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Nurse Aide to BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Total credit hours: 125

Required Curriculum

The Nurse Aide to BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) includes general education courses, prerequisites and support courses as well as courses in the nursing major.

Nursing (60 credit hours)
Core, General Education and Support Courses (65 hours)

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have a prerequisite.

Core Curriculum
FYE 100 The Lourdes Experience
ENG 101
ENG 102
MTH 212**
SOC 304 or SWK 209 or THS 101*
THS 244* or THS 246* or GEO 250 or GEO 260
PHL 310**
Enduring Questions Seminar

Service Learning component is met in the major with these courses:
NUR 265
NUR 335

Capstone requirement is met in the major:
NUR 490

General Education

Any HST course listed

ENG 200* Introduction to Literature
ENG 211** Postcolonial Literature
ENG 212** Gender and Literature
ENG 213** Multiethnic U.S. Literature
ENG 214** Ecology and Literature

Choose one of the following courses:
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 102 Introduction to Critical thinking
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics

Choose one of the following courses:
THS 101 Introduction to Religious Studies
THS 125 Foundation of Theology
THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220 Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 312 Jesus, the Chris
THS 316 The Shape and Mission of the Church
Another THS course at the 200 level or above

Fine Art 
Choose one of the following courses:
Any ART course except ART 302
Art History
Any Music course

Natural Science 
BIO 330/ BIL 330L* Anatomy and Physiology I

Social Science 
PSY 110 General Psychology: An Overview

*Students admitted to the Nurse Aide to BSN track take two semester hours of NUR 265 and receive one prior learning credit upon successful completion of this course.

**These courses have prerequisites.

Support Courses for the Nursing Major
BIO 313  Nutrition
BIO 331/BIL 331 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
BIO 335 Microbiology
BIO 340* Pathophysiology
CHM/CHL 140  General, Organic, Biological Chemistry/Lab
PSY 210  Developmental Psychology

Nursing Major
NUR 250 Fundamentals of Quality and Safety in Nursing
NUR 260 Population Focused Nursing
NUR 265 Integrated Clinical I
NUR 300 Foundations for Evidence Based Practice
NUR 305 Pharmacology for Nursing
NUR 320 Nursing Assessment
NUR 330 Mental Health Nursing
NUR 335 Integrated Clinical II
NUR 350 Nursing Care of Families with Children
NUR 360 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
NUR 365 Integrated Clinical III
NUR 370 Acute Nursing Care
NUR 430 Clinical Nursing Leadership
NUR 435 Integrated Clinical IV
NUR 440 Advanced Nursing Care
NUR 485 Complex Nursing Care
NUR 490 Capstone Professional Nursing
NUR 495 Practicum in Professional Nursing