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Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08


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School of Nursing


BS in Nursing (BSN)

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

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    BIOL 2140, 2150. Human Physiology and Anatomy (3,3) (P: 1 CHEM course; 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)
    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: All required NURS courses below 3300; P/C: NURS 3040, 3370, 3371, 3410)
    NURS 3340, 3341. Nursing Care of Children (5) (F,S) (P: All required NURS courses below 3300; P/C: NURS 3040, 3370, 3371, 3410)
    NURS 3370, 3371. Clinical Nursing Foundations II (2,0) (F,S) (P: NURS 3270, 3271)
    NURS 3510. Nursing Research (3) (F,S,SS) (P: All required NURS courses below 3330; 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: All required NURS courses below 3330)
    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 (4,0) (F,S) (P: 4 s.h. in BIOL; 8 s.h. in CHEM)
    CHEM 1120. Basic General, Organic, and Biochemistry I (4) (F,S) (FC:SC)
    CHEM 1130. Basic General, Organic, and Biochemistry II (3) (F,S) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1120)
    NUTR 2105. Nutrition Science (3) (F,S,SS)
    An approved 3 s.h. statistics course
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.