BSN - Traditional Option:  Curriculum

Course Descriptions

Typical Four-Year Curriculum

Students work closely with their advisers throughout their college years to fulfill program requirements. To illustrate the degree requirements a curriculum guide has been developed. This is intended as a model only. Individual students and their advisers, following guidelines for prerequisites and progression, develop actual sequence and course selections. All courses are web-enhanced. One 3-credit course must meet the Global Perspectives Requirement for Rockhurst Core Curriculum.

First Year - Fall  
NS 1000 Freshmen in Science
1
CH 1050/1060 General Chemistry
4
EN 1110 College Composition I
3
PL 1100 Reality and Human Existence
3
PY 1000 Introduction to Psychology
3
MT1190 Precalculus
3
  Total Credits
17
   
First Year - Spring  
BL 2929 Cellular Basis for Anatomy and Physiology 1
BL 2930/2931 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
EN 1120 College Composition II
3
TH 1000 Christianity I: Foundations
3
SR Science Relational Level 1 or Level 2 (not psychology)
3
HS Level I
3
  Total Credits
17
   
Second Year - Fall  
BL 2940/2941 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4
PY 3400 Developmental Psychology
3
CT 2000 Fund of Communication
3
AR/MS/TA Artistic Mode Level 1
3
BL 3100/3101 Microbiology
4
  Total Credits
17
   
Second Year - Spring  
NU 2030 Found of Nursing Practice
3
NU 2050 Nursing Health Assessment
2
NU 2750 Normal Nutrition
2
NU 2850 Pathophysiology
3
EN ____ Literary Mode Level 1
3
HS/EN__ Historical or Lit Mode Level 2
3
  Total Credits
16
   
Third Year - Fall  
NU 3200 Adult Hlth Nursing I
3
NU 3210 Adult Hlth Nsg Practice I
3
NU 3100 Professional Concepts
3
NU 3550 Pharmacology
2
NU 3220 Older Adult Health

2

NU 3230 Older Adult Health Practice

1

PL 3100 Ethical Theory
3
  Total Credits
17
   
Third Year - Spring  
NU 3430 Adult Hlth Nursing II
4
NU 3440 Adult Hlth Nsg Practice II
4
NU 3510 Mental Hlth Nsg
2
NU 3530 Mental Hlth Nsg Practice
1
NU XXXX Nursing Elective

2/3

OR
NU 3570 Nursing Research

2

TH 3000 Christianity II: Development
3
  Total Credits
16/17
   
Fourth Year - Fall  
NU 3730 Maternal-Newborn Nursing
3
NU 3750 Child Health Nursing
3
NU 3770 Mat-Child/Fam Nursing Practice
4
NU 3570 Nursing Research

2

OR
NU XXXX Nsg Elective

2/3

PL or TH XXXX Theology, Morality and Health Care

3

OR
Philosophy of Death and Dying
3
OR
Medical Ethics

3

  Total Credits
15/16
   
Fourth Year - Spring  
NU 4100 Leadership and Prof Issues
3
NU 4210 Community Health Nursing
3
NU 4230 Leadership in Comm Health Nursing Practice
2
NU 4400 Capstone: Leadership Prof Nursing Practice
5
  Total Credits
13
  Grand Total
128/129