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BSN Curriculum

BSN Curriculum

Download printable BSN Program of Study - Class of 2017

FRESHMAN YEAR

The following courses will be completed:

UPNS 103

Nutrition for Wellness (Fall or Spring) 3 credits
UPNS 108

Freshman Seminar (Fall only)

1 credit
UPNS 111 (W) Contemporary Professional Nursing  (Fall or Spring) 3 credits
UPNS 112 Information Technology and Nursing Practice
(Fall or Spring)
3 credits
UPNS 113 Human Development and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (Fall or Spring) 3 credits
UPNS 114 Service Learning: Health in Communities (SL) (Spring only) 2 credits
BIOL 101/102 Introduction to Life Processes / Lab (Fall only) 3 credits
UCOR 101 (W) Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum 
(Fall or Spring)
3 credits
UCOR 102 (W) Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing 
(Fall or Spring)
3 credits
COSC 030 Research and Information Skills Lab (Fall or Spring) 1 credit
UCOR *** Basic Philosophical Questions OR other University Core
(Fall or Spring) See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits
UCOR *** Theology Core OR other University Core (Fall or Spring)
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 31 credits

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

UPNS 207

Health Assessment (4 theory / 2 clinical lab)

6 credits

UPNS 214 (W)

Fundamentals of Nursing  (4 theory / 2 clinical lab)

6 credits

BIOL 207/208

Anatomy and Physiology I / Lab

4 credits

TOTAL: 16 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 323 Adult Health and Illness (3 theory / 3 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 219 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I 3 credits
BIOL 209/210 Anatomy and Physiology II / Lab 4 credits
BIOL 203/204 Introductory Microbiology / Lab 4 credits

TOTAL: 17 credits

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
UPNS 217 Behavioral and Community Health (4 theory / 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 337 Nursing for Women and Children's Health
(3 theory / 3 clinical)
6 credits
UPNS 325 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice II 3 credits
UPNS 326 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3 credits

TOTAL: 18 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 324 Cultural Applications in Clinical Practice 3 credits
UPNS 338 Gerontological Nursing Practice (4 theory / 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 339 (W) Genetics in Nursing and Health 3 credits
MATH 125 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 credits
UCOR *** Creative Arts Core OR other University Core
See the
Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 18 credits

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
UPNS 400 Critically Ill Adult (4 theory / 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 411 Nursing Ethics Across the Lifespan 3 credits
UPNS 421 Role Preparation I 3 credits
UPNS 423 (W) Evidence Based Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice 3 credits
UCOR *** Faith and Reason Core OR other University Core
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 18 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 426 Leadership and Management in Clinical Environments
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
6 credits
UPNS 427 Role Preparation II 3 credits
*** Elective 3 credits
UCOR *** Social Justice Core OR other University Core
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 15 credits

Total Credits: 133

NURSING COURSE     SCIENCE COURSE    UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

W - Writing Intensive         R - Recitation as needed

Course descriptions also available on the Online Undergraduate Course Catalog
Nursing courses begin with UPNS

Revisions to curricula are ongoing.