nursing Practice  (3)
  NU 489 Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice (4)

This program requires completion of a prior bachelor’s degree plus 91-92 credits for graduation.

 

Note: Nursing courses require a minimum passing grade of 78% (C+), and nursing students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better in order to remain in good academic standing in the program.

 

A student who fails to earn the minimum passing grade in one nursing course may repeat it. In this situation, program progression might be delayed, and program completion might require additional semesters. A student who fails to earn the minimum passing grade in a second (or repeated) nursing course is automatically dismissed from the nursing program.

 

In the nursing program, withdrawing from a course with a W after the fifth Friday of a semester is equivalent to a course failure if the student’s course grade is below 78% at the time of withdrawal.

 

Traditional 4 Year BSN

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

2020-2021 Catalog

FALL Semester 1 (16 credits)     FALL Semester 5 (16 credits)    
DSC 101 (3) Discover Seminar or DSC 201 (1) Discover Seminar for Transfer Students     NU 230 (3) Introduction to  Professional Nursing and Scholarship (DSINQ, WI)    
EN 101 (3) Composition I (WR)     NU 231 (3)  Principles and Applications of Fundamental Nursing Technology    
PSY 110 (3) Hum. Growth & Develop (SS-1)     NU 302 (3) Health Assessment    
SOC 131 (3) Principles of Sociology in Global Perspective (SS-1, GP)     NU 306 (3) Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology    
CHM 125 (3) Life Chemistry & CHM 125L (1) Life Chemistry Lab     NU 307 (4) Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Problems    
SPRING Semester 2  (16 credits)     SPRING Semester 6 (13 credits)    
EN 102 (3) Composition II (WR)     NU 234 (3) Promoting  Health Across the Lifespan (WI)    
BIO 161 (3) Anatomy & Physiology I & BIO 161L (1) A&P I Lab (NS)     NU  308 (6) Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Complex Health Problems    
Introductory Philosophy (PH-1) course (3)

 

    NU 335 (4)  Illness Mgt in Child/Adol  or NU 333 (4) Childbearing Family    
TRS 100 (3) Theological Inquiry (TRS-1)          
Advanced Social Science (SS-2) course in SOC or PSY (3)          
FALL Semester 3  (16 credits)     FALL Semester 7 (17 credits)    
BIO 162 (3) Anatomy & Physiology II & BIO 162L (1) A&P II Lab (NS)     NU 334 (4) Mental Health Promotion & Illness Management    
EN English Literature (LT-1) course (3)     NU 335 (4) Illness Mgt in Child/Adol  or NU 333 (4) Childbearing Family    
Introductory History (HI-1) course (3)     NU 403 (3) Research & EBP (DSINQ)    
Advanced TRS (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) course1 (3)      NU 406 (6) Nursing Care of Adults with Multisystem/Complex Health Problems    
Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) course3          
SPRING Semester 4  (16 credits)     SPRING Semester 8 (15 credits)    
BIO 260 (3) Microbiology & BIO 260L (1) Microbiology Lab     NU 400 (5) Health Promo & Risk Reduction in Communities (DSINQ)    
HPR 345 (3) Clinical Nutrition     NU 407 (3) Applied Clinical Reasoning    
Advanced Humanities (LT-2 or HI-2) or Fine Arts (FNA) course2 (3)     NU 430 (3) Leadership in Nursing Practice    
Advanced Humanities (LT-2 or HI-2) or Fine Arts (FNA) course2 (3)     NU 489 (4) Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice (EXP)

 

   
MA 132 (3) Statistical Analysis (MT)     Comprehensive Exam    

1 One, and only one, advanced PH or TRS must be a designated moral principles (-E) course. 2 The two Advanced Humanities or FA courses must be from different disciplines.                                                                                                                    Revised 10/21/19

 

Liberal Arts Core Courses (51-53credits) Nursing Major Requirements (72 credits)
Writing Courses (WR)   Nursing Pre-Requisite Courses (11 credits)  
EN 101 (3) Composition I   CHM 125 (3) Life Chemistry& CHM 125L (1) Life Chemistry Lab  
EN 102 (3) Composition II   BIO 260 (3) Microbiology & BIO 260L (1) Microbiology Lab  
    HPR 345 (3) Clinical Nutrition or HPR 340 (3) Nutrition for Optimal Health  
Humanities      
EN English Literature (LT-1) course (3)   Nursing Major Courses  (61 credits)  
HI History (HI-1) course (3)   NU 230 Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing (3)  
Advanced Humanities (LT-2 or HI-2) or Fine Arts (FNA) courses (6) The two courses must be from different disciplines.   NU 231 Fundamentals of  Professional Nursing Practice (3)  
Mathematics (MT)   NU 234 Promoting Health Across Life Span (3)  
MA 132 (3) Statistics   NU 302 Health Assessment (3)  
Social Sciences   NU 306 Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (3)  
SOC 131 (3) Sociology (SS-1)   NU 307 Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Problems (4 )  
PSY 110  (3) Human Growth & Development

(SS-1)

  NU 308 Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Complex Health Problems (6)  
Advanced Social Science (SS-2) (3) in PSY or SOC   NU 333 Health Promotion  & Illness Management in the Childbearing Family (4)  
Natural Sciences with Lab (NS)   NU 334 Mental Health Promotion & Illness Management  (4)  
BIO 161 (3)  Anatomy & Physiology I&

BIO 161L (1) Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

  NU 335 Illness Management in Children & Adolescents (4)  
BIO 162 (3) Anatomy & Physiology II&

BIO 162L (1) Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

  NU 400 Health Promotion & Risk Reduction in Communities (5)  
Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies   NU 403 Research &  Evidence-Based Practice (3)  
Introductory Philosophy (PH-1) course (3)   NU 406 Nursing Care of Adults with Multisystem/Complex Health Problems (6)  
TRS 100 (3) Theological Inquiry (TRS-1)   NU 407 Applied Clinical Reasoning (3)  
Advanced Philosophy or Philosophical Ethics (PH-2 or PH-E) course (3)   NU 430  Leadership in Nursing Practice  (3)  
Advanced TRS or Theological Ethics (TRS-2 or TRS-E) course (3)   NU 489 Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice (4)  
One, and only one, of the advanced PH or TRS courses must be a designated moral principles (-E) course. Take either one PH-E & one TRS-2 or one PH-2 & one TRS-E.      
University Requirements      
Discover 101 (3) & 3 Inquiry (DSINQ) courses: NU 230, NU 403, and NU 400.      
Global Perspectives course (3) – SOC 131      
Writing Intensive Courses – 3 courses

Required: NU 230, NU 234, and a non-Nursing WI course. It is recommended that the non-Nursing WI course be taken prior to the junior year.

     
Experiential Learning  (Internship) – 1 course – NU 489      

Minimum of 122-125 credits required for graduation.