Curriculum

Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing

First Year

Semester 1

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Human Anatomy with Lab BIOL 2401 4
Inorganic & Environmental Chemistry w/ Lab OR
General Chemistry w/ Lab
CHEM 1306 / CHEM 1106 OR
CHEM 1311 / CHEM 1111
4
Pre-Calculus Algebra MATH 1314 3
Composition I ENGL 1301 3
Fitness for Living KINE 2115 1
  SEMESTER 1 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15

Semester 2

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Human Physiology w/Lab BIOL 2402 4
United States History to 1876 HIST 1301 3
Elementary Statistics MATH 1369 3
Composition II ENGL 1302 3
Principles of Psychology PSYC 1301 3
  SEMESTER 2 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 16

Second Year

Semester 1

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Introduction to Applied Microbiology w/Lab OR
General Microbiology w/Lab
BIOL 2420 OR BIOL 3470 4
United States History Since 1876 HIST 1302 3
Nutrition FACS 2362 3
Developmental Psychology PSYC 3374 3
Principles of American Government POLS 2301 3
  SEMESTER 1 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 16

Semester 2

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 2361 3
Introduction to Ethnic Studies SOCI 2319 3
Political Science Elective POLS 2302 OR Equivalent Course 3
Visual Arts Elective MUSI 2364 OR Equivalent Course 3
  SEMESTER 2 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 12

Third Year

Semester 1

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Health Assessment NURS 3310 3
Nursing Fundamentals NURS 3430 4
Pathophysiology & Pharmacology NURS 3420 4
Introduction for Clinical Practice NURS 3101 1
  SEMESTER 1 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 12

Semester 2

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Adult Health I NURS 3620 6
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing NURS 3640 6
Promoting Wellness & Managing Health Issues for Older Adults NURS 3440 4
  SEMESTER 2 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 16

Semester 3 (Summer)

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Concepts in Nursing Practice I NURS 3350 3
Introduction to Nursing Research NURS 3360 3
  SEMESTER 3 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 6

Fourth Year

Semester 1

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Women's Health & Maternal Newborn Nursing NURS 4440 4
Nursing Care of Infants, Children, & Adolescents NURS 4420 4
Foundations of Nursing in the Community NURS 4630 6
  SEMESTER 1 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 14

Semester 2

Course TitleCourse and NumberCredit Hours
Adult Health II NURS 4620 6
Nursing Leadership & Transition to Practice NURS 4660 6
Concepts in Nursing Practice II NURS 4250 2
  SEMESTER 2 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 14

 

Arts and Sciences Credit Hours (Prerequisite Coursework): 59
Nursing Credit Hours: 62
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 121

Texas Board of Nursing Differentiated Essential Competencies and the SHSU Nursing Curriculum


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