Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-129   
Major: 60 sch

NURS.BS       CIP Code: 51.3801.00

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

NURS 3005Concepts and Clinical Competencies5
NURS 3614Nursing Assessment across the Life Span4
NURS 3813Pharmacology3
BIOL 4344Pathophysiology4
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
NURS 4045Adult Health Competencies II5
NURS 4055Child Health Competencies5
NURS 4615Mental Health Competencies5
NURS 4026Critical Competency Integration6
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies (GP)4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
NURS Elective2
Total Semester Credit Hours62

Other Requirements

PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
CHEM (any college level; may be applied from core) 4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core )3
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
Total Semester Credit Hours25

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

Traditional Plan 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 1TCCNSemester Credit Hours
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
CHEM (Any college-level lecture & lab)4
UNIV 1231 (Only required for freshmen entering Fall 2014 or later.)Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 Semester Credit Hours 14
Semester 2TCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition HECO 1322, BIOL 13223
Wellness or Mathematics CAO Core2-3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301, BIOL 2401) and ( BIOL 2101)4
 Semester Credit Hours 15-16
Second Year
Semester 3TCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2302, BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
BACT 1003
BACT 1001
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
( BIOL 2320) and ( BIOL 2120)4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Semester 4TCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
Third Year
Semester 5TCCN
NURS 3005Concepts and Clinical Competencies 5
NURS 3614Nursing Assessment across the Life Span 4
NURS 3813Pharmacology 3
BIOL 4344Pathophysiology 4
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Semester 6TCCN
NURS 3025Women's Health and Family Role Competencies 5
NURS 3035Adult Health Competencies I 5
NURS 3612Introduction to Nursing Research 2
NURS 4602The Nursing Experience with Groups 2
NURS 4612Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family 2
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
Semester 7TCCN
NURS 4045Adult Health Competencies II 5
NURS 4055Child Health Competencies 5
NURS 4615Mental Health Competencies 5
Nursing Elective2
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Semester 8TCCN
NURS 4026Critical Competency Integration 6
NURS 4614 (GP)Community Health Competencies 4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience 3
Comprehensive Exam0
 Semester Credit Hours 13
 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.

Weekend/Evening Plan 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 FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
NURS 3614Nursing Assessment across the Life Span 4
NURS 3813Pharmacology 3
BIOL 4344Pathophysiology 4
 Semester Credit Hours 11
Semester 2 SpringTCCN
NURS 3612Introduction to Nursing Research 2
NURS 3005Concepts and Clinical Competencies 5
NURS 3025Women's Health and Family Role Competencies 5
 Semester Credit Hours 12
Semester 3 SummerTCCN
NURS 3035Adult Health Competencies I 5
NURS 4612Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family 2
NURS 4902 (Care of Vunerable Population)Special Topics 2
 Semester Credit Hours 9
Semester 4 FallTCCN
NURS 4045Adult Health Competencies II 5
NURS 4055Child Health Competencies 5
NURS 4602The Nursing Experience with Groups 2
 Semester Credit Hours 12
Semester 5 SpringTCCN
NURS 4615Mental Health Competencies 5
NURS 4614 (GP)Community Health Competencies 4
 Semester Credit Hours 9
Semester 6 SummerTCCN
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience 3
NURS 4026Critical Competency Integration 6
 Semester Credit Hours 9
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  62

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.