Nursing Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree with a major in nursing for students following the full-time curriculum plan beginning fall, 2015. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

In general, students take lower-level (100- and 200-level) courses in freshman or sophomore years and upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses in junior or senior years. Courses in the nursing program are carefully sequenced to provide students with a growing theory base to promote success in subsequent courses. It is critical that nursing students on this plan consult their academic advisor when planning their course schedule.

Major Requirements:

BIO 113

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics

BIO 113L

General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory

BIO 203


BIO 222

Human Anatomy

BIO 240


BIO 322

Human Physiology

CHEM 110

Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry


Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry Lab

MATH 135

Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

NURS 102

New Student Seminar-Nursing

NURS 110

Computer Technology in Nursing

NURS 200

Dosage Calculations

NURS 310

Introduction to Clinical Nursing

NURS 311

Communication and Cultural Competency

NURS 317

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

NURS 318

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II

NURS 330

Health Assessment

NURS 337

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

NURS 338

Care of the Childbearing Family

NURS 360

Medical/Surgical Nursing I

NURS 405

Care of Vulnerable Populations/Community

NURS 409

Care of Children and Families

NURS 435

Professionalism in Nursing

NURS 437

Introduction to Nursing Research

NURS 440

Leadership Practicum

NURS 460

Medical/Surgical Nursing II

NURS 470

Medical/Surgical Nursing III

PHIL 215


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 108

Human Growth & Development

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology