Curriculum: Class of 2022 and beyond

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Baccalaureate Program in Nursing Curriculum for Class of 2022 and beyond

TOTAL CREDITS: 124-126

First Year

Fall Term

  • CHEM 0910 Chemistry for the Health Professions 4 cr.
  • NUR 0012 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 3 cr.
  • NUR 0002 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab 1 cr.
  • English Composition 3 cr.
  • Psychology+ 3 cr.
  • Art, Music, Creative Expression or Literature 3 cr.
  • NUR 0001 First Year Seminar - Nursing Students 1 cr.
  • TOTAL 18 cr.

Spring Term

  • NUR 0031 Microbiology 1 3 cr.
  • NUR 0032 Microbiology 1 Lab 1 cr.
  • NUR 0013 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 3 cr.
  • NUR 0003 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab 1 cr.
  • NUR 0088 Introduction to Basic Statistics for Evidence Based Practice 3 cr.
  • NUR 0051 Introduction to Professional Nursing 3 cr.
  • NUR 0053 Introduction to Inclusion, Equity & Diversity in Health Care 1 cr. 
  • Elective 2 cr.
  • TOTAL 17 cr.

Second Year

Fall Term

  • NUR 0020 Pathophysiologic Foundations of Nursing Care 4 cr.
  • NUR 0080 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 3.5 cr.
  • NUR 0090 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 Clinical 1 cr.
  • NUR 0087 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 3 cr.
  • NUR 1680 Introduction to Genetics & Molecular Therapeutics* 3 cr.
  • NUR 0086 Nursing Informatics 2 cr. 
  • TOTAL 16.5 cr.

Spring Term

  • NUR 0081 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2 2 cr.
  • NUR 0082 Nursing Management of the Adult with Acute/Chronic Health Problems 3 cr.
  • NUR 0092 Nursing Management of the Adult with Acute/Chronic Health Problems Clinical 3.5 cr
  • NUR 0067 Nursing Research: Introduction to Critical Appraisal & Evidence Based Practice 3 cr.
  • Sociology 3 cr.
  • NUR 0066 Nutrition for Clinical Practice*/++ 3 cr.
  • TOTAL 17.5 cr.

Third Year

Fall Term

  • NUR 1050 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns, and Families** 2.5 cr.
  • NUR 1057 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns, and Families Clinical** 2 cr.
  • NUR 1052 Nursing Care of Children & Families** 2.5 cr.
  • NUR 1042 Nursing Care of Children & Families Clinical** 2 cr.
  • Anthropology/Culture: American or Foreign 3 cr.
  • NUR 1085 Ethics in Nursing and Health 3 cr.
  • TOTAL 15 cr.

Spring Term

  • NUR 1060 Nursing Care of Clients with Psychiatric Mental Health Problems** 2.5 cr.
  • NUR 1066 Nursing Care of Clients with Psychiatric Mental Health Problems Clinical ** 2 cr.
  • NUR 1120 Advanced Nursing Mgmt of the Adult with Acute/Complex Health Problems ** 2.5 cr.
  • NUR 1020 Advanced Nursing Mgmt of the Adult with Acute/Complex Health Problems Clinical** 2 cr.
  • NUR 1054 Nursing Care of Older Adults** 2 cr.
  • COMMRC 0520 Public Speaking 3 cr.
  • TOTAL 14 cr.

Fourth Year (final)

Fall Term

  • NUR 1128 Community Health Nursing*** 2.5 cr.
  • NUR 1138 Community Health Nursing Clinical*** 2 cr. 
  • NUR 1121 Advanced Clinical Problem Solving*** 3 cr.
  • NUR 1121C Advanced Clin Problem Solving Clinical*** 2 cr.
  • Senior Special Topics Elective*** 3-4 cr.
  • TOTAL 12.5-13.5 cr.

Spring Term

  • NUR 1134 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice*** 2 cr.
  • NUR 1135 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice Clinical *** 4.5 cr.
  • Directed Elective 3 cr.
  • NUR 1990 Senior Seminar 1 cr.
  • Elective 3-4 cr.
  • TOTAL 13.5-14.5 cr.
  • A series of Kaplan Preparation Practice Tests are integrated throughout the nursing program. A Diagnostic Prep, a Predictor exam, and a 3 day Kaplan Review are scheduled at end of program to provide students with prep resources to take the National Nursing License.

+Must be taken prior to NUR 1060
++Must be taken prior to NUR 1054
*Placement varies in the junior year
**Placement varies in the junior year
***Placement varies in the senior year

During the final term while completing the minimum 124 BSN credits, students may also complete 2-3 graduate courses, transferrable to a Pitt graduate nursing program. NUR 2004 Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 4 cr.
NUR 2010 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations 4 cr.
NUR 2011 Applied Statistics for Evidence-based Practice 3 cr.
NUR 2061 Organizational Management & Theory 3 cr.

Enter Graduate Program pending NCLEX & Graduation from BSN