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, 2013. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson University curriculum. 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. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are provided in the course descriptions. 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.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements:

NURS 102

New Student Seminar-Nursing

NURS 110

Computer Technology in Nursing

NURS 200

Dosage Calculations

BIO 240


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 450

Special Topics

NURS 455

Case Studies and Problems

NURS 460

Medical/Surgical Nursing II

NURS 470

Medical/Surgical Nursing III

Secondary 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 322

Human Physiology

CHEM 110

Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry


Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry Lab

MATH 140

Basic Statistics*

PHIL 415

Topics in Professional Ethics*

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology*

PSY 108

Human Growth & Development*

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology*