B.S. in Nursing

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Introduction to Statistics I
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements8
Basic Biological Science
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives6
Writing Emphasis requirements 19
Major Requirements
NSG 310Human Response to Disease3
NSG 101Introduction to Nursing1
NSG 212Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 2,33
NSG 311Nursing Care of Women, Infants, & Children 24
NSG 312Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing and Care of the Elder 25
NSG 313Applied Nursing Research3
NSG 367Nursing Implications of Drug Interaction3
NSG 411Medical Surgical Nursing 25
NSG 412Public/Population Health Nursing, Nursing Leadership, & Management 25
NSL 212Health Assessment 2,33
NSL 311Laboratory 25
NSL 312Laboratory 25
NSL 411Laboratory 25
NSL 412Laboratory 25
Select one nursing elective
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
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

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 101Introduction to Nursing1
NSG 212Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1,23
NSG 311Nursing Care of Women, Infants, & Children 14
NSG 312Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing and Care of the Elder 15
NSG 313Applied Nursing Research3
NSG 367Nursing Implications of Drug Interaction3
NSG 411Medical Surgical Nursing 15
NSG 412Public/Population Health Nursing, Nursing Leadership, & Management 15
NSL 212Health Assessment 1, 23
NSG 310Human Response to Disease3
NSL 311Laboratory 15
NSL 312Laboratory 15
NSL 411Laboratory 15
NSL 412Laboratory 15
Select two nursing electives6
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
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3

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 Sciences
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Student Electives9
Major Requirements
NSG 212Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1,23
NSG 311Nursing Care of Women, Infants, & Children 14
NSG 312Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing and Care of the Elder 15
NSG 313Applied Nursing Research3
NSG 325Health Teaching & Promotion for the RN1
NSG 411Medical Surgical Nursing 15
NSG 412Public/Population Health Nursing, Nursing Leadership, & Management 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

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 Sciences 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 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 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 Nursing Care of Women, Infants, & Children 4
NSL 311 Laboratory 5
Minor elect  
 Credits15
Semester Six
NSG 312 Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing and Care of the Elder 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 Medical Surgical Nursing 5
NSL 411 Laboratory 5
Electives 3
 Credits16-19
Semester Eight
NSG 412 Public/Population Health Nursing, Nursing Leadership, & Management 5
NSL 412 Laboratory 5
Electives 6
 Credits16
 Total Credits146-149