Traditional Program Sequence / Curriculum:

The Traditional BSN program is designed for students with no previous preparation in nursing. Under the direct supervision of its faculty members, the School of Nursing uses the facilities of large hospitals, health agencies and long-term care facilities in the community to provide optimal clinical learning experiences for students.

Graduates are awarded the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as registered nurses in Washington state. They are prepared for first-level staff nursing positions in hospitals, clinics, the military, long-term care facilities and community health agencies, with potential for rapid advancement and assumption of leadership roles. They also have the basis to pursue graduate study in nursing.

Beginning Fall 2021, the traditional BSN program will transition from a 3-year curriculum to a 2-year curriculum. See our current and future curriculum plans below.

Current Curriculum Prerequisites

  • Psychology 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • Biology 205 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology 206 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Chemistry 105 – Chemistry of Life: Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry
  • Biology 201 – Introduction to Microbiology
  • Psychology 320 – Development Across the Lifespan
  • Statistics 231 – Introductory Statistics

Sophomore Year (Beginning of Nursing Program)

First Semester

  • Nurs 220 – Nursing Competencies I

Second Semester

  • Nurs 260 – Professional Foundations I
  • Nurs 270 – Health Assessment and Promotion
  • Nurs 280 – Pathological Human Processes

Junior Year

First Semester

  • Nurs 320 – Nursing Competencies II
  • Nurs 330 – Pharmacology & Therapeutic Modalities
  • Nurs 340 – Nursing Situations with Individuals/Adult Health I
  • Nurs 350 – Nursing Situations with Individuals/Mental Health

Second Semester

  • Nurs 360 – Nursing Research and Informatics
  • Nurs 365 – Culturally Congruent Healthcare
  • Nurs 370 – Nursing Situations with Families/Childbearing (OB)
  • Nurs 380 – Nursing Situations with Families/Childrearing (PEDS)

Senior Year

First Semester

  • Nurs 420 – Introduction to Leadership and Resource Management
  • Nurs 430 – Nursing Situations with Communities
  • Nurs 440 – Nursing Situations with Individuals/Adult Health II
  • Nurs 441 – Nursing Situations Seminar

Second Semester

  • Nurs 460 – Health Care Systems and Policy
  • Nurs 480 – Professional Foundations II
  • Nurs 499 – Nursing Synthesis

New Curriculum, Beginning Fall 2021

Prerequisites:

  • Biology 205 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology 206 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Chemistry 105 – Chemistry of Life (Intro to Organic and Biochemistry)
  • Biology 201 – Introduction to Microbiology
  • Psychology 320 – Development Across the Lifespan (Psychology 101 – Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite to Psychology 320)
  • Statistics 231 – Introductory Statistics
  • Nursing XXX – Nutrition (course number TBD)

Junior Year (Beginning of the Nursing Program)

First Semester

  • Nursing 305 – Patho/Pharm I (4)
  • Nursing 306 – Foundations of Care Delivery & Health Promotion (3)
  • Nursing 307 – Health & Physical Assessment (3)
  • Nursing 308 – Clinical Practicum I (3)
  • Nursing 309 – Professional Foundations & Principles of Leadership (2)
  • Nursing 310 – Scholarly Writing Concepts (1)

Second Semester

  • Nursing 311 – Patho/Pharm II (2)
  • Nursing 314 – Care of Chronic Conditions (3)
  • Nursing 315 – Psych/Mental Health (2)
  • Nursing 316 – Clinical Practicum II (5)
  • Nursing 317 – Theory & Evidence (1)
  • Nursing 318 – Research Methods (2)
  • Nursing 319 – Healthcare Technology (1)

Senior Year

First Semester

  • Nursing 401 – Care of Complex Conditions (3)
  • Nursing 402 – Patho/Pharm III (2)
  • Nursing 403 – Clinical Practicum III (5)
  • Nursing 404 – Healthcare Diversity (4)
  • Nursing 405 – Informed Practice (2)

Second Semester

  • Nursing 406 – Continuity of Care (3)
  • Nursing 407 – Clinical Practicum IV (6)
  • Nursing 408 – Organizational & Economic Context of Care (2)
  • Nursing 409 – Health Policy (2)
  • Nursing 483 – Transition to Practice (1)
  • Nursing 498 – Capstone Project (2)

View sample 4- or 4.5- year plans here!

Please Note:

– All Nursing courses are sequential; successful completion of courses in each semester is prerequisite to enrollment in courses in the next.

-Our standard curriculum is offered Fall and Spring terms only, however, due to clinical site availability, any student may be required to take a nursing course in Summer or January Term.

– General Education and core requirements must be successfully completed before the BSN degree will be granted.

– All nursing courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) to be considered successfully completed.