Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing students at VALPO interact with faculty

The College offers a four year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. In accordance with the philosophy of Valparaiso University, the faculty of the College believes its responsibility is to foster intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of the student as an educated person and as a competent professional nurse. The curriculum therefore, includes a wide variety of foundation courses in the natural and social sciences and the liberal arts as well as courses related to the principles and practice of nursing.

Degree Requirements

In order to meet the objectives of the BSN program, the student must complete the following curriculum.

First Semester Credits
Biology 151 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Chemistry 111, 121, or 131 - General Chemistry 4
Core 110 - The Human Experience 5
Elective 3
Second Semester Credits
Biology 152 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Core 115 - The Human Experience 5
Psychology 110 - General Psychology 3
PE 100 - Healthy Lifestyles 1
Elective 3
Third Semester Credits
Biology 210 - Microbiology 4
Biology 260 - Human Nutrition 3
Psychology 330 - Child & Adolescent Development 3
NUR 201 - Professional Role in Nursing 3
NUR 203 - Health Assessment 3
Fourth Semester Credits
Humanities 3
NUR 210 - Therapeutic Interventions for the Professional Nurse 4
NUR 212 - Intro to Community-based Nursing and Health Promotion 3
Theo 200 - The Christian Tradition 3
Elective 3
Fifth Semester Credits
Psychology 201 - Statistical Methods 3
NUR 341 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 5
NUR354 - Nursing Care of Adults I 5
Elective 3
Sixth Semester Credits
Upper Level Theology 3
NUR 325 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 5
Gerontological Nursing 3
Nursing Care of Adults II 5
Seventh Semester Credits
NUR 418 - Global Health Issues 3
NUR 415 - Introduction to Nursing Research 3
NUR 425 - Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family 5
Management and Leadership Strategies for the Professional Nurse 3
Eighth Semester Credits
NUR 458 - Complex Health Care Needs of Adults 4
Public Health Nursing 5
Professional Role Practicum 5

If you're interested in applying, visit the Valparaiso University Admissions Website.