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Upper Division BSN Nursing Courses

BSN Upper Division Nursing Course Sequence


1st Semester Nursing Hours    
2nd Semester Nursing Hours   
Nurs 324 (Patho) 3 Nurs 329 (Pharmacology I) 2
Nurs 335 (Assessment) 3 Nurs 337 (Health Promotion) 3
Nurs 336 (Assessment Lab) 1 Nurs 341 (Med-Surg I) 3
Nurs 333 (Fundamentals) 3 Nurs 342 (Med-Surg I Clinical) 3
Nurs 334 (Fundamentals Clinical)                 2 Nurs 343 (Psych Nursing) 3
    Nurs 344 (Psych Clinical) 1
Total Hours 12 Total Hours 15
3rd Semester Nursing Hours 4th Semester Nursing Hours
Nurs 429 (Pharm II) 2 Nurs 403 (Professional Issues/Leadership) 4
Nurs 413 (Evidence Based Practice) 3 Nurs 421 (Complex Nursing) 3
Nurs 432 (Med-Surg II) 3 Nurs 422 (Senior Practicum) 4
Nurs 433 (Med-Surg II Clinical) 3 Nurs 448 (Community Health) 3
Nurs 444 (OB-Peds) 4 Nurs 449 (Community Health Clinical) 2
Nurs 445 (OB-Peds Clinical) 2    
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16
  • A minimum grade of C is required in all nursing courses.
  • Students must pass both the class and the clinical portion of each clinical nursing class in order to pass the course. If one part is not passed with a grade of C, both parts must be repeated. Failure of both parts of a course will be counted as ONE course failure.
  • Clinical courses may require students to go to hospital the night before their actual clinical day.
  • Nurs 422 is 120 hours of clinical over a bi-term.
  • BSN Nursing curriculum hours =60
  • Total Clinical Contact Hours = 700








March, 2015

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