Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120-121 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program of Study

This is the suggested plan for those seeking a first bachelor's degree and initial licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

First Year
Semester 1Semester Credit Hours
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
ENG 1013Composition I3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
CHEM (Any college-level lecture & lab)4
UNIV 1231 (Only required for freshmen entering Fall 2014 or later.)Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester 2
ENG 1023Composition II3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
Wellness or Mathematics CAO Core2-3
ZOOL 2013
  & ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
Second Year
Semester 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
ZOOL 2023
  & ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
BACT 1003
  & BACT 1001
Microbiology
   and Microbiology Laboratory
4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Semester 4
GOV 2023Texas Government3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Third Year
Semester 5
NURS 3005Concepts and Clinical Competencies5
NURS 3614Nursing Assessment across the Life Span4
NURS 3813Pharmacology3
BIOL 4344Pathophysiology4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester 6
NURS 3025Women's Health and Family Role Competencies5
NURS 3035Adult Health Competencies I5
NURS 3612Introduction to Nursing Research2
NURS 4602The Nursing Experience with Groups2
NURS 4612Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family2
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Semester 7
NURS 4045Adult Health Competencies II5
NURS 4055Child Health Competencies5
NURS 4615Mental Health Competencies5
Nursing Elective2
 Semester Credit Hours17
Semester 8
NURS 4026Critical Competency Integration6
NURS 4614 (GP)Community Health Competencies4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
Comprehensive Exam0
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120-121

If possible, it is recommended to move one of the Semester 3 courses to a SUMMER session between Semesters 2 and 3 to space coursework out more evenly.  The nursing elective in Semester 7 can also be moved to a summer session.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Weekend/Evening Program of Study

The Weekend/Evening Nursing Program is an alternate nursing course plan available for pre-licensure students whose daytime obligations prevent them from pursuing traditional Monday-Friday daytime college classes.  Lecture classes are held 2 evenings per week from 5-9 PM.  Labs and clinical rotations at a hospital are on Saturdays and Sundays from 7AM-3PM.  Eight of our didactic courses are 100% online.

Semester 1 FallSemester Credit Hours
NURS 3614Nursing Assessment across the Life Span4
NURS 3813Pharmacology3
BIOL 4344Pathophysiology4
 Semester Credit Hours11
Semester 2 Spring
NURS 3612Introduction to Nursing Research2
NURS 3005Concepts and Clinical Competencies5
NURS 3025Women's Health and Family Role Competencies5
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester 3 Summer
NURS 3035Adult Health Competencies I5
NURS 4612Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family2
NURS 4902 (Care of Vunerable Population)Special Topics2
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester 4 Fall
NURS 4045Adult Health Competencies II5
NURS 4055Child Health Competencies5
NURS 4602The Nursing Experience with Groups2
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester 5 Spring
NURS 4615Mental Health Competencies5
NURS 4614 (GP)Community Health Competencies4
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester 6 Summer
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
NURS 4026Critical Competency Integration6
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 62

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.