Major Requirements - Nursing

These requirements will be applied to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Nursing Major – Pre-licensure Program 

BSN Core Course Prerequisites: 40 semester hours*
BIO1210/Z Biology of Cells (4)
OR
BIO1310 Biology of Cells for Nursing (4)
BIO2280 Microbiology (4)
BIO2660 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO2670 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BIO3050 Pathophysiology (4)
CHM1200 Principles of Chemistry (4)
MTH2320 General Statistics (4)
NUR1214 Professional Nursing, Culture, and Health Care (4)**
PSY1100 General Psychology (4)
PSY3250 Lifespan Development (4) 

*All pre-requisite courses must be taken prior to beginning 3000-level nursing courses.

** this course will be waived for all students who transfer in 15 or more credits earned post-high school graduation.

Nursing Course Requirements: 59 semester hours
NUR3000 Introduction to Professional Nursing (3)
NUR3100/Z Principles of Nursing I (6)
NUR3110/Z Principles of Nursing II (6)
NUR3160 Pharmacological Concepts (4)
NUR3260/Z Health Assessment, Education, and Promotion (4)
NUR3400/Z Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (5)
NUR4050 Nursing Research (3)
NUR4200/Z Nursing: A Global Community Outlook (4)
NUR4300/Z Medical Surgical Nursing I: Collaborative Practice in Health and Illness (7)
NUR4500/Z Nursing Care of the Family (7)
NUR4600 Leadership Ethics & Policy (3)
NUR4605 NCLEX Review (1)
NUR4800/Z Medical Surgical Nursing II: Collaborative Practice in Health and Illness (6)