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BSN Curriculum and Prerequisites

There are two components to the BSN curriculum. The lower division (pre-professional) component is for students admitted to the university with a nursing major. The upper division (professional) component includes the clinical component of the nursing curriculum and is restricted to students who have been admitted to the nursing program.

Jump to Upper Division Curriculum:

Suggested BSN Lower Division Curriculum

Semester 1

UAH Course   Semester Hours 
 EH 101  Freshman Composition  3 SH 
 SOC 100   Sociology 3 SH 
 BYS 119   Biology w/lab 4 SH 

 MA 110 or MA 112

 Finite Mathematics or Pre-Calculus Algebra  3 SH 

 FYE 101

 Charger Success 1 SH 
 Total SH  14 SH 

Semester 2

UAH Course   Semester Hours 
 EH 102  Freshman Composition  3 SH 
 HY*   History 3 SH 
 CH 101 and CH 105  Chemistry w/lab 4 SH 

 PY 101

 Psychology  3 SH 

 PHL/COM 

 Philosophy/Ethics/Logic/Speech  3 SH 
 Total SH  16 SH 

Semester 3

UAH Course   Semester Hours 
 BYS 214  Infection and Immunity w/Lab
 (a microbiology course) 
4 SH
 BYS 215  Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab  4 SH 

 EH*

 Literature  3 SH 

 PY 201

 Lifespan Development
 (a Human Growth & Development course) 
3 SH 
 Total SH  14 SH 

Semester 4

UAH Course   Semester Hours 
 BYS 216  Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab  4 SH 
 HY or SS**   History or Social Science Elective 3 SH 
 PY 300/SOC 303   Statistics 3 SH 

 EH or AH**

 Literature or Arts/Humanities Elective 3 SH 

 AR/MU/CM*

 Fine Arts (Art/Music/Theatre) 3 SH 
 Total SH  16 SH 


Lower Division Total Hours = 60 Semester Hours

Summer semesters are optional and are great alternatives to decrease credit hours or satisfy coursework.

Note: All prerequisite courses must be completed with a "C" or better. Students who have earned 30 semester hours of coursework at UAH by the application deadline and meet the priority GPA, qualify for priority admission consideration.

* Fine Arts - Choose one of the following: ARH 100 or 101 or 103 (Art History/Appreciation) ARS 123 or 160 (Drawing) or 250 (Photography) or CM 122 (Theater) or MU 100 (Music Appreciation) 

* History - Choose one: World History (103/104) or US History (221/222)

* Literature - Choose one: Literature I or II (207/208)

* Sequence Requirement: Students must complete a two course sequence in Literature or History

** Social Science Electives: Any psychology, sociology, history, political science, economics, or geography

** Arts/Humanities Electives: Any art, music, literature, theatre, speech, philosophy, ethics, or foreign language

BSN Upper Division Nursing Curriculum

Please Note: Students are expected to follow the program of study based on the semester admitted. Exceptions to the program of study must be approved by the Associate Dean.

Upper Division Total Hours: 69 Semester Hours

Total Program Hours: 129 Semester Hours

Fall Admission

Semester 1 (Fall)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 302  Nursing and Health Promotion 3 SH
 NUR 303  Health Assessment (42 clinical hours)  3 SH
 NUR 304  Applied Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3 SH
 NUR 310  Professional Practice in Nursing I (168 clinical hours)  6 SH

Semester 2 (Spring)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 305  Nursing Process for Mental Health and Illness (84 clinical hours) 6 SH
 NUR 308  Nursing Care of Adults with Alterations in Health I 7 SH
 NUR 321  Pharmacology in Nursing 3 SH

Semester 3 (Summer)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 307  Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing 3 SH
 NUR 402  Population Based Health Care   3 SH
 NUR 406  Leadership and Management in Nursing  3 SH

Semester 4 (Fall)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 401  Nursing Care of Adults with Alterations in Health II (126 clinical hours)  7 SH
 NUR 403  Family Centered Parent-Infant Nursing (42 clinical hours)  4 SH
 NUR 404  Family Centered Nursing Care of Children (42 clinical hours) 4 SH

Semester 5 (Spring)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 405  Community Health Nursing (84 clinical hours)  6 SH
 NUR 407  Professional Practice in Nursing II (168 clinical hours)  7 SH
 NUR 408  Professional Practice in Nursing III Seminar 1 SH

 

Spring Admission

Semester 1 (Spring)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 303  Health Assessment (42 clinical hours) 3 SH
 NUR 304  Applied Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3 SH
 NUR 310  Professional Practice in Nursing I (168 clinical hours) 6 SH

Semester 2 (Summer - 1st mini-session)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 302  Nursing and Health Promotion 3 SH
 NUR 307  Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing  3 SH

Semester 3 (Fall)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 305  Nursing Process for Mental Health and Illness (84 clinical hours) 6 SH
 NUR 308  Nursing Care of Adults with Alterations in Health I 7 SH
 NUR 321  Pharmacology in Nursing 3 SH

Semester 4 (Spring)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 401  Nursing Care of Adults with Alterations in Health II (126 clinical hours) 7 SH
 NUR 403  Family-Centered Parent-Infant Nursing (42 clinical hours) 4 SH
 NUR 404  Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children (42 clinical hours) 4 SH

Semester 5 (Summer - 2nd mini-session)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 402  Population Based Health Care 3 SH
 NUR 406  Leadership and Management in Nursing 3 SH

Semester 6 (Fall)

UAH Course Semester Hours
 NUR 405  Community Health Nursing (84 clinical hours) 6 SH
 NUR 407  Professional Practice in Nursing II (168 clinical hours) 7 SH
 NUR 408  Professional Practice in Nursing III Seminar 1 SH