Graduation

Graduation

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Requirements

  • 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.

Suggested Electives

Students needing elective credits should consider the following courses:

  • NURS 1001 – First Year Experience
  • HLOC 1000 – Medical Terminology
  • COMM 2110 – Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 3230 – Health Communication
  • SOC 1010 – Intro to Sociology
  • SOC 1020 – Social Problems
  • SOC 1200 – Sociology of the Family
  • HLTH 2010 – Health & Disease
  • HLTH 2700 – Consumer Health Issues
  • HLTH 3020 – U.S. & World Health Systems
  • BIOL 2060/2065 – Microbiology/Lab
  • CHEM 1120/1125 – Elem Organic Chemistry/Lab

Sample 4-year Degree Plan

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

Freshman Year

Prerequisite Semester 1 Credits Prerequisite Semester 2 Credits
PR FSHD 1500 or PSY 1100 Human Dev. 3 G ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
GE ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 PR BIOL 2320/2325 Anatomy/Lab 3/2
EL NURS 1001 1 G Fine Arts 3
GE BIOL 1010 Gen Biology (GE EXP) 3-4 PR MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics 3
EL Elective (Math 1000) 3 EL Elective 1-2
TOTAL 13-14 TOTAL 15-16

 

Sophomore Year

Prerequisite Semester 3 Credits Prerequisite Semester 4 Credits
PR BIOL 2420/2425 Physiology/Lab 3/1 PR BIOL 440 Pathophysiology 3
PR CHEM 1110/1115 Elem 4/1 G CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
GE Humanities 3 PR FSHD 1020 Nutrition 3
EL NURS 1005/1007 CNA/Clinical 4 EL Elective 3
EL Elective 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15

 

Junior Year

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 Health Assessment 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

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