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BSN Curriculum

4-year BSN Program Curriculum

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
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) (Fall or Spring) 2 credits
BIOL 101/101L Introduction to Life Processes / Lab (Fall only) 4 credits
UCOR 101 Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum  (Fall or Spring) 3 credits
UCOR 102 Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing (Fall or Spring) 3 credits
UCOR 103 Interprofessional Education Health Research Skills (Fall only) 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: 32 credits

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

UPNS 200

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Clinical Ethics (4 theory / 2 clinical lab)

6 credits

UPNS 218/218L

Health Assessment (3 theory / 1 clinical lab)

4 credits

BIOL 207/208

Anatomy and Physiology I / Lab

4 credits

TOTAL: 14 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 219 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice I 3 credits
UPNS 323 Adult Health and Illness (4 theory / 2 clinical) 6 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 325 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice II 3 credits
UPNS 326 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3 credits
UPNS 344 Nursing for Children's Health (2 theory /1 clinical) 3 credits
UPNS 348 Nursing for Maternal-Newborn Health (2 theory /1 clinical) 3 credits
UPNS 355 Behavioral Health  (2 theory /1 clinical) 3 credits
UPNS 357 Population Health (2 theory /1 clinical) 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
Genetics in Nursing and Health 3 credits
MATH 125 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 credits
UCOR *** 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 W
Nursing Ethics Across the Lifespan 3 credits
UPNS 420 Role Preparation I 3 credits
UPNS 423 Evidence Based Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice 3 credits
UCOR *** Faith and Reason Core OR University Core
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 18 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 422 Role Preparation II 3 credits
UPNS 426 Leadership and Management in Clinical Environments
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
6 credits
*** Elective 3 credits
UCOR *** University Core - See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog 3 credits

TOTAL: 15 credits

Total Credits: 132

NURSING COURSE     SCIENCE COURSE    UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

W - Writing Intensive         R - Recitation as needed

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

A grade of "C+" or better must be attained in all nursing courses and a grade of "C" or better must be attained in all non-nursing courses, including electives and laboratory courses, in order to progress in the nursing curriculum. A GPA of 2.3 is required by the end of the second semester of the freshman year in order to progress to the sophomore clinical courses and is the minimum acceptable GPA for the remainder of the program.

Revisions to courses and curricula are ongoing.