Requirements for BSN

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
BIOL 100: Biology #

CHEM 100: Chemistry %

MATH 156: College Algebra/MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry
or MATH 186: Precalculus*
Truman Week

SPRING - Semester 2

BIOL 214: Anatomy and Physiology I
COMM 170: Fundamentals of Speech*
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking*
FA: Aesthetic: Visual & Perf Arts*△
PSYC 166: General Psychology

FALL - Semester 3

NU 240: Assessment & Fundamentals I
BIOL 215: Anatomy and Physiology II
NU 250: Life Span Development
NU 311: Human Nutrition

LL: Foreign Language Requirement*

SPRING - Semester 4

NU 280: Assessment & Fundamentals II
NU 280 L: Assessment & Fundamentals II Module
NU 210: Pharmacotherapeutics I
BIOL 204: Microbiology
BIOL 353: Pathophysiology

LL: Foreign Language Requirement*

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 Nursing
PHRE 188: Ethics
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 Interdisciplinary Seminar-WE*
HIST 298: American Institutional History*

FALL - Semester 7

NU 340: NCLEX-RN Review
NU 410: Introduction to Nursing Research
NU 425: Community Mental Health
NU 445: Clinical Elective

LL: Aesthetic: Literature*△
Elective Course

SPRING - Semester 8

NU 440: NCLEX-RN Review
NU 475: Critical Care Nursing
NU 480: Professional Nursing Leadership
NU 485: Rural Public Health

HIST: Historical Mode of Inquiry*△

Bolded courses are major requirements. See Truman's catalog for more information.
Italicized courses are required to start one of the junior-level courses.
**Pre-requisite for NU 410: Intro to Nursing Research.
* Liberal Studies Program (LSP) requirements. These are suggestions. Course choice is up to student and scheduling needs/interests.
#  Co-requisite or pre-requisite for Anatomy and Physiology.
%  Pre-requisite for Anatomy and Physiology.
△ Must have 2 of these 3, course choice is up to student & scheduling needs/interest.

For more information, see the 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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