Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This program consists of 125 to 126 semester hours of coursework. All students must complete the University's Core Curriculum. In some cases, a course that is required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing may also be used to fulfill a requirement of the core curriculum. In order to meet prerequisites, students must take most of the nursing courses in a specific sequence. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and have fulfilled the prescribed course of study and clinical practice required to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse.

Foreign Language Requirement

Students may fulfill the foreign language component of the University's basic education requirements by completing two years of a single foreign language in high school, by earning an appropriate score on one of the placement examinations administered by the University, or by completing two semesters of college coursework in a single foreign language in addition to the degree requirements given below. If the foreign language requirement will be fulfilled by transfer credit, credit by examination, or extension or correspondence courses, it must be fulfilled before the first semester of the student's senior year. Nursing 354 may not be counted toward the foreign language requirement. For students who take college coursework to complete the foreign language requirement, Spanish is recommended.

Flag Requirements

In the process of fulfilling the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, students must fulfill flag requirements. Students must earn credit for one flag in ethics and leadership, one flag in global cultures, one flag in cultural diversity, one flag in independent inquiry, one flag in quantitative reasoning, and three flags in writing.

Courses with flags are identified in the Course Schedule. For additional information about flag requirements, see Additional Basic Education Requirements.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

First Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
RHE 3063BIO 311C3GOV 310L3
CH 3013NTR 3063American History Core Course3
SDS 3023E 316L, 316M, 316N, or 316P3 
UGS 302 or 3033PSY 3013 
Visual and Performing Arts Core Course3N 3093 
 15 15 6
Second Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
American History Core Course 3N 3203 
BIO 446L4N 2242 
BIO 326M3N 127P1 
N 3103N 3213 
PSY 304 or HDF 313 and HDF 113L3-4BIO 365S3 
 BIO 165U1 
 GOV 312L or 312P3 
 16-17 16
Third Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
N 3563N 2652 
N 256P2N 365P3 
N 3253N 255C2 
N 325P3N 157P1 
N 2642N 2232 
 N 2782 
 PHM 3383 
 13 15
Fourth Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
N 2662N 2752 
N 366P3N 375P3 
N 255D2N 2742 
N 355P3N 3773 
N 3543N 277P2 
N 2502N 279P2 
 15 14
Total credit hours: 125-126