Nursing (B.S.N)

Dear Pre-Nursing Major: This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guidelines to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not). The courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements.

When reviewing the sample schedules, the schedule is simply a suggestion and intended to provide students with a framework of scheduling classes. The courses listed do not have to be taken in the semester outlined. It should be noted, students must be aware of pre-requisites and must make sure to complete 5 out of 7 math/sciences (indicated on the schedule with a *) at the time of application to the nursing program.

Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations (American Nurses Association, Inc., 2014). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Valdosta State University is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students pursuing a BSN degree are required to complete the university core curriculum prior to admission to the nursing program. Current VSU pre-nursing students are encouraged to work closely with their advisors to ensure timely progression through the core curriculum based on application requirements and application deadlines. Transfer students should contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences as soon as possible for advisement regarding completion of core curriculum and readiness for admission.

Graduates of the BSN program at Valdosta State University are prepared to assume leadership in nursing and health care, implementing roles requiring complex clinical decision making, the provision of excellence in bedside patient care, policy making and management responsibilities. While enrolled in the BSN program, students explore careers in the acute care and community settings along with working with role models from all specialties within nursing.

Program website: http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/nursing-and-health-sciences/programs/basic-pre-licensure-program-b.s.n./welcome.php

Office Location: Health Sciences and Business Administration building room 4053 Mapping
Coordinator: Marci Marshall
E-mail: marcmarshall@valdosta.edu

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH 1111 or 1101 3
CHEM 1151K 4
SOCI 1101 3
PERS XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
CHEM 1152K 4
COMM 1100 3
BIOL 2651 4
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 17

Milestones: Complete Georgia Constitution requirement. Overall 2.8 GPA or higher. Overall 3.5 or higher nursing certification grade point average. Discuss with Academic Advisor the requirements for applying to the nursing program.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
MATH 2620 3
ENGL 2111, 2112, 2113 3
PSYC 1101 3
BIOL 2652* 4
PERS XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2900* 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
PSYC 2103 3
NURS 2700* 3
Total hours 13

Milestones: Overall 2.8 GPA or higher. Overall 3.5 or higher nursing certification grade point average. Will have 5 out of 7 math/sciences to apply to the nursing program after term 1 of year 2. Discuss with Academic Advisor the requirements for applying to the nursing program. Complete Georgia History Requirement

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
NURS 3102 3
NURS 3103 4
NURS 3111 8
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
NURS 3201 3
NURS 3202 5
NURS 3203 7
Total hours 15

Milestones: Student must earn a C or better in all nursing classes.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
NURS 4114 7
NURS 4124 8
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
NURS 4201 4
NURS 4202 3
NURS 4224 8
Total hours 15

Milestones: Student must earn a C or better in all nursing classes. Student should apply for graduation during term 1 of year 4.

Schedule with Summer Matriculation

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
CHEM 1151K* 4
MATH 1111 3
SOCI 1101 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
CHEM 1152K* 4
COMM 1100 3
MATH 2620* 3
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 16
Summer Hrs.
BIOL 2651* 4
Total hours 4

Milestones: Complete Georgia Constitution requirement. Overall 2.8 GPA or higher. Overall 2.8 or higher nursing certification grade point average. Discuss with Academic Advisor the requirements for applying to the nursing program.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111 3
PSYC 1101 3
BIOL 2562* 4
PERS XXXX 2
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2900* 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
PYSC 2103 3
PERS XXXX 2
Total hours 0
Summer Hrs.
NURS 2700* 3
Total hours 3

Milestones: Overall 2.8 GPA or higher. Overall 2.8 or higher nursing certification grade point average. Will have 5 out of 7 math/science to apply for the nursing program after term 1 in year 2. Discuss with Academic Advisor the requirements for applying to the nursing program. Complete Georgia History Requirement.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
NURS 3102 3
NURS 3103 4
NURS 3111 8
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
NURS 3201 3
NURS 3202 5
NURS 3203 7
Total hours 15

Milestones: Student must earn a C or better in all nursing courses.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
NURS 4114 7
NURS 4124 8
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
NURS 4201 4
NURS 4202 3
NURS 4224 8
Total hours 15

Milestones: Student must earn a C or better in all nursing courses. Apply for graduation during term 1 of year 4.