Recommended Academic Plan - Nursing B.S.N. (NURS)

Effective Date: Fall 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 141 - Introductory Physiology (GN)Notes for: BIOL 141

BIOL 141

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 129 - Mammalian Anatomy (GN) Notes for: BIOL 129

BIOL 129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3/4
3
BIOL 142 - Physiology LaboratoryNotes for: BIOL 142

BIOL 142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology (GS) Notes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities

3
3
1
Total credits 17/18

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 141 - Introductory Physiology (GN)Notes for: BIOL 141

BIOL 141

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 129 - Mammalian Anatomy (GN) Notes for: BIOL 129

BIOL 129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3/4
HD FS 129 - Intro to Human Development and Family Studies (GS) Notes for: HD FS 129

HD FS 129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities

3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification

3
3
BIOL 142 - Physiology LaboratoryNotes for: BIOL 142

BIOL 142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 16/17

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 101 - Introductory Chemistry (GN)Notes for: CHEM 101

CHEM 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I and CHEM 111 - Experimental Chemistry I Notes for: CHEM 110 & CHEM 111

CHEM 110 & CHEM 111

CHEM 111 is a one-credit introductory general chemistry laboratory.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3/4
MICRB 106 - Elementary Microbiology (GN)Notes for: MICRB 106

MICRB 106

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MICRB 107 - Elementary Microbiology Laboratory (GN)Notes for: MICRB 107

MICRB 107

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
2
NURS 251 - Health AssessmentNotes for: NURS 251

NURS 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

2/3
Total credits 14/16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
SOC 001 - Introductory SociologyNotes for: SOC 001

SOC 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SOC 005 - Social ProblemsNotes for: SOC 005

SOC 005

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics Notes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 250 - Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250

STAT 250

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3/4
NURS 225 - PathophysiologyNotes for: NURS 225

NURS 225

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 230 - Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Notes for: NURS 230

NURS 230

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NUTR 251 - Introductory Principles of Nutrition (GHA)Notes for: NUTR 251

NUTR 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16/17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 305 - Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts Notes for: NURS 305

NURS 305

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 301 - Nursing Care of the Adult Client Requiring Medical-Surgical InterventionNotes for: NURS 301

NURS 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 310 - Therapeutic Nursing Care of the Older Adult Client in a Variety of SettingsNotes for: NURS 310

NURS 310

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 200W - Understanding and Applying Nursing ResearchNotes for: NURS 200W

NURS 200W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 350 - Professional Role Development II: Ethics, Legal and Genetic IssuesNotes for: NURS 350

NURS 350

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
NURS 306 - Nursing Care of Children and AdolescentsNotes for: NURS 306

NURS 306

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 320 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family and Gynecological ClientNotes for: NURS 320

NURS 320

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Total credits 14

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 450A - Professional Role Development III: Leadership and ManagementNotes for: NURS 450A

NURS 450A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
NURS 405A - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part ANotes for: NURS 405A

NURS 405A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 415 - Community and Family Health Nursing (US;IL)Notes for: NURS 415

NURS 415

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

^ Typically students need 18 credits in electives.
3
Total credits 13

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 450B - Professional Role Development III: Clinical CapstoneNotes for: NURS 450B

NURS 450B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 405B - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part BNotes for: NURS 405B

NURS 405B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 420 - Mental Health NursingNotes for: NURS 420

NURS 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 400 - Level Elective

NURS 400

3
Total credits 14

Additional Notes

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • MATH 021 is a prerequisite for CHEM 101. MATH 022 is a prerequisite for CHEM 110. If a student places higher than MATH 021, any GQ may be scheduled. BIOL 141 and BIOL 129 must be passed with a quality grade of C or better to progress to 200-level nursing courses.

 

 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

CHEM 110 & CHEM 111
CHEM 111 is a one-credit introductory general chemistry laboratory.
ENGL 202
Typically students need 18 credits in electives.
Elective
^ Typically students need 18 credits in electives.