how does your BSN classes stack up to mine?

  1. these are the classes we have to take in the BSN program at University of Southern Mississippi. are your classes similar?

    junior year 1st semester
    professional development I- 2hrs
    health assessment- 2hrs
    health assessment lab- 1hr
    nursing research- 3hrs
    adult health I- 3 hrs
    adult health I lab- 3hrs
    pathology pharmacology I- 3 hrs

    junior 2nd semester
    professional development II- 2hrs
    adult health II- 3 hrs
    adult health II lab- 3hrs
    mother baby- 3hrs
    mother baby lab- 2hrs
    pathology pharmacology II- 3hrs

    senior 1st semester
    professional development III- 2hrs
    psychiatric/mental health- 3hrs
    psychiatric/mental health lab- 2hrs
    child/family health (peds)- 3hrs
    child/family health lab- 2hrs
    health care of older adults- 2hrs
    health care finance- 3hrs

    senior 2nd semester
    professional development IV- 2hrs
    adult health III- 3 hrs
    adult health III lab- 3hrs
    community health- 2 hrs
    community health lab- 2hrs
    senior seminar- 2hrs
    preceptorship- 4hrs
    Last edit by BurnerKG on Apr 17, '02
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   belicosa
    1st sem
    foundations and lab
    client assessment
    sociology
    two clinicla days a week
    two practicuums

    2nd sem
    med surg
    patho
    pharm
    two clinical days a week

    3rd sem (summer)
    leadership
    psych
    ttow clinical days a week

    4th sem
    ob
    peds
    one clinical day a week for each class

    5th sem
    comm. nursing
    research
    exit exam and a lab prior to that

    i think thats it

    oh yeah, we had a lab test on computer each sem. to test out of the semm before
  4. by   belicosa
    oh , and preceptorship and a clinical rotation for comm. as well.
  5. by   subec
    O.K. here is my program

    Junior I

    Concepts of Professional Nursing (3)
    Holistic Health Assesment: w/ clinical (3)
    Pharmacology in Nursing Practice (3)
    Pathophysiologic Processes: Implications for Nursing (3)
    Clinical Nursing Foundations: w/ clinical (5)

    Junior II

    Health Promotion and Illness Prevention Across the Lifespan:
    w/ clinical (4)
    Nursing of Adults: w/ clinical (5)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing of Individuals, Families, and
    Groups: w/ clinical (6)

    Senior I

    Nursing Research (3)
    Nursing of Older Adults: w/ clinical (3)
    Nursing of Children/Adolescents: w/ clinical (5)
    Nursing of the Childbearing Family: w/ clinical (5)

    Senior II

    Professional Nursing Trends (2)
    Nursing Leadership and Management: w/ clinical (4)
    Community Health Nursing: w/ clinical (4)
    Nursing of Adults with Complex Needs: w/ clinical (5)

    plus 2 electives


    I'll be starting in August, and I can't wait.

    Susan
  6. by   Miss_Layla
    2nd year classes
    Introduction to professional nursing (3)
    Concepts and strategies in nursing (3)
    Holistic client assessment (3)
    Microbiology (3)
    Human nutrition (3)
    Developmental psych (3)
    Marriage and family (3)
    Gen Ed (3)

    Junior I
    Human Pathophysiology (3)
    Pharmacology (3)
    Nursing care of the expanding family (3)
    Gerontological Nursing (3)
    Gen Ed (3)

    Junior II
    Human Pathophysiology (3)
    Health Care Ethics (2)
    Nursing care of the Adult (3)
    Nursing care of the Child (3)

    Senior I
    Nursing Research (3)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (3)
    Acute Care Nursing (3)

    Senior II
    Nursing Care in the Home (3)
    Community Health Nursing (3)
    Senior Seminar (3)
    Leadership in Nursing (3)

    That is what my schedule was this year and what it looks like for next year (I will be a senior). At my school 12 credit hours is considered full time. I have some Gen Ed classes in there to make 12 credit hours each semester. The leadership is actually done in what is called a May term. It is 3 or 4 weeks of class 2 days a week and then working three 8 hours shifts per week.

    I hope I haven't left anything out....LOL It has been a whirlwind this year and I am looking forward to catching my breath this summer.
  7. by   Miss_Layla
    OOPS :imbar forgot to add that I have clinical with each nursing class. Clinical is 2 days a week (5 hours each day). And I had a few clinicals with pharmacology. Hmmm did I get it all???? LOL
  8. by   Fgr8Out
    "how does your BSN classes stack up to mine? "

    How DO your BSN classes stack up to mine....

    My apologies, but, it had to be said.

    Carry on.
  9. by   BurnerKG
    HAHA, i didn't even notice i did that. you would figure i 'd have better grammar since my mom was a honors english teacher! i changed it to make you happy
  10. by   Fgr8Out
    " BurnerKG
    i changed it to make you happy"


    REALLY???? Man, that was EASY!! Ya think everyone else will bend to me as easily??

