Requirements

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

Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Nursing. Intended nursing students petition for admission to the nursing major during the spring of the sophomore year. 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 2.75. Course grades for BIO 213, 214, 216, 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.


All of the following prerequisite courses [2.75 GPA required]:

  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy
  • BIO 214 Human Physiology
  • BIO 216 Microbiology
  • CHEM 118 Integrated General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry
  • NURS 225 Health Assessment
  • NURS 227 Foundations of Nursing Practice

All of the following:

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

Required Supporting Courses

  • Math 114 Introduction to Statistics
  • PSYC 156 Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems or PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen

One of the following:

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