Major Requirements - Nursing

These requirements will be applied to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant  academic catalog.

BSN Core Prerequisites: 40 semester hours*

  • BIO1210/Z Biology of Cells with laboratory (3/1)
  • BIO2280 Microbiology (4)
  • BIO2660 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO2670 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIO3050 Pathophysiology (4)
  • CHM1200/Z Principles of Chemistry with laboratory (3/1)
  • MTH2320 General Statistics (4)**
  • NUR1214 Professional Nursing, Culture, and Health Care (4)***
  • PSY1100 General Psychology (4)
  • PSY3250 Lifespan Development (4)

Nursing 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)

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

 ** Placement into the Mathematics Competency Examination, ACT or SAT mathematics sub-score, or MTH1010 and / or MTH1100 with a grade of C or higher.

***NUR1214 is waived for students who have completed at least 15 semester hours of transferable college coursework from a regionally accredited college or university