BSN - Plan of Study

BSN - Plan of Study

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree 

60 semester hours in nursing, including courses NURS 220, 222, 225, 230, 260, 310, 320, 340, 350, 365, 420, 440, 450, 451L, 455; 25-26 hours of support courses, including BIOL 151, 152, 220; CHEM 105, 106, 107L, 108L (optional); PHED 240; PSYC 237. 


FIRST YEAR     Pre-Nursing

Fall Semester Spring Semester
INDS 115 Freshman Seminar INDS 188 The Language of Healthcare (Elective) 
MATH Mathematics/Statistics INDS 120 Intro. to Humanities
ENGL 101 Composition I ENGL 102 Composition II
PSYC 101 General Psychology BIOL 152 Human Anatomy/Phys. II 
BIOL 151 Human Anatomy & Physiology I PSYC 237 Lifespan Psychology 
  HIST History

Application for acceptance to the nursing major is made in the spring of the freshman year. Criteria include:

  1. Submission of a Formal Application to the School of Nursing
  2. Cumulative college GPA of 3.25 or higher
  3. Completion of BIOL 151 & 152 and PSYC 237 with a C or higher
  4. Score of Proficient on TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills, administered through ATI)

SECOND YEAR     After Acceptance to Nursing Major

Fall Semester Spring Semester
NURS 220 Foundations of Nursing Care NURS 230 Pathophysiology
NURS 222 Health Assessmt in Nursing Practice NURS 235 Nursing Care in Adult Health & Illness I
PHED 240 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition BIOL 220 General Microbiology 
CHEM 105 Chemistry For Health Sci I CHEM 106 Chem For Health Sci II 
CHEM 107L Chemistry For Health Sci I Lab CHEM 108L Chem For Health Sci Lab II (Elective)
COMM 211 Fundamentals of Human Comm.  


Fall Semester Spring Semester
NURS 225 Pharmacology for the Healthcare Provider NURS 310 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
NURS 320 Psychiatric and Mental Health Across the Lifespan NURS 340 Nursing Care in Adult Health & Illness II
NURS 335 Nursing Care of Children NURS 365 Research & Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing
 Domestic Culture International Culture


Fall Semester Spring Semester
NURS 440 Community Nursing & Population Health NURS 420 Nursing Leadership & Management in Health Systems
NURS 455 Nursing Care of Adults & Children with Complex Illness NURS 450 Transitioning to the Professional Nursing Role
PHIL Philosophy NURS 451L Transitioning to the Professional Nursing Role Lab
RELG Religion Fine Art



Students are required to maintain a cumulative 3.00 grade point average and earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each nursing course and in each nursing support course before proceeding in the program. A course with an unsatisfactory grade may be repeated only once. Only one nursing course may be repeated in the program. 



Students will be required to take nationally normed tests throughout the curriculum. In the last semester of the curriculum, students will be required to take a comprehensive exam and to make a satisfactory score on the exam to graduate. 



Middleton Hall provides faculty offices, class and seminar rooms, skills, simulation and audio-visual/computer laboratories for nursing students. Clinical laboratory experi¬ence is provided in a variety of settings, including small community hospitals, nursing homes, and large acute care institutions. Responding to trends in health care, health promotion is emphasized and a wide variety of community health agencies are used. The health care institutions and agencies in Buckhannon, Clarksburg, and surrounding areas provide a broad spectrum of clinical learning experiences. 

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