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

NU 185: Dimensions of Professional Nursing
BIOL 100: Biology #

CHEM 100: Chemistry for Contemporary Living %

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: Public Speaking*
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking*
HLTH 195: Lifetime Health and Fitness/HLTH 196: Lifetime Physical Activities*
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 310: Pharmacotherapeutics
BIOL 204: Introductory Microbiology
BIOL 353: Pathophysiology

LL: Foreign Language Requirement*

FALL - Semester 5

NU 350: Adult Health Nursing I
NU 375: Maternal/Neonatal Nursing
PHRE 188: Ethics

FA: Aesthetic: Fine Arts*

SPRING - Semester 6

NU 351: Adult Health Nursing II
NU 385: Child/Family Nursing
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 Nursing
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 Nursing

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.

#  Co-requisite or pre-requisite for Anatomy and Physiology.
%  Pre-requisite for Anatomy and Physiology.
* Liberal Studies Program (LSP) requirements. These are suggestions. Course choice is up to student and scheduling needs/interests.
**Pre-requisite for NU 410: Intro to Nursing Research.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker 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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