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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curriculum

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/undergraduate/basic/curriculum.html

A total of 120 semester credits are necessary for the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The Pre-Licensure Program consists of 59 major core credits. The remaining courses consist of both general education and nursing prerequisite courses.

Students in the Pre-Licensure Program are required to complete 40 credits of General Education courses in 11 Goal Areas for graduation. Four years of full-time study are needed to complete the requirements for graduation. Transfer students may only need two years to complete the coursework. Pre-Nursing advisors assist each student in developing a plan of study to meet his/her needs. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize advising services to obtain information regarding the program requirements, pre-requisite coursework, preparation for admission, program policies and academic planning.

Symbol Key

  • ~ Support Pre-requisites - must be completed prior to beginning Pre-Licensure Program
  • * Core Pre-requisites - must complete prior to application to the School of Nursing

SAMPLE Four-Year Plan of Study

[PDF] Pre-Licensure Nursing Program Plan of Study (585 KiB)

 

First Year: Semester 1

  • BIOL 220 Human Anatomy (4)*
  • ENG 101 Composition (4)*
  • GEOG 103 Intro to Cultural Geography (3)*
  • Gen Ed - Goal 1B (3)

 First Year: Semester 2

  • CHEM 111 Chemistry of Life Processes Part II (5)*
  • NURS 101W Courage, Caring, and Team Building (3)*
  • PSYC 101 Psychology (4)~
  • Gen Ed - Goal 10 (3)

Second Year: Semester 1

  • BIOL 330 Principles of Human Physiology (4)*
  • KSP 235 Human Development (3)* OR PSYC 343 Intro to Developmental Psychology (4)*
  • STAT 154 Elementary Statistics (4)*
  • FCS 242 Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (3)~
  • Gen Ed - Goals 6, 9, WI (3)

 Second Year: Semester 2

  • BIOL 270 Microbiology (4)~
  • NURS 282 Pathophysiology for Healthcare Professionals (3)~
  • NURS 284 Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals (3)~
  • NURS 286 Relationship-based Care in Nursing Practice (3)~
  • Gen Ed - Goals 6, 7, Diverse Cultures (3)

Third Year: Semester 1

  • NURS 333 Professional Nursing (3)
  • NURS 334 Physiologic Integrity I (4)
  • NURS 335 Family & Societal Nursing Inquiry (3)
  • NURS 336 Assessment and Nursing Procedures (5)

Third Year: Semester 2

  • NURS 363 Critical Inquiry in Nursing (2)
  • NURS 364 Physiologic Integrity II (5)
  • NURS 365 Nursing Care of Families in Transition I (7)
  • NURS 366 Quality, Safety & Informatics in Nursing Practice (2)

Fourth Year: Semester 1

  • NURS 433 Community Oriented Nursing Inquiry (4)
  • NURS 434 Physiologic Integrity III (4)
  • NURS 435 Nursing Care of Families in Transition II (3)
  • NURS 436 Psychosocial Integrity (4)

Fourth Year: Semester 2

  • NURS 463 Nursing, Leadership and management (3)
  • NURS 464 Physiologic Integrity IV (4)
  • NURS 465 Nursing Care of Families in Crisis (2)
  • NURS 466 Professional Role Integration (4)
 Course descriptions can be obtained in the Undergraduate Catalog