BSN Plan of Study

The generic program of study for high school graduates leads to a BSN degree. Students entering Heritage University as freshmen may take four or five years to complete the BSN degree requirements, depending on readiness for this rigorous program of studies. Eligible students are admitted to pre-nursing in the freshman year. Multiple factors impact a new college student’s successful completion of a rigorous schedule of arts and science courses in pre-nursing. Together with their academic advisors, students will schedule a program of pre-nursing that takes one or two academic years.

Students who demonstrate success in the Pre-Nursing Pathway will be advised to apply to the BSN program during the Spring semester before beginning the BSN program in the following Fall semester. Transfer students also are eligible for admission to the BSN program. Consult the BSN Admission Guide for more information about admission for Heritage Pre-Nursing Pathway students and for Transfer Students.

The nursing program includes nursing, science and liberal arts courses. The ratio of clinical laboratory or practice hours to credit hours is 4 to 1. Students may be registered for courses alternate semesters, depending upon clinical agency placement. A sample study plan demonstrates how an entry-level pre-nursing student might schedule the required courses:


Pre-Nursing Pathway (1 – 2 Years)

Semester I (Fall)

BIOL 110 (or 111)

General Biology 

3

BIOL 110L (or 111L)

General Biology Lab

1

CHEM 101

Intro to Chemistry

3

CHEM 101L

Intro to Chemistry Lab

1

MATH 140

College Algebra

3

MATH 140L

College Algebra Lab

1

NURS 103

Pre-Nursing Pathway

0

NURS 114W

Personal Knowledge Development

2

UNIV 101

Foundations/Success I

2

 

 Total Nursing

2

 TOTAL

16

Semester II (Spring)

BIOL 340

Human Anatomy

3

BIOL 340L

Human Anatomy Lab

1

CHEM 202L

Organic & Biochemical Processes of the Human Body

4

CHEM 202L

Organic & Biochemical Processes of the Human Body Lab

1

ENG 102

English Composition II

3

NURS 103

Pre-Nursing Pathway

0

NURS 206W

Ethical Nursing Practice

2

 SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

Total Nursing

2

 

TOTAL

17

 BSN Program (Sophomore)

Semester III (Fall)

BIOL 220

Microbiology

3

BIOL 220L

Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL 341           

Physiology

3

BIOL 341L

Physiology Lab

1

DRMA 205*

Aesthetics of Nursing Practice

3

MATH 221

Introduction to Probability & Statistics

4

NURS 208

Empirics of Nursing Practice

3

 

Total Nursing

3

 

TOTAL

18

Semester IV (Spring)

NURS 207

Relationship Based Nursing Practice

2

NURS 292L

Health and Physical Assessment Lab

3

NURS 300A

Pharmacology for Nursing

3

NURS 300 AL

Pharmacology for Nursing Lab

1

NURS 310

Pathophysiology for Nursing

3

 PHIL 210

Logic and Critical Reasoning

3

 PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

Total Nursing

12

 

TOTAL

 18

BSN Program (Junior)

Semester V (Fall)  Sunday Monday Hospice Memorial, Kittitas

NURS 209L

Nursing Procedures Lab

2

NURS 215

Nutrition for Nurses

2

NURS 215L

Nutrition Lab for Nurses

1

NURS 216

Professional Nursing – Thinking Like a Nurse

3

NURS 306

Family Nursing Inquiry

3

NURS 306L

Family Nursing Practice Lab

2

PSY 325

Human Growth & Development

3

 

 Total Nursing

13 

 

TOTAL

 16

Semester VI (Spring)

HIS 201W 

World Civilization

3

NURS 312

Physiological Concepts in Clinical Reasoning I

3

NURS 312L

Physiological Clinical Reasoning Lab I

2

NURS 314 

Psychosocial Concepts in Clinical Reasoning

3

NURS 314L

Psychosocial Clinical Reasoning Lab`

2

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

 Total Nursing

10 

 

 TOTAL

16

 Semester VII (Summer)

NURS 316

Physiological Clinical Reasoning II

3

NURS 316L

Physiological Concepts in Clinical Reasoning II Lab

2

NURS 322L

Physiological Concepts in Clinical Reasoning III Lab (variable credit)

1

 

Total Nursing

6

 

TOTAL

6

BSN Program (Senior)

Semester VIII (Fall)

Language

Language (most students at HU receive credit for competency)

 3

NURS 304**

Quality, Safety & Informatics in Nursing Practice

3

NURS 307

Policy, Power & Politics of Nursing

3

NURS 317

Community Oriented Nursing Inquiry

4

NURS 317L

Community Oriented Nursing Practice Lab

2

NURS 322L

Physiological Clinical Reasoning III

4

 

Total Nursing

15

 

TOTAL

18

Semester IX (Spring

ENG 324W           

Advanced Composition Writing in the Health Sciences

3

NURS 318

Nursing Leadership and Management

3

NURS 417

Community-based Collaborative Action Research

2

NURS 418L

Professional Role Integration

4

PHIL 310W

Philosophy and Culture

3

 

 Total Nursing

9

 

 Total

15

 

Total Nursing Credits 

75

 

Total Liberal Arts Credits 

 65

 

TOTAL CREDITS

140

*DRMA 205 fulfills the General University Education Requirements for a Performing Arts course, and is cross-listed under DRMA and NURS

**NURS 304 fulfills the General University Education Requirement for a Technology course.

Upon successful completion of the BSN curriculum, graduates will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nursing (RN). Satisfactory completion of the NCLEX enables the graduate to practice as an RN in the state for which the examination was written.

Contact Us

Nursing Program
Melissa Sanchez
Phone: (509) 865-8551
Email:
Sanchez_M1@heritage.edu