Traditional BSN Nursing Program

The new undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at CBU is custom-fit for you.
 
Degree Type: BS
Department: Nursing
 

True to the service-learning culture that defines CBU’s heritage, students in the traditional BSN program will have study abroad learning choices as well as options for clinicals throughout the Memphis community. Many of the clinical experiences will provide opportunities for rotations with preceptors to ensure a personalized clinical experience.

After program completion, you will be eligible to apply to the State Board of Nursing for RN licensure. CBU’s nursing program does not guarantee licensure; all graduates of the program must pass the NCLEX licensing exam.

How to Apply

Undergraduate applicants must apply to CBU and be admitted before applying to the Nursing Program.

Incoming Freshmen

As an incoming freshman, you will enroll at CBU in the School of Sciences as a Health Science major for your first two years before being accepted into the Nursing Program prior to your junior year. Those first two years are spent completing prerequisite general education courses to prepare you for nursing classes your junior and senior year.

Current and Transfer Students

To enter CBU’s traditional nursing program as a college sophomore or junior, whether you are a current CBU student or transfer student, you must be accepted to both CBU and the Nursing Program. The Admissions staff or your academic advisor can help you understand the application process and prerequisites for the nursing program.

Program Highlights

Pre-Nursing Plan of Study

Fall Semester Year 1

ENG 111. English Composition I (3 credits)
MATH 107/110. Functions/Trigonometry or MATH 117. Precalculus (3-4 credits)
PSYCH 105. General Psychology (3 credits)
HSCI 150/150L. Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
Religious Studies (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 16-17

Spring Semester Year 1

ENG 112. English Composition II (3 credits)
HSCI 220. Analysis and Interpretation of Data (3 credits)
PSYCH 218. Human Development (3 credits)
HSCI 151/151L. Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)
Religious Studies (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 16

Fall Semester Year 2

English Literature (3 credits)
HSCI 152/152L. Microbiology with Lab (4 credits)
HSCI 153. Nutrition (3 credits)
Moral Values (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester Year 2

HSCI 300/NURS 356. Pathophysiology (4 credits)
HSCI 301/NURS 357. Pharmacology (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 13

Tradititional BSN Plan of Study

Fall Semester Year 3

First 8 Weeks
NURS 350. Foundations of Nursing I (5 credits; 3 hours didactic/2 hours clinical)
NURS 352. Health Assessment (3 credits; 2 hours didactic/1 hour clinical)
Second 8 Weeks
NURS 351. Foundations of Nursing II (5 credits; 3 hours didactic/2 hours clinical)
NURS 353. Professional Nursing (2 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 15 (10 Didactic/5 Clinical)

Spring Semester Year 3

16 Weeks
NURS 354. Mental Health Nursing (5 credits; 3 hours didactic/2 hours clinical)
NURS 450. Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
NURS 355. Adult Health I (7 credits; 4 hours didactic/3 hours clinical)
Total Credit Hours: 15 (10 Didactic/5 Clinical)

Fall Semester Year 4

16 Weeks
NURS 451. Adult Health II (7 credits; 4 hours didactic/3 hours clinical)
NURS 452. Family Health Nursing (8 credits; 5 hours didactic/3 hours clinical)
Total Credit Hours: 15 (9 Didactic/6 Clinical)

Spring Semester Year 4

First 8 Weeks
NURS 453. Nursing Leadership (3 credits; 2 didactic/1 clinical)
NURS 454. Population Health Nursing (5 credits; 3 didactic/2 clinical)
Second 8 Weeks
NURS 455. Nursing BSN Capstone (5 credits; 5 clinical)
NURS 456. Nursing BSN Seminar (2 credits)
Total Credit Hours: 15 (7 Didactic/8 Clinical)

View Traditional Nursing Course Requirements

Total Hours

120 Credit Hours
Nursing Credit Hours: 67 Hours
Total Clinical/Simulation/Lab Hours: 792 Hours

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Contact Us

Nursing Program Office of Admissions, Nursing-Admissions@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3205


CCNE Nursing Accreditation Seal

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Christian Brothers University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

 
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