Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 121 credit hour degree.

AAS Required General Education Courses (27 credits)
RHET 1311 Composition I
RHET 1312 Composition II
MATH 1302 College Algebra
PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology
Core Science – 12 Hours
HIST 2311 or History 2312 US History or Political Science 1310 American National Government

Required AAS Nursing Courses (33 credits) ***WAIVED PER HAVING A VALID RN LICENSE***

NURS 1200 Introduction to Nursing: Concepts I
NURS 1202 Introduction to Nursing: Concepts II
NURS 1505 Adult Nursing I
NURS 1410 Adult Nursing II
NURS 1420 Mental Health Nursing
NURS 2410 Obstetric & Reproductive Health
NURS 2420 Pediatric Nursing
NURS 2550 Adult Nursing III
NURS 2350 Competency for Entry into Practice

BSN Required General Education Courses (26 credits)

One of the following: Fine Arts – 3 credits
MUHL 2305 Intro to Music 
ARHA 2305 Intro to Visual Arts
ARHA 2305 Introduction to Architecture
DRTH 2305 Intro to Theater and Dance
MCOM 2306 Intro to Motion Pictures

One of the following: Humanities – 3 credits
ENGL 2337 World Lit 
ENGL 2339 Mythology
PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
RELS 2305 World Religions

One of the following: Social Sciences – 3 credits
HIST 1311 History of Civ I
HIST 1312 History of Civ II

CORE Flex – 3 credits
Any Social Science or Humanities Course

One of the following:
RHET 3316 Writing for the Workplace or
RHET 3326 Technical Writing

One of the following:
PSYC 2310 General Psychological Statistics or
PSYC 3335 Statistics and Methods I or
SOCI 3381/3181 Social Statistics or
STAT 2350 Intro to Statistical Methods

Upper Level Elective (8 Credits)

Required Upper-Level Nursing Courses (34 credits)
NURS 3220 Health Assessment I
NURS 3230 Health Assessment II
NURS 3310 Professional Role Development
NURS 3420 Wellness Promotion and the Nurse Educator
NURS 3430 Health Care Economics
NURS 3440 Research and Evidence Based Practice
NURS 3350 Ethics, Legalities, and Advocacy
NURS 4415 Nursing Practice: Community Health Needs
NURS 4420 Nursing Practice: Leadership and Management
NURS 4430 Nursing Practice: Integration of Concepts

Refer to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website (ACTS) for course equivalencies
**** Course Numbers and requirements are different at each school.  It is important for transfer students to have transcripts reviewed and articulated prior to registering for courses.  We don’t want you to take something you don’t need!****

Course Catalog