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Curriculum

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The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a full-time, six semester option combining classroom and clinical learning. Students begin clinical courses in the second semester.

The traditional BSN program is designed for students who have completed a minimum of 28 credits and prerequisite coursework. It is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Graduates qualify to take the NCLEX-RN, the licensure examination for eligibility to become a registered nurse.

Course requirements for students admitted beginning Fall 2019:

PSY 101:     Introduction to Psychology
HNF 150:    Introduction to Human Nutrition
HDFS 225:  Lifespan Human Development in the Family (or PSY 238: Developmental Psychology)
PSL 250:    Physiology
CEM 161:     Chemistry Lab (or CEM 143, if started prior to Fall 2020)
MMG 201:   Microbiology
MMG 302:   Microbiology Lab
PHM 350:    Pharmacology
STT 200:    Statistical Methods
NUR 205*:   Introduction to Professional Nursing
NUR 301:     Clinical Pathophysiology
NUR 323*:   Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I
NUR 333*:   Health Promotion
NUR 337*:   Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II
NUR 342:    Research, Ethics, and Evidence-Based Practice I
NUR 371*:    Behavioral Health Nursing
NUR 434*:   Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients III
NUR 438*:   Nursing Care of Children and Their Families
NUR 439*:   Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
NUR 442:    Research, Ethics, and Evidence-Based Practice II
NUR 460*:   Leadership in Clinical Practice
NUR 471*:    Public Health Nursing
* Clinical Courses


Course requirements for students enrolled prior to Fall 2019:

PSY 101:     Introduction to Psychology
HNF 150:   Introduction to Human Nutrition
HDFS 225: Lifespan Human Development in the Family
PSL 250:   Physiology
CEM 143: Survey of Organic Chemistry
MMG 201:  Microbiology
MMG 302:  Microbiology Lab
PHM 350:   Pharmacology
STT 200:   Statistical Methods
NUR 205*:  Introduction to Professional Nursing
NUR 301:    Pathophysiology
NUR 322*:  Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients I
NUR 324*:  Health Promotion and Disease and Illness Prevention I
NUR 332*:  Nursing Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Patients II
NUR 334*:  Health Promotion and Disease and Illness Prevention II
NUR 371*:   Behavioral Health Nursing
NUR 375:    Research and Evidence-Based Practice
NUR 436*:  Nursing Care of Children and Their Families
NUR 437*:  Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
NUR 445*:  Nursing Care of Acute and Critically Ill
NUR 460*:  Leadership in Clinical Practice
NUR 471*:   Public Health Nursing
NUR 475:    Ethical Practice
NUR 481:    Scholarship for Nursing Practice              
* Clinical Courses