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

CourseDescriptionSemester Hours
Total Semester Hours 14 hours
EH 101 Freshman Composition I 3 hours
PY 101 Psychology 3 hours
BYS 119 Biology w/lab 4 hours
MA 110 or MA 112 Finite Mathematics or Pre-Calculus Algebra 3 hours
FYE 101 Charger Success 1 hours

Semester 2

CourseDescriptionSemester Hours
Total Semester Hours 16 hours
EH 102 Freshman Composition II 3 hours
HY 103 or 104* History 3 hours
CH 101 andCH 105 Intro to Chemistry w/lab 4 hours
NUR 201/SOC Nursing Options/Sociology 3 hours
PHL/CM Philosophy/Ethics/Logic/Speech 3 hours

Semester 3

CourseDescriptionSemester Hours
Total Semester Hours 14 hours
BYS 214 Infection and Immunity w/lab
(a Microbiology course)
4 hours
NUR 202 Healthy Living Across the Lifespan 3 hours
EH 207* Literature I 3 hours
BYS 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4 hours

Semester 4

CourseDescriptionSemester Hours
Total Semester Hours 16 hours
BYS 216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab 4 hours
EH208 Literature II 3 hours
PY 300/SOC 303 Statistics 3 hours
PY 201
Lifespan Development (Human Growth and Development course) 3 hours
AR/MU/CM* Fine Arts (Art/Music/Theatre) 3 hours
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

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

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

Semester 5

Course Description Semester Hours Clinical Hours
Total Hours 14 hours 270 hours
NUR 405 Community Health Nursing 4 hours 45 hours
NUR 407 Professional Practice in Nursing II 8 hours 225 hours
NUR 408 Professional Practice in Nursing III Seminar 2 hours -
Upper Division Total Hours = 66
Total Clinical Hours = 945
Total Program Hours = 126

College of Nursing: 4-Year Rolling Class Schedule, Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

  F15S16M16F16S17F17S18F18S19
NUR 102 Multi-Dimensions of Nursing N Y N N Y N Y N Y
NUR 202 Healthy Living Across the Lifespan Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 301 Professional Concepts in Nursing Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 303* Health Assessment Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 304 Applied Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 305* (OLD) Mental Health & Illness Y N N N N N N N N
NUR 305* (NEW) Nursing Process for Mental Health & Illness N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 307 Inquiry into Evidence-Based Nursing Practice N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 308* (OLD) Care of Adults w/Alter. In Health I Y N Y N N N N N N
NUR 308* (NEW) Nursing Care of Adults;Alteration in Health N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 309 Clinical Informatics in Nursing Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 310* Professional Practice in Nursing I N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 311 Clinical Calculations in Nursing Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 312* Gerentological Nursing Care N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 321 Pharmacology in Nursing Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 401* (OLD) Care of Adults w/Alter. In Health II Y Y N N N N N N N
NUR 401* (NEW) Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 402* (OLD) Population Based Health Care N N Y N N N N N N
NUR 403* (OLD) Family Centered Parent-Infant Nursing Y Y N N N N N N N
NUR 403* (NEW) Maternal-Infant Nursing N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 404* (OLD) Family Centered Care of Children Y Y N N N N N N N
NUR 404* (NEW) Family Centered Nursing Care of Children N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
NUR 405* Community Health Nursing Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
NUR 406* (OLD) Leadership & Management in Nursing N N Y N N N N N N
NUR 407* Professional Practice II Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
NUR 408 Professional Practice III Seminar Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y

Legend

Y Course will be offered in the designated term.
M Course will likely be offered in designated term, but availability will be determined by faculty availability and budget.
N Course will not be offered in designated term.
D Course may be made available given appropriate demand or interest.

UAH College of Nursing will make every effort to adhere to the class plan schedule, but it reserves the right to make necessary adjustments based on budget and faculty availability.

* Course has a required lab section.