Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH) is required for either BSN or RN/BSN programs.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
BSN Additional Requirements
Microbology, select from:
BIOL 2415Microbiology for Allied Health4
or BIOL 2421 General Microbiology
CHEM - select 4 SCH from the following:4
Survey of Chemistry
and Survey of Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I-Lab
MATH 1342Introductory Statistics3
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth&Development3
BIOL 2102Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab1
NURS 2320Nutrition (must also be taken before admission into either program BSN or RN/BSN)3
NURS 2321Pathophysiology (must also be taken before admission into either program BSN or RN/BSN)3
BSN (after admission)
NURS 3200Strategies for Success2
NURS 3410Health Assessment4
NURS 3613Basic Nursing6
NURS 3310Pharmacology3
NURS 3311Cult Determ of Hlth Behave-WIN3
NURS 3614Adult Health Nursing I6
NURS 3411Childbearing&Women's Hlth Nurs4
NURS 3412Psych & Mental Hlth Nursing4
NURS 4410Child Health Nursing4
NURS 4614Adult Health Nursing II6
NURS 4310Nursing Research - WIN3
NURS 4411Community Nursing4
NURS 4312Senior Nursing Seminar3
NURS 4513Professional Nursing Role5
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements and the requirements of the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing; and must meet writing intensive course (WIN) requirement for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate. Admission into the nursing program is highly competitive and completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. Please refer to the CONHS Student Handbook for more information on admission into the program.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab 1
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
MATH Core Course 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab 1
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
CHEM - Chemistry 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2301 Intro to Psychology 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
BIOL - Microbiology 4
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
NURS 2320 Nutrition 3
NURS 2321 Pathophysiology 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
NURS 3200 Strategies for Success 2
NURS 3310 Pharmacology 3
NURS 3311 Cult Determ of Hlth Behave-WIN 1 3
NURS 3410 Health Assessment 4
NURS 3613 Basic Nursing 6
 Semester Credit Hours18
NURS 3412 Psych & Mental Hlth Nursing 4
NURS 3614 Adult Health Nursing I 6
NURS 4310 Nursing Research - WIN 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
NURS 3411 Childbearing&Women's Hlth Nurs 4
NURS 4410 Child Health Nursing 4
NURS 4614 Adult Health Nursing II 6
 Semester Credit Hours14
NURS 4312 Senior Nursing Seminar 3
NURS 4411 Community Nursing 4
NURS 4513 Professional Nursing Role 5
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

At least 1 lower level course must be designated as WIN. 


NURS 3311 may be taken during any semester after admission into the nursing program.

All courses required for completion of the basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can be completed in four calendar years of full time study. Information on tuition, fees, and length of program can be found on the University web site. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The contact information for the ACEN is:
343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.