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BSN Four-Year Pre-licensure Program

Hood College offers a bachelor of science in nursing designed to educate students to become safe nursing practitioners and to prepare them to take the NCLEX licensing examination. The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program integrates coursework in the natural sciences, the liberal arts, and nursing education. This direct-entry baccalaureate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Requirements for the Major, Course Schedule

This curriculum is 124 credit hours; the sequence of courses may vary.

Year 1  
Fall Credits
BIOL 104 Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses I 4
CHEM 100 The Chemical World 4
 or CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 4
Language 4
   
Spring  
BIOL 203 Anatomy & Physiology for Nurses II 4
Foundation/Writing ENGL 3
Language 4
Physical Education 1
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 4

 

Year 2  
Fall Credits
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 4
NUR 303 Health Assessment 3
NUR 201 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing 5
CHEM 105 Molecular Basis of Nutrition 3
NUR 202 Medication Administration 1
Spring  
BIOL 232 Microbiology for Nurses 4
NUR 203 Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology 3
PSY 239 Developmental Psychology 4
NUR 205 Adult Health I 5

 

Year 3  
Fall Credits
NUR 305
Adult Health II
 5
NUR 306 Mental Health Nursing                  5
Philosophical Inquiry 3
Historical Analysis 4
   
Spring  
NUR 307 Pediatric Nursing  5
NUR 308 Maternity Nursing  5
Literary Analysis 4
Physical Education 1

 

Year 4  
Fall Credits
NUR 405
 Adult Health III 5
NUR 403
 Community Health Nursing  5
NUR 304
 Informatics and Health Care Technology 3
Creative Expression 3
   
Spring 
MATH 112 Applied Statistics**

3
NUR 404 Leadership in Nursing Practice 5
NUR 401 Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice 3
NUR 309 Issues in Contemporary Health Care 3
NUR 470 Senior Seminar and Practicum 3

 

**Students may take MA 112, PSY 211 or ECMG 212

Students must also meet the Global Perspectives requirement