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Nursing

Requirements for the Major

Note: Year 1-3 of the Pre-Nursing and Nursing Major fulfills the requirements for the diploma in nursing education qualifying the student to take the NCLEX-RN Examination. “JMHSN” denotes courses taken at the UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson (JMHSN).
*Courses are subject  to change based upon availability

Year One through Three:
BIO 135: Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
BIO 136: Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
BIO 137: Foundations of Microbiology with lab (Scientific Discovery IP)
WRI 111:  Introduction to College Writing
PSY 101: General Psychology (Social Thought and Tradition IP)
SCI 101: Introduction to Healthcare
PSY 225: Lifespan Development
PHI 240 Biomedical Ethics (Religious and Philosophical thought IP)
N 101: Professional Concepts of Nursing (at UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson)
N 102: Foundational Concepts of Nursing (at UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson)
N 201: Physiological Concepts of Nursing (at UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson)
N 301: Complex Individual and Family Nursing Concepts (at UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson)
N 320: Advanced Nursing Concepts (at UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson)
N 340: Transition into Nursing Practice (at UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson)
N 360: NCLEX Preparation Course (at UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson)

Year Four (RN-BSN/Post-licensure Program):

-Current RN licensure is required for enrollment in upper-level (400) NUR courses.

NUR 401: Community Health and Public Health Nursing
NUR 402: Nursing Research for Evidence Based Practice
MTH 135:  Advanced Concepts of Statistics (Quantitative Reasoning IP)
SOC 327: Medical Sociology (required CLUSTER with NUR 401)
NUR 403: Advanced Health Assessment (includes clinical hours)
NUR 404: Nursing Care of Vulnerable and Diverse Populations
NUR 405: Nursing Leadership Seminar
NUR 406:  Nursing Capstone and Internship (includes clinical hours)

 Notes:

-Pre-nursing and nursing major students must fulfill the Westminster Plan and graduation requirements of the College as outlined in the annual Undergraduate Catalog.

-In the RN-BSN program, the content specific Nursing (NUR) courses will be approved by the College’s Curriculum Committee. 

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What can you do with a Nursing degree?

Imagine yourself as a Registered Nurse (RN).  RN’s with a BSN degree have numerous options in nursing to choose from including medical-surgical nursing, intensive care, trauma nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, oncology, home health care and community-health nursing.  In addition, many RN’s continue their education to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree.  Registered Nurses can also earn professional certifications to become nurse anesthetists (CRNA), nurse practitioners (CRNP) and nurse educators (CNE).  The profession of nursing IS more rewarding than you can imagine.