Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

This curriculum is phasing out over a 2 year period beginning Fall 2014. All incoming students will utilize the revised curriculum.

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree offered by the Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing consists of at total of 124 semester hours of coursework. These hours are divided into  62 semester hours of required pre-nursing courses and 62 semester hours of coursework within the nursing major.  The faculty has designed the curriculum so that each course contributes to the overall educational experience, all coursework is based on the Mission and Philosophy of the College.  The organizational framework of the BSN program gives direction to the sequencing of courses in the nursing major and allows students to experience concept development in the study of nursing and to meet the overall program objectives.

BSN Program Requirements

Course Requirement Semester Hours
Pre-Nursing Course Requirements*
  Humanities & Fine Arts
  Communication Skills 9
  Social & Behavioral Sciences 15
  Physical & Life Sciences 18-19
  Mathematics 9
Total Pre-Nursing Courses


*If hours total less than 62 and an additional course(s) must be taken, medical terminology is suggested.  Additional hours in any of the five categories will be considered.  The prenursing courses ae required for the RN to BSN Accelerated option. 

BSN Course Requirements
Junior Year - First Semester
  312  Pathophysiology 4
  314  Pharmacologic Basis for Nsg. Pr 3
  320  Concepts Basic to Prof. Nsg 6
Junior Year - Second Semester  
  302*  Ethics & Health Care Implications 3
  327    Nsg: Clients with Psychosocial Prob.
  328   Nsg: Child and Family
Senior Year - First Semester  
  316*  Nursing Research
  420   Nsg: Adult Client in Illness
  424   Nsg: Clients in the Community
  *May be taken either second semester of the junior year or first semester of the senior year.  
Senior Year - Second Semester  
  410   Perspectives for Nursing Practice 2
  428   Ns: Clients in Complex Situations 8
  430   Management for Nurses
  431   Elective or Independent Study
  * May be taken either second semester of the junior year or first semester of the senior year.  
Total BSN Courses
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