Accelerated Option Curriculum - BSN

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

  • Required General Education Courses: 66 credits
  • Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or course equivalency prior to enrollment in the Accelerated Option: 2 credits
  • Nursing courses: 56 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, 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: Applicants must complete a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or course equivalency (2 credits) prior to enrollment in the Accelerated Option. 

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

Curriculum - Nursing 

Semester I

  • NUA:270  Introduction to Professional Nursing (2 credit hours)
  • NUA:280  Health Assessment (3 credit hours)
  • NUA:290 Pathophysiology (4 credit hours)
  • NUA:335  Fundamentals of Clinical Nursing* (6 credit hours)

Semester II

  • NUA:320  Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • NUA:350  Nursing Care of the Adult Client* (4 credit hours)
  • NUA:360  Nursing Care of the Mental Health Client* (4 credit hours)
  • NUA:380  Introduction to Research (3 credit hours)

Semester III

  • NUA:370 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families* (4 credit hours) 
  • NUA:400  Nursing Care of the Older Adult (3 credit hours)
  • NUA:410  Nursing Care of Children* (4 credit hours)
  • NUA:485 Nursing Care of Adult Client II (2 credit hours)

 Semester IV

  • NUA:420 Professional Issues & Trends (3 credit hours) 
  • NUA:450  Nursing Care of the Community as Client (4 credit hours)
  • NUA:460  Nursing Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • NUA:485  Nursing Care of the Adult Client II Clinical (3 credit hours)
  • NUA:499  NCLEX Readiness (1 credit hour)

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