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Bachelor of Science In Nursing Curriculum Information

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Gwynedd Mercy University is accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The program is also state board approved.

Four-year academic plan for completion of BSN degree

The BSN degree is a 133 credit-hour program, with 66 credits in nursing and 67 credits in general education.
 
FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester

Course Name Credits
FYE 1000 First Year Experience 2
ENG 101 College English 3
PSY 100 General Psychology 3
CHM 115/115L Chemistry for the Health Professions I/Lab 4
MTH 103 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 3
Total Credits   15

Spring Semester

Course Name Credits
FYE 1001 First Year Experience 1
PHL 2000 Encountering Ethics 3
SOC 2000 Society & Global Diversity 3
ECN 101 Economic Problems 3
CHM 116/116L Chemistry for the Health Professions II/Lab 4
  Arts and Imagination Elective 3
Total Credits   17
SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

Course Name Credits
BIO 121 Microbiology 3
PSY 200 Developmental Psychology 3
BIO 107/107L Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
NUT 200 Principles of Nutrition 3
ENG 2001 Arts & Ideas 3
NUR Introduction to Professional Nursing 1
Total Credits   17

Spring Semester

Course Name Credits
NUR (Fundamentals of Nursing Practice) 4
NUR (Health Assessment in Nursing) 4
NUR (Evidence Based Practice in Nursing) 2
BIO 108/108L Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 4
  Arts and Imagination Elective 3
Total Credits   17
JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

Course Name Credits
NUR (Pharmacology) 2
NUR (Nursing Care of Adults) 6
NUR (Pathophysiology) 3
NUR (Nursing Care of Clients with Alterations in Behavioral Health) 3
HIS 2000 Conflict and Consensus in History 3
Total Credits   17

Spring Semester

Course Name Credits
NUR (Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families) 5
NUR (Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Health Care Problems) 5
NUR (Contemporary Issues in Professional Nursing) 2
RS 231 Morality and Contemporary Health 3
PSY 111 Statistics 3
Total Credits   18
SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

Course Name Credits
NUR (The Older Adult) 2
NUR (Genomics in Nursing) 3
NUR (Health and Illness in the Community) 6
RS 2000 Encountering Sacred Writings 3
NUR (Nursing Research) 3
Total Credits   17

Spring Semester

 

Course Name Credits
NUR Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing -   Capstone              3
NUR (Synthesis of Learning for Nursing Practice) 6
NUR (Global Health & Health Policy) 3
RS 231 (Nursing Elective) 3
Total Credits   15