Nursing
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Major:  Nursing
 2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG    1003 Composition I 3 X   ENG  1013 Composition II 3 X
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 X   ZOOL 2013 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3  
ZOOL  2003 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 X   ZOOL 2011 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1  
ZOOL  2001 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 X   HIST 2763 or  2773 or POSC 2103 US History to 1876 or Since 1876 or US Government 3  
NHP 1913 Making Connections in Nursing and Health Professions (FYE) 3     BIOL 2103 Microbiology for Health Professions 3 X
PHIL 1103 or PHIL 1503 or SCOM 1203 Intro to Philosophy or Logic & Practical Reasoning or  Oral Communications 3 X   BIOL 2101 Microbiology for Health Professions Lab 1 X
          PSY  2013 Intro to Psychology 3 X
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   17  
                 
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
CHEM 1013 General Chemistry I 3 X   CHEM 1033 Intro to Organic/Biochemistry 3  
CHEM 1011 General Chemistry I Lab 1 X   CHEM 1031 Intro to Organic/Biochemistry Lab 1  
NRS    2314 Concepts of Nursing 4     NRS    2334 Health Promotion and Intro to Acute Care 4  
NRSP  1422 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2     NRSP  2343 Nursing Care II 3  
SOC    2213 Principles of Sociology 3 X   NRS    3392 Health Assessment 2  
ANTH 2233 or HIST 1013 or 1023 or GEOG 2613 Intro to Cultural Anthropology or World Civilization to 1660 or World Civilization since 1660 or Intro to Geography 3 X   NRSP  3391 Health Assessment Practicum 1  
PE 1002 Concepts of Physical Fitness 2 X   ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 Intro to Lit I or Intro to Lit II or Intro to Philosophy (if not taken for critical thinking requirement) 3 X
Total Hours   18     Total Hours   17  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
PSY  3103 or SOC 3383 Quantitative Methods of Behavioral Science or Social Statistics 3     NRS 3312 Intro to Nursing Research 2  
PSY  3101 or SOC 3381 Quantitative Methods of Behavioral Science Lab or Social Statistics Lab 1     NRS 3345 Acute Care Nursing II 5  
NRS 3315 Acute Care Nursing I 5     NRSP 3355 Nursing Care IV 5  
NRSP 3325 Nursing Care III 5     Art 2503 or Mus 2503 or Thea 2503 Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre 3 X
NRS 3343 Clinical Pharmacology & Nursing Management 3     ZOOL 3143 or NRS  3023 Pathophysiology or Interdisciplinary Clinical Pathophysiology 3  
Total Hours   17     Total Hours   18  
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
NRS      4312 Chronic Illness & Rehabilitation Nursing 2     NRS     4355 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing 5  
NRS      4362 Professional Role Development 2     NRSP   4366 Nursing Care VI 6  
NRSP   4336 Nursing Care V 6     NRS     4543 Health Care Administration 3  
NRS     4343 Professional Nursing:  Community 3     NRS 3000/4000 Nursing Elective 3  
ENG 2003 or 2013 or PHIL 1103 or ART or MUS or THEA 2503 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy or Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre (select course not previously taken) 3 X          
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   17  
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 65     Total Degree Hours 136  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.00 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
Maximum of 31 credit hours via correspondence, extension, examination, PLA, Military or similar means; CLEP (30 hrs max) 
45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
136 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J

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