Curriculum

The following is the list of general education and foundation course work for RN to BSN students. With the exception of nutrition, pharmacology and human growth and development, all non-nursing courses must be completed prior to registration for the first nursing course.

General Education and Foundation Course Work

Courses Credit Hours
English 1000 (Composition II)  3
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective  9
History or Political Science  3
General Psychology  3
Introduction to Sociology  3
College Algebra  3
Statistics  3
Microbiology (with lab)*  4
Anatomy (with lab)*  4-5
Physiology (with lab)*  4-5
Pharmacology**  3
Human Growth and Development (life span)**  3
Human or Therapeutic Nutrition  3
General Science (Social/Biological/Physical/Mathematical/Behavioral Science)  6
Electives  6
Total  60-62

*All science courses will be evaluated on an individual basis for the transfer of credit.

** May be challenged through standardized examinations.

4 Semester Plan of Study

Summer semester 1
Number Course Credit hours
N3080 Communication and Computer Skills 2
Total hours   2
 Fall semester 2

* Statistics, Pharmacology, Human Growth and Development MUST be complete PRIOR to taking course N4950

Number Course Credit Hours
N3180 Role Transitions 3
N4200 Nursing Ethics & the Law 3
N4950W Nursing Theory and Research 3
Total hours   9
 Spring semester 3
Number Course Credit Hours
N4380 Health Assessment and Pathophysiology 4
N4400  Nursing Issues/Leadership/Management 2
N4930W Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice (capstone) 5
Total hours   11
 Summer semester 4

*Course 4970 includes 90 hours of Preceptor Assisted Practicum 

Number Course Credit Hours
N4970* Nursing in Communities (includes 90 hours of clinical time) 4
Total hours   4

6 Semester Plan of Study

Summer semester 1
Number Course  Credit Hours
N3080 Communication and Computer Skills 2
Total hours   2
Fall semester 2

*Statistics, Pharmacology, Human Growth and Development and Nutrition MUST be completed PRIOR to taking course 4950.

Number Course Credit hours
N3180 Role Transitions 3
N4950W Nursing Theory and Research 3
Total hours   6
Spring semester 3
Number Course Credit hours
N4930W Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice (capstone) 5
Total hours   5
Summer semester 4

*Course N4970 includes 90 hours of Preceptor Assisted Practicum.

Number Course Credit hours
N4970* Nursing in Communities (includes 90 hours of clinical time) 4
Total hours   4
Fall semester 5
Number Course Credit hours
N4200 Nursing Ethics & the Law 3
Total hours   3
Spring semester 6
Number Course Credit hours
N4400 Nursing Issues/Leadership/Management 2
N4380 Health Assessment and Pathophysiology 4
Total hours   6