Wayne State University

Curriculum

The following nursing courses are required for RN to B.S.N. students:

Year 1

Semester Courses Credits
  Total year 1 credits: 17
Fall Term NUR 2070 -- Professional Nursing in the Future: Strategies for Health Promotion 3
  NUR 3405 -- Introduction to Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
Winter  NUR 2010 -- Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination* 3
  NUR 4600 -- Gerontological Nursing Perspectives in Health and Illness 3
Spring/Summer NUR 4120 -- Community Focused Nursing Practice** 5

Year 2

Semester Courses Credits
  Total year 2 credits: 13
  Total program credits: 30****
Fall Term NUR 4300 -- Nursing Informatics 3
  NUR 4800 -- Transcultural Health through the Life Cycle 3
Winter NUR 4505 -- Professional Nursing in the Future: Current Issues for Professional Practice 3
  NUR 4040 -- Nursing Leadership and Management** 4

*Admitted students may test out by examination.

**These courses include a didactic and clinical component. In addition, NUR 5993 -- Writing Intensive Course in Nursing (0 credits) is a required component of either NUR 4120 or NUR 4040 and must be registered for separately.

Transfer Credits

Location Credits Earned Number of Credits
Total credits required for B.S.N.: 121****
WSU College of Nursing courses 30
NCLEX equivalency 33
General education courses 58***

***Required general education courses may be completed at a community college or WSU. Each applicant's previous coursework will be evaluated for transfer credit. Visit transfercredit.wayne.edu for additional information. Contact a College of Nursing academic services officer to develop an individualized Plan of Work.

****The 30 credits of professional nursing coursework must be taken at Wayne State University. General education requirements and liberal arts credits comprise the balance of the 121 credits required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These courses may be taken prior to or concurrently with the professional nursing coursework.