BSN: Required Courses | Kent State University

2017-2018 Academic Year

University Requirements

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
 
2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
 
varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
 
36-37
1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
 
39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
 
120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
 
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY (min C grade for either course)
3
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
HUMAN GENETICS (min C grade for either course)
3
ELEMENTS OF GENETICS
INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
3
FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT AND COMMUNICATION IN NURSING
3
FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING INTERVENTIONS
5
PROFESSIONAL NURSING DEVELOPMENT (WIC)
3
INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
3
NCLEX REVIEW PREPARATION
3
PHARMACOLOGY AND ALTERATIONS IN PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING I (min C grade)
3
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (min C grade)
3
PARENT AND NEWBORN NURSING (min C grade)
4
HEALTH CARE OF CHILDREN (min C grade)
4
PHARAMACOLOGY AND ALTERATIONS IN PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING II (min C grade)
3
NURSING OF ADULTS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (min C grade)
9
BASIC NURSING INFORMATICS (min C grade)
2
HEALTH CARE POLICY (WIC) (min C grade)
3
NURSING OF THE CRITICALLY ILL (min C grade)
4
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (min C grade)
4
PSYCHIATRIC NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE (min C grade)
4
INTEGRATION OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING (ELR) (min C grade)
6
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
3
Statistics Elective, choose from the following:
3-4
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR) (min C grade)
 
APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL FINDINGS FOR EVIDENCE - BASED PRACTICE IN NURSING
 
INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS
 
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
 
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
 
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) (min C grade) `1
4
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (min C grade) 1
4
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) (min C grade in either course)
3-4
MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
3
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
3
DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
1
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following (min C grade):
3
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
 
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS STRETCH I 
and ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS STRETCH II (KMCR)
 
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
 
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
 
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
 
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
 
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
 
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
 
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
 
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
 
Kent Core Composition
6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
9
Kent Core Additional or General Elective
3
1
Students who have successfully completed ATTR 25057 (or EXSC 25057) and ATTR 25058 (or EXSC 25058) with a minimum C grade may use those courses in place of BSCI 21010 and BSCI 21020.

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS for Traditional BSN Students

  • Students must meet the following requirements in order to be admitted to the Professional Nursing Sequence:
  • All students in the B.S.N. degree must have a minimum overall 2.000 GPA each semester to continue in the program; failure to achieve this GPA each semester will result in not permitted to continue in the program.
  • All students in the B.S.N. degree must have earned a minimum C grade in each science course required in the B.S.N. curriculum. All required chemistry and biology courses must be successfully completed with a minimum C grade to graduate with the B.S.N. degree.
  • Students in the traditional and accelerated concentration must have a minimum C grade in each of the sophomore nursing courses to progress to the junior nursing sequence.
  • Students in the traditional and accelerated concentration must have a minimum C grade in each of the junior nursing courses (NURS 30010NURS 30020 and NURS 30035) to progress to the senior nursing sequence.
  • Students in the traditional and accelerated Nursing major must have a minimum C grade in each of the senior nursing courses (NURS 40005NURS 40010NURS 40020NURS 40030NURS 40045 and NURS 40872) to progress and graduate.
  • Students in the traditional Nursing major may take a maximum of two clinical courses each semester.
UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2018