College of Health and Science

Nursing Major (BSN Pre-Licensure)

The pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing track is designed to prepare graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and to enter the nursing profession as a generalist in a variety of care settings, serving culturally diverse clients of all ages in an ever-changing, dynamic health care context. Learning takes place in a variety of settings including; the classroom, simulation laboratory, and supervised clinical practice experiences to ensure students have a solid foundation for practice. Students will gain an understanding of leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and evidence-based practice concepts that will allow them to impact patient outcomes positively. 

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites (must be completed prior to starting the nursing program) 1
Biology I: The Unity of Life (4)
Microbiology (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
General Chemistry I (4)
College Writing (4)
Quantitative Reasoning for Nursing (3)
Co-Requisite/Supplemental Courses (may be completed during the nursing program) 1
Interpersonal Communication (4)
Intercultural Communication (4)
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
Required 1
NUR 230Foundations of Professional Nursing5
NUR 231Foundations of Professional Nursing Lab3
NUR 232Nursing Approach to Nutritional Foundations2
NUR 233Applied Pathophysiology in Nursing3
NUR 241Pharmacology in Nursing3
NUR 242Nursing Care of the Adult I5
NUR 243Health Assessment Lab1
NUR 331Evidence Based Practice3
NUR 341Palliative and End of Life Care3
NUR 342Nursing Care of the Adult II6
NUR 350Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family4
NUR 351Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family4
NUR 352Behavioral Health in Nursing4
NUR 461Leadership and Management in Nursing5
NUR 463Care of the Complex Patient3
NUR 470Community and Public Health4
NUR 471Transition to Professional Nursing7
Total Credits65