Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree offered by the Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing consists of a total of 124 semester hours of coursework. These hours are divided into 59 semester hours of required pre-nursing courses and 59 semester hours of coursework within the nursing major. The faculty has designed the curriculum so that each course contributes to the overall educational experience, all coursework is based on the Mission and Philosophy of the College. The organizational framework of the BSN program gives direction to the sequencing of courses in the nursing major and allows students to experience concept development in the study of nursing and to meet the overall program objectives.

BSN Program Requirements


Semester Hours
Pre-Nursing Requirements 59
BSN Course Requirements

Junior Year - First Semester 

 
310 Health Assessment
312 Pathophysiology 4
314 Pharmacological Basis of Nursing Practice 3
321 Learning Strategies for Nursing Students 1
324 Conceptual Basis of Nursing I Theory 4
325 Conceptual Basis of Nursing I Clinical 2
Junior Year - Second Semester
304 Nursing and Healthcare Ethics 3
322 Concepts of Care for the Older Adult 3
330 Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Theory 5
331 Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Clinical 5
Senior Year - First Semester
318 Research for Nursing Practice 3
426 Conceptual Basis of Nursing III Theory 5
427 Conceptual Basis of Nursing III Clinical 5
434 Concepts in Nursing Management 3
Senior Year - Second Semester
412 Trends and Issues for Professional Nursing 3
431 Elective 3
438 Conceptual Basis of Nursing IV Theory 5
439 Conceptual Basis of Nursing IV Clinical 5
Total BSN Courses 65
TOTAL CREDITS FOR BSN 124