Curriculum (Accelerated BSN)

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 with the academic advisor. 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:

NumberCourseCredit Hour
N3300Pharmacology for Nursing4
N3280Fundamentals of Nursing5
N3270Health Assessment in Nursing 4
N4210Nursing Ethics3
Total Hours16
Fall Semester
NumberCourseCredit Hour
N4470 & N3670Nursing of Childbearing Family (4) & Nursing of Adults 1 (6) 10 Total
OR
N4270 & N3470Nursing of Children (4) & Mental Health Nursing (5)9 Total
N3800Gerontological Nursing3
N3900Introduction to Nursing Science 3
Total Hours15 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
NumberCourseCredit Hour
N4470 & N3670Nursing of Childbearing Family (4) & Nursing of Adults 1 (6) 10 Total
OR
N4270 & N3470Nursing of Children (4) & Mental Health Nursing (5)9 Total
N4770Nursing in Communities (clinical)2
N4980WNursing in Communities (capstone)3
Total Hours14 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)
NumberCourseCredit Hour
N4870Nursing of Adults II7
N4400/N4300Nursing Leadership3
Total Hours10
Total Accelerated BSN Nursing Hours: 56