Nursing Course Plan

Catalog Year 2021-2022

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

College Algebra or higher (MATH 180) 3 credits
Communication in Society (COMM 111) 3 credits
Personhood (PSYC 100) 3 credits
The Bible (THEO 101) 3 credits
Art and Global Culture (ARTP/V 120) 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 15 credits

Spring Semester

General, Organic & Biological Chemistry (CHEM 150) 4 credits
General Psychology (PSYC 150) 3 credits
Caring for Words (WRIT 111) 3 credits
Christianity (THEO 102) 3 credits
The Modern & Postmodern World (HIST 111) 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 31 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 221) 4 credits
Statistical Procedures (PSYC 240 or MATH 240) 3 credits
Lifespan Human Development (PSYC 310) 3 credits
Faith and Story (LITR 111) 3 credits
Semester Total 13 credits
Cumulative Total 44 credits

Spring Semester

Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 222) 4 credits
Essentials of Microbiology (BIOL 367) 4 credits
Nutrition Essentials (NURS 220) 3 credits
Ethics (THEO 380) 3 credits
Justice (SSCI 100) 3 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 61 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Pathophysiology (NURS 311) 3 credits
Pharmacology (NURS 312) 3 credits
Intro to Professional Practice (NURS 320) 3 credits
Essentials for Nursing Pratice (NURS 330) 6 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 76 credits

Spring Semester

Med-Surg Nursing I (NURS 340) 6 credits
Mental Health (NURS 350) 5 credits
Evidence Based Practice (NURS 360) 3 credits
Cross-Cultural Experience International (Elective) 3 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 93 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Trends & Issues (NURS 410) 3 credits
Care of Childbearing Family (NURS 400) 5 credits
Med-Surg Nursing II (NURS 440) 7 credits
NCLEX Test Taking Strategies - Elective (NURS 390) 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 109 credits

Spring Semester

Nursing Capstone (NURS 490) 5 credits
Population Health (NURS 430) 6 credits
Leadership Principles in Nursing (NURS 442) 3 credits
Elective Credits (Nursing courses recommended - see catalog) 1 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 124 credits