The College offers a four-year curriculum leading to the bachelor of science in nursing. In accordance with the philosophy of Valparaiso University, the faculty of the College believe their 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

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 4
Kinesiology 100/101 Healthy Lifestyles/Wellness and Stress 1
Elective 3
Total Credits 16

 

Second Semester Credits
Biology 152 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Core 115 The Human Experience 4
Psychology 110 General Psychology 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
Total Credits 16

 

Third Semester Credits
Nursing 201 Professional Role in Nursing 3
Nursing 203 Health Assessment 3
Biology 210 Microbiology 4
Humanities Elective 3
Theology 200 The Christian Tradition 3
Total Credits 16

 

Fourth Semester Credits
Nursing 210 Therapeutic Interventions for the Professional Nurse 4
Interprofessional Education 213 Social Determinants of Health 3
Biology 260 Human Nutrition 3
English 205 Writing in the Health Sciences 3
Psychology 215 Lifespan Development 3
Total Credits 16

 

Fifth Semester Credits
Nursing 341 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 5
Nursing 354 Nursing Care of Adults I 5
Psychology 201 Statistical Methods 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 16

 

Sixth Semester Credits
Nursing 325 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family 5
Nursing 351 Gerontological Nursing 3
Nursing 356 Nursing Care of Adults II 5
Upper Level Theology 3
Total Credits 16
Seventh Semester Credits
Nursing 425 Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family 4
Nursing 458 Complex Health Care Needs of Adults 4
Nursing 470 Management and Leadership Strategies for the Professional Nurse 4
Interprofessional Education 418 Global Health Issues 3
Total Credits 15

 

Eighth Semester Credits
Nursing 415 Introduction to Nursing Research for Evidence-based Practice 3
Nursing 460 Public Health Nursing 5
Nursing 480 Professional Role Practicum 5
Total Credits 13
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