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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pre-licensure Curriculum

Beginning fall 2016, those entering the nursing program will be following the new curriculum.

Click on the buttons below to view both the current and new curricula. Contact an academic advisor for the School of Nursing and Division of Allied Health Sciences to be sure whether the current or new curriculum applies to you.

Current Curriculum

Printable Pre-licensure track planning sheet (pdf)

This degree includes 120 hours of total course work including the following:

General Requirements

All NURS courses, courses used for the nursing elective and pre-nursing courses used for application to the major must be completed with a C or higher.

Track Requirements

This is a tentative schedule for IU Kokomo nursing students to complete the nursing program in four years. This timeframe may change depending on math placement and unsuccessful completion of courses. All students need to work closely with a nursing advisor to ensure successful completion of their plan.

Freshman 1 and 2

Freshman 1 (17 credit hours)

  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, Inquiry 1 (3 cr.)
  • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy (5 cr.) *
  • HPER-P 120 Introduction to Health and Fitness (3 cr.)
  • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

Freshman 2 (18 credit hours)

  • ENG-W 132 Elementary Composition II (3 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology (5 cr.) *
  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology (3 cr.)
  • MATH:
    Option 1
    • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics, MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I, or MATH-M 215 Calculus I (3 cr.)
    • plus one of the following Statistics options:
    • NURS-H 355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice and Health Care Research (3 cr.)
    • ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)
    • MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
    • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
    Option 2
    • MATH-M 133 Topics in Probability and Statistics (2 cr.)
    • and
    • MATH-M 134 Topics in Mathematics (2 cr.)
  • Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing (3 cr.)
Sophomore 1 and 2

Sophomore 1 (17 credit hours)

  • NURS-B 232 Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing: Theory, Practice, Research (2 cr.)
  • NURS-B 244 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3 cr.)
  • NURS-B 245 Comprehensive Health Assessment: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • MICR-J 200 Microbiology and Immunology (3 cr.) and MICR-J 201 Microbiology Laboratory (1 cr.) *
  • PSY-P 216 Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) ‡
  • Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing (3 cr.)

Sophomore 2 (13 credit hours)

  • NURS-B 216 Nursing Pharmacology (2 cr.)
  • NURS-B 252 Pathophysiology (3 cr.)
  • NURS-B 248 Science and Technology of Nursing (3 cr.)
  • NURS-B 249 Science and Technology of Nursing: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 109 Introductory Chemistry for Health and Nursing Sciences (3 cr.) ‡
Junior 1 and 2

Junior 1 (16 credit hours)

  • General elective to graduate (3 cr.)
  • NURS-H 351 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Health (3 cr.)
  • NURS-H 352 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Health: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-H 353 Alterations in Health I (3 cr.)
  • NURS-H 354 Alterations in Health I: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • Nursing elective to graduate (3 cr.)

Junior 2 (14 credit hours)

  • NURS-H 361 Alterations in Health II (3 cr.)
  • NURS-H 362 Alterations in Health II: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-H 363 The Developing Family and Child (4 cr.)
  • NURS-H 364 The Developing Family and Child: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-H 365 Nursing Research (2 cr.)
  • General elective to graduate (1 cr.)
Senior 1 and 2

Senior 1 (12 credit hours)

  • General elective to graduate (2 cr.)
  • NURS-S 470 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures (3 cr.)
  • NURS-S 471 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-S 472 A Multi-System Approach to the Health of the Community (3 cr.)
  • NURS-S 473 A Multi-System Approach to the Health of the Community: Practicum (2 cr.)

Senior 2 (13 credit hours)

  • NURS-S 481 Nursing Management (2 cr.)
  • NURS-S 482 Nursing Management: Practicum (2 cr.)
  • NURS-S 483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone (3 cr.)
  • NURS-S 485 Professional Growth and Empowerment (3 cr.)
  • General elective to graduate (3 cr.)

Notes

* One science must be done in order to apply. Two sciences must be done in order to start the program. Third science must be done by the end of Sophomore 1 semester.

‡ C 109 and P 216 must be completed before the start of Junior 1 semester in nursing program.

Bold and italic = pre-nursing courses.

Math:
If student is waived from MATH-M 117, M 105, and/or MATH-M 125 (if they have already taken MATH option 1 or 2 only) and depending on the MATH option that is chosen, the student may have a different amount of general education credits to complete in order to have the required 120 credits.

Important Information About Nursing Courses

  • A second failure of the same or a different course in the nursing major will result in dismissal from the nursing program.

  • Students may only have a total of two withdrawals during the entire nursing program. A student may only withdrawal once from a course. These withdrawals include those with or without an instructor's signature. If a student attempts a third withdrawal from a nursing course, they will be dismissed from the nursing program.

  • For students who fail or drop a NURS class, reentry to or continuation in the nursing program is dependent on space availability and requires permission from the assistant dean of the pre-licensure program.

  • Students are responsible to take any additional electives needed to complete the 120 credit hours required to graduate from the IU Kokomo School of Nursing.

  • Grading scale for nursing classes: All nursing (NURS) courses must be passed with a 79% or higher. There is no rounding of grades in nursing (79% or higher = pass).

Last updated: 03/01/2017