Requirements

Bachelor of Science, Major in Nursing—NURS (85–86 hours)

Criteria for acceptance into the nursing major include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all general education (non-science) courses. Additionally, the student must earn a minimum prerequisite science GPA of 2.80. Course grades for BIO 141, 142, 216, 224, CHEM 118, NUR 225 and 227 are included in this calculation. In the event that there are more than 56 qualified students petitioning for admission to the nursing major, the 56 students with the highest prerequisite science GPAs will be admitted. Cumulative GPA will be the deciding factor when prerequisite science GPAs of those competing for the final space in the major are identical.

All of the following prerequisite courses must be completed at Saint Mary’s College (exceptions for transfer students on a case by case basis). Minimum GPA of 2.80 required (26 hours):

  • BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours 
  • BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours 
  • BIO 216 Microbiology 4 hours 
  • BIO 224 Pathophysiology 3 hours 
  • CHEM 118 Integrated General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry 5 hours 
  • NURS 225 Health Assessment 3 hours 
  • NURS 227 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3 hours

All of the following:

  • NURS 307 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 5 hours 
  • NURS 310 Nutrition for Health and Healing 2 hours 
  • NURS 321 Nursing Care of the Adult—Acute 5 hours
  • NURS 323 Perinatal Nursing 5 hours 
  • NURS 330 Nursing Care of the Adult —Chronic 5 hours 
  • NURS 334 Pharmacotherapeutics 3 hours 
  • NURS 385 Nursing Research 2 hours 
  • NURS 410 Nursing Care of the Adult—Advanced 5 hours 
  • NURS 414 Community Health Nursing 5 hours 
  • NURS 415 Nursing Leadership 5 hours 
  • NURS 426 Child Health Nursing 5 hours

Required Supporting Courses

  • MATH 114 Introduction to Statistics 3 hours 
  • PSYC 156 Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems 3 hours; or PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen 3 hours 
  • PSYC 305 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3 hours; or SW 235 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3 hours; or PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology (alternate) 4 hours

One of the following:

  • SOC 153 Sociological Imaginations 3 hours 
  • SOC 203 Social Problems 3 hours 
  • SOC 204 Social Psychology 3 hours 
  • SOC 220 Contested Masculinities 3 hours 
  • SOC 230 Social Inequalities in Education 3 hours 
  • SOC 255 Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the United States 3 hours 
  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours