School of Nursing - LSU Health New Orleans

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Curriculum

Prerequisite and Supporting Courses
(57 Total Credits)

Course Title
Credits
English Composition
6
General Biology and Lab
4
General Chemistry or Introduction to Chemistry
3
Introduction to Sociology
3
General Psychology
3
College Algebra
3
Arts Elective
3
Human Physiology and Lab
4
Human Anatomy and Lab
4
Microbiology with or without Lab
3
Pharmacology
3
Biometry/Statistics
3
Humanities Elective
9
Elective
6

Nursing Didactic and Clinical Courses
(30 Total Credits)

RNBSN Semester 1 (offered Fall and Spring)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 3375 Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
5
HLSC 2416 Health Assessment - Theory
2
HLSC 2417 Health Assessment - Lab
1
HLSC 3410 Pathophysiology RN
3

RNBSN Semester 2 (offered Fall and Spring)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 4357 Population Focused Nursing- Theory
3
NURS 4378 Population Focused Nursing Practicum
2
NURS 4380 Advanced Concepts in Professional Nursing Practice
3
NURS 3370 Research in Nursing
3

RNBSN Summer Semester
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 4379 Leadership in the Health Care System
5
NURS 4346 Gerontology
3

Advanced Placement Credit Hours: 33

Total Number of Hours: 120

*Ask the RN Advisor about the maximum amount of credit hours that may be transferred from an accredited college or university, or earned through Independent Study, (CLEP) exam or credit by examination (CBE).

**A minimum of 15 credit hours of nursing courses, part of a minimum of 30 credit hours earned within the LSU System, are necessary to meet the residency requirements for graduation.