There are two components to the traditional 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. Please refer to the Admissions Requirements for criteria of admission to the upper division. Jump to Upper Division Curriculum BSN Lower Division Curriculum Semester 1 CourseDescriptionSemester Hours Total Semester Hours 14 hours EH 101 College Writing 3 hours PY 101 Psychology 3 hours BYS 119 with BYS 121 lab 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 College Writing 3 hours HY 103 or 104* History 3 hours CH 151 with CH 155 lab General, Organic, Biochemistry w/lab 4 hours SOC 100 or 103 Sociology or Criminology 3 hours PHL or 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 220 Health Promotion for Nursing Majors 3 hours EH 207 or 242* Literature I or Mythology 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 EH 208 Literature II 3 hours MSC or PSC or PY or SOC Statistics 3 hours PY 201 Lifespan Development (Human Growth and Development course) 3 hours AR or FMA or MU or TH* 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: No grades of "D or F" are accepted in prerequisite courses. * Fine Arts: Choose one of the following: ARH 100 or 101 or 103 (Art History/Appreciation) or ARS 160 (Drawing) or FMA 123 (Film Studies) or TH 122 (Theatre) 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 Mythology (EH 242) and Literature II (EH 208) Sequence Requirement: A two course sequence in Literature is preferred. BSN Upper Division Nursing Curriculum * Curriculum available fall and spring terms only Grading Scale The grading scale for upper-division nursing courses: 60 or lower = F, 60-74 = D, 75-79 = C, 80-89 = B, 90-100 = A Semester 1 Course Description Semester Hours Clinical Hours Total Hours 12 hours 90 hours NUR 301 Professional Concepts in Nursing 3 hours - NUR 303 Health Assessment 5 hours 90 hours NUR 304 Applied Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3 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 15 hours 225 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 8 hours 180 hours Semester 4 Course Description Semester Hours Clinical Hours Total Hours 13 hours 180 hours NUR 401 Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult 5 hours 90 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 BSN Summer Elective Courses The UAH Undergraduate Nursing Program is pleased to offer optional summer elective courses. Designed to enrich and build upon the required entry level curriculum, these courses offer unique opportunities for specialized clinical experiences and skills enhancement. Taught by clinical experts on the UAH nursing faculty, courses are offered in 5-week sessions. Current courses include: Emergency Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Critical Care Transport, and The Art of ECG Interpretation. Enrollment is competitive and offerings may vary from summer to summer.