BME/BSN Curriculum

5-year BME/BSN Program

The five-year BME/BSN program is a total of 206 credits. Use the tabs below to view curriculum by year. Course descriptions are available on the Online Undergraduate Course Catalog. Nursing courses begin with UPNS, and BME courses begin with BMED. BRDG courses are a part of the University's Bridges Common Learning Experience curriculum.

Revisions to courses and curricula are ongoing.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BMED 100 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3
CHEM 121/R/L General Chemistry I/Lab 4/1
MATH 115 Calculus I 4
PHYS 211/R/L General Analytical Physics/Lab 3/1
BRDG 103 Interprofessional Education Health Research Skills 1
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BMED 110 Introduction to Programming 3
CHEM 122/R/L General Chemistry II/Lab 4/1
MATH 116 Calculus II 4
PHYS 211/R/L General Analytical Physics/Lab 3/1
Total 16

Year 2

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BIOL 111L Biology I/Lab 4
BIOL 207/208 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 3/1
BMED 201 Electronics and Instrument I 3
MATH 215 Calculus III 4
BRDG 101 First Year Writing I 3
Total 18

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BIOL 112/L Biology II/Lab 4
BIOL 209/210 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 3/1
BMED 202 Electronics and Instrument II 3
MATH 314 Differential Equations 3
BRDG 102 First Year Writing II 3
Total 17
Year 3

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BMED 210 Thermodynamics 3
BMED 310 Biosignals and Systems 3
BMED 430 Engineering Computation 3
BRDG 104 Essential Questions Small Sem. 3
MATH 301 Statistics I 3
UPNS 103 Nutrition for Wellness 3
Total 18

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BIOL 203/204 Introductory Microbiology/Lab 3/1
BMED 220 Introduction to Biomaterials 3
BMED 320 Biofluid Mechanics 3
BRDG 105 Foundational Ethics Course 3
MATH 302W Statistics II 3
UPNS 113 Human Development and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3
Total 19

W=Writing Intensive

Year 4

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 119 Contemporary Professional Nursing and Technology 3
UPNS 124 Cultural Issues in Health Care 3
UPNS 200 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Clinical Ethics 6
UPNS 218 Health Assessment 4
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BRDG Communication & Creative Expression 3
BRDG Social & Historical Reasoning 3
UPNS 309 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3
UPNS 232 Adult Health and Illness I 6
UPNS 411W Nursing Ethics Across the Lifespan 3
Total 18

Summer Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BMED 490 Research 3
BMED BMED Elective 3
UPNS 431 Enhancing Quality and Safety Through Evidence Based Practice and Technologies 3
THEO or PHIL course as needed 3
Total 12

W=Writing Intensive

Year 5

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BMED 440W Capstone I 5
BMED BMED Elective 3
BRDG Cultural Fluency and Responsivity 3
UPNS 326 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3
UPNS 339 Genetics in Nursing and Health 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
BMED 441W Capstone II 5
BMED BMED Elective 3
UPNS 344 Nursing for Children's Health 3
UPNS 348 Nursing for Maternal-Newborn Health 3
UPNS 355 Behavioral Health 3
UPNS 357 Population Health 3
Total 20

Summer Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 400 Critically Ill Adult 6
UPNS 453 Transitions to Professional Practice 3
UPNS 462 Leadership and Management Theory and Practice in Clinical Environments 6
UPNS 460 Advanced Clinical Concepts in Gerontology 3
Total 18

W=Writing Intensive