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BSN Option Curriculum



GENERAL INFORMATION

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program will complete a total of 128 credit hours prior to graduation.  The program consists of 68 general education credit hours and 60 nursing credit hours. Once the general education requirements have been met, the full time BSN Option student will complete the program in four terms: Term I, Term II, Term III, and Term IV. General education course requirements are listed in Table A and Nursing course requirements are listed in Table B.

Table A.     General Education Courses
Freshman Year
FALL I Credit Hrs.  SPRING I Credit Hrs.
ISYS 100 Computer Literacy

2

**LNCN 100 Lincoln’s Life

1

ENGL 110 Freshman Composition

3

Fine Arts Requirement

3

*BIOL 100 Intro to Bio 4 *CHEM 100 Intro to Chemistry 4
MATH 110 3 *Math 270 Statistics 3
*PSYC 221 Developmental Psych. 3 COMM 200 Fund. of  Speech Com. 3
Elective 2 Social/Behavioral Science Requirement 3

TOTAL

17

 TOTAL

17

Sophomore Year

FALL II   SPRING II  
HIST 121 or 131 World or American History 3 **LNCN 300 American Citizenship/Civic Life            1
ENGL 210 Writing about World Literature and Culture 3 HIST 122 or 132 World or American History 3
*BIOL 261 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 ENGL  310 American Literature 3
*BIOL 230 Microbiology 4 *BIOL 262 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHIL Elective 3 Elective 3
    *HLTH 210 Nutrition 3
                                    TOTAL 17                                          TOTAL 17

Total General Education Requirements:  68 Credit Hours

*Persons already holding a bachelor’s degree or higher only need to meet these program requirements.
** Transfer students admitted into the BSN Option may take LNCN 100 and LNCN 300 at any time if needed.
***All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be considered for admission.

Table B. BSN Option Curriculum: Nursing Courses
TERM I Credit Hrs. TERM II Credit Hrs.
NURS 320 Concepts and Fundamentals of  Professional Nursing  (5/2) 7 NURS 310 Pharmacology to Promote Adaptation 3
NURS 330 Health Assessment of Humans as Adaptive Systems    (2/1) 3 NURS 360 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle and Elderly Adults I (4/4) 8
NURS 340 Foundations of Nursing Informatics 3 NURS 375 Promotion of Adaptation in Groups, Communities and Transcultural  Societies  (3/2) 5
NURS 350 Pathophysiology of Ineffective Human Responses 3    
Total:  Didactic (13) Clinical/Lab (3) 16 Total:  Didactic (10) Clinical  (6) 16

 TERM III

Credit Hrs.

TERM IV

Credit
Hrs.

NURS 415 Promotion Of Adaptation in Newborns, Women and Childbearing Families (3/2) 
AND

5

NURS 435 Promotion of Psychosocial Adaptation  (3/2)
AND

 

5

NURS 425 Promotion of Adaptation in Infants, Children and Adolescents (3/2)

5

NURS 460 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle and Elderly Adults II (3/2)

5

OR

 

OR

 

NURS  435 Promotion of Psychosocial Adaptation  (3/2)
AND

5

NURS 415 Promotion Of Adaptation in Newborns, Women and Childbearing Families (3/2) 
AND

5

NURS 460 Promotion of Adaptation: Care for Young, Middle and Elderly Adults II (3/2)

5

NURS 425 Promotion of Adaptation in Infants, Children and Adolescents (3/2)

5

NURS  430 Nursing Research

  3

NURS 470 Professional Nursing Role Development/Preceptorship (2/2)

4

 

 

NURS 480 Senior Seminar

1

Total: Didactic (9) Clinical (4)

13

Total: Didactic (9) Clinical (6)

15

Total BSN Option Nursing Credit Hours =  60 credit hours
The following ratios are used for the curriculum plan: didactic hours to credit hours are 1:1 and clinical/lab clock hours to credit hours are 3:1.  Therefore, there are 615 didactic clock hours and 855 clinical/lab clock hours.

Note: In the senior year, the courses Promotion Of Adaptation in Newborns, Women and Childbearing Families and Promotion of Adaptation in Infants, Children and Adolescents are taken concurrently; likewise, the courses Promotion of Adaptation: Care of the Young, Middle and Elderly Adult II and Promotion of Psychosocial Adaptation must be taken concurrently.

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For More Information regarding the BSN program, contact:
Sherry Pearman
sherry.pearman@lmunet.edu
423.869.6283 or 1.800.325.0900, ext 6283

or 865.531.4120 or 1.800.325.0900, ext 4120