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BSN Curriculum

Pre-Nursing Plan of Study

FALL SEMESTER YEAR 1
ENG 111 English Composition I (3)
MATH 107/110 Functions/Trigonometry or MATH 117 Precalculus (3-4)
PSYCH 105 General Psychology (3)
HSCI 150/150L Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4)
Religious Studies (3)
Total Credit Hours: 16-17

SPRING SEMESTER YEAR 1
ENG 112 English Composition II (3)
HSCI 220 Analysis and Interpretation of Data (3)
PSYCH 218 Human Development (3)
HSCI 151/151 Lab Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4)
Religious Studies (3)
Total Credit Hours: 16

FALL SEMESTER YEAR 2
English Literature (3)
HSCI 152/152L Microbiology with Lab (4)
HSCI 153 Nutrition (3)
Moral Values (3)
Elective (3)
Total Credit Hours: 16

SPRING SEMESTER YEAR 2
HSCI 300/NURS 356 Pathophysiology (4)*
HSCI 301/NURS 357 Pharmacology (3)*
Electives (3)
Elective (3)
Total Credit Hours: 13


Tradititional BSN Plan of Study

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

SPRING SEMESTER YEAR 3
16 Weeks 
NURS 354 Mental Health Nursing (5 credit hours; 3 hours didactic/2 hours clinical) 
NURS 450 Evidence Based Practice (3 credit hours) 
NURS 355 Adult Health I (7 credit hours; 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 credit hours; 4 hours didactic/3 hours clinical) 
NURS 452 Family Health Nursing (8 credit hours; 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 credit hours; 2 didactic/1 clinical) 
NURS 454 Population Health Nursing (5 credit hours; 3 didactic/2 clinical)
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Second 8 Weeks
NURS 455 Nursing BSN Capstone (5 credit hours; 5 clinical) 
NURS 456 Nursing BSN Seminar (2 credit hours) 
Total Credit Hours: 15 (7 Didactic/8 Clinical)


Total Hours: 120  Credit Hours
Nursing Credit Hours: 67 Hours

Total Clinical/Simulation/Lab Hours: 792 Hours


Contact Us

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


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