The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Nursing (BSN)

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 113: S&S Sem: The Integrity of Care (IC)
BIOL 100: Biology #
CHEM 100: Chemistry %
MATH 186:
* or Math 156: College Algebra and MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry (STEM)
TRU 100: Symposium (IC)

SPRING - Semester 2

BIOL 214: Anatomy and Physiology I
NU 250: Lifespan Development
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking (CS)
COMM 170: Fundamentals of Speech or COMM 252: Interpersonal Communication (CS)
PHRE 188: Ethics (AH)

FALL - Semester 3

NU 240: Assessment & Fundamentals I
NU 240L: Assessment & Fundamentals I Lab
BIOL 215: Anatomy and Physiology II
PSYC 166: General Psychology
NU 311: Human Nutrition

Elementary I: Foreign Language Requirement* (IC)

SPRING - Semester 4

NU 280: Assessment & Fundamentals II
NU 280 L: Assessment & Fundamentals II Lab
NU 210: Pharmacotherapeutics I
BIOL 204: Microbiology
BIOL 353: Pathophysiology
Elementary II: Foreign Language Requirement* (IC)

FALL - Semester 5

NU 350: Adult Health Nursing I
NU 350C: Adult Health Nursing I Clinical
NU 350L: Adult Health Nursing I Module
NU 375: Maternal/Neonatal
XXXXX: Arts & Humanities Perspective (AH)
NU 310: Pharmacotherapeutics II

SPRING - Semester 6

NU 351: Adult Health Nursing II
NU 351C:  Adult Health Nursing II Clinical
NU 385: Child/Family
STAT 190: Basic Statistics*
JINS 3xx: Junior Seminar-WE* (IC)

FALL - Semester 7

NU 340: NCLEX-RN Review I**
NU 410: WE/Capstone Nursing Research (IC)
NU 425: Community Mental Health
NU 445: Clinical Elective

XXX: Missouri Statute (SP) Free Elective
XXX: Free Elective

SPRING - Semester 8

NU 440: NCLEX-RN Review II
NU 475: Critical Care Nursing
NU 480: Professional Nursing Leadership
NU 485: WE/Rural Public Health
XXX: Arts & Humanities Perspective (AH)
XXX: Free Elective

122 Total Hours

Bolded courses are major requirements and required support.
Italicized courses are required prior to the start of the junior-level courses.
*Pre-requisite for NU 410 Capstone Nursing Research.
** Available to senior nursing majors. Not all students are required to take this course.
# Co-requisite or Prerequisite for Anatomy & Physiology.
% Prerequisite for Anatomy & Physiology.

Perspectives: (SP) Social Perspective, (AH) Arts & Humanities Perspective, (STEM) STEM Perspective, (CS) Communication Skills, (STAT) Statistics Perspective, (IC) Interconnecting Perspective.

For more information, see Truman's Catalog and Nursing Student Handbook.

Department chair: please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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