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 121.5 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.  At least half the requirements for the major must be completed with Case Western Reserve University courses.  Major requirements include all required and elective work completed in the major department combined with required courses completed in related fields.
  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 to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete NURS 373 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

Requirements include a 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.

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
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 Hours18
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Students choose one of these three courses. A student who successfully completes one of these courses is not eligible to earn credit for either of the others.

Breadth Requirement (12 credit hours)

SOCI 203Human Development: Medical and Social *3
Nine credit hours comprised of 3- or 4-credit hour courses outside of the areas of nursing, natural science, and mathematics offered by the College of Arts and Sciences; the Case School of Engineering; the Weatherhead School of Management; the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; the School of Medicine Department of Bioethics; the Cleveland Institute of Music; or the Cleveland Institute of Art. Other courses approved by the School of Nursing BSN faculty are also acceptable. The selection of courses to satisfy this requirement should be done in consultation with the student's academic advisor(s).9
Total Hours12
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or approved course in human growth and development.