Nursing, B.S.

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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: 

This program has a separate admission process. 

120 Overall Credits Required


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 1 – Technological Fluency:
PHY 103 - Physics and Technology for Health Professionals (‘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.


55 Credits Required

Nursing Requirements

(‘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.


38 Credits Required

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

Select one ('C+' or better):



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