B.S. in Nursing - Second Degree Program - Requirements

Core Courses

Humanities: 5 courses distributed as follows:

  • English (6 credits)
  • Philosophy (3 credits)
  • Ethics (3 credits)
  • Religious Studies (3 credits)

Prerequisites: 6 courses

  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • Anatomy and physiology (8 credits)
  • Microbiology (4 credits)
  • Chemistry (4 credits)

Selected prerequisite requirements may be met through challenge exams or transfer of credit from approved academic institutions.

General Electives: 11 courses (33 credits)

Summer 1

Credits
NS 110 Introduction to Professional Nursing
3
NS 112 Healthcare Delivery Systems
3
NS 270 Health Assessment
4
NS 272 Geriatric Nursing
4
NS 307 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
3
Total  
17

Fall 1

Credits
NS 301 Wellness to Illness
4
NS 303 Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
3
NS 305 Mental Health Nursing
4
NS 312 Patterns of Illness I
5
Total  
16

Spring 1

Credits
NS 310 Research in Nursing
3
NS 314 Nursing of Women and the Childbearing Family
4
NS 323 Nursing of Children and Family
4
NS 325 Patterns of Illness II
5
Total  
16

Summer 2

Credits
NS 321 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management
3
NS 330 Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing
4
NS 332 Transition: Professional Nursing Practice
4
Total  
11