BSN Curriculum

This four­-year generic program for high school graduates leads to a BSN degree. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). The FPB School of Nursing has the right to determine a student's readiness to sit for the NCLEXRN examination and the right to restrict testing until the student demonstrates readiness. This examination is given through the State Board of Nursing and satisfactory completion enables the graduate to practice as a RN in the state for which the examination was taken.

The BSN program includes nursing, science and liberal arts courses. A minimum of 121.5 credit hours, with at least 50 credits from upper division courses, are required for the award of the BSN degree. Students must meet the University requirements for graduation.

Learn More about Courses for Advanced Degrees.

BSN to MSN Coursework

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students with fourth-year status can register for certain master’s (400)-level courses.

Courses available include: NURS 405, NURS 431, NURS 444A and NURS 444C. Each BSN student needs to obtain the approval of the BSN program director to enroll in the identified MSN courses.

Some courses require prerequisite coursework. Please discuss with your adviser to learn more.

NURS 444A Ethical Issues

BSN students must take NURS 343 Issues and Ethics prior to registering for NURS 444A. NURS 343 is, in essence, a prerequisite for taking NURS 444A. In addition, NURS 343 is required for graduation and NURS 444A cannot be substituted for 343.

NURS 405 Inquiry 1    

Students must have successfully completed STATS 201 (or its equivalent) and NURS 320: Departmental Seminar – Theory and Evidence Basis for Practice (junior-level nursing courses) prior to enrolling for NURS 405.

Program Plan for Entry-Level Students Entering Fall 2020

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 115 Fundamentals of Nursing 4
BIOL 114 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 116 Anatomy and Physiology 3
SAGES University First Seminar 4
GER General Education Requirement 3
  Total 17
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 122 Foundations of Practice 3
NURS 201 Nutrition 2
NURS 160 Health Care in the Community 1
BIOL 117 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
CHEM 119 Molecular View of Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 15
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 230 Nursing Care of the Adult 5
NURS 211 Introduction to Pharmacology I 1.5
NURS 250 Aging in Health and Illness 2
NURS 210 or NURS 260 Teaching Learning in the Community OR Evidenced Based Policy in the Community 1
CHEM 121 Chemical Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 15-16
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 212 Introduction to Pharmacology II 1.5
NURS 342 Medical Microbiology 4
NURS 317 Psychiatric/Mental Health 3.75
NURS 240 Nursing Care of the Adult II 4.75
NURS 210 or NURS 260  Teaching Learning in the Community OR Evidenced Based Policy in the Community 1
SOCI 203 Human Dev: Med & Social 3
  Total 18
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 Parents & Neonates in Health and Illness AND 4.5
NURS 316 Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Care of Complex, Acutely Ill Adult and Older Adult AND 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient 3.5
STAT 201 Basic Statistics 3
NURS 310 or NURS 360 Leadership in the Community OR Process Change in the Community 1
GER General Education Requirement 3
  Total 15-16
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 Parents & Neonates in Health and Illness AND 4.5
NURS 316 Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Care of Complex, Acutely Ill Adult and Older Adult AND 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient 3.5
NURS 320 Departmental Seminar 3
NURS 310 or NURS 360 Leadership in the Community OR Process Change in the Community 1
NURS 345 Nursing Informatics II 2
GER General Education Requirement 3
  Total 17-18
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 370 Information Technologies in Health 1
NURS 371 Public Health Nursing 3
NURS 372 Health in the Global Community 3
NURS 373 Global Health Practicum (Capstone) 5
  Total 12
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 343 Issues and Ethics 2
NURS 341 Nursing Management 3
NURS 380 Senior Preceptorship 8
  Total 13

Program Plan for Entry-Level Students Entering Fall 2018

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 115 Fundamentals of Nursing 4
BIOL 114 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 116 Anatomy and Physiology 3
SAGES University First Seminar 4
GER General Education Requirement 3
  Total 17
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 120 Nursing Informatics I 2
NURS 122 Foundations of the Practice II 3
NURS 201 Nutrition 2
NURS 160 Health Care in the Community 1
BIOL 117 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
CHEM 119 Molecular View of Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 17
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 230 Nursing Care of the Adult 5
NURS 211 Introduction to Pharmacology I 1.5
NURS 250 Aging in Health and Illness 2
NURS 210 or NURS 260 Teaching Learning in the Community OR Evidenced Based Policy in the Community 1
CHEM 121 Chemical Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 15-16
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 212 Introduction to Pharmacology II 1.5
NURS 342 Medical Microbiology 4
NURS 317 Psychiatric/Mental Health 3.75
NURS 240 Nursing Care of the Adult II 4.75
NURS 210 or NURS 260  Teaching Learning in the Community OR Evidenced Based Policy in the Community 1
SOCI 203 Human Dev: Med & Social 3
  Total 18
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 Parents & Neonates in Health and Illness AND 4.5
NURS 316 Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Care of Complex, Acutely Ill Adult and Older Adult AND 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient 3.5
STAT 201 Basic Statistics 3
NURS 310 or NURS 360 Leadership in the Community OR Process Change in the Community 1
GER General Education Requirement 3
  Total 15-16
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 Parents & Neonates in Health and Illness AND 4.5
NURS 316 Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Care of Complex, Acutely Ill Adult and Older Adult AND 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient 3.5
NURS 320 Departmental Seminar 3
NURS 310 or NURS 360 Leadership in the Community OR Process Change in the Community 1
NURS 345 Nursing Informatics II 2
GER General Education Requirement 3
  Total 17-18
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 370 Information Technologies in Health 1
NURS 371 Public Health Nursing 3
NURS 372 Health in the Global Community 3
NURS 373 Global Health Practicum (Capstone) 5
  Total 12
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 343 Issues and Ethics 2
NURS 341 Nursing Management 3
NURS 350, 352, 354, 356 Senior Preceptorship 8
  Total 13

