School of Nursing - LSU Health New Orleans

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Curriculum

The following pre-nursing courses must be successfully completed prior to application to the program:

Course
Hours
English Composition
6
College Algebra and Statistics
6

Biology and Laboratory

4

Microbiology

3

Physical Sciences

3

Sociology

3
Psychology
3
Fine Arts
3
Humanities
9

TOTAL: 40 HOURS

Examples:
Physical Sciences- Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, and Meteorology

Fine Arts- Music, Visual Arts, Applied Arts, Theatre, and Dance

Humanities -Literature, Foreign Language, History, Communications, Philosophy, Classical Studies, and Religious Studies

Courses must conform to LA Board of Regents requirements for graduation from a Louisiana College or University and provide the foundation that supports the Nursing Curriculum.


Nursing Courses to complete for degree

Block I (August – Early December)
HLSC 2410 Human Physiology
4
HLSC 2412 Human Anatomy
4
NURS 2371 Introduction to Professional Nursing
2
HLSC 3044 Abnormal Psychology
3

Block II (December – Early April)
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

Block III (April – Early August)
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
NURS 3370 Research in Nursing
3
NURS 3355 Child Health Nursing Theory
2
NURS 3365 Child Health Nursing Practicum
3

Block IV (August – Early January)
NURS 3358 Women’s Health Nursing Theory
3
NURS 3368 Women’s Health Nursing Practicum
2
NURS 3451 Genetics Health Across the Lifespan
3
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

Block V (January – May)
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

TOTAL: 120 HOURS