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