Nursing, Pre-Licensure, B.S.N.

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The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 213 Bison image Fund Interpersonal Com3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology4
Core II Humanities3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
NUR 400 Bison image Transcultural Nursing (Multicultural or International)3
NUR 422 Bison image Nursing Capstone Practicum (Capstone)5
Major-Specific
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy4
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology4
BSC 250 Bison image Microbiol & Human Disease4
CHM 205General, Organic, and Biochem3
CMM 213 Bison image Fund Interpersonal Com3
DTS 210Nutrition3
or DTS 314
Statistics3
NUR 200Intro to Professional Nursing2
NUR 219 Cap graduation image Health Promotion Thru Lifespan3
NUR 221 Cap graduation image Found of Prof Nursing I5
NUR 222 Cap graduation image Found of Prof Nursing II6
NUR 318Family and Chronic Illness2
NUR 319 Cap graduation image Phys Assess Across Lifespan4
NUR 321Care of Childbearing Families5
NUR 322 Cap graduation image Psych / Mental Health Nursing5
NUR 327Adult Nursing I5
NUR 328Adult Nursing II5
NUR 350 Cap graduation image Pharmacology for Nurses3
NUR 400 Bison image Transcultural Nursing (M/I)3
NUR 408Pediatric Nursing4
NUR 414Adult Nursing III5
NUR 416Intro Research EBP3
NUR 419Prof Nursing Practice3
NUR 421Community / Public Health Nurs5
NUR 422 Bison image Nursing Capstone Practicum (Capstone)5
NUR 425 Bison image NCLEX Success3

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • To practice registered professional nursing in West Virginia an individual must be licensed by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. Students who successfully complete the Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program meet the education requirements to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  • Starting in the sophomore year of the Pre-Licensure B.S.N. program students must obtain and maintain a current CPR card (Adult, Infant and Child), and TB test. Failure to have a current CPR card and TB test on file in the nursing office will result in the student being declared ineligible to begin clinical.
  • In the sophomore year of the Pre-Licensure B.S.N. program students must successfully pass a background check and drug screen. Contact the School of Nursing at 304-696-6751 for more information.
  • Completion of the B.S.N. program requires the completion of 121 semester hours of credits. Credits and grades from developmental courses are not counted.

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Four Year Plan

The B.S.N. program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. The four-year baccalaureate program in nursing prepares professional nurse generalists to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings. The program is available to qualified high school graduates, college students and college graduates. Graduates of the program meet the education requirement to apply to take the National Registered Nurse Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN).

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy 4
CHM 205 General, Organic, and Biochem 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
NUR 200 Intro to Professional Nursing 2
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology 4
CMM 213 Bison image Fund Interpersonal Com 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 250 Bison image Microbiol & Human Disease 4
NUR 219 Cap graduation image Health Promotion Thru Lifespan 3
NUR 221 Cap graduation image Found of Prof Nursing I 5
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
DTS 210 Nutrition 3
NUR 222 Cap graduation image Found of Prof Nursing II 6
NUR 319 Cap graduation image Phys Assess Across Lifespan 4
Statistics 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
NUR 318 Family and Chronic Illness 2
NUR 321 Care of Childbearing Families 5
NUR 327 Adult Nursing I 5
NUR 350 Cap graduation image Pharmacology for Nurses 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
NUR 322 Cap graduation image Psych / Mental Health Nursing 5
NUR 328 Adult Nursing II 5
NUR 408 Pediatric Nursing 4
Core II Humanities 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
First Semester
NUR 414 Adult Nursing III 5
NUR 419 Prof Nursing Practice 3
NUR 416 Intro Research EBP 3
NUR 400 Bison image Transcultural Nursing (M/I) 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
NUR 421 Community / Public Health Nurs 5
NUR 422 Bison image Nursing Capstone Practicum 5
NUR 425 Bison image NCLEX Success 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours128