BSN Curriculum

Admission Requirements

StudentsMeet the general admission requirements of the University and be enrolled as a pre-nursing major. Attain a cumulative and science grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students must complete an entrance examination, a personal essay of 400 words, describing what influenced your decision to enter the nursing profession and submit three recommendation letters.

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  • ENG 1270 and 1280 (Composition)
  • BIOL 1080, 2020, 2021 and 2059 (Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology)
  • MATH 1200, equivalent or higher level
  • HSC 2150 (Introduction to Health Professions)
  • Nine credits of Humanities; six credits must be in a single foreign language
  • NURS/HSC 3321
  • PSYC 1100 and 2000 (Introduction and Life Span Developmental Psychology)
  • CHEM 1050 (General and Organic Chemistry)
  • SOC 1250 or ANTH 1010
  • PHIL 1020 or 1030 (Mathematics/Critical Thinking)
  • PSYC 4190 or NURS 3329 Statistics
Fall Year 1 Credit hours Spring Year 1 Credit hours
ENG 1230/1270 – Composition I 3 ENG 1240/1280 – Composition II 3
MATH 1200 – College Algebra 3 CHEMISTRY 1050 – General and Organic Chemistry 5
BIOL 1080 – Biological Science Survey I & Lab 3 BIOLOGY 2020 – Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture & Lab 4
PSYC 1100 – Intro to Psychology 3 PSYC 2000 – Life Span Development 3
Sociology 1250 or ANTH 1010 3    
Total 15  Total  15
       
Fall Year 2 Credit hours Spring Year 2 Credit hours
BIOLOGY 2059- Intro Microbiology Lecture & Lab 3 PSYC 4190 OR HSC 3329 - Statistics 3
HSC 2150 Intro to Health Professions 3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE II 3
BIOLOGY 2021 – Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture & Lab 4 PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1030 Critical Thinking 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE I 3 HSC 3321 Service Learning 3
FINE ARTS Required 3 CMAT 2030 or 1130 – Speech 3
Total 16 Total 15
Semester 1 Credit hours Semester 2 Credit hours
NURS 3020 Nursing Pathophysiology 3 NURS 3324 Pharmacologic Interventions 3
NURS 3051 Fundamentals of Nursing 6  NURS 3325 Comprehensive Care of Adults 8
NURS 3151 Nursing Communication & Health Assessment 3  NURS 3102 Seminar II 1
NURS 3140 Theory and Professional Issues in Nursing 2    
NURS 3101 Seminar I 1    
Total 15  Total  12
Semester 3 Summer Credit hours  Semester 4 Credit hours 
NURS 3326 Mental Health Nursing 5 NURS 4210 Maternal/Child 4
    NURS 4051 Nursing Care of Children and Family 4
    NURS 3200 Research Methods 3
    NURS 4400 Advanced Therapeutics and Prioritization 2
    NURS 4201 Seminar III 1
Total 5 Total 14
Semester 5 Credit hours    Credit hours 
NURS Elective 3    
NURS 4251 Community Based Care of Family    
NURS 4301 Leadership and Management     
NURS 4202 Seminar IV     
Total 13 Total Program Hours 120

Please note: At least 120 credit hours are required from the University to receive an undergraduate degree. All students must fulfill the Nursing Department requirements and the University’s requirements. ** Nursing Department BHS 200, (773) 995-3992

 

Undergraduate Nursing Application 

Compose a brief essay of about 200-400 words, describing the factors that influenced your decision to enter the nursing profession and your professional aspirations following completion of the program. Please complete the form below, after submitting reply to the email received with your essay or email at any time to nursing@csu.edu.

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