Sample Curriculum - Entry into Nursing Program Fall of Junior Year

Fall of First Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology (4)
WRIT 101 Freshman Writing Seminar (4)
PHED 100Personalized Fitness (1), may also be taken Spring of freshman year
ELECTIVEElect to take: (1) no additional classes (recommended), or (2) any available 1-4 credit class(es) of your choosing
January Term of First Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4) or FYEP 190 (4), a Freshman Inquiry Seminar
PHEDPhysical Education Activity Class (1)
Spring of First Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4) or FYEP 190 (4), a Freshman Inquiry Seminar
CHEM 105**Chemistry of Life (4)
STAT 231**Introductory Statistics (4)
FYEP 190 Freshman Inquiry Seminar (4) or WRIT101, if not taken Fall or January of freshman year or one class toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
PHEDPhysical Education Activity Class (1)

Fall Entry - Sophomore Year

Fall of Sophomore Year
BIOL 201**Introductory Microbiology (4)
BIOL 205**Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
General Ed***One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
January of Sophomore Year
General Ed***One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4) on campus or Study Away
Spring of Sophomore Year
BIOL 206**Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
PSYC 320**Development Across the Lifespan (4)
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
NURS XXXNutrition (1)
PHEDPhysical Education Activity Class (1)

Fall Entry - Junior Year - Beginning of Nursing Major

Fall of Junior Year
NURS 305Patho/Pharm I (4)
NURS 306Foundations of Care Delivery & Health Promotion (3)
NURS 307Health & Physical Assessment (3)
NURS 308Clinical Practicum I (3)
NURS 309Professional Foundations & Principles of Leadership (2)
NURS 310Scholarly Writing Concepts (1)
January of Junior Year
General Ed***One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4 semester credits) on campus or Study Away
Spring of Junior Year
NURS 311Patho/Pharm II (2)
NURS 314Care of Chronic Conditions (3)
NURS 315Psych/Mental Health (2)
NURS 316Clinical Practicum II (5)
NURS 317Theory & Evidence (1)
NURS 318Research Methods (2)
NURS 319Healthcare Technology (1)

Fall Entry - Senior Year

Fall of Senior Year
NURS 401Care of Complex Conditions (3)
NURS 402Patho/Pharm III (2)
NURS 403Clinical Practicum III (5)
NURS 404Healthcare Diversity (4)
NURS 405Informed Practice (2)
January of Senior Year
General Ed***One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4 semester credits) on campus or Study Away
Spring of Senior Year
NURS 406Continuity of Care (3)
NURS 407Clinical Practicum IV (6)
NURS 408Organizational & Economic Context of Care (2)
NURS 409Health Policy (2)
NURS 483Transition to Practice (1)
NURS 498Capstone Project (2)

Sample Curriculum - Spring Entry into Nursing Program Spring of Junior Year (4.5 year plan)

Fall of First Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology (4)
WRIT 101 Freshman Writing Seminar (4)
PHED 100Personalized Fitness (1), may also be taken Spring of freshman year
ELECTIVE Elect to take: (1) no additional classes (recommended), or (2) any available 1-4 credit class(es) of your choosing
January Term of First Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4) or FYEP 190 (4), a Freshman Inquiry Seminar
PHEDPhysical Education Activity Class (1)
Spring of First Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4) or FYEP 190 (4), a Freshman Inquiry Seminar
CHEM 105**Chemistry of Life (4)
STAT 231** Introductory Statistics (4)
FYEP 190 Freshman Inquiry Seminar (4) or WRIT 101 (4), if not taken Fall or January of freshman year or one class toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
PHEDPhysical Education Activity Class (1)

Spring Entry - Sophomore Year

Fall of Sophomore Year
BIOL 201** Introductory Microbiology (4)
BIOL 205**Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
PHEDPhysical Education Activity Class (1)
January Term of Sophomore Year
General Ed***One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4) or Study Away
Spring of Sophomore Year
BIOL 206**Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
PSYC 320**Development Across the Lifespan (4)
General Ed**One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4)
NURS XXX**Nutrition (1)

Spring Entry - Junior Year

Fall of Junior Year
Elective One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements, course toward a Minor, or Study Away for this full term
ElectiveOne course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements, course toward a Minor, or Study Away for this full term
ElectiveOne course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements, course toward a Minor, or Study Away for this full term
January of Junior Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4 semester credits) or Study Away for this full term
Spring of Junior Year (beginning of Nursing Program
NURS 305Patho/Pharm I (4)
NURS 306Foundations of Care Delivery & Health Promotion (3)
NURS 307Health & Physical Assessment (3)
NURS 308Clinical Practicum I (3)
NURS 309Professional Foundations & Principles of Leadership (2)
NURS 310Scholarly Writing Concepts (1)

Spring Entry - Senior Year

Fall of Senior Year
NURS 311Patho/Pharm II (2)
NURS 314Care of Chronic Conditions (3)
NURS 315Psych/Mental Health (2)
NURS 316Clinical Practicum II (5)
NURS 317Theory & Evidence (1)
NURS 318Research Methods (2)
NURS 319Healthcare Technology (1)
January of Senior Year
General Ed*** One course toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements (4 semester credits) on campus or Study Away
Spring of Senior Year
NURS 401Care of Complex Conditions (3)
NURS 402Patho/Pharm III (2)
NURS 403 Clinical Practicum III (5)
NURS 404Healthcare Diversity (4)
NURS 405Informed Practice (2)
Second Fall of Senior Year
NURS 406Continuity of Care (3)
NURS 407Clinical Practicum IV (6)
NURS 408Organizational & Economic Context of Care (2)
NURS 409Health Policy (2)
NURS 483Transition to Practice (1)
NURS 498Capstone Project (2)

This curriculum presumes completion of all PLU Entrance Requirements. Prior to taking NURS220 (the start of the nursing major), all high school students admitted to the program must retain the offer of admission to nursing, achieve the required grades in all coursework during their freshman year. All pre- and co-requisite courses must be completed at PLU with a grade of B- or higher. All nursing (NURS) courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) to be considered successfully completed. Nursing courses are sequential and must be taken in the indicated order; successful completion of courses in each semester is prerequisite to enrollment in courses in the next. The School of Nursing may add, amend, delete or deviate from the above curriculum and apply such changes to registered and accepted students. General education and entrance requirements must be successfully completed before the BSN degree will be granted. First-year program requirements must be completed within the first year at PLU.

**Indicates a pre-or co-requisite course for the School of Nursing.

*** All nursing majors must meet the PLU General Education requirements.  Students may take these in any order they wish, but all must be taken to meet graduation requirements. Some courses within the nursing major and pre-nursing sequence fulfill general education requirements; For more information on general education requirements, see http://www.plu.edu/general-education/.