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Bachelor of Science in Nursing: BSN Degree Requirements

186.5 Credits

Offered at Albuquerque, Bloomington, Overland Park, Rapid City, Rochester, Sioux Falls, and Wichita West campuses.

Nursing Clinical Core (107)

Nursing Clinical Core

Credit Hours

(All of the following 107 credits must be earned at NAU.)

NS3320D

Pathophysiologic Concepts I

4

NS3321D

Holistic Health Assessment

4

NS3325

Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice

3

NS3326D

Professional Role Development

2

NS3330

Foundations of Holistic Nursing

7

NS3331

Foundations of Holistic Nursing - Clinical

3

NS3340D

Pathophysiologic Concepts II

4

NS3343

Holistic Nursing Care in Chronic Illness I

6

NS3345

Holistic Nursing Care in Chronic Illness I - Clinical

4

NS3346D

Pharmacology for Nurses

4

NS3360

Holistic Nursing Care in Acute Illness I

7

NS3361

Holistic Nursing Care in Acute Illness I - Clinical

3

NS4000D

Issues in Transcultural Nursing

4

NS4043

Holistic Nursing Care of the Community

6

NS4045

Holistic Nursing Care of the Community - Clinical

2

NS4060D

Caring for Vulnerable Populations

4

NS4143

Holistic Nursing Care in Acute Illness II and End of Life

6

NS4145

Holistic Nursing Care in Acute Illness II and End of Life - Clinical

4

NS4210D

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

4

NS4243

Holistic Nursing Care in Chronic Illness II and End of Life

6

NS4245

Holistic Nursing Care in Chronic Illness II and End of Life - Clinical

4

NS4300

Concept Integration for the Professional Nursing Role I

5

NS4310

Concept Integration for the Professional Nursing Role II

5

NS4400D

Leadership and Management in Nursing**

6

 

 

107

Nursing Foundational Core (79.5)

(Not Available for Block Transfer)

Communications

EN1150

Composition I

4.5

EN1300

Composition II

4.5

EN2100 or

Speech or

 

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

EN3050

Technical Communication

4.5

 

 

18

Science

NOTE: All science courses must have been completed within five (5) years of application to the nursing foundational core.

SC1200

Principles of Nutrition

4.5

SC1232

Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

6

SC1332

Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

6

SC1422

Microbiology with Lab

6

 

 

22.5

Mathematics

MA2050

College Algebra

4.5

MA3000

Business Statistics

4.5

 

 

9

Humanities

HU

Humanities Electives

9

 

 

9

Behavioral/Social Science

SO1050

Introduction to Sociology

4.5

PS1050

Introduction to Psychology

4.5

PS2000

Human Growth and Development

4.5

 

 

13.5

General Education

CS1600

Pathways to Academic and Professional Success

4.5

CS2080

Career Management

3

 

 

7.5

** Capstone course.

Minimum of 2.8 cumulative grade point average in the nursing foundational core. All nursing foundational core courses must be completed with a "C" grade or higher.

All nursing students are encouraged to complete some advanced or upper division general education course work.

Admission to the nursing foundational core does NOT guarantee enrollment in the nursing clinical core.

Students must have a state specific verification of active certification of a nursing assistant (CNA),licensed vocational nurse (LVN),or licensed practical nurse (LPN) and be officially accepted into the nursing clinical core to register for nursing (NS) courses.

Minimum course grade of "C", "P", or "S" is required for progression in all courses within the nursing clinical core.

Failure to achieve a passing grade in a theory or clinical course will result in the failure of the associated theory or clinical course.

All 3000-level nursing courses must be completed for progression to 4000-level nursing courses.

(The university reserves the right to correct clerical errors.)