Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Prerequisites

  • Completion of an AAS, AS, or equivalent degree in Nursing
  • Current Registered Nurse license or recent AD graduate may take first semester classes but must pass NCLEX before continuing with the program

Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6

 *NOTE: Students who have completed BIOL 2320, BIOL 2325, BIOL 2420, and BIOL 2425 can fulfill GE Life Science and GE Laboratory Science by taking BIOL 1300 Evolution & Ecology (1 hour)

Discipline Core Requirements
BIOL 4400Pathophysiology3
Complete one of the following:
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
or STAT 2040 Business Statistics
Complete the following:
NURS 3100Professional Nursing Roles3
NURS 3200Health Assessment3
NURS 3300Transcultural Nursing3
NURS 3400Nursing Informatics3
NURS 3600Nursing Research3
NURS 3700Gerontological Nursing3
NURS 4020Community Health Nursing5
NURS 4030Nursing Policy & Ethics3
NURS 4040Nursing Leadership Management5
NURS 4600Senior Capstone6

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Discipline Core Requirement course.

Graduation Plan 1

3rd Year
Summer SemesterHours
NURS 3100Professional Nursing Roles3
NURS 3600Nursing Research3
NURS 3700Gerontological Nursing3
 Term Hours9
4th Year
Fall Semester
NURS 3200Health Assessment3
NURS 3300Transcultural Nursing3
NURS 3400Nursing Informatics3
NURS 4020Community Health Nursing5
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
NURS 4030Nursing Policy Ethics3
NURS 4040Nursing Leadership Management5
NURS 4600Senior Capstone6
 Term Hours14
Total Hour: 37
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 This schedule assumes completion of all courses required for an Associate Degree in Nursing. This includes prerequisite courses, general education courses, and nursing courses.