BSN Curriculum

4-year BSN Program Curriculum

Our four-year BSN Program is a total of 132 credits. Use the tabs below to view curriculum by year. Course descriptions are available on the Online Undergraduate Course Catalog. Nursing courses begin with UPNS.

A grade of "C+" or better must be attained in all nursing courses and a grade of "C" or better must be attained in all non-nursing courses, including electives and laboratory courses, in order to progress in the nursing curriculum. A GPA of 2.3 is required by the end of the second semester of the freshman year in order to progress to the sophomore clinical courses and is the minimum acceptable GPA for the remainder of the program.

Revisions to courses and curricula are ongoing.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 113 Human Development and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (Fall or Spring) 3
UPNS 121 Community Engaged Professional Nurse 3
BIOL 101/101L Introduction to Life Processes/Lab 4
UCOR 101 Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum 3
UCOR 030 Research and Information Skills 1
UCOR*** University Core Course 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 103 Nutrition for Wellness 3
UPNS 102 Imaginative Literature & Critical Writing 3
BIOL 203/204 Introductory Microbiology / Lab 4
Math 125 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
UCOR*** University Core Course 3
Total 16

W=Writing Intensive

Revisions to course and curricula are ongoing.

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 200 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Clinical Ethics 6
UPNS 218/218L Health Assessment 4
BIOL 207/208 Anatomy and Physiology I / Lab 4
UCOR*** University Core Course 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 239 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice 2
BIOL 209/210 Anatomy and Physiology II / Lab 4
UPNS 232 Adult Health and Illness I 6
UPNS 339 Genetics in Nursing and Health 3
UCOR*** University Core Course 3
UPNS 224 Career Management Professional Development Seminar (online) 0
Total 18

W=Writing Intensive

Revisions to course and curricula are ongoing.

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 325 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice II 3
UPNS 349 Adult Health and Illness II 6
UPNS 326 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3
UPNS 324 Cultural Applications in Clinical Practice 3
MLSP 280 Spanish for Health Care Professionals 3
Total 18

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 365 Clinical Leadership in Professional Nursing Internship 12
UPNS 352 Leadership and Management Theory in Clinical Environments 3
Total 15

21-week clinical immersion experience, Options A & B

W=Writing Intensive

Revisions to course and curricula are ongoing.

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 431 Enhancing Quality and Safety through Evidenced Based Practice and Technologies 3
UPNS 344 Nursing for Children's Health 3
UPNS 348 Nursing for Maternal-Newborn Health 3
UPNS 355 Behavioral Health 3
UPNS 357 Population Health 3
UCOR*** University Core Course 3
Or UPNS 445 Synthesis for Nursing Practice 3
Total 18

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
UPNS 400 Critically Ill Adult 6
UPNS 411W Nursing Ethics Across the Lifespan 3
UPNS 453 Transition to Professional Practice 3
UPNS *** Nursing Elective 3
Or UCOR*** University Core Course, if needed 3
Total 15

W=Writing Intensive

Revisions to course and curricula are ongoing.