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
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course and state licensure completed at another institution: 2 credit hours
  • Nursing Courses completed at Allen College: 65 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, 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

Curriculum - Nursing

Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course and state licensure prior to enrollment at Allen College (2 credits)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses at Allen College: (65 credit hours)

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)

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  Nursing Care of the Adult Client* (4 credit hours)
  • NU:360  Nursing Care of the Mental Health Client* (4 credit hours)
  • NU:380  Introduction to Nursing Research (3 credit hours)
  • NU:430 Grief, Loss & End of Life Care (3 credit hours)
  • NU:445 Nursing Elective (3 credit hours)

Fourth Semester

  • NU:370 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families* (4 credit hours) 
  • NU:410  Nursing Care of Children* (4 credit hours)
  • NU:420 Professional Issues and Trends (3 credit hours)
  • NU:470  Nursing Care of Adult Client II* (4 credit hours)

Fifth Semester

  • NU:400 Nursing Care of Older Adults (3 credit hours)
  • NU:450  Nursing Care of the Community as Client (4 credit hours)
  • NU:460  Nursing Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • NU:480  Senior Clinical Internship (4 credit hours)
  • NU:499  Exit Exam (1 credit hour)

*Denotes reduction of one credit hour for licensed LPNs.
A student must earn a minimum of 124 semester hours to graduate.