BSN - Nursing

  • The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is to prepare graduates for generalist nursing practice. Graduates will be prepared to practice with patients including individuals, families, groups, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. Upon completion of this program graduates will:

    Synthesize knowledge from a liberal education including social science, natural science, nursing science, and the art and ethics of caring as a foundation for providing holistic nursing care.
    Implement competent, patient-centered care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations along the health-illness continuum and throughout the lifespan within multicultural environments.
    Utilize leadership skills to critically examine and continuously improve healthcare delivery systems, with emphasis on safety, quality, and fiscal responsibility.
    Analyze current research and apply conceptual/theoretical models for translating evidence into clinical practice.
    Apply knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
    Identify the significance of local, state, national, and global healthcare policies including financial and regulatory environments.
    Demonstrate effective communication skills with an interdisciplinary healthcare team including collaboration, negotiation, and conflict management.
    Employ principles of health promotion, and disease/injury prevention in providing care to individuals and populations.
    Assume responsibility and accountability for professionalism, including lifelong learning, and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice in the practice of nursing.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 recommened CHEM 1151/L
      4
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • PSYC 1101 Intro to General Psychology
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 recommended CHEM 1152/L
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • BIOL 2221 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
      3
    • BIOL 2221L Human Anatomy&Physiology I Lab
      1
    • STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • BIOL 2222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
      3
    • BIOL 2222L Human Anatomy&Phys II Lab
      1
    • BIOL 2261 Fundamental Microbiology
      3
    • BIOL 2261L Fundamental Microbiology Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 14
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • NURS 3304 Clinical Pathophsiology
      3
    • NURS 3209 Holistic Nursing
      6
    • NURS 3309 Health Assessment
      3
    • Free Elective
      2
    Total: 14

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • NURS 3313 Adult Health Nursing
      6
    • NURS 3302 Professionalism and Ethics
      3
    • NURS 3303 Clinical Pharmacology Nursing
      3
    Total: 12
Year 3 (Hours: 26)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • NURS 3314 Mental Health Nursing
      4
    • NURS 3318 Parent-Child Nursing
      6
    • NURS elective
      3
    Total: 13

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • NURS 4402 Nursing Res Evidence Practice
      3
    • NURS 4412 Community Health Nursing
      6
    • NURS 4414 Complex Health Nursing
      4
    • NURS 4419 Nursing Leadership Practicum
      7
    Total: 20
Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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