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Curriculum

Freshman Year *

General Education Courses: Pre-Nursing (34 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number
Credits
Arts Elective*
3
College Algebra
3
English Composition
6
General Biology and Laboratory (science major)
4
General Chemistry (science major)
3
General Psychology
3
Introductory Sociology
3
Microbiology
3
Humanities
6


Sophomore Year

1st Semester - (13 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
HLSC 2410 Human Physiology
4
HLSC 2412 Human Anatomy
4
NURS 2371 Introduction to Professional Nursing
2
PSCH 3044 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
3

2nd Semester - (15 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 2351 Foundations of Nursing Practice Theory
3
NURS 2362 Foundations of Nursing Practice Practicum
2
NURS 2372 Foundations of Nursing Practice
Simulation/Lab
1
HLSC 2416 Health Assessment Theory
2
HLSC 2417 Health Assessment Lab
1
HLSC 3409 Pharmacology
3
HLSC 3410 Pathophysiology
3

Junior Year

1st Semester - (15 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 3351 Adult Health Nursing Theory
4
NURS 3362 Adult Health Nursing Practicum
2
NURS 3372 Adult Health Nursing Simulation/Lab
1
NURS 3356 Mental Health Nursing Theory
3
NURS 3366 Mental Health Nursing Practicum
2
BIOM 3115 Biometry/Statistics
3

2nd Semester - (16 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 3355 Child Health Nursing Theory
2
NURS 3365 Child Health Nursing Practicum
3
NURS 3358 Women’s Health Nursing Theory
3
NURS 3368 Women’s Health Nursing Practicum
2
NURS 3370 Research in Nursing
3
NURS 3451 Genetic Health Across the Lifespan
3


Senior Year

1st Semester - (15 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 4352 Critical Care Nursing Theory
3
NURS 4362 Critical Care Nursing Practicum
2
NURS 4372 Critical Care Nursing Simulation/Lab
1
NURS 4357 Population Focused Nursing Theory
3
NURS 4358 Population Focused Nursing Practicum
3
Humanities Any Level***
3

2nd Semester - (12 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 4371 Perspectives in Professional Nursing
2
NURS 4359 Nursing Management in the Health Care System Theory
3
NURS 4369 Nursing Management in the Health Care System Practicum
4
NURS 4346 Gerontology
3

120 Total Credits for the BSN Degree

* In preparation for entry into the School of Nursing, general education courses may be taken at any accredited college or university. To ascertain which courses are accepted for transfer credit, please contact the Office of Student Services/Affairs, Nursing School, LSU Health Sciences Center. A student may select arts elective from Arts/Fine Arts, Dance, Drama/Theatre, and Music.

** A student may select a humanities elective from Communication, English, Foreign Language, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Religion, and Speech. The Humanities elective must be completed by the end of the first senior semester.