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College of Nursing


BS in Nursing (BSN)

Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.

    Note: BIOL 2140, 2150 and BIOL 2141, 2151 listed below do not currently carry the foundations curriculum designation. BSN curriculum is in the process of being revised. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

    BIOL 2140, 2150. Human Physiology and Anatomy (3,3) (P: CHEM 1120 or 1150; 2.75 GPA or consent of instructor; P for 2150: BIOL 2140; C for 2140: BIOL 2141; C for 2150: BIOL 2151)
    BIOL 2141, 2151. Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1,1) (P for 2151: BIOL 2141; C for 2141: BIOL 2140; C for 2151: BIOL 2150)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose an approved 3 s.h. ethics course
  2. Professional nursing core - 40 s.h.
    NURS 3040. Pharmacotherapeutics (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to NURS major)
    NURS 3410. Concepts of Pathophysiology for Nursing (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to NURS major; RN students; P/C: NURS 3010)
    NURS 3210, 3211. Nurse As Care Provider (6) (F,S) (P/C: NURS 3020, 3021, 3200, 3270, 3271, 3410)
    NURS 3270, 3271. Clinical Nursing Foundations I (2,0) (F,S) (P: Admission to NURS major)
    NURS 3330, 3331. Nursing Care of Families During the Childbearing Phase (5) (F,S) (P: NURS 3020, 3021, 3200, 3210, 3211, 3270, 3271, 3410; P/C: NURS 3040, 3370, 3371)
    NURS 3340, 3341. Nursing Care of Children (5) (F,S) (P: NURS 3020, 3021, 3200, 3210, 3211, 3270, 3271, 3410; P/C: NURS 3040, 3370, 3371)
    NURS 3370, 3371. Clinical Nursing Foundations II (2,0) (F,S) (P: NURS 3270, 3271)
    NURS 3510. Nursing Research (3) (F,S,SS) (P: NURS 3020, 3021, 3200, 3210, 3211, 3270, 3271, 3410; approved statistics course; RN students; P/C: NURS 3010)
    NURS 4010, 4011. Nursing Care of Clients with Alterations in Mental Health (5) (F,S) (P: All required NURS courses below 4000)
    NURS 4020, 4021. Nursing Care of Adults (6) (F,S) (P: All required NURS courses below 4000)
    Upon completion of NURS 3410 and 3510, registered nurses receive placement credit for the remaining core nursing courses.
  3. Specialization area (Choose one.) - 39 s.h.
    Professional Nursing (Pre-licensure students):
    NURS 3020, 3021. Health Assessment (3,0) (F,S) (P: Admission to the NURS major)
    NURS 3200. Introduction to Professional Nursing (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to the NURS major)
    NURS 3520. Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: NURS 3020, 3021, 3200, 3210, 3211, 3270, 3271, 3410;)
    NURS 4100. Health of the Older Adult (2) (F,S) (P: All required NURS courses below 4000)
    NURS 4150. Nursing Leadership (3) (F,S) P: All required NURS courses below 4000)
    NURS 4210, 4211. Nursing Care of Populations and Communities (6) (F,S) (P: All required NURS courses below 4200)
    NURS 4500. Theory Capstone (5) (F,S) (P: All required NURS courses below 4200; C: NURS 4210, 4211)
    NURS 4511. Clinical Capstone (3) (P: All required NURS courses below 4200; C: NURS 4210, 4211)
    Registered Nurse Students:
    NURS 3010. Foundations in Nursing Informatics (3) (F,S) (P: Hold a current unrestricted license as a registered nurse in NC; completion of required sciences, foundations curriculum and cognate courses)
    NURS 3025. Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (3) (F,S) (P/C: NURS 3010, 3410 or permission of faculty)
    NURS 4410. Nursing Management of Complex Health Issues: Individuals and Families (3) (F,S) (P: All required NURS 3000 level courses)
    NURS 4420. Nursing Management of Complex Health Issues: Populations and Systems (3)(WI) (F,S) (P: All required NURS 3000 level courses; P/C: NURS 4410)
    NURS 4430. Systems, Complex Heath Issues, and Nursing (3)(F,S) (P: All required NURS 3000 level courses; P/C: NURS 4420)
    NURS 4440. Nursing Leadership and Service Learning I (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: All required NURS 3000 level courses)
    NURS 4450. Nursing Leadership and Service Learning II (4) (F,S) (P: All required NURS 3000 level courses)
    NURS 4460. Nursing Leadership and Service Learning III (3) (F,S) (P: NURS 4440; P/C: NURS 4450)
  4. Cognates - 17 s.h.
    BIOL 2110, 2111. Fundamentals of Microbiology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S) (FC:SC) P for 2110: CHEM 1120, 1130 or BIOL 1100 and CHEM 1150; 2.75 GPA or consent of instructor; RP for 2110; BIOL 1050, 1051 or 1100, 1101; P/C for 2111: BIOL 2110)
    CHEM 1120. Introduction to Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences (3,0) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    CHEM 1130. Organic and Biochemistry for the Allied Health Sciences (4,0) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P:CHEM 1120)
    NUTR 2105. Nutrition Science (3)
    An approved 3 s.h. statistics course
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.