Traditional BSN

Traditional BSN Curriculum

 

The following semester-by-semester schedule is recommended for the traditional student. (See descriptions of courses below.)

FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
BI 101 (4)* BI 241 (4)
EN 111 (3) EN 112 (3)
HI 101 or 201 (3) HES 342 (3)
MA 110 or 112 (3)** HI 102 or 202 (3)
Area II (3) PY 201 (3)


SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
BI 242 (4) BI 307 (4)
CH 101 (4) EN232 (3)
COM 201 (3) MA 147 (3)
EN 231 (3) NU 200/200R (3)****
ED 299 (3) NU 202/202R (3)****


JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
NU 301 (6) NU 304 (6)
NU 302 (6) NU 306 (6)
NU 305 (3) NU 308
Elective (1) Elective (1)


SENIOR YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
NU 406W/406WR (3)**** NU 410 (6)
NU 407 (6) NU 411 (6)
NU 409 (6) NU 414 (3)
Elective (1)



*Prerequisite for BI 241
**Course options: MA 113,115,125,126,227,237 or 238
***Choose from Area II in the General Education Component in the current UNA Catalog
****Online “R” courses are subject to online nursing fees. (See Expenses section in UNA Catalog)

NU 308 fulfills computer literacy requirement

Non-Nursing Courses (Freshman and Sophomore years)

For detailed descriptions, see the Course Catalog.

BI 101. Introductory Biology.
BI 241. Human Anatomy and Physiology I.
BI 242. Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
BI 307. Microbiology.
CH 101. Introductory Chemistry.
COM 201. Fundamentals of Speech.
ED 299. Human Growth and Development.
EN 111. First-Year Composition I.
EN 112. First-Year Composition II.
EN 231. Literature of the World I.
EN 232. Literature of the World II.
HES 342. Nutrition.
HI 101. Survey of World Civilization to 1500.
HI 102. Survey of World Civilization since 1500.
HI 201. United States History to 1877.
HI 202. United States History since 1877.
MA 110. Finite Mathematics.
MA 112. Pre-Calculus Algebra.
MA 147. Elementary Statistics.
PY 201. General Psychology.

NURSING COURSES (Traditional Option)

NU 200/200R. (3) Introduction to the Role of the Professional Nurse. This course introduces the student to nursing as a profession and presents the basic concepts which form the foundation of nursing practice. Open to all students.  Required course for all traditional BSN majors.  Prerequisite for NU 301.  Online fees apply to NU 200R.

NU 201. (1) Managing Stress. A course which will study the causes, stages, and signs of personal and professional stress. Emphasis will be placed on preventing and controlling the anxiety associated with stress through general life management skills and individualized holistic stress-management program based on person insights, needs, and abilities. This course is applicable for general elective credit only. Open to all students. (Offered on sufficient demand)

NU 202/202R. (2) Computations for Health Care Personnel. Focuses on calculations utilized for the safe administration of medications and intravenous solutions. Basic mathematical operations will be reviewed as they relate to dosage calculations. The course will progress from simple dosage calculations to complex calculations such as units/hour, milligrams/hour, and micrograms/kilogram/hour. Calculations of dosages for all age groups will be included. Open to all students. Required course for all traditional BSN majors.  Prerequisite for NU 301. Online fees will apply to NU 202R.

NU 301. (6) Fundamentals of Professional Nursing. Teaches basic concepts of professional nursing care with emphasis on physical assessment and nursing skills. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: admission to the upper-division nursing major; first semester junior standing; NU 200/200R; NU 202/202R. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer for accelerated students only)

NU 302. (6) Community Health Nursing. Introduces wellness theory in promoting health behaviors of families, groups, and communities, while appropriately networking with community resources. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: admission to the upper-division nursing major; first semester junior standing. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring)

NU 304. (6) Adult Health Nursing I. Introduces the nursing process including a study of basic adaptive/maladaptive human behaviors and mechanisms. Focuses on commonly occurring health deviations. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: completion of Level I. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring)