Program Plan for Entry-Level Students Admitted after Fall 2016 to the BSN Program

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 110 Foundation/Discipline 1
NURS 111 Foundations of the Practice 3
BIOL 114 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 116 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
SAGES University First Seminar 4
GER* General Education Requirement 3
NURS 277 BCLS and First Aid for Health Care Providers 0
  Total 17
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 120 Nursing Informatics I: Introduction 2
NURS 122 Foundations of Practice 2 (Nursing Assessment) 3
NURS 201 Nutrition 2
NURS 160 Health Care in the Community 1
BIOL 117 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
CHEM 119 Molecular View of Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 17
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 230 Nursing Care of the Adult 5
NURS 211 Introduction to Pharmacology 1 1.5
NURS 250 Aging in Health and Illness 2
NURS 210 or NURS 260 Teaching Learning in the Community OR Evidence Based Policy in the Community 1
CHEM 121 Chemical Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 15.5
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 342 Medical Microbiology 4
NURS 317 Psychiatric/Mental Health 3.75
NURS 240 Nursing Care of the Adult II 4.75
NURS 260 or NURS 210 Evidence Based Policy in the Community OR Teaching Learning in the Community 1
SOCI 203 Human Dev: Med & Social 3
NURS 212 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 1.5
  Total 18
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 and NURS 316 Parents and Neonates in Health and Illness AND Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Care of the Complex, Acutely Ill Adult and Older Adult 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient 3.5
STAT 201 Basic Statistics 3
NURS 310 or NURS 360 Leadership in the Community OR Process Change in the Community 1
GER General Education Requirement 3
NURS 277 BCLS and First Aid for Health Care Providers 0
  Total 15-16
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 and NURS 316 Parents and Neonates in Health and Illness AND Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Care of the Adult and Older Adult with Complex Health Alterations 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient  3.5
NURS 320 Departmental Seminar 3
NURS 345 Nursing Informatics II 2
NURS 360 or NURS 310 Process Change in the Community OR Leadership in the Community 1
GER General Education Requirements 3
  Total 17-18
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 370 Information Technologies in Health 1
NURS 371 Public Health Nursing 3
NURS 372 Health in the Global Community 3
NURS 373 Global Health Practicum/Capstone 5
  Total 12
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 343 Issues and Ethics 2
NURS 341 Nursing Management 3
NURS 350, 352, 354, 356 Senior Preceptorship 8
  Total 13

Total Credits: 125.5 (40 General Education Requirements; 85 Nursing Requirements)

* This course work may be taken in the Summer Semester.

** If the NURS 370, NURS 371, NURS 372, NURS 373 series is completed in the summer, these courses may be taken in the Fall Semester.

Program Plan for Entry-Level Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2015 to the BSN Program

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 110 Foundation/Discipline 1
NURS 111 Foundations of the Practice 3
BIOL 114 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 116 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
SAGES University First Seminar 4
GER* General Education Requirement 3
NURS 277 BCLS and First Aid for Health Care Providers 0
  Total 17
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 120 Nursing Informatics: Intro 2
NURS 122 Foundations of Practice 2 (Nursing Assessment) 3
NURS 201 Nutrition 2
NURS 160 Health Care in the Community 1
BIOL 117 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
CHEM 119 Molecular View of Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 17

 

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 230 Nursing Care of the Adult 5
NURS 211 Introduction to Pharmacology 2
NURS 250 Aging in Health and Illness 2
NURS 210 or NURS 260 Teaching Learning in the Community OR Evidence Based Policy in the Community 1
CHEM 121 Chemical Biology 3
SAGES University Seminar 3
  Total 16
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 342 Medical Microbiology 4
NURS 317 Psychiatric/Mental Health 4
NURS 240 Nursing Care of the Adult II 5
NURS 260 or NURS 210 Evidence Based Policy in the Community OR Teaching Learning in the Community 1
SOCI 203 Human Dev: Med + Social 3
  Total 17
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 and NURS 316 Parents and Neonates in Health and Illness AND Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Cares of the Complex, Acutely Ill Adults and Older Adults 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient 3.5
STAT 201 Basic Statistics 3
NURS 310 or NURS 360 Leadership in the Community OR Process Change in the Community 1
GER General Education Requirement 3
NURS 277 BCLS and First Aid for Health Care Providers 0
  Total 15-16

 

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 315 and NURS 316 Parents and Neonates in Health and Illness AND Children & Adolescents in Health and Illness 4.5
  OR  
NURS 338 Care of the Adult and Older Adult with Complex Health Alterations 4.5
NURS 339 Care of the Perioperative Patient 3.5
NURS 320 Departmental Seminar 3
NURS 345 Nursing Informatics III: NIS 2
NURS 360 or NURS 310 Process Change in the Community OR Leadership in the Community 1
GER General Education Requirement 3
  Total 17-18
Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 370 Nursing Informatics 1
NURS 371 Public Health Nursing 3
NURS 372 Health in the Global Community 3
NURS 373 Global Health Practicum/Capstone 5
  Total 12

 

Course ID Course Title Credits
NURS 343 Issues and Ethics 2
NURS 341 Nursing Management 3
NURS 350, 352, 354, 356 Senior Preceptorship 9
  Total 14

Total Credits: 126 (40 General Education Requirements; 85 Nursing Requirements)

* This coursework may be taken in the Summer Semester.

** If the NURS 370, NURS 371, NURS 372, NURS 373 series is completed in the summer, these courses may be taken in the Fall Semester.