Curriculum

Course Sequencing Guide

Bachelor of Science in Nursing-36 Months

FRESHMAN YEAR

Quarter One

† ENG 121 and MAT 121 alternate every other quarter. For example: If ENG 121 is taken during the first quarter of enrollment, MAT 121 would be taken during the second quarter. ‡ Attendance encouraged.

 
Course # Course Title QH
NSG 231 Nursing Process and Contemporary Nursing Practice 3
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab) 6
NSG 151 Introduction to Nursing Informatics (eCombination) 3
ENG 121 Reading and Writing in College I (eCombination) 4.5
  Study Success Seminar (0)

 

Quarter Two

† ENG 121 and MAT 121 alternate every other quarter. For example: If ENG 121 is taken during the first quarter of enrollment, MAT 121 would be taken during the second quarter.
Course # Course Title QH
NSG 232 Basic Principles of Patient Centered Care 4
NSG 232L Laboratory, Basic Principles of Patient Centered Care 2
NSG 232P Practicum, Basic Principles of Patient Centered Care 1
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) 6
MAT 121 College Algebra 4.5

 

Quarter Three

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 282 Health Assessment and Health Promotion 3
NSG 282L Laboratory, Health Assessment and Health Promotion 2
NSG 282P Practicum, Health Assessment and Health Promotion 1
BIOL 206 Introduction to Microbiology (with lab) 6
COM 210 Speech Communications 4.5

 

Quarter Four

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 250 Advanced Principles of Patient Centered Care 3
NSG 250L Laboratory, Advanced Principles of Patient Centered Care 2
NSG 250P Practicum, Advanced Principles of Patient Centered Care 1
NSG 290 Pharmacology 6
BIOL 300 Pathophysiology (with lab) 6

 

Intersession I

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 233 Nursing Care of the Aging Adult (eCourse) 1

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR Quarter Five

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 385 Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I 4
NSG 385P Practicum, Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry (with lab) 6
BIOL 112 Nutrition in Health and Illness (eCombination) 4.5

 

Quarter Six

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 386 Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults II 4
NSG 386P Practicum, Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults II 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (eCombination) 4.5
PSY 151 Human Growth and Development 4.5

 

Quarter Seven

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 345 Nursing Care of Families and Cultures 2
NSG 387 Nursing Care of the Pediatric Patient/Client 3.5
NSG 387P Practicum, Nursing Care of the Pediatric Patient/Client 2
PHIL 112 Critical Thinking (eCombination) 4.5
HS 150 U.S. History and Government (eCombination) 4.5

 

Intersession II

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 249 Legal and Ethical Concerns Impacting Nursing Practice (eCourse) 2

 

JUNIOR YEAR Quarter Eight

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 388 Nursing Care of Persons with Mental Health Impairments 3.5
NSG 388P Practicum, Nursing Care of Persons with Mental Health Impairments 2
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (eCombination) 4.5
STAT 250 Introduction to Applied Statistics 4.5

 

Quarter Nine

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 312 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 3.5
NSG 312L Laboratory, Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 1
NSG 312P Practicum, Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 2
HUM 101 Arts and Culture: An Introduction to Humanities (eCombination) 4.5

 

Quarter Ten

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 380 Community and Population-Based Nursing 4
NSG 380P Practicum, Community and Population-Based Nursing 3
NSG 410 High Acuity Principles of Patient Centered Care 4
NSG 460 Research Methods for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 4.5

 

Intersession III

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 348 Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process (eCourse) 2

 

SENIOR YEAR Quarter Eleven

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 420 High Acuity Nursing Care 4
NSG 420P Practicum, High Acuity Nursing Care 2
NSG 451 Nurses As Leaders 3
NSG 451P Practicum, Nurses As Leaders 2

 

Quarter Twelve

Course # Course Title QH
NSG 452 Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing (eCombination) 3
NSG 452P Practicum, Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing 6

Program Total = 184.5 Quarter Credit Hours

Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is 184.5 quarter credit hours, which equals 121.77 semester hours from start to finish. Any applicable transfer credit received, according to Policy 02:14:00 Transfer Credit, will be included in the calculation.

Program Total = 184.5 Quarter Credit Hours

Note: This Course Sequence Guide is intended only as a guide for planning.  A student's actual course load may vary based on course credits accepted in transfer (Policy 02:14:00 Transfer Credit); success in foundational liberal arts and sciences, and nursing coursework (see Policy 02:15:00 Pass to Progress).  The School of Nursing reserves the right to make changes to the Course Sequence Guide based upon the mission and clinical availability.  Students may not take two clinical courses in the same quarter with the exception of Quarter 11.

Classes marked as eCombination are courses in which some traditional face-to-face "seat time" has been replaced by online learning activities.  A blended (hybrid) course is designed to integrate face-to-face and online activities so that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another.  Platt College currently uses a 60/40 split, meaning that 60% of the course is taught face-to-face, and 40% of the course is taught online. 

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