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BSN Sample Plan of Study

This is the suggested 4-year plan of study to graduate in four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. This plan assumes the student has taken three years of foreign language in high school.

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First Year

FallCREDITSSpringCREDITS
ENGL 101 English   Composition 3 COMM Oral Comm 3
MATH 171 Elementary Functions 3 THEO/PHIL 100-level 3
PSYC 105 Intro to Psychology 3 SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
BIOL 101 Principles of Biology 4 CHEM 103 Principles of Chemistry & lab 4
NSS 101 New Student Seminar 1 PHIL or THEO 3
IL 101 Information Literacy 1
KIN 149 Wellness Concepts 1
Total 16 16

Second Year

FallCREDITSSpringCREDITS
STAT 213 Statistics 3 PSYC 212 Life Span Development 3
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology & lab 4 BIOL 232 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology & lab 4
BIOL 211 Microbiology & lab 4 Humanities 3
Creative Arts 3 PHIL or THEO 3
Humanities Elective 3 KIN Activity 1-2
CNA: Take at Community College
Total 17 Total 14-15

Third Year

FallCREDITSSpringCREDITS
NURS 305 Introduction to Contemporary Nursing 3 NURS 360 Introduction to Theoretical Concepts 3
NURS 315 Nursing process I Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 365 Nursing Process II Across the Lifespan 4
NURS 325 Applied Health Assesssment Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 370 Applied Learning Experiences II 2
NURS 335 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 4 NURS 375 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
NURS 350 Applied Learning Experiences I 2 NURS 380 Nursing Concepts of Mental Health 3
PHIL 310 or THEO 319 Bio Medical Ethics or Bioethics and Healthcare (also available to take in Semester 4) 3 NURS 395 Clinical Application II 2
Total 15/18 Total 17

Fourth Year

FallCREDITSSpringCREDITS
NURS 410 Concepts of Population Health                   3 PHIL 310 Biomedical Ethics/THEO 319 Bioethics and Healthcare 3
NURS 415 Nursing Process III Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 460 Concepts of Applied Nursing Care 3
NURS 425 Applied Learning Experiences III 2 NURS 465 Concepts of Chronicity & Palliative Care 3
NURS 435 Concepts of Children & Women's Health 3 NURS 475 Leadership & Contemporary Issues 3
WI-NURS 440 Evidence Based Practice 3 WI-NURS 485 Professional Nursing Capstone 3
NURS 445 Clinical Application III 2 NURS 495 Advanced Nursing Practicum 3
Total 16 Total 15/18

WI=writing intensive



Whats Next

Prospective and current students can review the plan of study with an academic advisor. Call 563/333-6076 or email nursing@sau.edu to schedule an appointment.