BSN Plan of Study

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:

Sample Program of Study (click for printable PDF)

*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.

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