The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares professional nurses to provide comprehensive nursing care to persons and families in all environments where health care is required. Graduates of the program are eligible and prepared to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse.
Students are prepared to have critical thinking and problem solving skills in caring for their patients.
- NCLEX-RN passing rates – 90 to 95% in the last 3 years
- Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area – 100%
- Salary range after licensure as RN by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – $73,000 – $78,000
- Graduation from an accredited secondary school with a record indicating potential to succeed in college.
- Completion of the following high school studies: 4 units of English, 1 unit of Chemistry with lab, 2 units of History, 1 unit of Biology with lab, 2 units of college preparatory Mathematics.
- Recommended courses: 1 unit of Physics, 2 units of foreign Language.
- A minimum of 16 high school academic units is required for admission.
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – Composition 1100, Math 530
- American College Test (ACT) – Composite 22
- GPA – 3.00 or higher
- Must pass Kaplan Admission Test (KAT) – APPLIES TO TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY.
1st Semester (15 credits)
- ENWR1001 Composition 1, 3 credits
- CSCI1105 Computers and Software, 3 credits
- BIOL2203/BIOL2223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
- CHEM1107/CHEM1117 Chemistry for Health Sciences & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
- UNIV1001 Transitioning To University Life, 1 credit
2nd Semester (18 credits)
- ENWR1102 Academic Research & Writing, 3 credits
- BIOL2125/BIOL2126 Microbiology for Health Sciences & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
- BIOL2204/BIOL2224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab, 4 credits [must pass]
- MATH1105 College Algebra, 4 credits [must pass]
- NURS1101 Preview of Professional Nursing, 2 credits
- UNIV1002 Preparing for Professional Life, 1 credit
3rd Semester (16 credits)
- NURS2003/NURS2113 Fundamentals of Nursing I, 3 credits
- PSYC1103 General Psychology I, 3 credits
- NURS2200/NURS2201 Health Assessment, 4 credits
- NURS2210 Pathophysiology, 3 credits
- UNIV2001 Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 3 credits
4th Semester (15 credits)
- NURS2004/NURS2114 Fundamentals of Nursing II, 3 credits
- NURS2005 Professional Communication Skills: Individual, Family & Groups, 3 credits
- SPAN1111 Spanish for Health, 3 credits
- NURS2007 Pharmacotherapeutics, 3 credits
- UNIV2002 Global Issues, 3 credits
5th Semester (16 credits)
- NURS3300/NURS3301 Medical-Surgical Nursing I, 5 credits
- NURS3310/NURS3311 Psychiatric Nursing, 5 credits
- NURS3208 Healthcare Economics, 3 credits
- NURS3209 Bioethics, 3 credits
6th Semester (16 credits)
- NURS3320/NURS3321 Women’s Health Nursing, 5 credits
- NURS3340/NURS3341 Nursing Care of the Child and Family, 5 credits
- PSYC2201 Statistics, 3 credits
- SPCH1155 Public Speaking, 3 credits
7th Semester (12 credits)
- NURS4410/NURS4411 Community Health Nursing, 5 credits
- NURS4420 Health Care Management, 3 credits
- NURS4430 Nursing Research, 3 credits
- PHED____ Physical Education Elective, 1 credit
8th Semester (12 credits)
- NURS4440/NURS4441 Medical-Surgical Nursing II, 8 credits
- NURS4460 Prep for Success, 1 credit
- Free Elective, 3 credits