Nursing

Nursing Major Requirements

Admission

For detailed information about admission to our Nursing Program, visit the About Nursing page or contact our Office of Admission at 740-826-8137 or adminfo@muskingum.edu.

Curriculum

First-Year Nursing Curriculum

Year

Course

Fall Semester

Credits

Course

Spring Semester

Credits

First

IDIS 100

First-Year Seminar

1

*BIOL 122

Anatomy/Physiology II

4

 

*ENGL 121

Composition

3

*CHEM 108

General, Biologic and Organic Chemistry

4

 

*BIOL 121

Anatomy/Physiology I

4

*PSYC 208

Lifespan Development

3

 

*PSYC 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

COMM 200

Fundamentals of Speech

3

 

SOCI 101

Sociological Perspective

3

 

 

 

 

*NURS 125

Foundations in Nursing

2

 

 

 

 

 

Total

16

Total

 

14

Progression to Sophomore Level Nursing

Progression from the freshman to sophomore year will occur when students complete the courses marked with an asterisk (*) with a grade of "C" or better, and have an overall documented 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

During the spring semester of the freshman year, first-year Nursing students will apply to continue in the Nursing and Pre-Nursing Program for the second, third, and fourth years. Admission/progression applications are available directly from the Department of Nursing office (BSC 416). Pre-Nursing students will apply for admission to the Nursing Program at the sophomore level. Admission and progression is assured in the Nursing Program if the criteria established in the progression requirements are met. (Please see the About Nursing page for additional details). The decision to enter the sophomore level of nursing will be based on transcripted completed work at the end of the spring semester. All freshman nursing and pre-nursing students will receive a letter at the end of the spring semester regarding their progression/admission status to the sophomore level of nursing.

*2nd, 3rd, 4th year curriculum for students progressing as nursing majors.

 

Year

Course

Fall Semester

Credits

Course

Spring Semester

Credits

Second

HSLC 231

Nutrition Across the Lifespan

3

NURS 230

Pharmacology

3

 

NURS 226

Health Assessment

3

NURS 251

Introduction to Clinical Practice in Medical/Surgical Nursing

7

 

NURS 227

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

4

 BIOL 312

Microbiology

4

 

PSYCH 232

Behavioral Statistics

3

 

Communicating in a Global/Digital Age

3

 

BIOL 346

Pathophysiology

3

 

 

 

 

 

Total

16

 

Total

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third

NURS 351

Clinical Practice in Medical-Surgical Nursing

7

NURS 340

Nursing Research

3

 

(Gen Ed)

Artistic Understanding

3

NURS 375

Nursing Care of Parents, Newborns and Children

8

 

NURS 360

Mental Health and Family Nursing

4

 

Religious Understanding

3

 

BIOL 305

Human Genetics

3

 

Western Traditions

3

 

 

Total

17

 

Total

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth

NURS 430

Perspectives in Global Health and Nursing

3

NURS 486

Nursing Leadership & Management

3

 

NURS 451

Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Health Problems

7

NURS 487

Nursing Senior Capstone: Preparation for Licensure and Practice

7

 

NURS 460

Community Health Nursing

4

PHIL 305

Biomedical Ethics

3

 

HLSC or HLTH

Health Science or Health & Fitness (upper-level course)

3

 

 

 

 

 

Total

17

 

Total

13

Notes:

1. A total of 127 semester hours are required to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

2. (Gen Ed) = General Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, Muskingum University's core curriculum required of all students to graduate.

Nursing major (108 hours)

Required lower-level nursing courses (19 hours):

  • NURS 125, 226, 227, 230, 251

Required upper-level nursing courses (46 hours):

  • NURS 340, 351, 360, 375, 430, 451, 460, 486, 487

Required support courses (43 hours)

  • BIOL 121, 122, 305, 312, 346
  • CHEM 108
  • HLSC 231
  • PHIL 305
  • PSYC 101, 208, 232
  • SOCI 101

One of the following:

  • HLSC 307, 312, 315, 322, 336, HLTH 345, 365, 380, 400
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