Graduation

Graduation

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Requirements

Graduation Requirements for BSN Program
  • Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above)
  • Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above)
  • Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency
  • Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Grade C or higher in each Discipline Core Requirement course

Sample 4-year Degree Plan

PR = Program pre-requisite | GE = General Education requirement | EL = Elective selected from Required list

Freshman Year – Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite Semester 1 Credits Prerequisite Semester 2 Credits
PR FSHD 1500 or PSY 1100 Human Dev. 3 GE ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
GE ENGL 1010 (or 1010D) Intro to Writing 3-4 PR BIOL 2320/2325 Anatomy & Lab 3/2
EL SSC 1010 Trailblazer Connections 2 GE Fine Arts 3
PR BIOL 1200 Human Biology (GE EXP) 3 PR MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics 3
EL Elective (Math 980 or 1000) 3-4 EL Elective 1-2
TOTAL 13-15 TOTAL 15-16
Sophomore Year – Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite Semester 3 Credits Prerequisite Semester 4 Credits
PR BIOL 2420/2425 Physiology & Lab 3/1 PR NURS 3900 or BIOL 4400 Pathophysiology 3
PR CHEM 1110/1115 Elem Chemistry & Lab 4/1 PR  FSHD 1020 Sci Foundations of Nutrition 3
GE Humanities 3 GE American Institutions 3
EL NURS 1005/1007 CNA/Clinical 4 EL Elective 6
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15
Junior Year – Nursing Program
Program Semester 5 Credits Program Semester 6 Credits
NURS 3005 Foundations of Clinical Nsg Care I 1 NURS 3505 Foundations of Clinical Nsg Care 1
NURS 3050 Pharmacology 4 NURS 3650 EBP and Research Methods 3
NURS 3210/3215 Health Assessment & Lab 3 NURS 3710 Foundations of Professional Nsg 3
NURS 3320 Care of Patients/Lifespan I 5 NURS 3820 Care of Patients/Lifespan II 5
NURS 3321 Care of Patients/Lifespan I Clinical 2 NURS 3821 Care of Patients/Lifespan II 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15
Senior Year – Nursing Program
Program Semester 7 Credits Program Semester 8 Credits
NURS 4010 Care of Patients/Lifespan III 6 NURS 4500 Contemporary Issues in Nursing 4
NURS 4011 Care of Patients/Lifespan III 3 NURS 4700 Leadership & Mgmt/Capstone 5
NURS 4300 Community/Global Health Nsg 4 NURS 4701 Ldrshp/Mgmt Capstone Clinical 3
NURS4301 Community/Global Health Nsg 2 NURS 4750 Concept Syntehsis 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15