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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 nursing major consists of 59 credits. The remaining courses consist of both general education and nursing prerequisite courses.

Students in the Basic Nursing 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. The 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 Basic Nursing Program
  • * Core Pre-requisites - must complete prior to application to the School of Nursing

SAMPLE Four-Year Plan of Study

[PDF] Basic Nursing Plan of Study (491 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)*
  • 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