Bachelor of Science, Major in Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor of Science, Major in Nursing
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 33
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 43
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 54
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2, 64
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 64
BIOL 2420Intro Applied Microbiology4
or BIOL 3470 General Microbiology
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 2, 74
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
FACS 2362Nutrition 83
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1324 Mth for Mngl Decision Making
or MATH 1410 Elementary Functions
or MATH 1420 Calculus I
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 1370 Intro Biomedical Statistics
or PSYC 3402 Psychological Statistics
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 43
PSYC 3374Development Psychology3
Major
NURS 3320Pathophysiology for Nursing3
NURS 3351Nursing Concepts I3
NURS 3631Nursing Fundamentals6
NURS 3310Health Assessment3
NURS 3321Pharmacology for Nursing3
NURS 3360Introduction to Research3
NURS 3540Mental Health and Illness5
NURS 3620Adult Health I6
NURS 4030Community Nursing5
NURS 4520Child & Adolescent Nursing5
NURS 4540Women's Hlth and Matern NB Nur5
NURS 4620Adult Health II6
NURS 4060Leadership and Management4
NURS 4250Nursing Concepts II2
NURS 3340Older Adult Health Management3
Total Hours121
Nursing Prerequisites and Texas Core59
Nursing Credit Hours62
Total Hours121

Notes:

BIOL 2404 requires a grade of "C" or higher in BIOL 2403.

Students must apply and be accepted into the SHSU School of Nursing prior to registering for any NURS courses.

Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in each NURS course to progress to the next nursing courses.

Students may not progress to the next level of NURS courses until all courses in previous level have been successfully completed.

Students accepted into the SHSU School of Nursing are required to adhere to additional policies indicated in the School of Nursing student handbook.

The Plan of Study is based on Fall admission. 

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Component Area IX1BIOL 240414
BIOL 240314ENGL 130233
CHEM 1406 or 14111,24HIST 130153
ENGL 130133MATH 1342, 1370, or PSYC 34023
MATH 1314, 1324, 1410, or 142043PSYC 130163
 15 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIOL 2420 or 34704Component Area IV93
FACS 236273Component Area V3
HIST 130253Component Area IX103
POLS 230583NURS 33203
PSYC 33743NURS 33513
 16 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
NURS 33103NURS 33603
NURS 33213NURS 35405
NURS 36316NURS 36206
POLS 230683 
 15 14
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
NURS 40305NURS 33403
NURS 45205NURS 40604
NURS 45405NURS 42502
 NURS 46206
 15 15
Total Hours: 121

Notes:

BIOL 2404 requires a "C" or higher in BIOL 2403.

Students must apply and be accepted into the SHSU School of Nursing prior to registering for any NURS courses.

Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in each NURS course to progress to the next nursing courses.

Students may not progress to the next level of NURS courses until all courses in previous level have been successfully completed.

Students accepted into the SHSU School of Nursing are required to adhere to additional policies indicated in the School of Nursing student handbook.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Nursing (BSN) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Lead in the provision of safe quality care using evidence-based practice.
  • Collaborate with patients and members of the healthcare team to promote health and provide preventive care.

  • Incorporate ethical principles and professional standards to provide quality care to diverse populations.
  • Advocate for patients and the nursing profession while incorporating dynamic system practices, health policies, and global healthcare factors.

  • Maintain confidentiality and protect patient rights utilizing technology and information management systems.