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Nursing (B.S.N)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.

    1. Communication (6 hrs)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. Select STA 2023
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
    4. Social Sciences (6 hrs)
      1. Select PSY 2012
      2. Select DEP 2004
    5. Natural Sciences (9 hrs)
      1. Select BSC 1085C
      2. Select BSC 1086C
      3. Select MCB 2010C

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites

    • BSC 1085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4)
    • BSC 1086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4)
    • CHM XXXX Chemistry (3) or BCH XXXX, BSC XXXX, PCB XXXX, PHY XXXX
    • DEP 2004 Principles of Development (3)
    • HSC 2577 Nutrition Human Health and Wellness (3)
    • MCB 2010C Microbiology with Lab (4)
    • PSY 2012 General Psychology (3) or PSY XXXX, SOP XXXX, SYG XXXX
    • STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)

  3. Requirements in the Nursing Major (61 hrs)

    • NUR 3065C Health Assessment (3)
    • NUR 3125 Pathophysiology in Nursing (3)
    • NUR 3145 Pharmacology for Nursing (3)
    • NUR 3226 Adult Health Nursing I (3)
    • NUR 3226L Adult Health Nursing I Clinical (4)
    • NUR 3286 Gerontological Nursing (2)
    • NUR 3286L Gerontological Nursing (1)
    • NUR 3355 Child Health Nursing (2)
    • NUR 3355L Child Health Nursing Clinical (1)
    • NUR 3535 Mental Health Nursing (2)
    • NUR 3535L Mental Health Nursing Clinical (1)
    • NUR 3825 Introduction to Professional Nursing (2)
    • NUR 3829C Foundation of Nursing Practice (4)
    • NUR 3833 Patient Care Management and Nursing (3)
    • NUR 4169 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice in Symptom Management (3)
    • NUR 4227 Adult Health Nursing II (3)
    • NUR 4227L Adult Health Nursing II Clinical (4)
    • NUR 4455 Reproductive Health Nursing (2)
    • NUR 4455L Reproductive Health Nursing Clinical (1)
    • NUR 4636 Community & Public Health Nursing (3)
    • NUR 4636L Community and Public Health Nursing Clinical (2)
    • NUR 4295C Critical Care Nursing (3)
    • NUR 4948L Senior Nursing Practicum (3)
    • IHS 4504 Research Methods in Health Care (3)

  4. University Requirements (3 hrs)

    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives (variable)
    Additional electives may be required to reach a minimum of 124 credit hours for the baccalaureate degree.
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 124 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 64 credit hours of upper division coursework.
  • Completion of all required nursing (NUR and IHS) courses with a minimum grade of C (61 credits).
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • At least 31 of the last 64 hours must be completed at FGCU.
  • Satisfy Communication and Computation Skills, and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See http://www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy School of Nursing NCLEX-RN Success Plan requirements.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or better:

  • BSC 1085C: may substitute BSC X085C (4) or BSC X085/X085L (4) BSC X093C (4) or BSC X093/X093L (4)
  • BSC 1086C: may substitute BSC X086C (4) or BSC X086/X086L (4) or BSC X094C (4) or BSC X094/X094L (4)
  • CHM XXXX: may substitute BCH XXXX (3) or BSC XXXX (3) or PCB XXXX (3) or PHY XXXX (3)
  • DEP 2004: may substitute DEP X004 (3) or DEP X054 (3) or DEP X000 (3) or DEP X414 (3)
  • HSC 2577: may substitute HUN X201 (3) or NUR X192 (3)
  • MCB 2010C: may substitute MCB X010C (4) or MCB X010/X010L (4) or MCB X013C (4) or MCB X013/X013L (4) or MCB X000/X000L (4) or MCB X004/X004L (4)
  • PSY 2012: may substitute PSY XXXX (3) or SOP XXXX (3) or SYG XXXX (3)
  • STA 2023: may substitute STA X014 (3) or STA X023 (3) or STA X122 (3) or STA X022 (3)

For All Majors: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

NOTE: Epidemiology (3 credits) is recommended but not required.