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BSN Curriculum

BSN Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR

The following courses will be completed:

UPNS 103

Nutrition for Wellness (Fall or Spring) 3 credits
UPNS 108

Freshman Seminar (Fall only)

1 credit
UPNS 111 W Contemporary Professional Nursing 
(Fall or Spring)
3 credits
UPNS 112 Information Technology and Nursing Practice 
(Fall or Spring)
3 credits
UPNS 113 Human Development and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (Fall or Spring) 3 credits
UPNS 114 Service Learning: Health in Communities (SL)
(Fall or Spring)
2 credits
BIOL 101/101L Introduction to Life Processes / Lab (Fall only) 4 credits
UCOR 101 Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum 
(Fall or Spring)
3 credits
UCOR 102 Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing 
(Fall or Spring)
3 credits
UCOR 030 Research and Information Skills (Fall or Spring) 1 credit
UCOR *** Basic Philosophical Questions OR other University Core
(Fall or Spring) See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits
UCOR *** Theology Core OR other University Core (Fall or Spring)
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 32 credits

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

UPNS 200

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Clinical Ethics (4 theory / 2 clinical lab)

6 credits

UPNS 218

Health Assessment (3 theory / 1 clinical lab)

4 credits

BIOL 207/208

Anatomy and Physiology I / Lab

4 credits

TOTAL: 14 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 219 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I 3 credits
UPNS 323 Adult Health and Illness (4 theory / 2 clinical) 6 credits
BIOL 209/210 Anatomy and Physiology II / Lab 4 credits
BIOL 203/204 Introductory Microbiology / Lab 4 credits

TOTAL: 17 credits

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
UPNS 325 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice II 3 credits
UPNS 326 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3 credits
UPNS 337 Nursing for Women and Children's Health 
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
6 credits
UPNS 354 Behavioral and Community Health
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
6 credits

TOTAL: 18 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 324 Cultural Applications in Clinical Practice 3 credits
UPNS 338 Gerontological Nursing Practice 
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
6 credits
UPNS 339 W Genetics in Nursing and Health 3 credits
MATH 125 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 credits
UCOR *** Creative Arts Core OR other University Core
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 18 credits

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
UPNS 400 Critically Ill Adult (4 theory / 2 clinical) 6 credits
UPNS 411 Nursing Ethics Across the Lifespan 3 credits
UPNS 420 Role Preparation I 3 credits
UPNS 423 Evidence Based Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice 3 credits
UCOR *** Faith and Reason Core OR other University Core
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 18 credits

Spring Semester
UPNS 422 Role Preparation II 3 credits
UPNS 426 Leadership and Management in Clinical Environments
(4 theory / 2 clinical)
6 credits
*** Elective 3 credits
UCOR *** Social Justice Core OR other University Core
See the Undergraduate Online Course Catalog
3 credits

TOTAL: 15 credits

Total Credits: 132

NURSING COURSE     SCIENCE COURSE    UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

W - Writing Intensive         R - Recitation as needed

Course descriptions also available on the Online Undergraduate Course Catalog
Nursing courses begin with UPNS

Revisions to curricula are ongoing.