Nursing: Curriculum

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The GBSN Option blends the live classroom setting with the use of electronic resources such as interactive video and pre-recorded lectures, and offers onsite clinical settings, and local clinical rotations. This blended learning modality provides easy access to course content at any time and helps students apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in a practical way. The curriculum for the GBSN requires four calendar years or a minimum of nine trimesters of full-time study. Upon completion of the GBSN requirements, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Students have up to seven years (84 months) from their admission to the University to complete the program.

Beginning Fall 2019, we will be offering an evening option for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • 70% of credits online or hybrid
  • 30% of credits face-to-face
  • Evening classes and clinical rotations starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • Some Fridays and Sundays to complete clinical hours, when necessary
  • Finish sooner - No trimesters off
  • 36 months,
    • 12 months of general courses
    • 24 months nursing courses
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA required for admission

Course Schedule

As of Spring 2019. Subject to change.

Online Hybrid Face-to-face
Trimester 1
RELP 103 Philosophy of Healthcare 3 credits
BIOL 101 Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4 credits
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 credits
MATH 103 Survey of Mathematics 3 credits
HMNT Humanities Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 16 credits
Trimester 2
BIOL 102 Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab 4 credits
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3 credits
CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry 3 credits
NUTR 122 Nutrition 3 credits
TOTAL 13 credits
Trimester 3
BIOL 225 Priniciples of Microbiology 4 credits
PSYC 128 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
NURS 116 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2 credits
SOCI 125 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
ENGL 144 Medical Terminology 2 credits
TOTAL 14 credits
Trimester 4
Lower level Religion elective 3 credits
NURS 230 Health Promotion and Wellness 3 credits
NURS 225 Introduction to Health Assessment 4 credits
NURS 235 Principles of Pathophysiology 3 credits
TOTAL 13 credits
Trimester 5
HIST 174/175 World Civilization 3 credits
NURS 220 Foundations of Nursing 4 credits
NURS 240 Mental Health Nursing 3 credits
NURS 265 Pharmacology 3 credits
TOTAL 14 credits
Trimester 6
RELT 368 World Religions for the Healthcare Professions 3 credits
NURS 310 Adult Health Nursing I 4 credits
NURS 315 Gerontological Nursing 2 credits
NURS 330 Nursing of the Childbearing Family 4 credits
TOTAL 13 credits
Trimester 7
STAT 205 Introduction to Applied Statistics 3 credits
NURS 320 Adult Health Nursing II 4 credits
NURS 375 Nursing Informatics 2 credits
Nursing 340 Nursing of the Child and Family 3 credits
TOTAL 12 credits
Trimester 8
Religion elective 300+ 3 credits
NURS 410 Adult health Nursing III 4 credits
NURS 440 Community Health Nursing 4 credits
NURS 425 Introduction to Nursing Research 3 credits
TOTAL 14 credits
Trimester 9
NURS 465 Transition into the Nursing Profession 4 credits
NURS 430 Leadership and Management 3 credits
NURS 455 Professional Issues in Nursing 2 credits
NURS 460 Nursing Practicum 3 credits
TOTAL 12 credits

Pre-requisite, cognates and general courses: 58 credits
Nursing: 63 credits
Total: 121 credits


Course Catalog Information

Full curriculum, sequence, and course information can can be found in our Academic Catalog.

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