Curriculum

The curriculum of the BSN program encompasses general, foundational and professional studies within a liberal-education perspective.

The curriculum is driven by the belief that nursing knowledge and skills are essential to improving the health and well-being of patients and populations. Academic curriculum plans are developed for each student by the academic advisor based on pre-requisite and co-requisite courses. All students are provided a copy of their plan. The plan is also filed in the student’s folder in the academic advisor’s office. Any alteration in the curriculum plan has the potential of delaying the completion of the program one or more semesters.

Nursing knowledge is developmental in nature. Each course is designed to build on knowledge and skills acquired in previous nursing and non-nursing courses. Therefore, the faculty strongly encourage students to keep syllabi, notes, and required texts from previous courses so that they can refer to them as needed.

Sample curriculum pattern for accelerated option:

Summer Semester (9 – 10 weeks)
Number Course Credit Hours
N3100 Pharmacology for Nursing 3
N3280 Fundamentals of Nursing 5
N3270 Health Assessment in Nursing  4
N4210 Nursing Ethics 3
Total Hours   15

 

Fall Semester
Number Course Credit Hours
N4470 & N3670 Nursing of Childbearing Family (4) & Nursing of Adults 1 (6)  10 Total
OR    
N4270 & N3470 Nursing of Children (4) & Mental Health Nursing (5) 9 Total
N3800 Gerontological Nursing 3
N3900 Introduction to Nursing Science  3
Total Hours   15 or 16*
  • The total number of hours for the semester will depend on which combination of courses you’re placed in. The following semester students will take the other two courses. 
Spring Semester
Number Course Credit Hours
N4470 & N3670 Nursing of Childbearing Family (4) & Nursing of Adults 1 (6)  10 Total
OR    
N4270 & N3470 Nursing of Children (4) & Mental Health Nursing (5) 9 Total
N4970W Nursing in Communities (capstone) 5
Total Hours   14 or 15*
  • The total number of hours for the semester will depend on which combination of courses you’re placed in. 
Summer Semester (10 weeks)
Number Course Credit Hours
N4870 Nursing of Adults II 7
N4400 Nursing Leadership and Law 3
Total Hours   10
Total Accelerated BSN Nursing Hours: 55