NU 305. (3) Health and Physical Assessment. A clinical practicum/seminar course which utilizes the nursing process to focus on physical assessment findings across the lifespan. Three laboratory hours; two class hours per week. Prerequisites: admission to the upper-division Nursing major; first semester junior standing. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer for accelerated students only)

NU 306. (6) Mental Health Nursing. Focuses on concepts of psychiatric-mental health with emphasis on therapeutic care of adults with common psychiatric problems. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: completion of Level I. Special fee: 30.00. (Fall, Spring)

NU 308*. (3) Pharmacology in Nursing. Designed for undergraduate nursing students. It focuses on principles of pharmacology and will provide current and clinically relevant information organized by body systems. It will be primarily delivered online with on campus lab components. Prerequisite: completion of Level I. Special fee: $30.00 applies to NU 308. (Fall, Spring, Summer for accelerated students only) Online fees will apply to NU 326R.

NU 406W/406WR. (3) Research in Nursing. Introduces the research process in nursing. Focuses on the use of research in Nursing practice. Three class hours per week. Prerequisites: admission to the upper division nursing major; third semester senior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer for accelerated students only )  Online fees will apply to NU 406WR.

NU 407. (6) Adult Health Nursing II. A continuation of the study of nursing process with adults having commonly occurring health deviations. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: completion of Level II. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring)

NU 409. (6) Maternity Nursing. Introduces nursing process with childbearing families during the prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal periods. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: completion of Level II. Special fee: $30.00 (Fall, Spring)

NU 410. (6) Pediatric Nursing. Introduces nursing process with childrearing families having children in various stages of development and with commonly occurring health deviations. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: completion of Level III. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring)

NU 411. (6) Leadership and Management in Nursing. Teaches concepts for leadership roles in nursing. Three class hours; six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: completion of Level III. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer for accelerated students only)

NU 414. (3) Senior Internship and Review. Designed as an internship, which allows students to focus on selected specialty areas in which to enhance clinical skills. An exit exam is required to validate mastery of nursing content and related skills. One-hour class per week; eighty hours per semester-lab/clinical. Prerequisite: completion of Level III and concurrent enrollment or completion of Level IV courses. Special fee: $30.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer for accelerated students only)

NU 415. (1-3) Guided Study in Professional Inquiry. An independent study project for investigation of some aspect of nursing in which the student has developed special interest, and using guidelines developed by the student with appropriate faculty guidance, supervision, and evaluation. Departmental approval required. (Fall, Spring)

NU 420. (3) Health and Aging. Interdisciplinary course which focuses on the physiological changes experienced by individuals as they age. Specific attention will be placed on the unique changes that occur among the elderly. Also listed as HED 420 but creditable only in field for which registered. (Offered on sufficient demand)

NU 498. (1-6) Nursing Honors Capstone Project. This course is designed for honors nursing students to exhibit synthesis of knowledge and/or skills acquired throughout the nursing program.  A College of Nursing faculty member will mentor the student during this final honors project.  The capstone project will display the student's critical thinking, problem solving, communication and nursing leadership and management skills.

NU 499. (1-3) Healthcare Systems and Nursing in Other Countries. Designed to give nursing students an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience of health, health care deliver, nursing education and cultural aspects in a country outside the United States.  Students must, at a minimum, have successfully completed first semester nursing courses: NU 301, NU 302, and NU 305. Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed second semester nursing courses: NU 304, NU 306, NU 308. (Summer)

*Fulfills computer literacy requirement.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Online Programs

Traditional Programs

For Additional Info or Advising

Traditional/Accelerated Students contact:

Ms. Laura Henley, Coordinator, Traditional Nursing Enrollment
UNA Box 5054 | 312B Stevens Hall
Phone: 256.765.5136

 

Online Students contact:

Mrs. Cindy P. Mashburn, Administrative Assistant, Online Nursing Program

UNA Box 5127 | 223 Stevens Hall

Phone: 256.765.4936

Or

Mrs. Sandra Thompson, Coordinator, Online Nursing Enrollment

UNA Box 5127 | 227 Stevens Hall

Phone: 256.765.4931