RN to BSN CURRICULUM 

 

Admission of Registered Nurse Students:

Tuskegee University Department of Nursing offers a flexible plan for registered nurses, which leads to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  The plan's flexibility of course scheduling and individualized clinical arrangements reflect the faculty's philosophy about independent learning opportunities for all students enrolled in the Department of Nursing.

 

Credits for Pre-Professional Phase courses may be earned by enrolling in courses at Tuskegee University, transferred from junior/senior colleges and universities, or earned through CLEP Examinations.

 

Registered nurses desiring additional information or wishing to enroll for a degree may address their initial inquiries to Tuskegee University, Department of Nursing, Admission, Retention and Progression Committee, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088.

 


Program Requirements

 

  • Current Registered Nurse Licensure in Alabama
  • Receipt of official transcript(s) from previous college(s)/university attended
  • Successful completion of Pre-Nursing Courses (transfer, CLEP, SAT/ACT)
  • Current CPR certificate (Adult & Child)
  • Evidence of a Physical Examination performed within the last 12 months.
  • Negative screen for drugs and alcohol (Testing will be arranged by the Department of Nursing.)
  • Evidence of Hepatitis B Vaccine (3 series)
  • Evidence of current liability insurance

 


PRE-PROFESSIONAL COURSES

 

 

Prerequisite to Nursing                                       SEMESTER CREDITS

Transfer Orientation                                                    1
Microbiology                                                               3

Nutrition                                                                     3

Introduction to Sociology                                             3

Introduction Psychology                                              3
Human Growth & Development                                  3
College Algebra & Trigonometry                                 4
General Biology 111/112                                             3
English 101, 102 & 200/300 level                                 9
Chemistry I & II (both lecture & Lab)                         8
Computer Science 100/BUSN 351                               3
History                                                                       6
Anatomy & Physiology                                               8
Logic                                                                         3
Statistics                                                                    3
Physical Education I & II                                            2
Music/Art Appreciation                                              2

                                                                                                Total Credits  65

 

 

Upon successful completion of NURS 400: Theoretical Basis of Professional Nursing Practice, and NURS 401: Clinical Application of Professional Nursing Knowledge, students are awarded 39 semester hours of validated nursing credits for the following courses.


NURS 309 (Foundations of Nursing, 6 hrs)

NURS 314 (Pharmacology, 3 hrs)

NURS 311 (Pathophysiology, 3 hrs)

NURS 320 (Adult Health I, 6 hrs)

NURS 418 (Pediatric Nursing, 5 hrs)

NURS 321 (Psychiatry-Mental Health Nursing, 5 hrs)

NURS 405 (Adult Health II, 6 hrs)

NURS 412 (Nursing of the Childbearing Families, 5 hrs)

 

Also, students are required to complete 30 semester hours to include:

 

NURS 315 (Gerontology, 3 hrs)

NURS 419 (Community Health Nursing, 5 hrs)

NURS 414 (Issues & Ethics in Nursing, 2 hrs)

NURS 420 (Leadership, Management and Professional Practice, 7 hrs)

NURS 403 (elective) Clinical Inquiry/Independent Study 3 hrs)

NURS 406 (Research, 3 hrs)


 

OPTION I (3 Semesters)   30 hours

SUMMER

  NURS 400 Theoretical Basis of Prof. Nursing Practice            {3}     
NURS 401 Clinical Application of Prof. Nursing Practice       e {4}   

                                             Total Semester Hours:           7 hours             


FALL                                                                          SPRING

NURS 406 Nursing Research       {3}               NURS 414 Issues & Ethics                     {2}

NURS 419 Community Health      {5}               NURS 403 Elective                                  {3}

NURS 315 Gerontology                {3}               NURS 418 Leadership, Mgt & Pro. Prac. {7}

Total Semester Hours:            11 hours      Total Semester Hours:                  12 hours


OPTION II (4 Semesters) 34 hours

SUMMER                 FALL                          SPRING                       SUMMER

NURS 400 {3}           NURS 315 {3}             NURS 419 {5}            NURS 420    {7}

NURS 401 {4}           NURS 406 {3}             NURS 403 {3}                        

Total          7                                 6               NURS 414 {2}
                                                                                        
10