B.S. in Nursing

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Introduction to Statistics I
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Basic Biological Science
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Major Requirements
NSG 212Nursing Theories and Concepts 1, 23
NSG 311Care of Childbearing Family & Community Based Care 14
NSG 312Care of Older Adult & Care of Child 15
NSG 313Applied Nursing Research3
NSG 367Nursing Implications of Drug Interaction3
NSG 411Care of Individual in Acute Care & Behavioral Health Setting 15
NSG 412Care of Communities & Individuals in Acute Care from a System's Perspective 15
NSL 212Health Assessment 1, 23
NSL 311Laboratory 15
NSL 312Laboratory 15
NSL 411Laboratory 15
NSL 412Laboratory 15
Select two nursing electives
Related/Cognate Requirements 3
BIO 204Introductory Microbiology4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
HEA 206Human Development3
or PSY 210 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
NSG 310Human Response to Disease3
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
Nursing Electives
Students must take enough nursing electives to reach the 120 semester hours required for graduation.
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

To continue progression in the program, a minimum grade of C or better in all nursing core courses is required.

2

To enroll in NSG 212 and NSL 212, students will be required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: BIO 100, BIO 259, BIO 269, and CHE 107/CRL 107.

3

 Some of these courses may be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

Advance-2-BSN (Accelerated Second-Degree Nursing Program)

The Advance-2-BSN program is for the student with a previously earned baccalaureate degree who wants to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Upon successful completion of the program graduates are then be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam (National Council on Licensure Examination for the RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse. This intensive 18-month program builds upon the student's previous education.  It follows the same curriculum as the traditional BSN program but at an accelerated pace.

Major Requirements
NSG 212Nursing Theories and Concepts 1, 23
NSG 311Care of Childbearing Family & Community Based Care 14
NSG 312Care of Older Adult & Care of Child 15
NSG 313Applied Nursing Research3
NSG 367Nursing Implications of Drug Interaction3
NSG 411Care of Individual in Acute Care & Behavioral Health Setting 15
NSG 412Care of Communities & Individuals in Acute Care from a System's Perspective 15
NSL 212Health Assessment 1, 23
NSL 311Laboratory 15
NSL 312Laboratory 15
NSL 411Laboratory 15
NSL 412Laboratory 15
Select two nursing electives6-10
Related Cognate Requirements 3
BIO 204Introductory Microbiology4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
HEA 206Human Development3
or PSY 210 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
NSG 310Human Response to Disease3
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
1

To continue progression in the program, a minimum grade of C or better in all nursing core courses is required.

2

To enroll in NSG 212 and NSL 212, students will be required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: BIO 100, BIO 259, BIO 269, and CHE 107/CRL 107.

3

 Some of these courses may be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

RN-to-BSN (B.S.N for Currently Registered Nurses)

The RN-to-BSN curriculum is specially designed for licensed Registered Nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. An interested student must currently be a licensed Registered Nurse (or near graduation from an ADN program) to enroll in this program. 

General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Introduction to Statistics I
Public speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Basic Biological Science
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Requirements
NSG 212Nursing Theories and Concepts 1, 23
NSG 311Care of Childbearing Family & Community Based Care 14
NSG 312Care of Older Adult & Care of Child 15
NSG 313Applied Nursing Research3
NSG 325Health Teaching & Promotion for the RN1
NSG 411Care of Individual in Acute Care & Behavioral Health Setting 15
NSG 412Care of Communities & Individuals in Acute Care from a System's Perspective 15
NSL 212Health Assessment 1, 23
NSL 311Laboratory 15
NSL 312Laboratory 15
NSL 411Laboratory 15
NSL 412Laboratory 15
Select two nursing electives6-10
Related/Cognate Requirements 3
BIO 204Introductory Microbiology4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
HEA 206Human Development3
or PSY 210 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
NSG 310Human Response to Disease3
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
Nursing Electives
Students must take enough nursing electives to reach the 120 credits required for graduation.
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

To continue progression in the program, a minimum grade of C or better in all nursing core courses is required.

2

To enroll in NSG 212 and NSL 212, students will be required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: BIO 100, BIO 259, BIO 269, and CHE 107/CRL 107.

3

Some of these courses may be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Nursing Sequence for Honors Students

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
HON 100 Self-Awareness and Development 3
HON 352 Honors Seminar 3
BIO 100 Basic Biological Science 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology 3
Minor elect 3
 Credits18
Semester Two
HON 211 Decision Making and Public Discourse 3
HON 212 Ethics and Moral Choice in Tech Age 3
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHE 107
CRL 107
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
and General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services 1
5
Minor Elective 3
HON 314 Science, Technology and Environmental Systems 2 3
 Credits21
Year Two
Semester Three
HON 311 Stewardship and Civic Engagement 3
HON 312 Educational Systems and Social Influence 3
BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NTD 303 Introductory Principles Human Nutrition (formally HEA) 3
NSG elective 3 3
Minor Elective 3
 Credits19
Semester Four
HON 310 Theories and Strategies of Community Change 3
BIO 204 Introductory Microbiology (could do in fall) 4
NSG 212 Nursing Theories and Concepts 3
NSL 212 Health Assessment 3
BIO 307 Pathophysiology 3
HEA 206 Human Development 3
 Credits19
Year Three
Semester Five
HON 313 American Government, Democracy and Public Opinion 3
HON 315 Community and the Arts 3
NSG 311 Care of Childbearing Family & Community Based Care 4
NSL 311 Laboratory 5
Minor elect  
 Credits15
Semester Six
NSG 312 Care of Older Adult & Care of Child 5
NSL 312 Laboratory 5
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 4 3
Honors 400 Level Course 3
NSG elective 3 3
Minor elect 3
 Credits22
Year Four
Semester Seven
HON 490 Senior Project 5 3-6
NSG 411 Care of Individual in Acute Care & Behavioral Health Setting 5
NSL 411 Laboratory 5
Electives 3
 Credits16-19
Semester Eight
NSG 412 Care of Communities & Individuals in Acute Care from a System's Perspective 5
NSL 412 Laboratory 5
Electives 6
 Credits16
 Total Credits146-149
1

CHE 107/CRL 107 cannot happen in freshman fall due to HON 100. Options are CHE 103/CRL 103 in fall and CHE 104/CRL 104 in spring or CHE 107/CRL 107 in the spring.

2

NOTE:  this would normally be spring of the sophomore year but moving this lab class to the spring freshman term avoids later NSG field requirements. 

3

Can be taken at any time beyond freshman year.

4

Can be taken at any time.

5

Can be taken either fall or spring