RN-4, BS

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredits
UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community 1 1
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 4
CHE 113 Principles of Chemistry for the Health Professions 4
BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 110 Composition 3
 Credits16
Spring
NURS 110 Essentials of Professional Nursing 2
BIO 153 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 120 Critical Writing 4
MAT 134 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
Core 3
All students are encouraged to take the required learning community courses in the freshman year.  
 Credits16
Year 2
Fall
NURS 202 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 4
NURS 212 Professional and Therapeutic Communication 3
NURS 280 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I 3
Core (2) 6
 Credits16
Spring
BIO 254 Basic Microbiology 4
NURS 282 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 11 3
NURS 360 Medical Surgical Nursing: Foundations 5
Core (1) 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
NURS 298 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research (or Core) 3
NURS 340
Women's Health, Maternal and Newborn Nursing
or Child Health Nursing
5
NURS 380 Adult Nursing: Acute and Chronic Care 5
Core 3
 Credits16
Spring
NURS 298 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research (or Core) 3
NURS 340
Women's Health, Maternal and Newborn Nursing
or Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
3-5
NURS 350 Child Health Nursing 5
Core (2) 6
 Credits17-19
Year 4
Fall
NURS 470 Advanced Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Illness 4
NURS 474 Leadership and Management 3
NURS 478
Ethics and Excellence in Nursing
or Community and Environmental Health Nursing
2-3
NURS 436 Gerontological Nursing - Care of the Older Adult 3
Core (2) 6
 Credits18-19
Spring
NURS 470 Advanced Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Illness 4
NURS 478
Ethics and Excellence in Nursing
or Community and Environmental Health Nursing
2-3
NURS 436 Gerontological Nursing - Care of the Older Adult 3
NURS 480 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice 4
Core (1) 3
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits130-134

Nursing Elective: Nursing electives can be taken at any time during the program.

To meet graduation requirements of 123 credits, it is suggested that students take the recommended 15 or 16 credits per semester.

Minimum passing grade for all Nursing classes: C+

Passing grade for CHE 113 Principles of Chemistry for the Health Professions, BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 153 Anatomy and Physiology II and BIO 254 Basic Microbiology: C+

Passing grade for PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology: D

Total Credit Hours: 123