Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Degree Requirements (Effective Fall 2009)

Although nursing students will meet the same outcomes for general education as other HPU students, the structure of the degree means that students are usually required to take specific courses, and the degree requirements as listed below overlap completely with the general education requirements. This first section of the program of studies illustrates how Nursing majors will meet general education requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE (45 SEMESTER CREDITS)

  1. Take one course from each of the 15 common core categories, choosing from the choices shown below or taking the listed course or group of courses when only one option is shown. 
  2. No more than two courses from the same discipline will count toward the Common Core requirements with the exception of grouped Nursing courses shown below for Communication Skills B. This means that the course Chosen for World Cultures C cannot be a history course.
  3. Among the 15 courses all students must choose two that will satisfy the two “Cross-Theme Requirements.” Nursing students will meet these requirements as follows:
    1. Digital Literacy—Complete CSCI 1011 in Communication Skills C
    2. Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity – This requirement will be satisfied when students take ENG 2000 for Values and Choices C.

Communication Skills

Global Systems

 Research & Epistemology

Values and Choices 

World Cultures 

Wrinting and Critical Thinking Natural Systems

Writing, Research and Info Literacy

Ethical  Inquiry Cultures, Themes and Movements
  • WRI 1100
  • WRI 1150
  • CHEM 1000
  • WRI 1200  
  • NUR 2000
  • HIST 2001
Communication Contexts Globalization Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Social Choice Engaging with Difference
  • NUR 2940, 2960 & 2961
  • HIST 2002
  • MATH 1115
  • ECON 1000 (recommended)
  • ECON 2010
  • ANTH 2000
Other Com. Skills Courses Other Global Systems Courses Res. & Epistemology in the Disciplines Other Values and Choices Courses Other World Cultures Courses
  • CSCI 1011-DL
  • BIOL 2030
  • PSY 1000
  • ENG 2000♦
  • AL 2000
  • ARTS 1000
  • ARTS 2150
  • BIOL 2170
  • ENG 2510
  • ENG 2520
  • GEOG 2500
  • MUS 1000
  • REL 2151
  • THEA 2320* (F11)

  ♦ Prior to Fall 2010 this course was LIT 2000. Either version applies. * May count for this category effective Fall 2011.

With the exception of the three Nursing courses for Communication Skills B, the common core courses should be completed before progressing to Level One.  NUR 2000 should be taken in the last semester before beginning level one courses. The entire 45 credits will overlap with the major requirements listed below.

UPPER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (9 SEMESTER CREDITS)

  • UPPER DIVISION RESEARCH AND WRITING

This requirement will be fulfilled when students take NUR 4700 Nursing Research Proposal and NURS 4960 Developing a Healthy Community as part of the major

  • UPPER DIVISION CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT

This requirement will be fulfilled when students take NUR 4961 Developing a Healthy Community Laboratory as part of the major

LOWER DIVISION PRE-REQUISITE COURSES FOR LEVEL ONE NURSING COURSES (50 SEMESTER CREDITS).

ANTH 2000

Cultural Anthropology

BIOL 2030

Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2031

Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

BIOL 2032

Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 2033

Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

CHEM 1000

Introductory Chemistry

CHEM 2030

Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

CSCI 1011

Introduction to Computer-Based Systems

ECON 1000

Naked Economics (recommended) or ECON 2010

ENG 2000

Introduction to Literature

HIST 2001

History of World Cultures to 1500

HIST 2002

Global Historical Experience since 1500

MATH 1115

Survey of Mathematics

MATH 1123

Statistics

PSY 1000

Introduction to Psychology

WRI 1100

Analyzing and Writing Arguments or WRI 1150 Literature and Argument

WRI 1200

Research, Argument and Writing

Elective from World Cultures C but not a HIST course

UPPER DIVISION PRE-REQUISITE COURSES FOR LEVEL ONE NURSING COURSES (6 SEMESTER CREDITS)

PSY 3600

Abnormal Psychology

BIOL 3040

Microbiology

TRANSITION TO LEVEL ONE (2 SEMESTER CREDITS)

NUR 2000

Introduction to Professional Nursing

LEVEL ONE NURSING REQUIREMENTS (14 SEMESTER CREDITS)

NUR 2200

Development Across the Lifespan

NUR 2300

Pharmacology

NUR 2301

Math for Meds

NUR 2950

Nursing Concepts and Processes

NUR 2951

Nursing Concepts and Processes Laboratory

NUR 2960

Therapeutic Communication

NUR 2961

Applied Therapeutic Communication

NUR 2970

Comprehensive Health Assessment

NUR 2971

Comprehensive Health Assessment Laboratory

LEVEL TWO NURSING REQUIREMENTS (15 SEMESTER CREDITS)

NUR 2100

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

NUR 2940

Health Promotion

NUR 2930

Pathophysiology

NUR 3952

Gerontologic Nursing

NUR 3953

Gerontologic Nursing Laboratory

NUR 3962

Adult Health Care I

NUR 3963

Adult Health Care I Laboratory

LEVEL THREE NURSING REQUIREMENTS (13 SEMESTER CREDITS)

NUR 3970

Altered Mental Health Patterns

NUR 3971

Altered Mental Health Patterns Laboratory

NUR 3980

Childbearing Family

NUR 3981

Childbearing Family Laboratory

NUR 3985

Child and Family Health

NUR 3986

Child and Family Health Lab

LEVEL FOUR NURSING REQUIREMENTS (14 SEMESTER CREDITS)

NUR 3900

Leadership and Management in Nursing

NUR 3964

Adult Health Care II

NUR 3965

Adult Health Care II Laboratory

NUR 4700

Nursing Research Proposal Development

LEVEL FIVE NURSING REQUIREMENTS (14-15 SEMESTER CREDITS)

NUR 4950

Complex Care

NUR 4951

Complex Care Laboratory

NUR 4960

Developing a Healthy Community

NUR 4961

Developing a Healthy Community Laboratory

One upper division elective from Nursing or a related field

UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES (0 SEMESTER CREDITS)

The major totals 131-132 credits

Check the link to see the Nursing Curriculum Recommended Sequence

Check the link to see the Course Equivalences for Transfer Into HPU