Curriculum Guides

The following are curriculum guides for a four-year Nursing degree program and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult a Nursing program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

  • RN-BSN
  • Nursing 1-2-1
  • Traditional 4yr Nursing

RN-BSN  

An example: Two year plan for Nursing Major RN-BSN Completion 120 credits necessary to graduate.  Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched.  Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Junior
FallCredits
NURSING 407 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 3
NURSING 441 Chronic Care Management 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURSING 446 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
 Credits3
Senior
Fall
NURSING 454 Community Health Nursing 3
 Credits3
Spring
NURSING 490 Synthesis for Nursing Practice 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits15

Nursing 1-2-1  

An example: Four year plan for Nursing Major RN-BSN Completion 120 credits necessary to graduate.  Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched.  Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
First Year Seminar 3
COMM 102
Introduction to Communication
or Fundamentals of Public Address
3
MATH 94
Elementary Algebra
or Advanced Algebra
3
PSYCH 102 Introduction to Psychology 3
WF 100 First Year Writing 3
 Credits15
Winter
a HUMANITIES course (not PHILOS) 3
 Credits3
Spring
CHEM 108
CHEM 109
Survey of General, Organic and Biochemistry
and Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory
4
COMM SCI 205 Social Science Statistics 4
PSYCH 203 Introduction to Lifespan Development 3
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
a FINE ARTS course 3
 Credits17
Summer
CNA Courses taken at NWTC prior to Fall 2nd Year  
30-543-300 Nursing Assistant  
 Credits0
Second Year
Fall
Courses taken at NWTC  
10-432-101 Nursing Fundamentals 2
10-543-102 Nursing Skills 3
10-543-103 Nursing Pharmacology 2
10-543-104 Nsg: Intro to Clinical Practice 2
10-806-177 Gen Anatomy & Physiology 4
 Credits13
Winter
Courses taken at NWTC  
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies 3
 Credits3
Spring
Courses taken at NWTC  
10-543-105 Nursing Health Alterations 3
10-543-106 Nursing Health Promotion 3
10-543-107 Nsg: Clin Care Across Lifespan 2
10-543-108 Nsg: Intro Clinical Care Mgt 2
10-806-173 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 4
 Credits14
Third Year
Fall
Courses taken at NWTC  
10-543-109 Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 1 3
10-543-110 Nsg: Mental Health Comm Con 2
10-543-111 Nsg: Intermed Clin Practice 3
10-543-112 Nursing Advanced Skills 1
10-806-197 Microbiology 4
 Credits13
Winter
Courses taken at NWTC  
10-809-166 Intro to Ethics OR 10-809-103 Thinking Critically 3
 Credits3
Spring
Courses taken at NWTC  
10-543-113 Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 2 3
10-543-114 Nsg: Mgt & Profess Concepts 2
10-543-115 Nsg: Adv Clinical Practice 3
10-543-116 Nursing Clinical Transition 2
10-480-101 Energy- Intro OR 10-806-112 Princ. of Sustainability 3
 Credits13
Summer
NURSING 453 Information Management and Healthcare Technology 3
NURSING 492 Special Topics in Nursing 3
 Credits6
Fourth Year
Fall
NURSING 407 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 3
NURSING 441 Chronic Care Management 3
NURSING 454 Community Health Nursing 3
NURSING 455 Community Health Nursing Practicum 3
 Credits12
Spring
NURSING 446 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURSING 447 Leadership and Management 3
NURSING 490 Synthesis for Nursing Practice 3
NURSING 492 Special Topics in Nursing (Required Topic: Global Aspects of Healthcare) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits124

Traditional 4yr Nursing  

An example: Four year plan for traditional Nursing Major  120 credits necessary to graduate.  Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched.  Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
First Year Seminar 3
BIOLOGY 201
BIOLOGY 202
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
4
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
MATH 101 Advanced Algebra 2
PSYCH 203 Introduction to Lifespan Development 3
WF 100 First Year Writing 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 108
CHEM 109
Survey of General, Organic and Biochemistry
and Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory
4
HUM BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4
HUM BIOL 241 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
PSYCH 102 Introduction to Psychology 3
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
BIOLOGY 323 Principles of Microbiology 3
BIOLOGY 324 Principles of Microbiology Laboratory 1
COMM choose one  
COMM SCI 205 Social Science Statistics 4
NUT SCI 202
Ethnic Influences on Nutrition
or World Food and Population Issues
3
PSYCH 343 Adult Development and Aging 3
 Credits14
Spring
NURSING 240 Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts 2
NURSING 250 Communicating and Managing Healthcare Information 2
NURSING 260 Healthy Aging and Chronic Care Management 3
NURSING 270 Basic & Intermediate Nursing Skills and Simulation 2
NURSING 280 Pathophysiology Concepts for Nursing Practice 3
NURSING 290 Foundations of Nursing Practice: Practicum/Experiential Learning 2
Gen Ed or Nursing support (SOC SCI) 3
 Credits17
Junior
Fall
NURSING 300 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3
NURSING 310 Health Assessment for Nursing Practice 3
NURSING 320 Health & Illness Concepts I 3
NURSING 330 Health & Illness Concepts I: Advanced Nursing Skills/Simulation/Practicum 3
NURSING 340 Quality Improvement 2
Gen Ed or Nursing Support (HUM) 3
 Credits17
Spring
NURSING 350 Professional Development I: Nursing Theory, Image and Ethics 3
NURSING 360 Health & Illness Concepts II 3
NURSING 370 Evidence-Based Practice: Translating Research to Practice 2
NURSING 380 Alterations in Health & Illness II: Practicum/Lab/Simulation 2
NURSING 390 Leadership for Sustainable Healthcare: Health Disparities, Health Equity, & the Nursing Profession 3
Gen Ed or Nursing Support (ETS or GC) 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
NURSING 400 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 3
NURSING 410 Behavioral Health Care Management 3
NURSING 420 Nursing with Diverse Populations Practicum 2
NURSING 430 Population/Community Health Nursing Theory 3
NURSING 440 Population/Community Health Nursing Practicum 1
Gen Ed or Nursing Support (FA) 3
 Credits15
Spring
NURSING 450 Health & Illness Concepts III: Complex Care 3
NURSING 461 Care Transitions Practicum Immersion 4
NURSING 470 Professional Development: Navigating the Nursing Profession 2
NURSING 480 Leadership: Nursing in an Evolving Healthcare System 3
Gen Ed or Nursing Support 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits125