Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and physical education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 125.5 credit-hours.
  2. The General Education Requirements of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing listed below.
  3. The requirements for the major in nursing as presented in this Bulletin.
  4. For all courses specifically required for the major in nursing, a minimum grade of C.

Note that most Nursing students will complete NURS 320 Theoretical and Evidence Bases for Best Practice in Nursing to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete NURS 373 Global Health Practicum to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement.  Also, most Nursing students will complete NURS 277 BCLS and First Aid for Health Care Providers upon matriculation to count as a half-semester of Physical Education credit; this course may be used again two years later for a second half-semester of Physical Education credit.

General Education Requirements of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (minimum of ten 3- or 4-credit-hour courses, totaling at least 30 credit-hours)

These requirements provide a broad educational foundation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer credit may be used to satisfy School of Nursing general education requirements.

Arts and Humanities (6 - 8 credit-hours)

Two 3- or 4-credit-hour Arts and Humanities courses selected from:

  • Akkadian (AKKD)
  • Ancient Near East and Egyptian Studies (ANEE)
  • Arabic (ARAB)
  • Art History (ARTH)
  • Art Studio (ARTS)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Classics (CLSC)
  • Dance (DANC)
  • English (ENGL)
  • French (FRCH)
  • German (GRMN)
  • Greek (GREK)
  • Hebrew (HBRW)
  • History (HSTY)
  • Italian (ITAL)
  • Japanese (JAPN)
  • Latin (LATN)
  • Linguistics (LING)
  • Music - General (MUGN)
  • Music - History (MUHI)
  • Music - Theory (MUTH)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Portuguese (PORT)
  • Religious Studies (RLGN)
  • Russian (RUSN)
  • Spanish (SPAN)
  • Theater (THTR)
  • World Literature (WLIT)

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (18 credit-hours)

Mathematical Reasoning and Analysis *3
Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences
Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences Using R Programming
Natural Sciences15
Principles of Biology
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Concepts for a Molecular View of Biology I
Concepts for a Molecular View of Biology II
Total Units18
*

Students choose one of these four courses. A student who successfully completes one of these courses is not eligible to enroll in any of the other three.

Social Sciences (6 credit-hours)

SOCI 203Human Development: Medical and Social *3
Social Science course **3
Total Units6
*

or approved course in human growth and development.

**

Any 3-credit-hour course selected from: Anthropology (ANTH), Cognitive Science (COGS), Communication Sciences (COSI), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSCL), or Sociology (SOCI).