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.

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Suggested BSN Lower Division Curriculum

Semester 1

UAH Course Semester Hours
EH 101 Freshman Composition I 3 SH
PY 101 Psychology 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 II 3 SH
HY 103 or 104* History 3 SH
CH 101 and CH 105 Intro to Chemistry w/lab 4 SH

NUR 201/SOC

Nursing Options/Sociology 3 SH

PHL/CM

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
NUR 202 Healthy Living Across the Lifespan 3 SH

EH 207*

Literature I 3 SH

BYS 215

Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4 SH
Total SH 14 SH

Semester 4

UAH Course Semester Hours
BYS 216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab 4 SH
EH208 Literature II 3 SH
PY 300/SOC 303 Statistics 3 SH

PY 201

Lifespan Development
(a Human Growth and Development course)
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.

*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 (HY 103/104) or US History (HY 221/222)

*Literature: Literature I (EH 207) or Literature II (EH 208)

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

BSN Upper Division Nursing Curriculum

Semester 1

UAH Course Sem. Hours Clinical Hours
NUR 301 Professional Concepts in Nursing 3 -
NUR 303 Health Assessment 3 45
NUR 304 Applied Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3 -
NUR 309 Clinical Informatics in Nursing 2 -
NUR 311 Clinical Calculations in Nursing 1 -
Total hours 12 45

Semester 2

UAH Course Sem. Hours Clinical Hours
NUR 310 Professional Practice in Nursing I 6 180
NUR 312 Gerontological Nursing Care 3 45
NUR 321 Pharmacology in Nursing 3 -
Total hours 12 225

Semester 3

UAH Course Sem. Hours Clinical Hours
NUR 305 Nursing Process for Mental Health and Illness 4 45
NUR 307 Inquiry into Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3 -
NUR 308 Nursing Care of Adults; Alteration in Health I 9 225
Total hours 16 270

Semester 4

UAH Course Sem. Hours Clinical Hours
NUR 401 Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult 4 45
NUR 403 Maternal-Infant Nursing 4 45
NUR 404 Family Centered Nursing Care of Children 4 45
Total hours 12 135

Semester 5

UAH Course Sem. Hours Clinical Hours
NUR 405 Community Health Nursing 4 45
NUR 407 Professional Practice in Nursing II 8 225
NUR 408 Professional Practice in Nursing III Seminar 2 -
Total hours 14 270

Upper Division Total Hours = 66

Total Clinical Hours = 945

Total Program Hours = 126