Medical Education

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of (122) hours of course work. In this baccalaureate completion program, up to sixty- one (61) credit hours are awarded for successful completion of an associate degree or diploma program in nursing which includes courses in the nursing major and general education. The completion program requires an additional 21 credit hours in general education and 40 credit hours in upper level nursing and major courses for a minimum of 122 credit hours. All nursing (NSG) courses are designed to be completed in a five week period.

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in the following courses prior to enrolling in the Nursing Course Sequence outlined below:

  • BUS 310 Introduction to Financial Management**
  • MAT 201 Introductory Statistics*
  • ENG 302 Professional Research and Reporting*
  • SOC 313 Diversity*

Completion of the aforementioned courses will be required for graduation. Students who do not complete the aforementioned courses prior to starting the Nursing Course Sequence must meet with the advisor to create a plan for adding these courses into the student’s curriculum plan.

Fall Nursing Course Sequence+

Fall
Course #
Credit Hours
ENG 315 Creative Writing 3
NSG 300** Nursing in Society 3
NSG 301** Health Assessment 3
NSG 303** Nursing Leadership 3
TOTAL 12
Spring I
Course #
Credit Hours
Elective General Education or Non-Major Elective 3
NSG 302** Coping with Grief and Loss 3
NSG 305** Health Policy 3
NSG 313** Nursing Informatics 3
TOTAL 12
Summer I
Course #
Credit Hours
Elective* General Education or Non-Major Elective 3
NSG 406** Quality and Safety in Nursing 3
TOTAL 6
Summer II 
Course #
Credit Hours
HSL 410** Legal and Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society 3
NSG 407** Nursing Research 3
TOTAL 6
Fall II 
Course #
Credit Hours
COM 301* Communication, Culture and Community 3
NSG 403** Current Issues and Trends 3
NSG 410** Health and Population Service 4
NSG 411** Transitions in Care 3
TOTAL 13
Associate Degree Credit 61
BSN Completion Program ( 40 Major; 21 Gen Ed) 61
TOTAL 122

General Education Course
** Major Course
+This curriculum may be adapted for part time students.

Spring Nursing Course Sequence+

Spring 
Course #
Credit Hours
ENG 315* Creative Writing 3
NSG 300** Nursing in Society 3
NSG 301** Health Assessment 3
NSG 303** Nursing Leadership 3
TOTAL 12
Summer I 
Course #
Credit Hours
NSG 305** Health Policy 3
NSG 313** Nursing Informatics 3
TOTAL 9
Summer II 
Course #
Credit Hours
HSL 410** Legal and Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society 3
NSG 302** Coping with Grief and Loss 3
TOTAL 6
Fall 
Course #
Credit Hours
Elective* General Education or Non-Major Elective 3
COM 301* Communication, Culture and Community 3
NSG 406** Quality and Safety in Nursing 3
NSG 410** Health and Population Service 4
TOTAL 13
Spring II
Course #
Credit Hours
NSG 403 ** Current Issues and Trends 3
NSG 407** Nursing Research 3
NSG 411** Transitions in Care 3
Elective General Education or Non-Major Elective 3
TOTAL 12
Associate Degree Credit 61
BSN Completion Program (40 Major; 21 Gen Ed) 61
TOTAL 122

* General Education Course
** Major Course
+ This curriculum may be adapted for part time students.
General Education Electives#

Humanities/Fine Arts Natural Sciences
HUM 310 Art BIO 410 Advanced Applications of HumanAnatomy and Physiology
HUM 315 Women in Art BIO 420 Functional Kinesiology
BIO 430 Fundamentals in Neuroscience
Interdisciplinary Health Studies  BIO 440 Pathophysiology
IHS 405 Critical Thinking
Social Sciences
Math ENV 301 Environmental Health
IHS 401 Applied Statistics and Research Methods SOC 320 Sociology of Health and Illness

Non-Major Electives#

HSL 303 Health Services Supervision IHS 301 Yoga I
HSL 330 Human Resources Management IHS 302 Yoga II
HSL 341 Issues in Performance Improvement IHS 303 Yoga III
HSL 400 Organizational Dynamics & Communications IHS 304 Yoga IV
HSL 403 Current Issues in Health Services Management IHS 310 Infant Massage
IHS 320 Healing Touch


#Some electives are offered in hybrid format, requiring some on-campus attendance. Check course description for additional information.

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