    :: ever hopeful but certainly happy ::

    Lori
  11. by   peaceful2100
    Sophomore year semester II:

    -Nursing skills- 2 credit hours
    -Pathophysiology-3 credit hours
    -Nursing assessment-3 hours
    -Christianity 1- 3 credit hours
    -Reality and human existence (which is just my school's name for introduction to philosophy-3 credit hours.

    Junior year semester I
    -Professional nursing practice- which include school clinicals, med-surg, community- 5 credit hours
    -Nursing health management-4 credit hours
    -Nursing seminar 1- 2 credit hours
    -pharmacology- 2 credit hours
    -Ethical theory-3 credit hours

    Junior year semester II

    Professional practice III which includes 3 weeks OB, 3 weeks peds, 6 weeks community-5 credit hours
    -Nursing health management-4 credit hours
    -Nursing research- 2 credit hours
    -Nursing seminar III- 2 credit hours
    -Christianity II- 3 credit hours

    Senior year first semester
    -Professional practice II which includes 4 weeks med-surg, 4 weeks ICU, 4 weeks pysch- 5 credit hours
    -Nursing health management II- 4 credit hours
    -Nursing elective (I choose family nursing) 2 credit hours
    -Nursing seminar II- 2 credit hours
    -Theology, Morality, and health care- 3 credit hours

    Senior year semester II (May 2003)
    -Nursing professional practice IV- 3 credit hours include 4 weeks of community
    -Nursing health management IV- 2 credit hours
    - Professional nursing capstone- Get to choose the area we want to be in, for me it looks like Pediatrics- 4 credit hours for 9 weeks
    -Health care management/Economics- 2 credit hours

    Now, for those who are extra-observant let me explain my second semester junior year and first semester senior year. Due to my class size of about 39 and only so many instructors they had to divide us up. The computer randomly selected where we would go. Well, for this semester I am doing classes like health management III, and professional practice III, and seminar III this semester which includes Peds content, Ob content, community and so is half my class the other half of my class is doing what I will be doing my first semester of my senior year in August which are the same classes I mentioned but they are II. So then I will be doing adult med-surg, pysch, ICU content and clinicals. So no it was not a typo.
  12. by   laurasjj
    This is our program at the University of Memphis...

    Sophomore II
    Foundations of Nursing (3)
    Foundations Practicum (2)
    Integrative Skills I (1)
    Dosage Calculation (1)
    Pharmacology in Nursing (3)
    Clinical Pathophysiology (3)
    Health Assessment (3)

    Junior I
    Adult Health (3)
    Adult Health Practicum (2)
    Integrative Skills II (1)
    Psychiatric Mental Health (2)
    Psychiatric Practicum (2)

    Junior II
    Care of the Expanding Family
    Expanding Family Practicum (2)
    Child Health (2)
    Child Health Practicum (3)

    Senior I
    Advanced Adult Health Nursing (2)
    Advanced Adult Practicum (3)
    Community Health Nursing (3)
    Community Health Practicum (3)

    Senior II
    Research (3)
    Issues and Trends (2)
    Leadership & Management (3)
    Leadership Practicum (4)

    You also have to take an upper division elective at some point.
    We also have the option of going full-time during the summer to move the process on just a little more quickly.

    laura
  13. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    prerequisite course requirements the nursing baccalaureate degree...this includes both generic or accelerated pathway for second degree student program; or rn-bsn & rn-bsn/msn program are:
    • microbiology (4) credits.
    • general chemistry i (4) credits.
    • general chemistry ii or biochemistry (4) credits.
    • mathematics, (college algebra or higher) (3) credits.
    • statistics (3) credits.
    • english composition i (3) credits.
    • english elective (3) credits.
    • psychology, general (3) credits.
    • psychology, developmental (or child psychology) (3) credits.
    • psychology, abnormal (3) credits.
    • sociology (3) credits.
    • nutrition (3) credits.
    • cultural selective (either american culture or ethnic culture) (3) credits.
    • selective (either logic, philosophy, ethnics, or critical thinking) (3) credits.
    • electives (either arts, humanities, or social sciences) (6) credits.

    full-time generic bsn program plan:
    junior year:
    fall semester

    • nurs301 medication calculations (1) credit.
    • nurs302 introduction to professional nursing (2) credits.
    • nurs303 pathophysiology i (3) credits.
    • nurs304 pharmacology i (1) credit.
    • nurs305 nursing management of adults with acute & chronic disorders i (3) credits.
    • nurs306 clinical practicum i (5) credits.

    spring semester
    • id302 understanding research principles & the scientific method (3) credits.
    • nurs310 health assessment (2) credits.
    • nurs311 pharmacology ii (1) credit.
    • nurs312 pathophysiology ii (2) credits.
    • nurs313 nursing management of adults with acute & chronic disorders ii (1.5) credits.
    • nurs314 clinical practicum ii (3) credits.
    • nurs324 nursing management of childbearing families (1.5) credits.
    • nurs325 clinical practicum iii (3) credits.

    senior year
    fall semester

    • nurs401 nursing issues & trends (2) credits.
    • nurs402 pathophysiology iii (2) credits.
    • nurs403 pharmacology iii (1) credit.
    • nurs404 nursing management of adults with neurologic/sensory & psychosocial behavioral disorders (1.5) credits.
    • nurs405 clinical practicum iv (3) credits.
    • nurs406 nursing management of children in health & illness (1.5) credits.
    • nurs407 clinical practicum v (3) credits.
    • nurs408 nursing informatics (1) credits.

