Nursing

Traditional BSN Program:

Required Lower Division Pre-Requisite Courses*

The following courses must be completed prior to progression to upper division courses. Students are advised to consult appropriate sections of the MSU bulletin regarding required prerequisites for these courses.

CORE 2.0: Foundation Courses

University Seminar (US)
Knowledge and Community
College Writing (W)
College Writing I
Quantitative Reasoning (Q)
Introduction to Statistics
Contemporary Issues in Science (CS)
Basic Human Nutrition

CORE 2.0: Ways of Knowing

Social Science Inquiry (IS)
Intro to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Indiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan
Natural Science Inquiry (IN)
Introduction to General Chemistry
Other Required Courses
Hum Anatomy & Physiology I
Hum Anatomy & Physiology II
Introduction of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Microbiology for Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases

The following core courses must be completed prior to graduation:

ARTS (A)

Course of student's choice

DIVERSITY (D)

Course of student's choice

HUMANITIES (H)

Course of student's choice

Note: Courses within the Nursing Curriculum may be offered online. All courses are web-enhanced, using the MSU learning platform.

Lower Division Nursing - the following courses must be completed prior to progression to upper division courses

NRSG 115Nursing as a Profession2
NRSG 220Foundatns Ethcl Nrsng Recitatn2
NRSG 225Fndtns Plng Prvdng Clin Nrs Cr4
NRSG 238Hlth Assmnt Across Lifespan4
NRSG 258Principles of Pathophysiology3

Required Upper Division Courses

The University requires that 42 credits be in courses numbered 300 and above. The College of Nursing requires that 55 credits be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Junior YearCredits
NRSG 336 - Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics3
NRSG 341 - Psychosocial Nursing Concepts3
NRSG 346 - Nurs Care of Chldbearing Famly5
NRSG 348 - Nursing Care of Chld & Family5
NRSG 352 - Acute and Chronic Illness5
NRSG 377 - Intro to Community Based Nrsng2
NRSG 387R - Research in Health Care3
Year Total: 26
Senior YearCredits
NRSG 418 - Hlth Policy/Hlth Care Econ Cln2
NRSG 437 - Psychiatric Nursing6
NRSG 444 - Care Management3
NRSG 454 - Urgent and Palliative Care6
NRSG 477 - Pop Based Nursing Care in Comm6
NRSG 487 - Nursing Ldrshp/Mgmnt Dvlpmnt6
Year Total: 29
Total Program Credits: 55
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NOTE: Required nursing curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and no more than one repeat of a course is permitted regardless of when or where taken. The College of Nursing does not accept C- as a passing grade in required courses.

Courses may be offered in a web-enhanced or completely online mode of delivery.

Elective credits as required to meet the minimum of 120 required credits for graduation.

Accelerated BSN Program:

Required Lower Division Pre-Requisite Courses

The following courses must be completed prior to admission into the ABSN program. Students are advised to consult appropriate sections of the MSU bulletin regarding required prerequisites for these courses. The Accelerated BSN program students are required to have completed the same pre-requisite courses as the traditional students with the exception of: WRIT 101, CLS 101, and the art, humanities, and diversity Core 2.0 requirements. 

Once admitted to the ABSN option, students complete the same required lower division and upper division course work (see above) toward the BSN degree in approximately 15 months, as opposed to 29 months in the traditional program.

All required prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (C- grades are not acceptable) and no more than 2 of the required prerequisite courses may be repeated 1 time. Those courses are:

BIOH 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIOH 211Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOM 250Microbiology for Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases3
CHMY 121INIntroduction to General Chemistry4
CHMY 123Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry4
FCS 101ISIndiv and Fam Dev: Lifespan3
NUTR 221CSBasic Human Nutrition3
PSYX 100ISIntro to Psychology4
SOCI 101ISIntroduction to Sociology3
STAT 216QIntroduction to Statistics3