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- Nursing semester-by-semester Roadmap
- Nursing - BSN for Registered Nurses concentration semester-by-semester Roadmap
Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive
|I.||DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)|
|US||10097||Destination Kent State: First Year Experience||1|
|II.||MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (77-81 credits) Courses count in major GPA|
Elements of Genetics*
|3/4xxxx||NURS, PSYC or SOC elective (upper division)||3|
|Choose from the following:||3-6|
|BSCI||30030||Human Physiology* (4)|
|40430||General Physiology* (3)|
|Mammalian Physiology I* (3) and
Mammalian Physiology II* (3)
|Statistics elective: choose from the following:||3-4|
|BMRT||21004||Introduction to Business Statistics (3)|
|GEOG||39002||Statistics Methods in Geography (3)|
|MATH||10041||Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)|
|12022||Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences (3)|
|30011||Basic Probability and Statistics (3)|
|MIS||24056||Fundamentals of Business Statistics (3)|
|PH||30002||Introductory Biostatisitcs (3)|
|PSYC||21621||Quantitative Methods in Psychology I (3)|
|Data Analysis (3) and
Data Analysis Laboratory (1)
|Additional Major Requirements (59 credits)
Students declaring the BSN for Registered Nurses concentration should instead take the requirements listed under that concentration. Accelerated/Second-degree students take NURS 25010 Introduction to Accelerated Nursing instead of NURS 10050 and NURS 20010.
|NURS||10050||Introduction to Professional Nursing*+ (1)
|20010||Interpersonal and communication Skills for Health Care Professionals*+||2|
|20020||Foundations of Assessment and Communication in Nursing*||3|
|20030||Foundations of Nursing Intervention*||5|
|20950||Human growth and Development for Health Professionals*||3|
|30010||Parents and Newborn Nursing*||4|
|30020||Health Care of Children*||4|
|30030||Nursing of Adults*||5|
|30040||Nursing of Adults with Rehabilitation Needs and/or Gerontologist Changes*||4|
|30050||Basic Nursing Informatics*||2|
|30060||Basic Pharmacology for Nursing Practice*||2|
|WIC||40005||Professional Nursing Development***||3|
|40010||Nursing of the Critically Ill*||4|
|40020||Community Health Nursing*||4|
|40030||Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Nursing Care*||4|
|ELR||40045||Integration of Leadership and Management in Nursing*||6|
|40872||Introduction to Nursing Research*||3|
|III.||ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (40-44 credits)|
|SOC||12050||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Kent Core Additional (may not be from Basic Science)||3|
|Kent Core Composition||6-8|
|Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
|General Electives (lower or upper division) number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 122 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours||4-8|
|Choose from the following:||4-6|
|Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health* (3)and
Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health* (3)
|KBS||20020||Biological Structure and Function* (5)|
|30518||Vertebrate Anatomy* (4)|
|Choose from the following:||3-5|
|KBS||CHEM||10050||Fundamentals of Chemistry*** (3)|
|KAD||10060||General Chemistry I* (4)|
|KBS||10960||Honors General Chemistry* (5)|
|KBS||10961||Honors General Chemistry* (5)|
|Choose from the following:||2-4|
|KBS||CHEM||10052||Introduction to Organic Chemistry* (2)
|20481||Basic Organic Chemistry II* (4)|
|20482||Basic Organic Chemistry II* (2)|
|30481||Organic Chemistry I* (3)|
|30482||Organic Chemistry II* (3)|
|Choose from the following:||3-5|
|KMC||MATH||11009||Modeling Algebra *|
|KMC||11010||Algebra for Calculus * (3)|
|KMC||11012||Intuitive Calculus * (3)|
|KMC||12002||Analytical Geometry and Caluculus I * (5)|
|KMC||12011||Calculus with Precalculus I * (3)|
|KMC||12012||Calculus with Precalculus II * (3)|
* Minimum C (2.0) grade is required in all specified NURS, BSCI, CHEM and Kent Core MATH courses.
**Minimum C (2.0) grade is required to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
***Student may substiture CHEM 10054 General and Elementary Organic Chemistry for the CHEM 10050 and 10052. Minimum C (2.0) grade is required. All three courses fulfill the Kent Core.
+ NURS 25010 Introduction to Accelerated Nursing is taken instead of NURS 10050 Introduction to Nursing and 20010 Interpersonal and Communication Skills for Health Care Professionals.
- Students not declaring the BSN for Registered Nurses concentration must earn a combined minimum 2.75 GPA in BSCI 11010 and 11020 (or BSCI 20020 or 30518) and BSCI 20021 (or BSCI 30171) and CHEM 10050 (or CHEM 10060 or 10960 or 10961) and CHEM 10052 (or CHEM 10054 or 20481 or 20482 or 30481 or 30482).
BSN for Registered Nurses concentration
For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2012-2013 Roadmap.
Registered nurse students take the same 36 credits of Kent Core and 19 credits of foundational courses that are required of all BSN students. Once RN/BSN students enter the BSN for Registered Nurses concentration, they take 27 credits of nursing courses specially designed for the RN and a 3 credit upper-division health care or nursing elective. After successful completion of Nursing 41000, Concepts and Issues for Professional Nursing Practice, the BSN for Registered Nurses student receives up to 33 University credits in nursing following the Ohio Nursing Articulation Model. Students must have 122 credits to graduate.
|I.||CONCENTRATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (63 credits) Courses count in major GPA|
|NURS||40075||Information and Patient Care Technology||3|
|WIC||40085||Inquiry and Research for Professional Nursing Practice
|41000||Concepts and Issues for Professional Nursing Practice
|42000||Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing Practice
|43000||Health Promotion for Professional Nursing Practice (clinical)
|44000||Population-based Nursing for Professional Nursing Practice (clinical)||3|
|45000||Health Maintenance and Restoration for Professional Nursing Practice||3|
|46000||Health Care Policy||3|
|47000||Capstone Clinical Course for Professional Nursing Practice||3|
|Upper-division nursing or health care elective*
*Permission of director required.
**BSN for Registered Nurse students will receive credit for up to 33 University semester hours of nursing courses upon completion of NURS 41000 Concepts and Issues in Professional Nursing Practice.
The student must complete all nursing course with a 2.0 grade point average or higher. The student may not repeat any clinical course more than one time and no more than two clinical courses may be repeated. Students attaining two failures in clinical nursing courses are automatically dismissed from the nursing program. A grade of C (2.00) must be obtained on repeat to avoid dismissal from the nursing program.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is granted to registered nurses who complete the planned program of study with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (C) and a minimum of 2.00 in each nursing course. Students also need to meet all other university requirements for graduation and complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Kent State University.