Progression in the Nursing Major

Undergraduate Student Handbook

III. Progression in the Nursing Major

The organizing and sequencing of the curriculum follows both the all-university requirements and those of the Nursing Department.

All students within the program meet the university-wide requirements of thirty-two (32) courses, at four (4) credit hours each, for a total of one-hundred twenty-eight (128) credit hours for graduation. In fulfilling this mandate, each student completes the general education requirements, the related courses, the prerequisites, and the courses of the Nursing major.

Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing

(Note: all courses are 1 course credit, which equals 4 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (See University Undergraduate Catalog)


Major and Related Courses (20 Course Credits):

  • *Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • *Principles of Microbiology
  • *General Psychology
  • *Introduction to Sociology
  • *Lower Division Nursing Credits (7 courses/28 credit hours)
  • Upper Division Nursing Courses (8 courses/32 credit hours)

KEY: * Prerequisites for Nursing Major

Upper Division Nursing Major

The organizing and sequencing of the curriculum follows both the all-university requirements and those of the Nursing Department. All students within the program meet the college-wide requirements of thirty-two (32) courses, at four (4) credit hours each, for a total of one-hundred twenty-eight (128) credit hours for graduation.  In fulfilling this mandate, each student completes the general education requirements, the related courses, the prerequisites, and the courses of the Nursing major.

Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with a

Major in Nursing

(Note: all courses are 1 course credit, which equals 4 credit hours)

Gen Ed Requirements

Major Courses

*Human Anatomy & Physiology II
*Principles of Microbiology
*General Psychology
*Principles of Sociology
*Lower Division Nursing Credits (7 courses/28 credit courses)
Upper Division Nursing Courses (8 courses/32 credit hours)


*Prerequisites for Nursing Major

The table above lists the courses of the Nursing major. The major consists of eight (8) courses, thirty-two (32) credits.  See the Table below for the breakdown of each course into class and practice learning environment hours in a full-time model.  The content of these courses is derived and organized so that it flows from the philosophy, concepts, and objectives of the program.  The Program provides the student with knowledge, values, and skills to meet, as a generalist, the nursing needs of the person at the entry level of professional practice.

Upper Division Courses of the Nursing Major
Full Time Model (2 semesters)

Course

Course Credit

Credit Hours

NURS310 Professional Nursing Perspectives 1 4
NURS325 Nursing Informatics 1 4
NURS330 Primary Prevention in the Community 1 4
NURS420 Nursing Theory 1 4
TOTAL 4 16
NURS430 Secondary Prevention 1 4
NURS440 Introduction to Nursing Research 1 4
NURS460 Nursing Leadership 1 4
NURS470 Tertiary Prevention 1 4
TOTAL 4 16


1. All program prerequisites as listed in the University Catalog for the upper division nursing major must be met.
        
2. All eight upper division nursing courses are required.

3. A minimum QPA of 2.0 in nursing courses is required for continuance.
 
4. A grade of at least C- is required in each nursing course. Any student receiving below a C- must repeat the Nursing course. If a student receives below a C- in a nursing course, he or she can repeat the course only once

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