University of Saint Mary Four-Year Academic Plan:

B.S.N. — Bachelor of Science in Nursing
FOR NATIVE STUDENTS (begin at USM as a Freshman)

This four-year plan is valid for the 2015-2016 USM Academic 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 Academic Catalog for more information, including USM academic policies, curriculum, pre-requisites, and course information.

Requires 128 credit hours
 


Freshman Year (31 Credits)

Fall (15 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

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

— OR —
3 — SO 110 — Introduction to Sociology*

3 — BI 109 — Biology for Today*

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 (16-17 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

5 — BI 258 — Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab*

— OR —
4 — BI 256 — Human Anatomy w/Lab*

3 — MA 230 — Introductory Statistics*
3 — PY 355 — Aging: Issues & Perspectives* OR GenEd
3 — GenEd Course
3 — GenEd Course

Spring (18 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

5 — BI 259 — Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab*

— OR —
5 — BI 358 — Human Physiology w/Lab*


4 — BI 265 — Basic Microbiology w/Lab*
3 — GenEd Course
3 — GenEd Course
3 — GenEd Course

 


Junior Year (31 Credits)

Fall (15 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

3 — NU 301 — Introduction to Professional Nursing
3 — NU 354 — Pathophysiology
3 — NU 306 — Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
3 — NU 320 — Health Assessment
3 — THNU 320 — Mission in Health Care

Spring (16 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

3 — NU 350 — Pharmacology
6 — NU 360 — Adult Health I
3 — NU 365 — Mental Health
3 — NU 310 — Research in Nursing

 


Senior Year (30-33 Credits)

Fall (14-17 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

6 — NU 435 — Adult Health II
4 — NU 440 — Care of Women, Children, & Families I
4 — NU 445 — Care of Women, Children, & Families II
0-3 — PY 290 — Aging: Issues & Perspectives* (if not taken Freshman or Sophomore years)


Spring (16 Credits)

Cr. — Course # — Course Name

4 — NU 495 — Community Health Care
3 — NU 490 — Pallative Care
4 — NU 540 — Leadership Roles in Nursing
3 — NU 550 — Senior Clinical Practicum
2 — NU 590 — Senior Integrative Seminar

 

 


* Nursing Prerequisite Course
   Nursing Core Course