Courses for a Degree in Nursing

A college degree in nursing focuses on medically caring for people and educating them about their bodies.

For this major you’ll take lots of nursing classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a nurse.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in nursing:

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