Sep 24, 2023  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Nursing, B.S.N.

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The curriculum of the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing  allows for individual planning and is based on the mission statement and core values. The curriculum plan includes courses in general education, science and the humanities and a nursing core. The curriculum exposes students to each of the major practice areas of nursing; clinical practice aids in development of skill competencies.

The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion, students may apply to take the state licensure exam.

1. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)

A. Communication (6 hours)

B. Mathematics (3 hours):

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours):

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours):

I. Component Area Option (6 hours)

2. Additional Requirements

  1. Academic courses required by the School of Nursing  must include BIO 238L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab ; CHE 111L ; BIO 239 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  and BIO 239L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab ; BIO 308 - Pre-nursing Microbiology ; three or four hours from PSY 376 , HMS 336 , or HMS 236 - Child Development / HMS 236P - Child Development Practicum ; NUR 304 - Pathophysiology ; three hours from PSY 133 - General Psychology ; three hours from HMS 239 - Introductory Nutrition  or HMS 355 - Nutrition for Health Care ; three hours from CSC 101 - Introduction to Computing  or CSC 121 - Introduction to Information Processing Systems ; and three hours from SOC 137 - Introduction to Sociology , SOC 139 - Race and Ethnic Relations  or ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology . In addition, three hours of nursing electives are required prior to graduation.
  2. A nursing major of at least 51 to 55 hours.
  3. Enough additional hours to make a total of at least 120 semester hours of acceptable credit.
  4. A minimum of 42 hours of residence work (on SFA campus), at least 36 semester hours of which must be advanced (300-400 level).
  5. A grade of at least C in each freshman English course, a C average in coursework completed at SFA, minimum of C in each course in the major field and specified cognates. These required averages are based upon those courses in each category included in the student’s official degree plan.


Degree requirements are subject to changes approved by the Board of Regents during the previous academic year. Check with your department regarding changes in the major.

Curriculum (120 hours)

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Summer Session

Complete PSC 141  and PSC 142  courses, if not completed.

Junior Year (25 hours)

Senior Year (26 hours)


*Specified cognates must be completed with at least a grade of C for acceptance into the nursing program.

The model curriculum outline can be manipulated to meet student needs. Some courses have specific prerequisites. For questions or concerns, consult your advisor.

Core electives:

Nursing Electives

Three credit hours required. Student must be admitted to the School of Nursing to take nursing electives.

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