Nursing, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 – Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 1 – Technological Fluency:
PHY 103 - Physics and Technology for Health Professionals (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 1 – Written Communication:
ENG 112 – Writing Arguments (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 2 – Natural World II: Life and Environment:
CHE 125 – Principles and Applications of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 3 – Capstone:
NUR 443 – Nursing Capstone (‘C+’ or better)

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


67 Credits Required

Nursing Program Prerequisites
18 Credits Required
(‘C+’ or better required in all Nursing Program Prerequisites)

BIO 200 – Human Biology I (formerly BIO 110)
BIO 201 – Human Biology II (formerly BIO 111)

Select one:

Select one:

PSY 219 – Lifespan Development

Nursing Requirements
49 Credits Required
(‘C+’ or better required in all Nursing Program Requirements)

NUR 340 – Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing
NUR 341 – Health Assessment
NUR 342 – Evidenced Based Nursing Interventions
NUR 343 – Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I
NUR 344 – Gerontological Nursing
NUR 350 – Therapeutic Nutrition
NUR 351 – Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses
NUR 352 – Adult Health Nursing
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 Response to Complex Health Problems
NUR 433 – Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice with Families Across the Lifespan
NUR 442 – Public Health Nursing: Caring for Populations and Communities
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 to successfully complete program requirements. 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.


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).