Degree Requirements

Traditional BSN

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program consists of a minimum of two years of intensive study in a set curriculum. Course work is a blend of didactic and clinical experiences. Below is a sample full-time traditional BSN schedule. The sequence of 300-level clinical courses will vary depending on the degree plan you develop with a College of Nursing advisor.

Fall Semester I
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 204 Professional Nursing 1 4
NURS 212 Health Assessment and Communication 3
NURS 221 Foundations of Nursing 6
NURS 223 Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I 4
Total 17

 

Spring Semester II
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 254 Professional Nursing 2 3
NURS 233 Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2 3
NURS 321 Nursing Care of Adults across the Life Span 7
NURS 351 Nursing Care in Mental and Behavioral Health 4
Total 17

 

Fall Semester III
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 304 Clinical Concepts and Processes in Children’s and Family Health 4
NURS 377 Clinical Concepts and Processes in Mental Health 2
NURS 341

and/or

NURS 331

Nursing Care of Children and Families

and/or

Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families

4
NURS 361

and/or

NURS 371

Nursing Care of Populations (BSN)

and/or

Acute Care Nursing and Care Management

4
Total 14

 

Spring Semester IV
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 354 Professional Nursing 4 4
NURS 387 Senior Nursing Seminar 3
NURS 341

and/or

NURS 331

Nursing Care of Children and Families

and/or

Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families

4
NURS 361

and/or

NURS 371

Nursing Care of Populations (BSN)

and/or

Acute Care Nursing and Care Management

4
Total 15
GRAND TOTAL 63

 

Consult the UIC Catalog for course descriptions.