    spring semester
    • id402 interdisciplinary clinical care planning (1) credit.
    • nurs409 transition to professional nursing practice (3) credits.
    • nurs410 community health nursing (1.5) credits.
    • nurs411 clinical practicum vi (3) credits.
    • nurs412 nursing management of adults with complex health problems (1.5) credits.
    • nurs413 clinical practicum vii (4) credits.
    • nurs414 senior seminar (1) credit.

    the baccalaureate degree in nursing is then awarded.

    part-time generic program is spread-out over the course of four years.

    year i
    fall semester

    • id310 healthcare informatics (3) credits.
    • nurs302 introduction to professional nursing (2) credits.
    • nurs303 pathophysiology (2) credits.
    • nurs304 pharmacology i (1) credit.

    spring semester
    • id302 understanding research principles & the scientific method (3) credits.
    • nurs310 health assessment (2) credits.
    • nurs311 pharmacology ii (1) credit.
    • nurs312 pathophysiology ii (2) credits.

    year ii
    fall semester

    • nurs301 medication calculations (1) credit.
    • nurs305 nursing management of adults with acute & chronic disorders i (3) credits.
    • nurs306 clinical practicum i (5) credits.

    spring semester
    • nurs313 nursing management of adults with acute & chronic disorders ii (1.5) credits.
    • nurs314 clinical practicum ii (3) credits.
    • nurs324 nursing management of childbearing families (1.5) credits.
    • nurs325 clinical practicum iii (3) credits.

    year iii
    fall semester

    • nurs402 pathophysiology iii (2) credits.
    • nurs403 pharmacology iii (1) credit.
    • nurs404 nursing management of adults with neurologic/sensory & psychosocial behavioral disorders (1.5) credits.
    • nurs405 clinical practicum iv (3) credits.

    spring semester
    • id402 interdisciplinary clinical care planning (1) credit.
    • nurs409 transition to professional nursing practice (3) credits.
    • nurs410 community health nursing (1.5) credits.
    • nurs411 clinical practicum vi (3) credits.

    year iv
    fall semester

    • nurs401 nursing issues & trends (2) credits.
    • nurs406 nursing management of children in health & illness (1.5) credits.
    • nurs407 clinical practicum v (3) credits.
    • nurs408 nursing informatics (1) credits.

    spring semester
    • nurs412 nursing management of adults with complex health problems (1.5) credits.
    • nurs413 clinical practicum vii (4) credits.
    • nurs414 senior seminar (1) credit.

    the baccalaureate degree in nursing is then awarded.

    accelerated pathway to the msn for second degree program plan follows the generic bsn program except for the following:
    junior year
    fall semester

    • nu672 informatics for advanced nursing practice (3) credits.

    senior year
    fall semester

    • nu603 research design (3) credits.
    • nu625 epidemiology for the health professions (3) credits.

    the baccalaureate degree in nursing is then awarded...these students go on to the graduate program plan

    rn-bsn full-time program plan
    fall semester

    • *nurs309 computers in nursing (4) credits.
    • *nurs310 health assessment (2) credits.
    • *nurs440 advanced concepts of nursing leadership (3) credits.
    • *nurs442 clinical practicum viii (3) credits.
    • nurs427 development of nursing knowledge: research perspectives (3) credits.

    spring semester
    • nurs401 nursing issues & trends (2) credits.
    • *nurs410 community health nursing (1.5) credits.
    • *nurs411 clinical practicum vi (3) credits.
    • nurs445 contemporary knowledge & role delineation for the registered nurse student (6) credits.

    the baccalaureate degree is then awarded....* portfolio available

    rn-bsn part-time program plan
    year i
    fall semester

    • nurs427 development of nursing knowledge: research perspectives (3).
    • *nurs309 computers in nursing (3) credits.

    spring semester
    • nurs310 health assessment (2) credits.
    • nurs401 nursing issues & trends (2) credits.

    year ii
    fall semester

    • *nurs440 advanced concepts of nursing leadership (3) credits.
    • *nurs442 clinical practicum vi (3) credits.

    spring semester
    • *nurs410 community nursing (1.5) credits.
    • *nurs411 clinical practicum vi (3) credits.
    • nurs445 contemporary knowledge & role delineation for the registered nurse student (6) credits.

    the baccalaureate degree is then awarded...* portfolio available.

    the bachelor's portion of the accelerated pathway to msn for second degree rns is the same as the rn-bsn program plan except for the following:

    fall semester

    • nurs603 research design (3) credits.
    • nurs625 epidemiology for the health professions (3) credits.

    spring semester
    • nurs672 informatics for advanced nursing practice (3).

    the baccalaureate degree in nursing is then awarded...these students go on to the graduate program plan

    ...wow, i think i might've gone over board :imbar...what do y'all think....lol. :roll guess that's the virgo in me.
    :d
    Last edit by SKM-NURSIEPOOH on Apr 20, '02

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