Nursing, B.S. - Accelerated Career Entry (ACE)

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The graduation requirements are listed below. This is a second bachelor's degree program for students who have previously earned their first bachelor's degree; therefore, the general education and writing requirements are waived. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


‘C+’ or better required in all Nursing Program Requirements.

NUR 340 – Transition to Professional Practice
NUR 341 – Health Assessment
NUR 342 – Evidenced Based Nursing Interventions
NUR 343 – Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
NUR 344 – Care of the Older Adult
NUR 351 – Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses
NUR 352 – Adult Health I
NUR 353 – Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
NUR 354 – Mental Health Nursing
NUR 355 – Evidence-Based Nursing Interventions Lab
NUR 430 – The Childbearing Family
NUR 431 – The Childrearing Family (Pediatrics)
NUR 432 – Adult Health II
NUR 442 – Public Health Nursing: Caring for Populations and Communities
NUR 443 –  Nursing Capstone
NUR 444 – Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice
Two 1 credit Nursing electives

PCH 200 – Introduction to Nutrition


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.