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McNeese State University
College of Nursing


Office Location:
4205 Ryan Street Hardtner Hall

Mailing Address:
Box 90415
Lake Charles, LA 70609-0415
Phone:(337) 475-5820

Undergraduate Program:
800.622.3352 ext 5821
337.475.5821
E-mail: Dena Bumgarden,
Administrative Assistant


MSN Program:
800.622.3352 ext 5753
337.475.5753
E-mail:
Stephenie Lavoi,
Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

Nursing (B.S.N)


McNeese State University awards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree upon completion of the university graduation requirements and the Nursing, Bachelor of Science requirements.

First Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16

  • BIOL 101 - Introduction to Biology I
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition I
  • FFND 101 - Freshman Foundations
  • HIST 201 - American History to 1877 or
  • HIST 202 - American History since 1877
  • MATH 113 - College Algebra
  • ORIN 101 - Freshman Orientation
  • PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

Second Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16

  • BIOL 225 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • CHEM 120 - Integrated Chemistry
  • ENGL 102 - English Composition II
  • PHIL 251 - Biomedical Ethics and Decision Making
  • PSYC 233 - Psychology of Human Development

Third Semester


Total Semester Hours: 18

  • BIOL 226 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • COMM 201 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
  • COMM 205 - Interpersonal Communication
  • MBIO 201 - Microbiology
  • NURS 210 - Critical Thinking in Nursing
  • NUFS 131 - Nutrition
  • STAT 231 - Elementary Probability and Statistical Inference

Fourth Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15

  • MAAP 200 - Midpoint Assessment of Academic Progress Examination
  • NURS 302 - Human Pathophysiology
  • NURS 303 - Wellness Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • NURS 310 - Nursing Foundations
  • NURS 326 - Nursing Informatics
(Fulfills university core requirements for international education competency.)

Fifth Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16

  • NURS 315 - Adult Health I
  • NURS 318 - Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 330 - Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Sixth Semester


Total Semester Hours: 14

  • NURS 319 - Nursing Care of Children with Acute and Chronic Illnesses
  • NURS 320 - Women's Gynecological Health Needs and the Childbearing Family
  • NURS 390 - Nursing Research
  • NURS 391 - Cultural Diversity and Health Practices

Seventh Semester


Total Semester Hours: 13

  • NURS 400 - Adult Health II
  • NURS 402 - Community/Public Health Nursing
  • NURS 403 - Ethical and Legal Nursing Practice

Eighth Semester


Total Semester Hours: 12

  • NURS 424 - Care of the Complex Patient
  • NURS 425 - Implementation of the Leadership Role

Notes

1Music, Art, or Theatre; Course must be selected from the approved Writing Enriched courses- see the General Education Requirements section of the catalog.

Total Hours for Major: 68


General Education Hours: 52


Total Hours for Degree: 120