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Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
Information about the Program and the Application Process

Degree Requirements:

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a total of 128 hours. These hours include 28 hours of General Education requirements, 43 hours of nursing pre-requisites and 57 hours of nursing coursework. The first nursing course is to be taken prior to entering the program in the fall of the junior year. All other nursing courses are offered in sequence over the junior and senior years.

To progress from pre-nursing to the upper division courses, the student must have no less than a 2.75 GPA and have no less than a “C” in nursing prerequisite courses. Evidence demonstrates that stronger science and math grades correlate with higher success rates in nursing school.

Applications to the upper division courses are taken during the spring semester for fall admission.

Nursing prerequisites include:

  • Human Anatomy (4 hours with a lab)
  • Human Physiology (4 hours with a lab)
  • OR Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 hours with a lab) and Human Anatomy and Physiology II (four hours with a lab)
  • General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (4 hours with a lab)
  • Microbiology (4 hours with a lab)
  • College Algebra (3 hours)
  • General Psychology (3 hours)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)
  • English Composition I (3 hours)
  • English Composition II (3 hours)
  • Speech Communication (3 hours)
  • Introduction to Statistics (2000 level or above) (3 hours)
  • Nutrition (3 hours)

Other General Education courses:

  • CSNE 1113 Integrated Software Applications or Computer Course (3 hours)
  • THEO 1513 Christian Faith and Life
  • HP 1533 Modern World
  • FA 1413 Aesthetics
  • HP XxxX US History/Government/Civics course
  • BLT 2xx3 Old or New Testament
  • THEO 3053 Foundations of Christian Belief
  • Window on Aesthetic Analysis
  • Window on Effective Communication

*Note: a student may apply to and enter the Fall cohort with up to 9 hours of general education to take during the Junior and Senior years.

Nursing Courses:

  • NURS 2013 Introduction to Professional Nursing in the Global Environment
  • NURS 3403 Health Assessment
  • NURS 3116 Foundations of Nursing
  • NURS 3423 Gerontological Nursing
  • NURS 3112 Pharmacology I
  • NURS 3122 Pharmacology II
  • NURS 3224 Psychosocial and Psychiatric Nursing
  • NURS 3532 Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS 3236 Acute and Chronic Illness I
  • NURS 4236 Acute and Chronic Illness II
  • NURS 4115 Care of the Maternal, Infant, and Child Client
  • NURS 4123 Community and Global Health
  • NURS 4236 Critical Care Nursing in Complex Environments
  • NURS 4336 Transformation to Professional Nursing

Suggested Plan of Study:

Fall 2019 Curriculum and Advising Sheet (pdf)

Tuition and Fees:

Course tuition is charged at the current university rate (see costs here). NURS courses with clinical or lab requirements incur an additional $150 per credit hour. Each NURS course also has an additional $150 testing fee.

Information for Transfer Students:

Faculty at the School of Nursing will evaluate your transcripts to determine what additional courses might be required to enter or graduate from the SNU School of Nursing. Please contact Teresa Bieber to arrange for transcript evaluation.

Information for those with previous bachelor’s or master’s degrees:

Individuals with a previous bachelor’s degree have all other general education requirements waived. These individuals need to complete all nursing prerequisite courses and then apply to upper division courses for a fall entry.

Clinical Compliance

Students in the health sciences, including nursing, have specific requirements to meet in order to perform clinical rotations in regional health care facilities.

Please see attached document for guidelines. - Clinical Compliance Document (PDF)

Note that it is advisable to obtain the TB screening test and CPR certification (American Heart Association) during the summer prior to admission. All requirements must be completed prior to the start of the fall semester.

Computer Requirements

All students admitted to the upper division nursing courses must have a computer that meets minimum standards on which to do testing and other course related functions.

Processor: Intel Core i5 Dual Core, or similar AMD
Memory 8 GB
Operating System: Windows: Windows 10 Pro, Mac: MacOS Mojave
Hard Drive: 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Network: Dual-Band wireless
Warranty: 1 year

Processor: Intel Core i5, Quad Core or similar AMD
Memory: 16 GB
Operating System: Windows: Windows 10 Pro, Mac: MacOS Mojave
Hard Drive: M.2 256 GB NVMe Solid State Drive (SSD)
Network: Ethernet and Dual-Band wireless
Warranty: 3 years
Other: Built-in webcam

The University maintains a relationship with Dell Computers and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to access this site for purchasing a device. The Member Purchase Program (MPP) contains pre-negotiated prices and machines come with a 3 year warranty and 24/7 support hotline. The MPP is

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