Nursing, B.S. (for RNs)
The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. 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.
120 Overall Credits Required
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (LEP) AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
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, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements. These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.
Tier 1 – Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (‘C’ or better)
Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (‘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.
27 Credits Required
RN Nursing Requirements
(‘C+’ or better is required in all RN Nursing Requirements)
- NUR 459 - Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing
- NUR 444 - Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice
- NUR 465 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing II
- NUR 467 - Care Across the Continuum for Special Populations
28 Credits Required
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)
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (‘C’ or better) (T1QR)*
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (‘C’ or better) (T2MB)*
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development (‘C’ or better)