Nursing — Accelerated Second-Degree (B.S.N.) Program Track

The accelerated second-degree B.S.N. may be completed in four consecutive semesters by students who have earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree. Students admitted to this program have completed a previous baccalaureate degree and are considered to have met the Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements.

Admission Requirements: Students are admitted to this program track in the fall and the spring. Admission to the nursing program is competitive. To be eligible to be reviewed for admission, students must have earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and must achieve a competitive score on the ATI-TEAS. The submission of a personal statement is required. Exemption from the ATI-TEAS is automatically granted for students with a bachelor’s degree from a U.S.-accredited college or university with a minimum composite GPA of 2.8. The determination to waive the exam will be made by the Nursing Admissions Committee upon receipt of all official transcripts.

All applicants with a grade of C or lower in any of the science prerequisites are strongly advised to submit official ATI-TEAS results. The science prerequisites include chemistry, anatomy and physiology I and II, and microbiology.

Program Prerequisites: These courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to starting the accelerated second-degree nursing program: sociology (3 credits), PSY 110 Human Growth and Development (3 credits), BIO 161 and BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab (8 credits), BIO 260 Microbiology with lab (4 credits), general chemistry (3-4 credits), nutrition (3 credits), and statistics (3 credits). These prerequisites must have been completed within 10 years prior to the program start date.

Degree Requirements — Nursing (Accelerated Second-Degree B.S.N. Program Track)

This degree requires a total of 91-92 credits.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

NU 230Introduction to Professional Nursing & Scholarship *

3

NU 231Principles and Applications of Nursing Technologies

4

NU 234Promoting Health Across the Life-Span *

3

NU 302Health Assessment *

3

NU 306Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

3

NU 307Nursing Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems

4

NU 308Nursing Care of Adults with Acute Complex Health Problems

6

NU 333Health Promotion and Illness Management in the Childbearing Family

4

NU 334Mental Health Promotion and Illness Management

4

NU 335Illness Management in Children and Adolescents

4

NU 400Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in Communities *

5

NU 403Research and Evidence-Based Practice *

3

NU 406Nursing Care of Adults with Multi-System/Complex Health Problems

6

NU 407Applied Clinical Reasoning

3

NU 430Leadership in Nursing Practice

3

NU 489Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice *

4

One (1) three-credit ethics elective

3

Sample Degree Plan — Nursing (Accelerated Second-Degree B.S.N. Full-Time Program Track)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Semester One — Fall or Spring

NU 230Introduction to Professional Nursing & Scholarship *

3

NU 231Principles and Applications of Nursing Technologies

4

NU 302Health Assessment *

3

NU 306Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

3

NU 307Nursing Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems

4

Semester Two — Spring or Summer

NU 234Promoting Health Across the Life-Span *

3

NU 308Nursing Care of Adults with Acute Complex Health Problems

6

 

NU 333Health Promotion and Illness Management in the Childbearing Family

4

OR

NU 335Illness Management in Children and Adolescents

4

 

NU 334Mental Health Promotion and Illness Management

4

OR

One (1) three-credit ethics elective

3

Cohorts that begin in the fall will take NU 334 in semester two. Cohorts that begin in the spring will take their ethics elective in semester two.

Semester Three — Summer or Fall

NU 333Health Promotion and Illness Management in the Childbearing Family

4

OR

NU 335Illness Management in Children and Adolescents

4

 

NU 334Mental Health Promotion and Illness Management

4

OR

One (1) three-credit ethics elective

3

 

NU 403Research and Evidence-Based Practice *

3

NU 406Nursing Care of Adults with Multi-System/Complex Health Problems

6

Cohorts that begin in the fall will take their ethics elective in semester three. Cohorts that begin in the spring will take NU 334 in semester three.

Semester Four — Fall or Spring

NU 400Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in Communities *

5

NU 407Applied Clinical Reasoning

3

NU 430Leadership in Nursing Practice

3

NU 489Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice *

4

Comprehensive exam

Sample Degree Plan — Nursing (Accelerated Second-Degree B.S.N. Part-Time Program Track)

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Semester One — Fall or Spring

NU 230Introduction to Professional Nursing & Scholarship *

3

NU 306Basic Concepts in Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

3

Semester Two — Spring or Summer

NU 231Principles and Applications of Nursing Technologies

4

NU 234Promoting Health Across the Life-Span *

3

NU 302Health Assessment *

3

 

Semester Three — Summer or Fall

NU 307Nursing Care of Adults with Chronic Health Problems

4

One (1) ethics elective

 

Semester Four — Fall or Spring

NU 308Nursing Care of Adults with Acute Complex Health Problems

6

Semester Five — Spring or Summer

NU 334Mental Health Promotion and Illness Management

4

NU 335Illness Management in Children and Adolescents

4

 

Semester Six — Summer or Fall

NU 333Health Promotion and Illness Management in the Childbearing Family

4

NU 403Research and Evidence-Based Practice *

3

 

Semester Seven — Fall or Spring

NU 406Nursing Care of Adults with Multi-System/Complex Health Problems

6

Semester Eight — Spring or Summer

NU 400Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in Communities *

5

NU 407Applied Clinical Reasoning

3

 

Semester Nine — Summer or Fall

NU 430Leadership in Nursing Practice

3

NU 489Nursing Internship: Transition to Practice *

4

Comprehensive exam

 

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and the Course Descriptions for further information.