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

Year One
Semester OneCredits
HON 100Self-Awareness and Development3
HON 352Honors Seminar3
BIO 100Basic Biological Science3
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology3
Minor elect3
 Credits18
Semester Two
HON 211Decision Making and Public Discourse3
HON 212Ethics and Moral Choice in Tech Age3
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHE 107
CRL 1071
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences5
Minor Elective3
HON 3142Science, Technology and Environmental Systems3
 Credits21
Year Two
Semester Three
HON 311Stewardship and Civic Engagement3
HON 312Educational Systems and Social Influence3
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
NTD 303 (formally HEA)Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
NSG elective33
Minor Elective3
 Credits19
Semester Four
HON 310Theories and Strategies of Community Change3
BIO 204 (could do in fall)Introductory Microbiology4
NSG 212Nursing Theories and Concepts3
NSL 212Health Assessment3
BIO 307Pathophysiology3
HEA 206Human Development3
 Credits19
Year Three
Semester Five
HON 313American Government, Democracy and Public Opinion3
HON 315Community and the Arts3
NSG 311Care of Childbearing Family Community Based Care4
NSL 311Laboratory5
Minor elect 
 Credits15
Semester Six
NSG 312Care of Older Adult Care of Child5
NSL 312Laboratory5
MAT 1214Introduction to Statistics I3
Honors 400 Level Course3
NSG elective33
Minor elect3
 Credits22
Year Four
Semester Seven
HON 4905Senior Project3-6
NSG 411Care of Individual in Acute Care Behavioral Health Setting5
NSL 411Laboratory5
Electives3
 Credits16-19
Semester Eight
NSG 412Care of Communities Individuals in Acute Care from a System's Perspective5
NSL 412Laboratory5
Electives6
 Credits16
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