Nursing, Bachelor of Science - NURS

Major Requirements (88 Hours)

All of the following prerequisite courses must be completed at Saint Mary’s College: 1
BIO 141Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 142Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 216Introduction to Microbiology4
BIO 224 Introduction to Pathophysiology3
CHEM 118Integrated General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry4
NURS 101Introduction to Professional Nursing1
NURS 225Health Assessment3
NURS 227Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 234Basic Principles of Pharmacology for Nursing2
NURS 307Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing5
NURS 310Nutrition for Health and Healing2
NURS 321Nursing Care of the Adult—Acute5
NURS 323Perinatal Nursing5
NURS 330Nursing Care of the Adult—Chronic5
NURS 334Pharmacotherapeutics3
NURS 385Nursing Research2
NURS 410Nursing Care of the Adult—Advanced5
NURS 414Community Health Nursing5
NURS 415Nursing Leadership5
NURS 426Child Health Nursing5
NURS 495Professional Role Preparation1
Required Supporting Courses
MATH 114Introduction to Statistics3
PSYC 156Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems3
or PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen
PSYC 305Lifespan Developmental Psychology3
or SW 235 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
Select one of the following:3
Sociological Imaginations
Social Problems
Contested Masculinities
Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the United States
Sociology of Families
Social Inequalities in Education
Total Credits88

Exceptions for transfer students on a case by case basis. Minimum prerequisite science GPA of 2.8 required.

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Advanced Writing Proficiency is evaluated within the major during the senior year. A designated paper is submitted for review and is evaluated for demonstration of professional writing proficiency. Satisfactory completion with a passing grade is required. The Department of Nursing Science requires use of the current style manual of the American Psychological Association for all course assignments as well as the advanced writing proficiency paper.

Senior Comprehensive Exam

Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination in the major is required. It is typically administered during the final semester of the senior year. This exam is a computer-based program and simulates the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.