Two-Year Nursing Curriculum Sequence

FOR ADMISSION TO TWO-YEAR NURSING applicants must meet ONE of the following options for admission:

Option #1

  1. Completion of Anatomy & Physiology (college course) and Introductory Chemistry by the beginning of the Nursing I semester; (*Chemistry requirement waived for completion of one year of high school chemistry within the past five years with grade of B or higher.)
  2. High school GPA of 3.25 or above;
  3. ACT composite score of 23, or combined score of 1070 on the two-part SAT or 1590 on the three-part SAT; and
  4. If an international student, a minimum scaled score of 19 on the Reading section and 20 on each of the other sections (Listening, Speaking and Writing) of the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) by March 1.

Option #2

  1. Completion of a minimum of four college courses that fulfill program requirements, including Anatomy & Physiology, by the beginning of the Nursing Foundations I semester
  2. GPA of 2.5 in college courses that fulfill program requirements;
  3. ACT composite score of 19, or combined score of 910 on the two-part SAT or 1365 on the three-part SAT, or ASSET scaled scores of 42 reading and 42 writing; and
  4. If an international student, a minimum scaled score of 19 on the Reading section and 20 on each of the other sections (Listening, Speaking and Writing) of the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) by March 1.

PREREQUISITES TO ENTERING NURSING PROGRAM: BiSc 205 – Anatomy and Physiology (5), *Chem 101 – Introductory Chemistry (4)

Year One – Fall Semester Credits
SCS 101 First-Year Seminar (FYS)
waived for 24 hours of successful college coursework (no AP or dual high school credit).
1 hour
Engl 125 College Writing I 3 hours
Psy 200 General Psychology
3 hours
BiSc 215 Pathophysiology
3 hours
Nurs 100 Nursing Foundations I (Fundamentals and Gerontology)
7 hours
TOTAL
17 hours
Year One – Spring Semester Credits
BiSc 206 Microbiology (or summer course)
4 hours
Psy 206 Developmental Psychology
3 hours
Nurs 102 Foundations II and Maternal/Child Nursing
8 hours
Nurs 131 Clinical Pharmacology I
2 hours
TOTAL
17 hours
Year Two – Fall Semester Credits
Relg 100 Biblical Literature
3 hours
Nutr 210 Principles of Nutrition
3 hours
Nurs 200 Acute Care Nursing I (Medical/Surgical and Mental Health)
8 hours
Nurs 231 Clinical Pharmacology II
2 hours
TOTAL
16 hours
Year Two – Spring Semester Credits
Hum ___ Humanities course (choice)
3 hours
Comm 206 Speech Communication
3 hours
Nurs 202 Acute Care Nursing II (Medical/Surgical and Management)
8 hours
Nurs 290 Integration Seminar
Elective for student meeting comprehensive knowledge base benchmark in Acute Care Nursing II
2 hours
TOTAL
14 to 16 hours

Nursing students are required to demonstrate math competency in dosage calculations through testing in nursing courses.

General Education and Support Course Hours = 33 (minimum); 38 (maximum)

Nursing Hours = 35 (minimum); 37 (maximum)

Total Required Hours = 68 (minimum); 75 (maximum)

Last revision: 5/2015