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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Spring 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The nursing major is a limited access major. This nursing academic map is designed to guide you from your first semester to graduation in four years. To progress on the nursing map you must complete all milestones by the end of each semester. Milestones include required prerequisite coursework and minimum overall GPA. Students must successfully complete all nursing prerequisites with a grade of “B” or better. College of Nursing candidates must apply by February 1st (term 04) of their sophomore year to be considered for the BSN program. For a complete list of requirements, please see

Mapping Coordinator: Nikki Davis

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
GE Natural Science: BSC2010 Biological Science I 3
GE Natural Science Lab: BSC2010L Biological Science I Laboratory1
GE Social Science: SYG1000 Introductory Sociology 3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 3.2
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
STA2023 Statistics3
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I 3
GE History3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1045 (or BSC2010 or PHY XXXX) with B or better
Overall GPA ≥ 3.4
Term 3 hrs
BSC2085 Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab4
HUN1201 Science of Nutrition 3
GE Ethics3
FAD3220 Individual and Family Life Span Development 3
Milestones 3
Complete BSC2085 and Lab with B or better in each
Complete HUN1201 with B or better
Complete STA2023 with B or better
Overall GPA≥ 3.4
Term 4 hrs
BSC2086 Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab4
MCB2004 Microbiology w/Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Oral Competency: SPC1017 or SPC26083
Milestones 4
Science Prerequisite GPA ≥ 3.0
Overall GPA ≥ 3.4
Complete BSC2086 and Lab with B or better in each
Complete MCB2004 and Lab with B or better in each
Term 5 hrs
NUR3056 Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NUR3056L Foundations of Nursing Practice Lab2
NUR3065 Health Assessment, Wellness and Prevention across the Lifespan3
NUR3065L Health Assessment, Wellness and Prevention across the Lifespan Lab1
NUR XXXX Integrated Skills Lab1
NUR3125 Pathophysiological Concepts in Nursing4
NUR3145 Pharmacological Concepts in Nursing2
Milestones 5
Must receive C or better in required courses.
Complete all semester courses
Term 6 hrs
NUR3678 Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations4
NUR3678L Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations Lab3
NUR3225 Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Disorders3
NUR3225L Nursing Care of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Disorders Lab3
NUR3816 Professional Perspectives in Nursing2
Milestones 6
Must receive C or better in required courses.
Complete all semester courses.
Satisfactorily complete mid-curricular comprehensive exam.
Term 7 hrs
NUR4445 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families4
NUR4555L Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families Lab3
NUR4766 Nursing Care of Adults and Populations with Complex Health Disorders4
NUR4766L Nursing Care of Adults and Populations with Complex Health Disorders Lab3
NUR4169 Evidence Based Nursing2
Milestones 7
Must receive C or better in required courses.
Complete all semester courses
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks of next semester.
Term 8 hrs
NUR4888C Nursing Leadership in Systems of Care w/Lab3
NUR4667 Population Health in Nursing1
NUR4945 Professional Nursing Internship6
NUR3XXX Nursing Elective3
Milestones 8
Must receive C or better in required courses.
Complete all semester courses.
Graduate with BSN

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Staff Nurse, Team Leader, School Nurse, Head Nurse, Office Nurse, Private Duty Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Clinic Nurse, Emergency Room Nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, Community Mental Health Nurse

Representative Employers: Medical Centers, Community Hospitals, Specialty Hospital, Nursing and Convalescent Homes, Armed Services, Extended Care Facilities, VISTA/Peace Corps, Visiting Nurse Associations, Public School Systems, Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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