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Nursing (Accelerated BSN Program for Second Degree Students)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: NURA

Degree: BSN

Unit: Nursing

Second degree students must present official transcripts of course work completed in their first degree. By virtue of having completed a first bachelors degree, it is assumed that many of the course requirements in the pre-professional curriculum will be complete.

The following science and non-science courses, or an acceptable transfer equivalency, must be completed prior to beginning the nursing clinical courses.  It is essential that each individual receive specific advising on their program of study.

Prerequisite Courses

Science Courses
Type Hours
CHEM 105, Chemistry for Health Professionals 4
BIOL 102, Introduction to Biological Systems 3
BIOL 257, Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 258, Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 260, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 261, Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 262, Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
NURS 338, Lifespan Pathophysiology 4
NURS 395, Pharmacology 3
Total 25
Non-Science Courses
Type Hours
PSYC 363, Lifespan Developmental Psych.
(or acceptable equivalent see advisor)
3 *
HSS 303, Human Nutrition 3
MATH 109, Elementary Statistics
(or SOC 301 or PSYC 312)
PHIL 323 or PHIL 321 or PHIL 222 3*
Total 12*

*May take as Pass/Fail option

Required Nursing Clinical Courses

Type Hours
NURS 361, Community Health Nursing 6
NURS 363, Health Assessment 3
NURS 364, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions 
NURS 366, Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice 
NURS 371, Adult Health Nursing 8
NURS 372, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 
NURS 374, Nursing Research for Evidence-based Practice 
NURS 461, Childbearing Family Nursing 4
NURS 463, Nursing Leadership and Management
NURS 464, Child Health Nursing 6
NURS 466, Global Health Care Issues 2
NURS 471, Synthesis of Complex Health Needs 5
NURS 472, Transition to Nursing Practice 2
NURS 473, Community Leadership Practicum 
NURS 474, Capstone Professional Nursing Practicum 
 Total 59 


Type Hours
Minimum hours from previous baccalaureate degree 24-25
Minimum Total 120



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