Major Requirements

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)
BIO1810 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 and Policy (3)
NUR4605 NCLEX Review (1)
NUR4800/Z Medical Surgical Nursing II: Collaborative Practice in Health and Illness (6) 

Nursing Major – RN to BSN Program

Requirements for Registered Nurse Students: Forty (40) semester hours for prior nursing education are received as block credit in the transfer evaluation. RN to BSN completion students complete the core requirements as part of their degree completion program or in transfer equivalency.

Core Course Requirements: 24 semester hours
BIO3050 Pathophysiology (4)
MTH2320 General Statistics (4)
PSY3250 Lifespan Development (4)
IDS3040 Global Justice (4)*

Eight semester hours from the following: Human Biology, Microbiology, Biology of Cells, Anatomy and Physiology I and II or course equivalency (8)

RN to BSN Course Requirements: 30 semester hours
NUR3015 Introduction to Nursing Informatics (4)
NUR3030 Dimensions of Professional Practice (4)
NUR3280/Z Health Assessment, Education and Promotion (4)
NUR4060 Nursing Research/RN (4)
NUR4620 Leadership and Management/RN (6)
NUR4780 Ethical, Cultural, and Policy Considerations in Healthcare (4)
NUR4850 Nursing: A Global Community Outlook/RN (4)

*Waived for students who hold an associate’s (AA/AS) degree from a regionally accredited college or who have completed the IAI core or who have 60 or more hours of transfer credit accepted by Aurora University