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Core Course Requirements

General education core requirements and nursing prerequisites are listed below. These courses must be completed before beginning the nursing program. Excluding math and science courses, a minimum grade of a "C" is required in all courses counting towards the BSN, including general education core, nursing prerequisites, and electives. All math and science courses must be completed with a grade of "B" or better. Courses may be taken at any accredited community college or institution of higher education providing comparable courses, except those indicated with **.  

Core Course Requirements   69 Credits
ENGL  1301  Freshmen English I  3 credits 
ENGL  1302  Freshmen English II  3 credits 
HIST  1301 US History I  3 credits 
HIST  1302  US History II  3 credits 
PLSC  2305  American National Politics  3 credits 
PLSC  2306  State and Local Politics  3 credits 
PSYC  1301  Introductory Psychology  3 credits 
* MATH  1314  College Algebra  3 credits 
** PSYC  3301  Statistics  3 credits 
PSYC   3344  Human LIfespan  3 credits 
* CHEM  1311 / 1111  General Chemistry 1 and Lab  4 credits 
* BIOL  1306 / 1106  General Biology 1 and Lab  4 credits 
* BIOL   1307 / 1107  General Biology 2 and Lab  4 credits 
* BIOL  2320 / 2121  Introductory Microbiology and Lab  4 credits 
** BIOL  2303  Introductory Nutrition  3 credits 
* BIOL  3350 / 3151  Human Anatomy and Lab  4 credits 
* BIOL  3352 / 3153  Human Physiology and Lab  4 credits 
    Visual and Performing Arts  3 credits 
COMM  1315 or 1321    3 credits 
ENGL  2300  Series Literature  3 credits 
** NURS  2300  Pharmacology and Pathophysiology  3 credits 

* Must earn B or better in math and science courses
** Must be taken at UTPB.

Upper Level Course Requirements

Sophomore Summer Semester  3 Credits 
NURS 2300  Pharmacology and Pathophysiology     3 credits 
Junior First Semester                              14 Credits 
NURS  3320  Foundations of Nursing Practice  3 credits 
NURS  3321  Foundations of Nursing Practice Clinical  3 credits 
NURS  3210  Health Assessment  3 credits 
NURS  3220  Nursing Care Concepts of Aging Adults  2 credits 
NURS  3302  Spanish for Health Professionals  3 credits 
Junior Second Semester                          14 Credits 
NURS  3320  Foundations of Nursing Practice   3 credits 
NURS  3530  Foundations of Nursing Practice Clinical  3 credits 
NURS  3240  Mental Health Nursing  2 credits
NURS  3241  Mental Health Nursing Clinical  2 credits 
NURS  3200  Research and Nursing Informatics  2 credits 
Senior First Semester                         12 Credits 
NURS  4310  Women's Health and Obstetrics  3 credits 
NURS  4311  Women's Health and Obstetrics Clinical  3 credits 
NURS  4210  Pediatric Nursing  3 credits 
NURS  4211  Pediatric Nursing Clinical  2 credits 
NURS  4110  Men's Health Nursing  1 credit 
NURS  4100  Genetics in Nursing  1 credit 
Senior Second Semester                           12 Credits 
NURS      4412  Leadership and Management Synthesis and Reasoning  4 credits 
NURS  4313  Multi-Cultural Public Health Nursing  3 credits 
NURS  4213  Multi-Cultural Public Health Nursing Clinical  2 credits 
NURS  4220  Specialty Nursing or ICU NICU  2 credits
NURS  4120  Nursing Synthesis  1 credit