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Prelicensure Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall — 14.5 Semester Hours
ENGL 101 Composition & Critical Thought (3)
PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology (3)
CHEM 105 General, Organic & Biochemistry (3)
CHEM 106 General, Organic & Biochemistry Lab (1)
Humanities Elective (3)
Nursing Freshman Seminar (1)
Physical Education (.5)
Spring — 16.5 Semester Hours
ENGL 102 Advanced Composition & Literature (Writing-Enriched) (3)
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology (3)
BIO 121/123 Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (4)
NURS 125 Introduction to Nursing (S, Writing-Enriched) (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Physical Education (.5)

Sophomore Year

Fall — 16 Semester Hours
BIO 122/124 Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (4)
200-level Psychology OR Sociology (3)
PHIL 350 Ethics (3)
NURS 232 Research Design (2)
NURS 201 Introduction to Informatics I (1)
Humanities Elective (3)
Spring — 16 Semester Hours
BIO 219 Microbiology (3)
BIO 220 Microbiology Lab (1)
NURS 261 Health Assessment (L) (3)
NURS 205 Pharmacokinetics & Medication Administration (L) (3)
NURS 216 Nutrition in Health Care (3)
PSY 381 Statistics (3)

Note: All freshmen- and sophomore-year courses must be completed by the end of the summer in order to enter the junior-year courses. Students must have a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 to progress into the junior year and earn a "C" or higher in all required courses.

Junior Year

Fall — 16 Semester Hours
NURS 330 Medical Surgical Nursing I (C) (5)
NURS 333 Family Focused Maternal-Newborn Care (C,F/S) (5)
NURS 340 Introduction to Gerontological Nursing (S) (2)
NURS 374 Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing Practice I (1)
NURS 305 Pathopharmacology I (2)
NURS 301 Introduction to Informatics II (1)
Spring — 16 Semester Hours
NURS 331 Medical Surgical Nursing II (C) (5)
NURS 334 Family Focused Care of Children (C,F/S) (5)
NURS 375 Knowledge Based Nursing Practice II (1)
NURS 306 Pathopharmacology II (2)
NURS 332 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (Writing-Enriched) (3)

Senior Year

Fall — 16 Semester Hours
NURS 432 Medical Surgical Nursing III (C) (5)
NURS 465 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (C, F/S) (5)
NURS 474 Knowledge Synthesis for Practice III (1)
NURS 405 Pathopharmacology III (2)
Nursing Elective (Writing-Enriched, S, F/S) (3)
Spring — 13 Semester Hours
NURS 445 Nursing Leadership (C) (5)
NURS 485 Population Health (C, F/S) (5)
NURS 475 Knowledge Synthesis for Practice IV (3)

Students in the university's Honors Program in General Education take ENG 103 plus one additional elective in lieu of ENG 101 and ENG 102.

(C,L) represents a clinical course (C) or a nursing laboratory course (L) with both classroom and clinical/laboratory experiences. Each credit is equivalent to one hour of class each week or two hours of laboratory/ three hours of clinical.

(S) represents Service Learning, (F/S) means the course can be taken in either fall or spring.

MATH 101 is a prerequisite for CHEM courses.

Note: Veterans, freshmen, and incoming transfer students 21 or older are exempt from Phys Ed requirements. They may graduate with 122 credits.