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.

Sample Courses

Nursing Courses:

  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Human Anatomy + Lab
  • Health Assessment + Lab
  • Human Physiology + Lab
  • Microbiology + Lab
  • Health Assessment + Lab
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Primary Care of Children
  • Common Problems in Primary Care
  • Alterations in Physiological Functioning
  • Pathophysiology
  • Art and Science of Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Innovations in Nursing
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Chronic Health Problems in Adults
  • Acute and Critical Illness in Adults
  • Quality Improvement
  • Rural Primary Care
  • Physiological Functioning
  • Pharmacology II
  • Nursing Across the Lifespan
  • Translating Research to Practice
  • Professional Development: Navigating the Profession
  • Nursing with Diverse Populations
  • Nursing in an Evolving Healthcare System
  • Population Based Healthcare
  • Healthcare Policy

Natural Sciences and Social Sciences Courses:

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

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