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Western Kentucky University

BSN Pre-Nursing Curriculum

Recommended Sequence of Courses for BSN Pre-Nursing Students

***For first time students beginning Fall 2015****

First Semester Hours     Second Semester Hours

English 100 (Into to College Writing)


3 English 200 (Intro to Literature) 3

Chemistry 109 (Chemistry for the Health Sciences)


4 Biology 207/208 (Microbiology/lab) 3/1

History 101 or 102 (World History I or II)


3 Nursing 102 (Intro to Nursing) 3

Math 116 (College Algebra)


3 Communications 145 (Fundamentals of Speaking) 3

Foreign language or elective*


3 Arts & Humanities Exploration Course^^ 3
Total Hours 13-16
Total Hours 16
Third Semester   Fourth Semester  

English 300 (Writing in the Disciplines)


3 PSY/PSYS 220 (Developmental Psychology)  3

Biology 131 (Anatomy & Physiology I)


4 Biology 231 (Anatomy & Physiology II) 4
HMD 211 (Human Nutrition) Meets Systems Requirement 3

Social & Cultural Connection Course^^

(Nursing 415 recommended)




3 Local to Global Connection Course^^ 3

 Elective if needed**


  Elective** 3
Total Hours 13-16  Total Hours  16

Total pre-nursing hours= Need at least 60: Total BSN Curriculum = 60

 *Choose from PH 383, SOCL 300, SWRK 344, PSY/PSYS 313, Math 183 or Econ 206
^^WKU Colonnade requirement: Foreign Language Proficiency. Must show language proficiency at Novice-High level before completing 60 hours. **Note: May need an elective course to meet the 120 hours university graduation requirement. Please refer to the Colonnade Program web site for a list of courses meeting these requirements.


Revised 9/09/2015 sl

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 Last Modified 9/10/15