Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Nursing Major, B.S.N. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Nursing Major, B.S.N.

College of Nursing and Health Professions >> Nursing 

USI Baccalaureate Nursing Program Curriculum

A grade of C or better is required in all Nursing courses. A typical semester-by-semester course schedule is listed here. Refer to the Nursing department page for information about the program, including BSN admission requirements.

First Year (31 hours)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 101 - Rhetoric and Composition I: Literacy and the Self

USI Core 39: Foundations-Rhetoric and Composition I


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
BIOL 121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4

 

CMST 107 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication  or

USI Core 39: Foundations-Communication


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
CMST 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking

USI Core 39: Foundations-Communication


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

 

MATH 114 - Quantitative Reasoning  or

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
  • Foundations Math course  Credits: 3-4
     
  • UNIV 101 - First Year Experience

    USI Core 39: Foundations-First Year Experience


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 1
    KIN 192 - Concepts in Wellness and Fitness

    USI Core 39: Foundations-Physical Activity and Wellness


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 1

    Spring Semester (16 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENG 201 - Rhetoric and Composition II: Literacy and the World

    USI Core 39: Foundations-Rhetoric and Composition II


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 122 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    PSY 201 - Introduction to Psychology

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science-BS


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3

     

    CHEM 141 - Principles of Chemistry  or

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4

     

    HP 115 - Medical Terminology for the Health Professions
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 2

    Second Year (31 hours)

    Fall Semester (15 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    NUTR 376 - Principles and Applications in Nutrition
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    BIOL 272 - Medical Microbiology
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    HP 302 - Biostatistics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
  • Bachelor of Science/Social Science Credits: 3
  • Ways of Knowing - WLC, CAE, or HI Credits: 3
  • Spring Semester (16 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    NURS 246 - Introduction to Professional Nursing

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity; Embedded Experience-Writing


    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    NURS 247 - Health Assessment
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    NURS 251 - Introduction to Population Health
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 2
  • Bachelor of Science/World Languages and Culture Credits: 3
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    IPH 356 - Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society  or

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Moral and Ethical Reasoning; Embedded Experience-Diversity


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    PHIL 201 - Introduction to Ethics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Moral and Ethical Reasoning; Embedded Experience-Diversity


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3

    Third Year (30 credit hours)

    Fall Semester (15 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    NURS 353 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    NURS 356 - Pharmacology for Nurses
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    NURS 357 - Introduction to Patient Care
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    NURS 358 - Nursing Care of Adults I
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4

    Spring Semester (15 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    NURS 362 - Care Coordination and Healthcare Delivery
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    NURS 363 - Mental Health Nursing
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    NURS 364 - Care of Children and Families
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    NURS 368 - Nursing Care of the Adult II
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4

    Fourth Year (28 credit hours)

    Fall Semester (16 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    NURS 455 - Population-Focused Nursing Practice
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    NURS 456 - Care of Women and Families
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    NURS 468 - Nursing Care of Adults III
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    NURS 461 - Care of Adults Through the Lifespan
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4

    Spring Semester (11 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    IPH 401 - Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3

     

    NURS 488 - Leadership in Care Delivery
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 5
    NURS 498 - Internship in Professional Nursing
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4

    Additional Information

    All nursing courses with the exception of NURS 251, NURS 353, and NURS 362 include either seminar hours (2 seminar hours = 1 hour) or skills lab/clinical experiences (3 clinical hours = 1 hour).

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