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Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Curriculum

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program must earn 121 semester hours to complete degree requirements. The Accelerated B.S.N. must be completed on a full time basis.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated B.S.N.
The upper division curricular track consists of fourteen (14) nursing courses (60 s.h.). Visual display of course credit hour allocations are standardized by lecture/didactic hours, seminar hours, clinical/lab hours in the following format: 4 s.h. (2,0,2). Contact hours per credit hour will be a ratio as follows: lecture/didactic 1:1, seminar 2:1, and clinical/lab 3:1.

Sample Accelerated B.S.N. Curriculum

Semester I

NURSU-315Health Assessment*4 (3,0,1)
NURSU-451Pathophysiology-Pharmacology I3 (3,0,0)
NURSU-385Professional Nursing and Nursing Practice2 (2,0,0)
NURSU-461 Foundations & Gerontologic Nursing*6 (3,0,3)
IP-710Transforming Healthcare for the Future**2 (2,0,0)
Semester II
NURSU-452 Pathophysiology-Pharmacology II3 (3,0,0)
NURSU-464Research & Evidenced Based Practice in Nursing3 (3,0,0)
NURSU-387Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing*5 (3,0,2)
NURSU-454Medical Surgical Nursing I*6 (3,0,3)
Semester III
NURSU-417Women’s Health Nursing*5 (3,0,2)
NURSU-405Nursing Care with Children & Their Families*5 (3,0,2)
NURSU-409Population Focused Nursing*5 (3,0,2)
Semester IV
NURSU-372Health Care Systems and Policy**2 (2,0,0)
NURSU-376Leadership and Management in Nursing**3 (3,0,0)
NURSU-455Medical Surgical Nursing II Synthesis Practicum*7 (2,0,5)

Total prerequisite course work without baccalaureate

60 sh
Total undergraduate course work61 sh
TOTAL 121 sh
*=Clinical Courses
**=Online Courses
Last Published with Edits:July 17, 2015 3:41 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: July 2015



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