BSN Nursing Prelicensure | Mercy College

BSN Nursing Prelicensure

Curriculum

Semester I
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 220* Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
REL 101 Foundations of Faith and Religion 3
Total Credit Hours 13
Semester II
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 210* Microbiology 4
BIO 221* Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
PSY 201 Lifespan Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 14
Semester III
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 201* The Physiological Basis of Nutrition 2
CHM 111* Basic Organic and Biochemistry 4
HUM Humanities Elective 3
MTH 104* or MTH 130* Mathematical Formulas, Models, and Probability OR College Algebra 3
Total Credit Hours 12
Semester IV
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 290* Pathophysiology 3
MTH 140* Introduction to Statistics 3
REL Religious Studies Elective 3
SOC 211 Cultural Diversity 3
Total Credit Hours 12
Semester V
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
NUR 251 Introduction to Nursing 3
NUR 252 Nursing Skills and Assessment 5
NUR 290 Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology 1
SOC 300/400 Social Science Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 12
Semester VI
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
NUR 302 Professional Nursing I 3
NUR 311 Pharmacology for Nursing I 1
NUR 335 Population Health Concepts I 5
NUR 380 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare 3
NUR Nursing Elective 2
Total Credit Hours 14
Semester VII
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
NUR 303 Professional Nursing II 3
NUR 312 Pharmacology for Nursing II 1
NUR 345 Population Health Concepts II 5
NUR Nursing Elective 2
REL 290 Medical Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 14
Semester VIII
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
NUR 402 Professional Nursing III 3
NUR 411 Pharmacology for Nursing III 1
NUR 435 Population Health Concepts III 5
NUR Nursing Elective 2
300/400 level General Education Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 14
Semester IX
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
NUR 403 Professional Nursing IV 4
NUR 413 Pharmacology for Nursing IV 2
NUR 445 Population Health Concepts IV 5
NUR 481 NCLEX-RN Preparation 2
NUR Nursing Elective 2
Total Credit Hours 15
Students must successfully complete courses listed in Semester I-IV of the curriculum with a grade of “C” or better, a grade of ‘B’ or better is preferred, to begin in NUR 251, NUR 252, and NUR 290. *Courses marked with * must have been completed within the past seven years with grade of “C” or better; a grade of “B” or better is preferred. Science courses taken at the college level must be within the past seven years with a grade of “C” or better.
 
The NUR courses begin in the fifth semester. However, students can begin pre-nursing coursework or transfer to Mercy College to continue pre-nursing coursework at any point. Full admission requirements.
 
Listed curriculum is effective starting Summer 2015. Students who started the program prior to this time should reference the 2014-2015 College catalog for curriculum information.