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Nursing Major (NURS)

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Codes:
Nursing, U701
Nursing/RN to B.S.N., U702
Nursing/RN 2Plus Program, U710
Outreach Programs:
   Nursing/RN to B.S.N., U702
   Nursing/RN 2Plus Program, U710

Student Learning Goals

The baccalaureate program of the School of Nursing prepares graduates to:

  1. Practice professional nursing through the use of knowledge, critical thinking, inquiry, communication, and caring.
  2. Function independently and interdependently in the health care system while providing nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Requirements for the B.S.N.

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Perspectives (GPR)
required: PHI 121 or 220

3

Mathematics (GMT)
required: STA 108 (prerequisite to NUR 415 or 473)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: CHE 104 and 110L and one additional GNS course: BIO 111 is the required prerequisite for the three required 200-level biology courses (BIO 271, 277, 280). Students who complete the entire biology sequence at UNCG will typically fulfill the second GNS requirements with BIO 111. NTR 213 also satisfies GNS.

7–8

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: PSY 121, and one additional GSB course selected from SOC 101 or 202 or ATY 100

Note: HDF 211 also meets the GSB requirement.

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)

  • four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker
  • Note: ATY 100 carries the GN marker; SOC 202 carries the GL marker.

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to the SI Marker requirement indicated above, students must also complete a second SI course within the major: required: NUR 440.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to the WI Marker requirement indicated above, students must also complete a second WI course within the major: required: NUR 310.

 

III Major and Related Area Requirements

  1. NUR 2101, 2201, 310, 320, 340, 360, 380, 410, 415, 420, 425, 430, 435, 440
  2. BIO 2713,4, 2773,4, 2803; CHE 1042,3,5 and 110L2,5; HDF 2112,6; NTR 2132; PHI 1212 or 2202; PSY 1212; SOC 1012 or 2022 or ATY 1002; STA 1082

1 Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to enroll in NUR 210 and 220. Through August 2004, NUR 210 met the requirement of one Writing Intensive course in the major.

2 PHI 121 or 220 satisfies GPR; STA 108 satisfies GMT; NTR 213 and CHE 104 & 110L satisfy GNS; PSY 121, and one of SOC 101, SOC 202, or HDF 211 satisfy GSB; ATY 100 also meets the GN Marker requirement; SOC 202 also meets a GL Marker requirement.

3 BIO 271, 277, and 280 have a prerequisite of BIO 111, which satisfies one GNS requirement; CHE 104 has a prerequisite of CHE 103.

4 Completion of both courses in a two-course sequence of Anatomy & Physiology I and II can be used to substitute for BIO 271 and 277. Completion of one of the two courses can be used to substitute for the BIO 271 requirement.

5 Completion of a higher level chemistry course, e.g., CHE 111 and 112L, can be used to substitute for CHE 103 and 110Lab, and completion of two higher level chemistry courses and their labs can be used to substitute for CHE 103, 104, and 110Lab.

6 Completion of PSY 241, Developmental Psychology, from the NC Community College System, can be used to satisfy this requirement.

 

IV Electives

Electives must be sufficient to complete 122 total semester hours required for degree.

NOTE: Requirements listed above in item 2, with the exceptions of PHI 121 or 220, STA 108, NTR 213, and electives, must be completed prior to enrolling in 300-level or 400-level nursing courses. Because of the time commitments involved with the 300- and 400-level nursing courses, and the difficulties in scheduling non-nursing courses concurrently with nursing courses, students should try to have most GEC course requirements completed prior to entering the upper division major.

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Requirements for Registered Nurse Program

(including 2Plus Students)

NOTE: Students who graduate from associate degree nursing programs, including 2Plus programs, are not required to meet the UNCG General Education Requirements (GEC) in the categories of Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB), Natural Sciences (GNS), or Reasoning and Discourse (GRD). Students who graduate from diploma nursing programs will be expected to meet requirements for all GEC categories (see complete GEC requirements and approved course listings). Graduates of foreign nursing programs will be advised on an individual basis.

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC): for 2Plus Students

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Two courses from any of the three following categories:
Literature (GLT)
Fine Arts (GFA)
Philosophical/ Religious/Ethical (GPR)

6

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: STA 108

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
two courses carrying GL/GN markers, one of which must carry the GN marker

Department specifies courses for:

Speaking Intensive (SI)
one course carrying the Speaking Intensive (SI) marker:
required: NUR 472

Writing Intensive (WI)
one course carrying the Writing Intensive (WI) marker:
required: NUR 370

III Major and Related Area Requirements for all Registered Nurses

  1. Completion of Special Examinations at a satisfactory level
  2. NUR 370, 371, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, and one NUR elective
  3. STA 108 (satisfies the GMT requirement)

IV Electives

Electives must be sufficient to complete 122 total semester hours required for degree.