Prerequisites and Curriculum

Prerequisite Courses - RN to BSN Track
College Core Curriculum (41-52 credits)
(Suggested sequence of courses)
 English (3-8 credits)
 ENG 101 – Composition I 3
 ENG 102 – Composition II 3
 Note:  Students who place in ENG 102 are not required to complete ENG 101.
  
 Mathematics (3-5 credits)
 MATH 120 – Fundamentals of College Math (or higher) 3
 
 Natural Sciences (7-12 credits)
 CHEM 110 – Chemistry for Health Sciences I 4
 BIOL 189 – Fundamentals of Life Science  4
 
 Social Sciences (3 credits)
 Choose one course from:   
 SOC 101 – Principles of Sociology or ANTH 101 – Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
  
 Fine Arts (3 credits)
 Choose one course from Core Curriculum – Fine Arts 3
 
 Humanities (6 credits)
 COM 412- intercultural Communication 3
 Choose one course from Core Curriculum - Humanities 3
 
 Constitution (3-6 credits)
 CH 203- American Experience & Const. Change 3
 
 Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
 NURS 310 - Cultural Diversity in Healthcare 3
 
 Social Science (6 credits)
 PSY 101- General psychology 3
 PSY 201- Development Across the Lifespan 3
 

 

Major Requirements (84 credits)

Statistical Methods (3 credits)
PSY 210-Statistical Methods 3
Natural Sciences (15 credits)
BIOL 223-Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 224-Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 251-Microbiology 4
NUTR 223-Principles of Nutrition 3

 

Upper Division Nursing Curriculum and Requirements

Junior Year-credit by examination (39 credits) - credited by examination
NURS 408-Conceptual Bases of Nursing 3
*Should be taken in first semester as NSC nursing student
NURS 418-Nursing Research Methods 3
NURS 440-Nursing Leadership in the 21 st Century 4
NURS 444-Human Care Nursing in the Community 6
NURS 319-Chemical Principles of Pharmacology 4
NURS 416-Introduction to Nursing Informatics 3
Nursing Elective 3

 

UNLV Courses (6 credits)

*Student must apply to UNLV as a non-degree seeking undergraduate student.
Undergraduate Courses:
NURS 410-Physical Assessment 3
NURS 426-Pathophysiology processes for Secondary Prevention 3
OR
Graduate Courses:*
*All science prerequisites must be completed
*Grade of "B" or higher required in BIOL 223 & BIOL 224
*Requires cumulative GPA of 3.0
NURS 703-Advanced Physical Assessment 3
NURS 704-Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing 3

 

Summary of credit requirements for BSN

College Core Requirements 41-52
Major Requirements 84
Electives 3
Total Credits 128
For More Information:
Nevada State College School of Nursing
1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson, NV 89002

Phone: (702) 992-2048
Email: nursing@nsc.edu
URL: www.nsc.edu/rn2bsn