2020-21 Catalogs

BS in Nursing - Accelerated Program

The faculty of the School of Nursing recognizes the desire of people with baccalaureate and higher degrees in disciplines other than nursing to become nurses and has designed an accelerated program that leads to a B.S. in nursing in 15 months of full-time study. Students enrolled in this program build their undergraduate nursing courses upon previous academic and life experiences. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Students admitted to this program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college. Admitted students will have successfully completed college/university courses in Anatomy and Physiology I and II (all body systems) and a college/university course in Statistics by the time the program begins in May.

Summer I (18 credits)
BIO 345 Pathophysiology
CON 252 Human Nutrition
NUR 211 Nursing Role for Accelerated B.S. Students
NUR 300 Health Assessment 
NUR 301 Health Assessment Lab 
NUR 302 Pharmacology
NUR 305 Fundamentals in Nursing Lab for Accelerated B.S. Students
NUR 306 Nursing Arts and Sciences

Fall I (18 credits)
CON 356 Concepts in Community Health
NUR 313 Intermediate Nursing Skills Lab
NUR 323 Adult/Older Adult Health Nursing
NUR 325 Adult/Older Adult Health Nursing Clinical
NUR 330 Mental Health Nursing
NUR 331 Mental Health Nursing Clinical
NUR 332 Nursing Care of the Older Adult in the Community

Spring I (14 credits)
NUR 420 Reproductive and Pediatric Nursing Lab
NUR 421 Reproductive and Sexual Health Nursing
NUR 422 Reproductive and Sexual Health Nursing  Clinical
NUR 424 Clinically-Applied Genetics
NUR 427 Child Health Nursing
NUR 428 Child Health Nursing Clinical
NUR 436 Community Nursing Partnerships I for Accelerated B.S. Students Clinical

Summer II (18 credits)
NUR 321 Health-Related Research
NUR 413 Advanced Nursing Skills Lab
NUR 423 Management of the Critically Ill Adult/Older Adult
NUR 425 Management of the Critically Ill Adult/Older Adult Clinical
NUR 437 Community Nursing Partnerships II for Accelerated B.S. Students Clinical
NUR 470 Leadership and Ethics
NUR 480 Practicum/Care Management Seminar and Clinical
NUR 490 Capstone in Nursing

Total number of credits: 68