Nursing, B.S.

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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 

This program has a separate admission process. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (55 Credits)

(‘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 350 – Clinical Application Nutrition
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 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 (‘C+’ or better) (T3)*
NUR 444 – Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice
Two 1 credit Nursing electives

Non-Course Requirements
All students accepted into the nursing program are required to take the Medication Test during the summer before entering the program. Students must pass the Medication Test with a grade of 100. Students are given three opportunities to achieve the passing standard. The Medication Test is offered prior to start of fall classes. All students are required to take this test at the initial offering. Students who fail to achieve 100 percent by the third Medication Test will not be able to enroll in clinical courses or laboratory courses in the fall or spring semester and must begin as a part-time nursing student. The exam may be repeated the following summer. Failure to meet the passing standard after three additional attempts will result in dismissal from the program. Information regarding this mandatory test is sent with the acceptance packet to students admitted to the program.

All students are required to take a comprehensive nursing exam and achieve the benchmark score of 900 set by the Department of Nursing. If students have not met the benchmark during the testing period, students are required to submit evidence of registration in a formal NCLEX-RN review course.

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS (38 Credits)

'C+' or better required in all Cognate Requirements

BIO 200 – Human Biology I 
BIO 201 – Human Biology II 
BIO 120 or BIO 233 - Microbiology or Introductory Microbiology 
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (T2PR)*
CHE 125 – Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (T2LE)*
ENG 112 or ENG 120 - Writing Arguments or Writing Arguments for Bilingual Students (T1WC)*
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)*
PHY 103 - Physics and Technology for Health Professionals (T1TF)*
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development 

Select one:
MAT 108 – Mathematics for the Natural Sciences
MAT 112 – Algebra for Business and the Sciences
MAT 120 – College Algebra
MAT 122 – Precalculus
MAT 124 - Finite Mathematics
MAT 139 – Short Course in Calculus
MAT 150 – Calculus I
MAT 151 – Calculus II