Concentration in Nursing: Entry-into-practice

For the entry-into-practice concentration, a student spends two and a half years of full-time study taking the core curriculum, and begins with nursing coursework beginning the last part of the sophomore year. A graduate of the concentration will be awarded the BSN degree upon completion of nursing and non-nursing courses for the program. The concentration will appeal to a student who is seeking a more traditional college experience.

The following general education and nursing courses are required:

  Semester Hours
BIO 101, Introduction to Biology 4
BIO 204, Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 205, Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 301, Microbiology 4
BIO 303, Human Pathology/Medical Terminology 4
BIO 313, Pharmacology 4
CH 103, Chemistry for the Life Sciences 4
MTH 103, Principles of Mathematics or higher based on Math placement test 3
MTH 160, Statistics 3
PHL 210, Ethics 3
PSY 110, Psychology as a Social Science or 3
PSY 120, Psychology as a Natural Science 4
PSY 205, Developmental Psychology 3
IDS 101, Student Success Seminar 1
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 111, Introduction to Writing and Research 3
ENG 112, Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 2XX, A English course 200+ literature (will also meet a fine arts requirement)  3
CRJ, Culture, ECO, HIS, Language, or POS for Society requirement 3
ART, LIT, MUS, or TH, 3
NUR 207, Basics of Nursing: Principles, Concepts and Application 4
NUR 208, Basics of Nursing: Skills 1
NUR 313, Health Assessment 3
NUR 314, Nursing Care of the Adult and Family I 5
NUR 315, Intermediate Nursing Skills 1
NUR 316, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 4
NUR 317,, Nursing Care of the Woman and Family 4
NUR 318, Nursing Issues and Trends 3
NUR 319, Nursing Care of the Adult and Family II 5
NUR 415, Nursing Research 3
NUR 416, Nursing Care of the Child and Family 4
NUR 417, Nursing Leadership 3
NUR 418, Nursing Care of the Adult and Family II 5
NUR 419, Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technologies 2
NUR 420, Population Focused Nursing Care 5
NUR 421, Professional Nursing Role Enhancement 5
NUR XXX, Nursing Elective 3

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for Nursing: Entry-into-practice

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
BIO 101, Introduction to Biology BIO 313, Pharmacology
IDS 101, Student Success Seminar Fine Arts (ART, MUS, or TH appreciation class or LIT)
PSY 110, Psychology as a Social Science or NUR 313, Health Assessment
PSY 120, Psychology as a Natural Science NUR 314, Nursing Care of the Adult and Family I
ENG 111, Introduction to Writing and Research NUR 315, Intermediate Nursing Skills
MTH 103, or higher based on placement NUR 316, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
CH 103, Chemistry for the Life Sciences or NUR 317, Nursing Care of the Woman and Family
CH101 AND 102, General Chemistry and Lab I, II NUR 318, Nursing Issues and Trends
BIO 205, Human Anatomy and Physiology II NUR 319, Nursing Care of the Adult and Family II
ENG 112, Introduction to Literature  
MTH 160, Statistics  
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
BIO 204, Human Anatomy and Physiology NUR 415, Nursing Research
PSY 205, Developmental Psychology NUR 416, Nursing Care of the Child and Family
ENG 201 or 202 or 205 or 206 or 220, or 242, or 299 NUR 417, Nursing Leadership
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology NUR 418, Nursing Care of the Adult and Family III
PHL 210, Ethics NUR 419, Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
BIO 301, Microbiology NUR 420, Population Focused Nursing Care
BIO 303, Human Pathology/Medical Terminology NUR 421, Professional Nursing Role Enhancement
CRJ, Culture, ECO, HIS, Language, or POS for Society requirement NUR XXX, Elective
NUR 207, Basics of Nursing: Principles, Concepts, and Application  
NUR 208, Basics of Nursing: Skills