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BSN Curriculum COURSE ORDER MATTERS! Created by the Academic and Career Engagement Center of Northwestern State University of Louisiana May 2013.

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1 BSN Curriculum COURSE ORDER MATTERS! Created by the Academic and Career Engagement Center of Northwestern State University of Louisiana May 2013

2 COURSE ORDER FOR BSN Due to strictly enforced prerequisites for nursing courses taken prior to clinicals, skipping courses in the first semesters can delay graduation. BSN curriculum checklists are available at this link:

3 NURB 2160 PREREQUISITES NURB 2160 is the first required nursing course and is listed in the second semester of the BSN curriculum pattern. Students must complete all courses listed in the first semester of the curriculum pattern with a grade of C or better to register for NURB Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum Pattern Freshman Year FIRST SEMESTERSECOND SEMESTER CourseCR hrsCourseCR hrs University 10001English 1020 (Comp & Rhet II)3 English 1010 (Comp & Rhet I)3MATH*3 3Biology 2230/22314 Biology 2220/22214Biology 2210 (Microbiology)3 Social Science*3NURB 2160 – Culture & Ethics2 Chemistry 1070 (Intro Chemistry)3COMM TOTAL: 17 hoursTOTAL: 18 hours *See the appropriate University Catalog or BSN curriculum sheet for a list of classes satisfying this requirement.

4 NURB 3030 & 3050 NURB 3030 & NURB 3050 are listed in the 3 rd semester: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum Pattern Freshman Year First SemesterSecond Semester CourseCR hrsCourseCR hrs University 10001English 1020 (Comp & Rhet II)3 English 1010 (Comp & Rhet I)3Math Math 10203Biology 2230/22314 Biology 2220/22214Biology 2210 (Microbiology)3 **Social Science 1 3NURB 2160 – Culture & Ethics2 Chemistry 1070 (Intro Chemistry)3Communication TOTAL: 17 hoursTOTAL: 18 hours Sophomore Year First SemesterSecond Semester (1 st Level Clinicals) CourseCR hrsCourseCR hrs Biology 2240 (Intro to Human Genetics)3ALHE Engl 21103Nutrition 1030 (General Nutrition)3 ***Behavioral Science 1 3N 2170 Dosage Calculation1 NURB 3030 Nursing as a Profession3N 3040 – Foundations of Nursing3 NURB 3050 Pathophysiology3N 3041 – Foundations Practicum2 N 3060 – Health Assessment2 N 3061 – Health Assessment/Lab2 TOTAL: 15 hours

5 NURB 3030 & 3050 PREREQUISITES Requirements for registration in NURB 3030 & 3050: Students must complete all courses listed in the 1st year and have completed or be concurrently enrolled in other courses listed in the 3rd semester. Students must have a 2.7 or higher GPA on all BSN courses pursued (see How to Calculate Your Nursing GPA at

6 OPTIONS IF 1 ST YEAR GPA IS LESS THAN Take required non-nursing courses listed in the last five semesters of the curriculum checklist to improve your BSN GPA: 2.Take a different course (for requirements where you have options) if grade is lower than a B since the course with higher grade will be used in GPA calculation. For instance, take GEOG 1010 to replace C in ANTH Repeat required courses with grades lower than B.

7 OPTIONS IF REPEATING (OR TAKING EXTRA) COURSES WILL NOT BRING NURSING GPA ABOVE A 2.7 Consider alternative majors that will still allow you to pursue service-oriented careers: Social Work Psychology Health & Exercise Science Child Development & Family Relations


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