Bachelor's in Nursing Classes

The UBSN overall BSN curriculum plan illustrates the required sequencing of classes for an academic year. Each course is a prerequisite to the next course in a sequence. Nursing courses run concurrently within a semester. Students must achieve a “C+” (77) or better in all nursing courses to progress in the BSN nursing program and to graduate.

Total Credits: 120
Nursing Credits: 65
College General Education Credits: 55

Pre-Nursing Classes (Non-Degree)

Fall Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
ENGL 101 Academic Writing 3
BIOL 113 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PSYC 103 General Psychology 3
FYS 101 Freshman Seminar / Liberal Arts Elective 3
MATH 103 Introduction to College Algebra and Statistics 3
Total 16

Spring Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
BIOL 114 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MCOM 110 Public Communication 3
SOCI 101 Principles of Sociology 3
CHEM 113 Introductory to Chemistry 4
PSY 205 Lifespan Development 3
Total 17

Year 2

Fall Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
BIOL 106 Microbiology 4
NURS 201 Intro to Professional Nursing 2
NURS 202 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing (lecture plus lab) 4
NURS 204 Health Promotion I: Health Assessment (lecture plus lab) 3
Fine Arts 3
Total 16

Spring Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
NURS 206 Health Maintenance & Restoration I (lecture plus clinical) 6
NURS 208 Pharmacology 3
MATH 203 Elementary Statistics 3
Humanities 3
Total 15

Year 3

Fall Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
NURS 314 The Research Process in Nursing 3
NURS 316 Health Maintenance & Restoration II (lecture plus clinical) 6
NURS 318 Essentials of Psych/Mental Health Nursing (lecture plus clinical) 4
HSCI 230 Nutrition 3
Total 16

Spring Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
NURS 323 Essentials of Family Nursing (lecture plus clinical) 5
NURS 328 Health Policy & Health Systems 3
Humanities 3
General Elective 3
Total 14

Year 4

Fall Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
NURS 344 Health Promotion II: The Community (lecture plus clinical) 5
NURS 345 Leadership & Management Roles in Nursing 3
NURS 326 Health Maintenance & Restoration III (lecture plus clinical) 6
Total 14

Spring Semester - 15 weeks

Course Credits
NURS 357 Current Issues & Trends in Nursing 3
NURS 358 Transition to Prof. Practice: Sr. Practicum (lecture plus clinical) 6
NURS 395 Nursing Capstone II 3
Total 12

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