Nursing, B.S. (for RNs)

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 
https://www.southernct.edu/academics/nursing/programs 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 Credits)

RN Nursing Requirements
‘C+’ or better is required in all RN Nursing Requirements

NUR 457 - Advanced Clinical Concepts: Selected Health Issues for Practice
NUR 470 - Optimal Clinical Outcomes Through Evidenced-Based Practice

Select one:
NUR 459 - Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing 
NUR 444 - Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice

NUR 460 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing I
NUR 463 - Concepts of Community Health Nursing

Select one:
NUR 341 - Health Assessment
NUR 462 - Health Assessment for RN-BSN Students

Select one:
NUR 465 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing II
NUR 467 - Care Across the Continuum for Special Populations

NUR 468 - Promoting Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
NUR 469 - Informatics and Quality Improvement: Application to Nursing Practice

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (31 Credits)

BIO 200 – Human Biology I (‘C+’ or better) (T2LE)*
BIO 201 – Human Biology II (‘C+’ or better) 
BIO 120 or BIO 233 – Microbiology or Introductory Microbiology (‘C’ or better)
CHE 101 or higher – Chemistry in Contemporary Issues ('C' or better)

Tier 1 Written Communication Course (T1WC)*
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (‘C’ or better) (T1QR)*
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (‘C’ or better) (T2MB)*
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development (‘C’ or better)

 

Select one:
MAT 100 – Intermediate Algebra (‘C’ or better)
MAT 102 – Intermediate Algebra Extended (‘C’ or better)
MAT 108 – Mathematics for the Natural Sciences  (or higher) (‘C’ or better)