Nursing Program Curriculum Plan

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Bachelor of Science, Curriculum 202

Students entering the nursing major Fall 2009 or after

Note: This is a recommended sequence of course work. The numerous requirements of the nursing program and the prerequisites of some of the required courses necessitate an ordered progression of coursework, especially in regards to science courses.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number & Name Credits Course Number & Name Credits
CHE 101 General Chemistry (NST) 4 CHE 271 Intro to Biochemistry
(Prerequisite - C or better in CHE 101)
4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3 PSY 311 Survey of Human Development
(Prerequisite - PSY 101)
3
ENG 101 Composition (5WE) 3 FNI 211 Human Nutrition (Prerequisite - CHE 101) 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (5SS) 3 MAT 161 Intro to Statistics (5MAT) 3
LIB 105 Intro to Information and Technology Literacy (5ITL) 1 BIO 202 Microbiology (5NST) 3
U.S. Civilization/Western Civilization (5US/5WC) 3 Total 16
Total 17    

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number & Name Credits Course Number & Name Credits
BIO 326 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 BIO 327 Anatomy & Physiology II (Prerequisite - BIO 326) 4
NUR 313 Foundations of Nursing
(Prerequisite - BIO 202 & PSY 311; co-requisite BIO 326; nursing major)
4 NUR 314 Health Assessment & the Nursing Process
(Prerequisite - NUR 313)
4
Humanities/Arts (5HUM/5ART) 3 NUR 326 Health Promotion & Social Justice
(Prerequisite - NUR 313)
3
World Systems/Foreign Language (5WRS/5FL) 3 Additional General Education 3
Total 14 Elective 3
    Total 17

Cognate requirements must be completed with a grade of a C or better prior to taking junior level nursing courses

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number & Name Credits Course Number & Name Credits
NUR 327 Application of Research in Nursing Practice (AWR)
(Prerequisite - junior in nursing)
3 NUR 363 Care of Adults II
(Prerequisite - NUR 362)
6
NUR 332 Topics in Pathophysiology
(Prerequisite - junior in nursing)
2 NUR 370 Maternal Child Nursing I
(Prerequisite - NUR 314)
4
NUR 347 Pharmacology & the Nursing Process
(Prerequisite - NUR 314)
3 Global Issues (5GLO) 3
NUR 362 Care of Adults I
(Prerequisite - NUR 313 & 314, junior in nursing)
6 Elective 3
Total 14 Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number & Name Credits Course Number & Name Credits
NUR 473 Maternal Child Nursing II (Prequisite - NUR 370) 3 NUR 466 Transition to Professional Practice 5
And 1 of the following options:   And 1 of the following options:  
NUR 464 Care of Adults III
(Prerequisite - NUR 363, senior in nursing)
5 NUR 425 Public Health Nursing
(Prequisite - satisfactory completion junior nursing)
4
NUR 435 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
(Prerequisite - senior in nursing)
4 NUR 428 Management and Leadership
(Prequisite - senior in nursing)
4
OR   Elective  1
NUR 425 Public Health Nursing
(Prequisite - satisfactory completion junior nursing)
4 OR  
NUR 428 Management and Leadership (OE)
(Prequisite - senior in nursing)
4 NUR 464 Care of Adults III
(Prerequisite - NUR 363, senior in nursing)
5
Elective 1 NUR 435 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
(Prerequisite - senior in nursing)
4
Total 12 Total 14

Credit Totals

  • Nursing Credits: 60
  • Cognates: 34
  • General Education: 19 (15 cognate credits also count toward Gen Ed)
  • Electives: 7
  • Total: 120
 

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Noreen Houck, Ph.Dc., M.S., RN, CNE Chairperson
Department of Nursing and Nutrition
Office: Hawkins Hall 209B
Phone: (518) 564-3124
Fax: (518) 564-3100
Email: nursing-food@plattsburgh.edu

SUNY Plattsburgh
Department of Nursing and Nutrition
Hawkins Hall
Plattsburgh, NY 12901