Sample Curricula

Unless a nurse does not work full time, we do not advise taking more than six credits per semester. All course scheduling and planning should be discussed with a faculty advisor on an individual basis to ensure degree requirements are met. Courses and sequencing may be subject to change, depending on faculty availability and curricular needs, as determined by the Department of Nursing and College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Most meet degree requirements over three years, as follows:

Three Year Curriculum

Year 1

Fall

  • PRNU 60 – Intro to Contemporary Professional Nursing
  • STAT 111 – Elements of Statistics

Spring

  • PRNU 111 – Nursing Research
  • Required non-nursing course

Summer

  • PRNU 113 – Physical Assessment
  • Required non-nursing course

Year 2

Fall

  • HLTH 105 – Cultural Health Care
  • Required non-nursing course

Spring

  • PRNU 263 – Public Health Nursing for the RN (2 credits didactic, 1 credit – 42 hours – clinical)
  • PRNU 260 – Chronic Disease Management in the Community (2 credits didactic, 1 credit – 42 hours – clinical)

Summer

  • PRNU 263 – Social Justice and Nursing
  • Required non-nursing course

Year 3

Fall

  • PRNU 265 – Intro to Health Care Finance & Policy
  • Required non-nursing course

Spring

  • NURS 120 – Pathophysiology
  • Required non-nursing course

Summer

  • PRNU 266 – Theories for Nursing Practice
  • Required non-nursing course

Two Year Curriculum

(Assumes student has already met most non-nursing requirements, or is not working full time)

Year 1

Fall

  • PRNU 60 – Intro to Contemporary Professional Nursing
  • HLTH 105 – Cultural Health Care
  • STAT 111 – Elements of Statistics

Spring

  • PRNU 111 – Nursing Research
  • PRNU 263 – Public Health Nursing for the RN (2 credits didactic, 1 credit – 42 hours – clinical)

Summer

  • PRNU 113 – Physical Assessment (3 credits, including 1 week on-campus lab)
  • PRNU 263 – Social Justice and Nursing
  • Required non-nursing course

Year 2

Fall

  • PRNU 265 – Intro to Health Care Finance & Policy
  • Required non-nursing course

Spring

  • NURS 120 – Pathophysiology
  • PRNU 260 – Chronic Disease Management in the Community (2 credits didactic, 1 credit – 42 hours – clinical)

Summer

  • PRNU 266 – Theories for Nursing Practice
  • Required non-nursing course