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Courses for a Degree in Nursing

In addition to a focus on nursing courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Natural Sciences and Social Sciences Courses:

  • Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition

Nursing Courses:

  • Communicating and Managing Healthcare Information
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Alterations in Physiological Functioning I
  • Pharmacology I
  • Basic Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions
  • Health and Illness: Foundations of Nursing + Practicum
  • Image, Roles, and Ethics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Alterations in Physiological Functioning II
  • Pharmacology II
  • Health and Illness: Nursing Across the Lifespan + Practicum
  • Development of a Microsystem Leader
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Translating Research to Practice
  • Professional Development III: Navigating the Profession
  • Health and Illness: Nursing with Diverse Populations + Practicum
  • Nursing in an Evolving Healthcare System
  • Population Based Healthcare
  • Integration Seminar

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology



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