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 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. 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 2.75 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.

*Chemistry requirement waived for students who have completed one year of high school chemistry within the past five years (with a grade of B or higher).

PREREQUISITE TO ENTERING NURSING PROGRAM: BiSc 205 – Anatomy and Physiology (5)

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 Nursing Foundations II and Maternal/Child Nursing
8 hours
Nurs 103 Clinical Pharmacology I
2 hours
TOTAL
17 hours
Summer course (if not already completed): Chem 101 Introductory Chemistry (4). Chemistry requirement waived for completion one year of high school chemistry within the past five years with grade of B or higher.
Year Two – Fall Semester Credits
Hum ___ Humanities course (choice)
3 hours
Comm 206 Speech Communication
3 hours
Nurs 200 Acute Care Nursing I (Medical/Surgical and Mental Health)
8 hours
Nurs 201 Clinical Pharmacology II
2 hours
TOTAL
16 hours
Year Two – Spring Semester Credits
Relg 100 Biblical Literature
3 hours
Nutr 210 Principles of Nutrition
3 hours
Nurs 202 Acute Care Nursing II (Medical/Surgical and Management)
8 hours
TOTAL
14 hours
Year Two – May Term Credits
Nurs 290 Integration Seminar
Elective for student meeting comprehensive knowledge base benchmark in Acute Care Nursing II
2 hours

Nursing students are required to demonstrate math competency in dosage calculations through testing in nursing courses. If competency is not met in Nursing Foundations I, successful completion of Nurs 105 – Dosage Calculations is required.

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: 10/2014