Upper Division Curriculum-BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum (BSN)

  • Required General Education Courses completed at another institutions: 51 credit hours
  • Required General Education Courses completed at Allen College: 6 credit hours
  • Nursing Courses completed at Allen College: 67 credit hours

Curriculum - General Education

A minimum of 57 semester hours in general education is required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Allen College. A minimum of 45 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.

Unless indicated by an asterisk or double asterisk, all listed general education courses must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College. Students will also need to complete some courses marked by a double asterisk to earn at least 45 semester hours of general education credit prior to enrollment.

Humanities: (15 credits)

  • Intermediate Written Communication (3 credit hours)

  • Oral Communications (3 credit hours)

  • AC:306 Professional Communication* completed at Allen College (3 credit hours)

  • Humanities Electives** (6 credit hours) Defined by Allen College as Art, Music, Theater, 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)

  • AC:315 Learning & Serving* completed at Allen College (3 credit hours)

  • Social Science Electives** (3 credit hours)
    Defined by Allen College as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Family Services, Management, Economics, 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** completed prior to or during enrollment at Allen College (2-3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Statistics (3-4 credit hours)

Additional Requirements: (9 credit hours)

  • Diversity Elective** (3 credit hours)
  • Other Elective Courses** (6 credit hours)

*Completed during enrollment at Allen College
**Completed prior to or during enrollment at Allen College

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

First Semester

  • AC:315 Learning & Serving (3 credit hours)
  • 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)

Second Semester

  • AC:255 Nutrition (if needed) (3 credit hours)
  • AC:306 Professional Communication (3 credit hours) 
  • NU:320 Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • NU:335 Fundamentals of Clinical Nursing* (6 credit hours)

Third Semester

  • 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)
  • NU:430 Grief, Loss & End of Life Nursing Care (3 credit hours)
  • NU:445 Nursing Elective (3 credit hours)

Fourth Semester

  • NU:370 Maternal-Newborn Nursing* (4 credit hours) 
  • NU:410 Pediatric Nursing* (4 credit hours)
  • NU:420 Professional Issues & Trends (3 credit hours)
  • NU:470 Adult Nursing II (4 credit hours)

Fifth Semester

  • NU:400 Gerontological Nursing (3 credit hours)
  • NU:450 Community & Public Health Nursing (4 credit hours)
  • NU:460 Nursing Leadership & Management (3 credit hours)
  • NU:480 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.