BSN Degree Curriculum
Overview of the Nursing Curriculum
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum, consisting of 130 credit hours, is designed to be completed in four (4) academic years, and follows the University’s 16-weeks semester for delivery of courses. Components of the curriculum incorporate courses in:
- Natural sciences
- Social sciences
- Liberal arts
Some courses fulfill more than one of the curricular requirements. The BSN degree curriculum also includes the nursing degree sequence of clinical and non-clinical courses.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum is based upon standards of nursing education from professional organizations, accreditation standards, state boards of nursing, and changing societal needs related to health care. The curriculum reflects a commitment to evidenced-based nursing practice for individuals, families, and communities that is grounded in an understanding of societal factors that influence health status and the delivery of health care. Students are supported throughout the BSN degree curriculum with small class sizes and intensive one-on-one instruction led by highly qualified faculty in both the classroom and health care environments.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum plan includes sequenced courses that the student has to take to complete the program. These courses include 70 credit hours of nursing courses, 24 credit hours of University required courses (Integrated Curriculum [IC]), and nursing support courses. Some of the nursing degree support courses meet the university required IC courses.