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College of Nursing

Typical 4-year Program of Study

Degree Requirements

Credits: minimum of 180 credits
Credits in major: 130 
*GPA cumulative minimum: 2.75 
*GPA major minimum: 3.0

*Students must first earn a GPA minimum cumulative of 2.75 and a GPA minimum of 3.0 in nursing pre-requisite courses to begin major.

BSN 4-Year Program of Study 2017-2018

Curriculum Notes

  • Major pre-requisite courses for all nursing students must be completed before the nursing course sequence begins (winter quarter of sophomore year)
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all nursing and prerequisite courses.
  • For complete information on courses, prerequisites, etc, use this information in conjunction with the online Catalog (http://catalog.seattleu.edu/) for the current year.

This example assumes you have completed no degree requirements. Your personal program may vary from this due to prior educational experience or individual goals.

Freshman

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
UCOR 1XXX (5)
+Math 1010 or higher (5)
CHEM 1200 Chemistry of Life (5)
UCOR 1XXX (5)
+PSYC 1200 Introduction to Biology (5)
+BIOL 1910 Nursing Cell Biology (5)
UCOR 1XXX (5)
+BIOL 1910 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology I (5)
NURS 2520 Professional Nursing in the 21st Century (5)
Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 15

Sophomore

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
+PSYC 3220 Growth & Development (5)
+BIOL 2220 Microbiology (5)
+BIOL 1910 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology II (5)
UCOR 2XXX (5)
+UCOR 1XXX (5)
NURS 3205 Pathophysiology (5)
NURS 3305 Intro to Pharmacology (5)
NURS 3405 Health Assessment & Interventions (5)
NURS 3190 Promoting the Health of Older Adults-Theory (2)
NURS 3191 Promoting the Health of Older Adults-Clinical (3)
Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 15

Junior

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter

UCOR 2XXX (5)
NURS 3705 Nutrition for Health Promotion (2)
NURS 3390 Promoting Mental Health-Theory (5) -OR-
NURS 3590
Promoting Reproductive Health-Theory (5)
NURS 3391 Promoting Mental Health-Clinical (5) -OR-
NURS 3591 Promoting Reproductive Health-Clinical (5)

NURS 3520 Statistics & Research for Evidence-based Practice (5)
NURS 3390 Promoting Mental Health-Theory (5) -OR-
NURS 3590 Promoting Reproductive Health-Theory (5)
NURS 3391 Promoting Mental Health-Clinical (5)  -OR-
NURS 3591
 Promoting Reproductive Health-Clinical (5)
UCOR 3XXX (5)
UCOR 3XXX (5) 
NURS 4590 Promoting the Health of Populations & Communities (5)
Total Credits: 17 Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 15

Senior

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
UCOR 2920 Health Care Ethics (5)
NURS 4190 Promoting the Health of Children & Families-Theory (5) -OR-
NURS 4390 Promoting the Health of Adults-Theory (5)
NURS 4191 Promoting the Health of Children & Families-Clinical (5) -OR-
NURS 4391 Promoting the Health of Adults-Clinical (5)
UCOR 3XXX  (5)
NURS 4190 Promoting the Health of Children & Families-Theory (5) -OR-
NURS 4390 Promoting the Health of Adults-Theory (5)
NURS 4191 Promoting the Health of Children & Families-Clinical (5) -OR-
NURS 4391 Promoting the Health of Adults-Clinical (5)
NURS 4520 Senior Synthesis: Leadership for Health Equity (5)
NURS 4790 Transition to Professional Practice (2)
NURS 4791 Senior Practicum (6)
Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 15 Total Credits: 13

Core Module I Requirements

  • UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
  • UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
  • UCOR 1400-1440 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
  • UCOR 1600-1640 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences

Core Module II Requirements

  • UCOR 2100 Theological Exploration
  • UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person
  • UCOR 2920 Ethical Reasoning (Health Care Ethics

Core Module III Requirements

  • UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context
  • UCOR 34XX Humanities and Global Challenges
  • UCOR 36XX Social Sciences and Global Challenges -OR-  
  • UCOR 38XX Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 
     

Work closely with your academic advisor to plan your program of study and the other co-curricular components of your educational plan. 

Rev. 09/05/17

Advising

College of Nursing Advising
4th Floor of Garrand
CONadvising@seattleu.edu  

Note: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Seattle University is a direct-entry program and as such cannot accommodate changes of major into nursing by current Seattle University students. To learn more about our policies, please contact the College of Nursing Undergraduate Program Coordinator.