Plan of Study

To better facilitate students' completion of the professional nursing program within a four year timeline, NNU's Department of Nursing created a plan of study for all undergraduate nursing students.  It is recommended that students use this plan as they register for courses each year. Applications for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are due February 15. If admitted, the BSN program begins fall semester of the sophomore year. 

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
PSYC1550 Intro Psychology*  3 CHEM1210 Prin. Chemistry* 3
BIOL2010 Anat & Phys I*  3 CHEM1210 Lab*  1
BIOL2010L Lab* 1 BIOL2030 Anat & Phys II* 3
CLTA Cultural Anthropology* 3 BIOL2030L Lab* 1
HUMN1010 Cornerstone 3 BIBL1100 Intro Biblical Studies 3
ENGL1030 University Writing & Research* 3 NURS2100 Medical Terminology* 1
NURS1000 Intro to Prof. Nursing* 1 KINE1000 Fundamentals of Wellness 1

* Prerequisite courses for BSN program


Sophomore Year

Fall  Spring
PSYC2100 LifeSpan Development* 3 THEO2100 Christian Theology 3
BIOL2420 Microbiology* 3 BIOL3820 Pathophysiology* 3

BIOL2420 Lab*

1 NURS2030 Fundamentals of Family Health Nursing 5

NURS2000 Health Assessment Promotion  Family Health

3 NURS3040 Pharmacology 3
KINE2730 Nutrition Lifespan* 2 ENGL3015 Topics in Writing & Literature Or ENGL with a "W" designation
NURS2015 Found. of Prof. Nsg & Care of Older Adult 4    

*Required courses for BSN program


Junior Year

Fall  Spring
NURS3020 Family Mental Health      3 U/D Bible or Theology elective
NURS3030 Med/Surg Nsg - Acute and Chronic Health Needs 6 NURS3010 Childbearing Family 3
MATH2240 Elementary Statistics* 3 NURS3015 Pediatrics in the Family 3
Art/Music History   3 NURS4030 Nursing Research
    Kinesiology 1020 or 1030 (evening) 1

 * Required course for BSN program

Senior Year

Fall  Spring
NURS4000 Med/Surg. Nsg - Complex Health Needs 5 NURS4020 Leadership & Mgmt in Prof. Nursing 3
NURS4010 Nursing of Diverse Populations in the Community  4 NURS4040 Transition to Prof Nsg Practice/Capstone 4
Speech elective 2 Philosophy elective (Clinical Ethics) 3
    NURS4094 Special Topics in Nursing 1

Additional General Education Requirements

Possible summer coursework or check availability during semester

Fall  Spring
History United States elective 3 History non U.S. elective 3
Additional Gen Ed may be required 3 Literature elective 3