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Second Degree BSN Curriculum

How Credits are Calculated:

Transfer credits from your previous degree 36 credits
Prerequisites taken for the Second Degree Program 25 credits
Credits taken at Duquesne University School of Nursing
in the Second Degree Program
67 credits
Total Credits for the Second Degree Program 128 credits

Upon completion of the BSN, students are eligible to apply to begin graduate nursing coursework in one of three Master of Science in Nursing specialties: Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, or Nursing Education and Faculty Role.

12-month Program of Study

Curriculum for Fall 2015

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FALL SEMESTER
UPNS 111 W Contemporary Professional Nursing 3 credits
UPNS 112 Information Technology and Nursing Practice 3 credits
UPNS 218 Health Assessment (3 theory - 1 clinical lab) 4 credits
UPNS 200 Fundamentals of Nursing (4 theory - 2 clinical lab) 6 credits
UPNS 326 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3 credits
UPNS 339 W

Genetics in Nursing and Health

3 credits
  22 credits
SPRING SEMESTER
UPNS 309 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3 credits
UPNS 323 Adult Health and Illness (4 theory - 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 337 Nursing for Women and Children's Health (4 theory - 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 354

Behavioral and Community Health (4 theory - 2 clinical)

6 credits
UPNS 411 Nursing Ethics Across the Lifespan 3 credits
24 credits
SUMMER SEMESTER
UPNS 400 Critically Ill Adult (4 theory - 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 422 Role Prep 3 credits
UPNS 423 Evidence Based Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice 3 credits
UPNS 426 Leadership and Management in Clinical Environments (4 theory - 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 430

Gerontological Nursing Practice

3 credits
21 credits
Curriculum Total = 67 Credits

W =  Writing Intensive

Revisions to courses and curricula are ongoing.