Contact Nursing

Co-Chairs:
Dr. Char Smith, Junior Level
Email: cmsmith@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3877

Dr. Christine Nelson-Tuttle, Senior Level
Email: cnelson-tuttle@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3738

Traditional Nursing B.S. Program Requirements


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most up-to-date traditional nursing program requirements.


Required Liberal Arts/Sciences Courses

Core Requirements

  • LC Learning Community, two-course cluster (6)
  • RW Any 199C Research-Based Writing (3)
  • CC Cultural Contrasts (3)
  • P1 Arts Perspectives (6)
  • P2 Philosophical and Religious Perspectives (6)
    (One of these courses must be PHIL 124C or 250C or REST 130, 284D or 387D to meet the nursing ethics requirement.)
  • P3 PSYC 100C Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • P5 Intercultural Perspectives and Languages (6)

Nursing Prerequisites

  • BIOL 105C/Lab - P4 Human Anatomy and Lab (4)
  • BIOL 106C/Lab - SQ Human Physiology and Lab (4)
  • BIOL 107C/Lab - SQ Microbes and Disease and Lab (4)
  • BIOL 108C - P4 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
  • CHEM 120C/Lab - P4 Introduction to Chemistry and Lab* (4)
  • ECON 221 - SQ Statistics I (3)
  • PSYC 231C - P3 Development Across Lifespan (3)
  • Electives from any of the liberal arts (2)

Total Liberal Arts/Sciences/Elective Credits: (60)

Required Nursing Courses

  • NURS 107 - Nursing Seminar: Freshman (fall) (0)
  • NURS 108 - Nursing Seminar: Freshman (spring) (0)
  • NURS 205 - Nursing Seminar: Sophomore (fall) (0)
  • NURS 206 - Nursing Seminar: Sophomore (spring) (0)
  • NURS 300 & 300L - Introduction to the Discipline and Practice of Professional Nursing (6)
  • NURS 304 & 304L - Nursing Leadership and Patient-Centered Care I & Seminar (3)
  • NURS 306 & 306L - Nursing Leadership and Patient-Centered Care II & Seminar (3)
  • NURS 308 - Genomics in Nursing Practice (2)
  • Choose one: (2)
    • NURS 310 - Advanced Concepts in Cultural Competence
    • NURS 312 - Palliative and End-of-Life Care
    • NURS 314 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    • NURS 321 - History of Professional Nursing and Health Care in America
  • NURS 313 & 313L - Health Assessment and Lab (2)
  • NURS 317 - Adult/Older Adult Health Nursing I (5)
  • NURS 320 - Pathophysiology and Applied Pharmacology I (3)
  • NURS 323 - Care of the Childbearing Family (4)
  • NURS 400 - NCLEX-RN Review (0)
  • NURS 403 - Mental Health Nursing (5)
  • NURS 423 - Adult/Older Adult Health Nursing II (5)
  • NURS 428 - Pathophysiology and Applied Pharmacology II (3)
  • NURS 429 - Public Health and Community Nursing (5)
  • NURS 431 - Care of Children and Their Families (4)
  • NURS 436 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (2)
  • NURS 446 & 446L - Nursing Leadership and Patient-Centered Care III & Seminar (3)
  • NURS 449 & 449L - Senior Clinical Preceptorship and Lab (3)

Total Nursing Credits (60)

Degree Requirements (120)**

*CHEM 103C and CHEM 103L may be substituted.

**Students who begin the traditional nursing program as freshmen are required to take a one-credit Freshman Seminar (ITDY 101) in their first semester. As this course is NOT considered a liberal arts course, these students will end up with at least 121 credits at program completion.

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