Pre-Licensure BSN

Program Overview

Students who are interested in the Pre-Licensure BSN degree apply and are admitted to the University with a pre-nursing curriculum. Students are given a placement test during the University's new student orientation program which is used to determine their course sequence in the pre-nursing curriculum.

Students apply to major in the pre-licensure BSN program in the spring semester of the freshman year. Application to the nursing major is a competitive process and meeting the minimal admission criteria does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. All applicants are required to take the ATI TEAS before application to the major.

Required Clinical Hours

In addition to coursework, nursing students will complete requisite hours of clinical education in the University's on-site nursing skills laboratory and at off-site medical centers, community agencies and several other clinical sites to meet the course objectives. See course listing with pre and corequisites and clinical hours listed. A course grade of 2.3 is necessary to progress to the next course. A 2.3 is equivalent to a C+ letter grade on a 4.0 scale, and a percentage grade of 77–80.

Requirements (124 credits)

SEU Essentials General Education Curriculum (32 credits)

SEU110Literacy I

4

SEU110CLIntegated Literacy I Context Lab

2

SEU120Integrated Literacy II

4

SEU120CLIntegrated Literacy II ContextLab

2

SEU210Global Perspectives

4

SEU220Ways of Knowing

4

SEU230Healthy Living

4

SEU310Faith, Spirituality & Ethics II

4

SEU420Essentials Capstone Seminar – Strategies in Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing Practice

4

Prerequisites to Major in Nursing (12 credits)

BIO121Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

CHEM121Introduction to Chemistry

4

Corequisites to Major in Nursing (19 credits)

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO209LLab: Microbiology

0

BIO301Pathophysiology

4

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

PHIL331Ethics in Health Care

3

PSY200Developmental Psychology

4

Nursing Courses (61 credits)

NURS101Medical Terminology

1

NURS201Physical Assessment across the Lifespan

3

NURS202Pharmacology for Nursing

4

NURS203Informatics in Nursing

3

NURS204Nursing Care Provider I - Fundamentals of Nursing

6

NURS301Nursing Care Provider II - Adult and Geriatric

6

NURS302Mental Health Nursing

5

NURS303Concepts and Trends in Professional Nursing

2

NURS345Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

3

NURS390Community Centered Nursing

5

NURS401Caring for the Pediatric and Adolescent Client

5

NURS402Caring for the Childbearing Family

5

NURS403Leadership and Economics in a Healthcare Organization

2

NURS404404 Nursing Care Provider III - Acute and Chronic Illness of the Adult

6

NURS405Nursing Care Provider IV - Complex Health Concepts

4

NURS407Preparing for the Profession

1

Pre-Licensure BSN Course Sequence

Admission to Nursing occurs in the Sophomore Year.

First Year (28 credits)

Fall Semester (14 credits)

BIO121Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

SEU100Foundations in Literacy

4

SEU100CLFoundations in Literacy Context Lab

2

PSY200Developmental Psychology

4

Spring Semester (14 credits)

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

CHEM121Introduction to Chemistry

4

SEU110Literacy I

4

SEU110CLIntegated Literacy I Context Lab

2

Second Year (33 credits)

Fall Semester (16 credits)

NURS101Medical Terminology

1

NURS201Physical Assessment across the Lifespan

3

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO209LLab: Microbiology

0

BIO301Pathophysiology

4

SEU230Healthy Living

4

Spring Semester (17 credits)

NURS202Pharmacology for Nursing

4

NURS203Informatics in Nursing

3

NURS204Nursing Care Provider I - Fundamentals of Nursing

6

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

Junior Year (34 credits)

Fall Semester (18 credits)

NURS301Nursing Care Provider II - Adult and Geriatric

6

NURS302Mental Health Nursing

5

NURS345Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

3

SEU210Global Perspectives

4

Spring Semester (16 credits)

NURS303Concepts and Trends in Professional Nursing

2

NURS390Community Centered Nursing

5

NURS401Caring for the Pediatric and Adolescent Client

5

SEU220Ways of Knowing

4

Senior Year (29 credits)

Fall Semester (15 credits)

NURS402Caring for the Childbearing Family

5

NURS404404 Nursing Care Provider III - Acute and Chronic Illness of the Adult

6

SEU310Faith, Spirituality & Ethics II

4

Spring Semester (14 credits)

SEU420Essentials Capstone Seminar – Strategies in Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing Practice

4

NURS403Leadership and Economics in a Healthcare Organization

2

NURS405Nursing Care Provider IV - Complex Health Concepts

4

NURS407Preparing for the Profession

1

PHIL331Ethics in Health Care

3