Accelerated Option Curriculum-BSN

Accelerated Option, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum (BSN)

Required General Education Courses: 66 credits
Nursing courses: 58 credit hours

Curriculum - General Education

A minimum of 66 semester hours in required general education coursework must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College. Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the general education courses.

Humanities: (15 credits)

  • Intermediate Written Communication (3 credit hours)
  • Oral Communications (3 credit hours)
  • Humanities Electives (9 credit hours) Defined by Allen College as Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, English, Foreign Language, Philosophy, History, Cultures, Civilization, Literature, Religion, Economics and Communication Arts.

Social Sciences: (15 credits)

  • Sociology (3 credit hours)
  • Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Lifespan Growth & Development* (3 credit hours)
  • Social Science Electives (6 credit hours)
    Defined by Allen College as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Family Services, Management, Anthropology, and Criminology

Natural Sciences, Nutrition and Math: (18 credit hours)

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab* (3-4 credit hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab* (3-4 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Chemistry with Lab* (3-4 credit hours)
  • Microbiology with Lab* (3 credit hours)
  • Nutrition* (2-3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Statistics* (3-4 credit hours)

Foundation Electives: (18 credit hours)

  • Diversity Elective (3 credit hours)
  • Other Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

NOTE: Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) state certification prior to enrollment at Allen College 

*Applicants already holding a baccalaureate degree must complete only these general education courses before beginning the Accelerated option.

Curriculum - Nursing

Semester I

  • NU:270 Introduction to Professional Nursing (2 credit hours)
  • NU:280 Health Assessment (3 credit hours)
  • NU:290 Pathophysiology (4 credit hours)
  • NU:299 Transition to Allen (1 credit hour)
  • NU:335 Fundamentals of Clinical Nursing (5 credit hours)

Semester II

  • NU:320 Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • NU:350  Adult Nursing I* (4 credit hours)
  • NU:360 Mental Health Nursing* (4 credit hours)
  • NU:380 Evidence Based Practice & Nursing Research (3 credit hours)

Semester III

  • NU:370 Maternal-Newborn Nursing* (4 credit hours) 
  • NU:405 Aging Adult Nursing  (3 credit hours)
  • NU:410 Pediatric Nursing* (4 credit hours)
  • NU:485 Adult Nursing II (2 credit hours)

Semester IV

  • NU:420 Professional Issues & Trends (3 credit hours) 
  • NU:450 Community & Public Health Nursing (4 credit hours)
  • NU:460 Nursing Leadership & Management (3 credit hours)
  • NU:485C  Adult Nursing: Internship (4 credit hours)
  • NU:499 Role Transition (2 credit hours)

*Denotes reduction of one credit hour for licensed LPNs

A student must earn a minimum of 124 semester hours to graduate.