School of Nursing

Curriculum for B.S.N.

The following program of study is recommended; however, students are expected to seek advising from the nursing faculty to ensure proper sequence for program completion. The faculty reserves the right to make changes in curricula requirements and/or course sequencing as appropriate.

The purposes of this degree program are to:

  • Provide quality nursing education which prepares graduates for professional nursing practice as generalists;
  • Prepare graduates who have an appropriate base for specialized study in nursing practice, education, administration, or research;
  • Provide graduates with a professional practice base that is responsive to the changing health care needs of the citizens of Tennessee and the nation.

Graduates of the program receive preparation designed to enable them to:

  • Communicate through a variety of media to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and information;
  • Employ critical thinking abilities for personal and professional development and nursing practice refinement;
  • Develop professional leadership skills necessary to design, coordinate, and manage within the health care system;
  • Utilize the nursing process as a foundation for nursing practice;
  • Exhibit personal and professional development responsive to changes in nursing, health care, and society.
1st Semester Freshman 2nd Semester Freshman 1st Semester Sophomore 2nd Semester Sophomore
ENG 1010 English I*

3

ENG 1020 English II*

3

ENG Literature* (II)

3

NURS3000 Professionalism in Nursing

1

BIO 2010 A & P I*

4

BIO 2020 A & P II* 4 BIO 2230 Microbiology* 4 NURS 3010 Pathophysiology

3

Math 1530 Statistics* 3 Science Elective* 4 COMM 2200 Oral Communication 3 NURS 3030 Health Assessment 2
PSY 1410 General Psychology* 3 HIST 2020 American History 3 Humanities: Approved List 3 NURS3040 Health Assessment Clinical 1
HIST 2010 Am Hist 3  Humanities: Approved List 3 Soc/Beh Sci: Approved list 3 Nursing Elective 3
    NURS 3370 Health & Gerontology 3
Total 16 Total 17 Total 16 Total

13

*Considered prerequisite for admission to the nursing program.

1st Semester Junior 2nd Semester Junior 1st Semester Senior 2nd Semester Senior
NURS 3350/60 Introduction to Nursing Practice
---Theory (T)
---Clinical (C)


T=5
C=3

NURS 3530/40 Caring for Adults with Health Deviations I
---Theory (T)
---Clinical (C)


T=5
C=4

NURS 4330/40 Caring for Adults with health Deviaitons II
---Theory (T)
---Clinical (C)


T=5
C=4

NURS4350 Caring for the Community Client

3

NURS 3570 Health Care Research

3

NURS 3550/60 Caring for the Childbearing Family
---Theory (T)
---Clinical (C)

T=3
C=2

NURS4350/60 Caring for children and Teen Clients
---Theory (T)
---Clinical (C)

T=3
C=2

NURS 4550 Caring for Clients with Mental Health Alterations 3
NURS 3170 Clinical Pharmacology in Nursing

3

 

 

    NURS 4560 Nursing Care of Vulnerable Aggregates Clinical 3
  NURS 4570/80 Professional Practice & Leadership
---Theory (T)
---Clinical (C)


T=3
C=3

            License Exam Prep 1
Total

14

Total

14

Total

14

Total 16

Criminal background checks may be a requirement for training at some affiliated clinical sites. Based on the results of these checks, an affiliated clinical site may determine to not allow your presence at their facility. This could result in your inability to successfully complete the requirements of this program. Additionally, a criminal background may preclude licensure or employment. More information is available from your program director.


DISCLAIMER
This is a sample curriculum plan of study. The MTSU School of Nursing reserves the right to make changes to the curriculum plan without notice or obligation. Please see a nursing advisor prior to registering for courses.


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