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Nursing (B.S.N.)

Administered by Department of Nursing

Effective Fall 2016

A total of 61 semester hours is required for a major in nursing. In addition to the major, all students must satisfy 53 semester hours of general education requirements; a bachelor's degree at Bloomsburg requires a total of 120 semester hours of study. A number of the prescribed courses in the physical sciences and social sciences, required as prerequisites for the nursing curriculum, may also apply toward general education requirements.

Requirements for the Major - Generic Students

Prerequisite courses

BIOLOGY.173 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOLOGY.174 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOLOGY.240 Introductory Microbiology

CHEM.101 Introductory Chemistry

CHEM.108 Physiological Chemistry

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

PSYCH.210 Life-Span Psychology

Choose one of the following three courses:

ANTHRO.200 Principles of Cultural Anthropology

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology

SOC.213 Contemporary Social Problems

Professional Courses

NURSING.210 Professional Nursing

NURSING.211 Nutrition

NURSING.212 Pharmacology

NURSING.213 Foundations of Nursing Practice

NURSING.214 Health Assessment

NURSING.215 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

NURSING.306 Introduction to Nursing Research

(a statistics course, either PSYCH.160 Statistics or MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics is prerequisite)

NURSING.311 Adult Health I

NURSING.312 Maternal and Child Health Nursing

NURSING.314 Nursing Care of Older Adults

NURSING.410 Public Health Nursing

NURSING.411 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

NURSING.412 Adult Health II

NURSING.414 Nursing Management/Leadership

Elective Courses - Additional courses must be taken as necessary to complete the minimum graduation requirement of 120 semester hours.

Accelerated 2nd Degree Program

18 Month Sequence


Anatomy and Physiology I

Anatomy and Physiology II

Introduction to Chemistry

Physiological Chemistry

Introduction to Microbiology

General Psychology

Lifespan Psychology

Principles of Sociology/Contemporary Social Problems/Principles of Cultural


* Statistics (optional)

Fall One

NURSING.210 Professional Nursing (3)

NURSING.215 Pathophysiology (3)

NURSING.214 Health Assessment (3)

NURSING.314 Nursing Care of Older Adults (2)

Credits = 11 *(optional: statistics)

Spring One

NURSING.211 Nutrition (3)

NURSING.213 Foundations of Nursing Practice (5)

NURSING.212 Pharmacology (3)

NURSING.306 Introduction to Nursing Research (3)

Credits = 14

Summer One

NURSING.311 Adult Health I (7)

NURSING.411 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (5)

Credits = 12-3 or 4 clinical days per week

Fall Two

NURSING.312 Maternal/Child Nursing (8)

NURSING.410 Public Health Nursing (5)

Credits = 13-3 clinical days per week (2 days Maternal/Child and 1 day Public


Spring Two

NURSING.412 Adult Health Nursing II (7)

NURSING.414 Nursing Management/Leadership (4)

Credits = 11

Total Credits = 61

Requirements for the Major - R.N. to BSN

Students in this program receive 63 credits for their R.N. status, but must complete the courses and electives listed below. The total of 120 credits is required for a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Bloomsburg.

Required Nursing Courses: (19 credits)

NURSING 100 Personal Health

NURSING.230 Drug Use and Abuse

NURSING.305 Role Development for the Professional Nurse

NURSING.306 Introduction to Nursing Research

NURSING 310 Family Nursing

NURSING 314 Nursing Care of Older Adults

NURSING 451 Transcultural Health

Required Clinical Sequence: (9 credits)

NURSING.410 Public Health Nursing

NURSING.414 Nursing Management/Leadership in Nursing

Required Courses: (24 credits)

INTSTUDY.204 Introduction to College Research Writing

MATH.141 Statistics

POLISCI.181 Contemporary Issues in World Politics

MGMT.244 Principles of Management

COMMSTUD.313 Conflict Management

ECONOMIC.150 Introduction to Health Care Economics

PHIL.290 Medical Ethics

SPECED.101 Introduction to Exceptionalities

Electives: (5 credits)