Nursing Major: ABSN Sample Plan

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 Plan: Nursing (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Completion of Truman degree requirements (except NU major courses) and Nursing required support courses are required prior to beginning Nursing Major courses in the ABSN program.

Nursing Required Support Courses
BIOL 100: Biology
CHEM 100: Chemistry
BIOL 204: Microbiology
BIOL 214: Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 215: Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 353: Pathophysiology
MATH 186: Pre-Calculus* OR MATH 156: College Algebra and MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry 
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
PHRE 188: Ethics
PSYC 166: General Psychology
NU 250: Life Span Development
NU 311: Human Nutrition

Truman Degree Requirements
XXX: Missouri Statute
LL Foreign Language/Elem. Proficiency
JINS 3XX: Jr. Seminar (JINS) (WE)
COMM 170: Speech
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
XXX Arts & Humanities Perspective
TRU 110: S&S Sem.: The Integrity of Care (IC)
TRU 100: Symposium (IC)

Suggested Program of Study


NU 240: Assessment & Fundamentals I
NU 240L: Assessment & Fundamentals Lab
NU 280: Assessment & Fundamentals II
NU 280L: Assessment & Fundamentals II Lab
NU 100: Intro to Nursing


NU 350: Adult Health Nursing I
NU 350C: Adult Health Nursing I Clinical
NU 350L: Adult Health Nursing I Lab
NU 375: Maternal/Neonatal (1st Block)
NU 210: Pharmacotherapeutics I (1st Block)
NU 310: Pharmacotherapies II (2nd Block)
NU 425: Community Mental Health (2nd Block)


NU 351: Adult Health Nursing II
NU 351C: Adult Health Nursing II Clinical
NU 485: Rural Public Health (WE)
NU 385: Child/Family Nursing (1st Block)
NU 480: Prof. Nursing Leadership (2nd Block)


NU 475: Critical Care Nursing
NU 445: Clinical Elective
NU 340: NCLEX-RN Review I
NU 440: NCLEX-RN Review II
NU 410: Intro to Nursing Research (WE)


  • (WE) = Writing Enhanced
  • 50 Nursing Major Credits in 15 Months.
  • NU340 required dependent on test scores.

See the Nursing Student Handbook for more information.

Department chair: please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.
Rev. 5/2021, 8/2021, 1/2023

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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