Accelerated BSN: Required Courses | Kent State University

2017-2018 Roadmaps (semester-by-semester breakdown):

Pre-Sequence Courses

Starting with Fall of 2018, applicants to the ABSN program are required to have all three of the following sections’ courses completed prior to beginning the accelerated sequence. Attend an upcoming ABSN Information Forum to learn more. 

Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite Coursework
PREREQUISITE COURSES (17-21 credits)
Type Course   Title Credits
  BSCI 21010 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
  BSCI 21020 Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
  BSCI
BSCI
20021
30171
Basic Microbiology (3) 1 or
General Microbiology (4) 1
3-4
  CHEMESTRY ELECTIVE Choose from the following: 3-4
KBS CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 (3) 1  
KBS CHEM 10055 Molecules for Life (3) 1  
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4) 1  
KBS CHEM 10960 Honors General Chemistry (5) 1  
KBS CHEM 10961 Honors General Chemistry (5) 1  
  MATH ELECTIVE Choose from the following: 3-5
KMC MATH 10772 Modeling Algebra Plus (5) 1  
KMC MATH
MATH
10773
10774
Algebra for Calculus Stretch I (3) 1     and
Algebra for Calculus Stretch II (3) 1
 
KMC MATH 10775 Algebra for Calculus Plus (4) 1  
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra (4) 1  
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus (3) 1  
KMC MATH 11012 Intuitive Calculus (3) 1  
KMC MATH 12002 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5) 1  
KMC MATH 12011 Calculus with Precalculus I (3) 1  
KMC MATH 12012 Calculus with Precalculus II (3) 1  
      MINIMUM TOTAL 17

Nursing Major Requirements

Nursing Major Requirements
NURSING MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (12-13 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development for Health Care Professionals 1 3
  BSCI
BSCI
30050
30156
Human Genetics (3) 1 or
Elements of Genetics (3) 1
3
  NUTR 23511 Science of Nutrition 3
  STATISTICS ELECTIVE Choose from the following: 3-4
KMC MATH 10041 Introductory Statistics (4)  
  NURS 31010 Application of Statistical Findings for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (3)  
  PH 30002 Introductory Biostatistics (3)  
  PSYC 21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I (3)  
MINIMUM TOTAL 
12

Additional Graduation Requirements

Note: At least one course must meet the global diversity requirement. See roadmap for more details.

Additional Graduation Requirements
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KSS/DD PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
KSS/DD SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
DG     Global Diversity Elective 3
MINIMUM TOTAL 
9

Accelerated Nursing Sequence Course Requirements

Accelerated Nursing Sequence Course Requirements
ACCELERATED NURSING SEQUENCE REQUIREMENTS (59 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  NURS 20025 Pharmacology and Alterations in Physiological Functioning I 3 C
  NURS 20040 Foundations of Nursing 8 C
  NURS 30010 Parents and Newborn Nursing 4 C
  NURS 30020 Health Care of Children 4 C
  NURS 30025 Pharmacology and Alternations in Physiological Functioning II 3 C
  NURS 30035 Nursing of Adults Across the Lifespan 9 C
  NURS 30050 Basic Nursing Informatics 2 C
WIC NURS 30070 Health Care Policy 3 C
  NURS 40010 Nursing of the Critically Ill 4 C
  NURS 40020 Community Health Nursing 4 C
  NURS 40025 Introduction to Professional Nursing Development and Evidence Based Practice 3 C
  NURS 40030 Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Nursing Care 4 C
ELR NURS 40045 Integration of Leadership and Management in Nursing 6 C
  NURS 45070 NCLEX Review Preparation 2 C
  MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 59  

Program Note:

  • Minimum C (2.000) grade is required in all specified NURS, BSCI, CHEM and Kent Core MATH courses.
  • Students not declaring the BSN for Registered Nurses concentration must earn a combined minimum 2.750 GPA in BSCI 21010, 21020 and BSCI 20021 (or BSCI 30171) and CHEM 10060 (or CHEM 10055 or 10050).