Degree Requirements - Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 125-credit upper division program open to Registered Nurses. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC*). Admission to the major is based on GPA and evidence of a valid NJ Registered Nurse license. Students may be admitted as “intended” majors based on GPA and eligibility for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

The B.S.N. prepares Registered Nurses to enter professional practice and to assume new and changing roles as Nursing professionals in clinical settings based in a wide range of diverse health care organizations. The upper division curriculum includes advanced course work in theories and conceptual frameworks from professional nursing and related disciplines, to prepare a professional who uses evidence as the basis for nursing practice. The upper division course work may be completed in two years of full-time study or up to ten years on a part-time basis. The program accommodates the special needs of the practicing Registered Nurse.

Degree Requirements: The following are the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Prerequisites for admission to the Nursing major are indicated with a “+” preceding the course number. Transcripts are evaluated and credit toward the degree is granted for college level courses that are in compliance with Kean University policy for transfer credit. In addition, 30 lower division Nursing credits are transferred upon admission to the University. There are 4 clinical nursing courses in the upper division curriculum. Attendance at all clinical sessions is
required. Those courses with a clinical component are identified by italics.
*NLNAC: 61 Broadway, NY, NY 10006,
212-363-5555

B.S.N. DEGREE

GENERAL EDUCATION 30-32
FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS 12

*ENG 1030 College Composition 3
CPS 1031 Intro to Computers 3
COMM 1402 Speech Comm. as Critical Citizenship 3
GE 2024 Research & Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY & INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities 6

*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Select only ONE course from the following choices:
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Foreign Languages 3
Music or Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 6
*HIST 1000 Civil Society in America 3
+PSY 1000 General Psychology 3
Science & Mathematics 6-8
+BIOX 2001 Anatomy & Physiology I 3-4
+BIOX 2002 Anatomy & Physiology II 3-4

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES** 15-17
PHIL 1100 Intro to Philosophy 3
+SOC 1000 Intro to Sociology 3
MATH 1016 Statistics 3
+BIOX 2003 Microbiology 3-4
CHEM 1030 Essentials of Chemistry 3-4

ACADEMIC MAJOR 73

Support Courses 12
SOC 2100 Sociology of the Family 3
PSY 3110 Life-Span Developmental Psychology 3
PHIL 3314 Moral Problems in Health Care 3
HED 3635 Intro to Public Health 3
Lower Division Nursing
NURS 1999 (Credit by examination 30 credits)
Upper Division Nursing Courses    (29 credits)
NURS 3000 Conceptual Found/Inq. in Nursing 3
NURS 3010 Health Assessment 2
NURS 3020 Foundations of Transcultural Care 3
NURS 3030 Issues in Professional Nursing 3
NURS 3200 Professional Nursing HP/Community 5
NURS 4200 Research in Nursing 3
NURS 4300 Professional Nursing: Living with Illness 5
NURS 4400 Professional Nursing: Leadership 5

MAJOR/GE CAPSTONE COURSE
(1 credit from NURS 4400 applies
to capstone)
NURS 4900 Independent Practicum in Nursing 2

FREE ELECTIVES 3-7

TOTAL 125

*GE Required Course
+ Nursing Prerequisite Course

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

DR. virginia fitzsimons

Townsend 116
T: 908-737-3390
F: 908-737-3393
nursing@kean.edu
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