University of Saint Mary Four-Year Academic Plan:

B.S.N. — Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This four-year plan is valid for the 2015-2016 USM Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is merely a recommendation. Your actual program may vary. Other factors may impact your time to degree and course sequencing. See the current USM Undergraduate Catalog for more information, including USM academic policies, curriculum, pre-requisites, and course information.

Requires 128 credit hours
 


Freshman Year (34 Credits)

Fall (18 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

3 — GE 114 — First Year Experience I
3 — EN 111 — English Composition I
3 — MA 115 — Introductory Algebra
3 — PY 150 — Introduction to Psychology

— OR —
3 — SO 110 — Introduction to Sociology

3 — BI 109 — Biology for Today
3 — GenEd Course

Spring (16 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

3 — GE 115 — First Year Experience II
3 — EN 112 — English Composition II
4 — CH 113 — Chemistry for Allied Health w/Lab
3 — PY 290 — Psychology of Childhood & Adolescence
3 — GenEd Course

 


Sophomore Year (34-35)

Fall (17 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

5 — BI 258 — Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab
3 — MA 230 — Introductory Statistics
3 — PY 355 — Aging: Issues & Perspectives*
3 — GenEd Course: Idea Seminar
3 — GenEd Course

Spring (17-18 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

5 — BI 259 — Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab
3 — SCA 250 — Lifetime Wellness
3-4 — BI 265 — Basic Microbiology w/ or w/o Lab
3 — GenEd Course
3 — GenEd Course

 


Junior Year (31-34 Credits)

Fall (15-18 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

3 — NU 401 — Introduction to Professional Nursing
3 — NU 454 — Pathophysiology
3 — NU 406 — Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
3 — NU 420 — Health Assessment
3 — THNU 390 — Mission in Health Care
0-3 — EN 310 — Transfer Core (transfer students only)

Spring (18 Credits — 6 GenEd, 6 Elective, 6 Major)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

3 — NU 450 — Pharmacology
6 — NU 460 — Adult Health I
3 — NU 470 — Mental Health
3 — NU 410 — Research in Nursing

 


Senior Year (30-33 Credits)

Fall (14-17 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

6 — NU 518 — Adult Health II
4 — NU 514 — Care of Women, Children, & Families I
4 — NU 516 — Care of Women, Children, & Families II
0-3 — PY 290 — Aging: Issues & Perspectives* (for transfer students)


Spring (16 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

4 — NU 525 — Community Health Care
3 — NU 520 — Pallative Care
4 — NU 540 — Leadership Roles in Nursing
3 — NU 550 — Senior Clinical Practicum
3 — NU 590 — Senior Integrative Seminar
3 — Elective Course
3 — Elective Course