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Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Newman University

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from NU permits you to take the registered nurse national licensure examination and join the ranks of professional nurses who are truly making a difference. You also receive the benefit of attending a private, Catholic, liberal arts university that features personalized instruction, including clinical instruction in the major teaching hospitals and in a variety of community agencies.


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Students must complete 58 semester hours of designated (pre-nursing) courses to be considered for the BSN program. Students must complete ALL of the pre-nursing courses including the core courses/general education requirements before beginning the nursing program. Nursing faculty will assist in developing a plan of study to complete the pre-nursing curriculum. All courses not taken at Newman University are transferred at the discretion of the Registrar’s office.


  • Chemistry with a Lab
  • College Algebra
  • College Writing 1 & 2
  • Developmental Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Human Anatomy + Lab
  • Human Physiology + Lab
  • Microbiology + Lab
  • Nutrition
  • Oral Communication
  • Statistics (must include descriptive and inferential)
  • Pathophysiology

Core Course Requirements

  • Information Literacy
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Theology
    • Old Testament Literature OR
    • New Testament Literature OR
    • Intro to Scripture OR
    • Exploring the Bible

Human Story Category

  • 6 hours (History, Sociology, Anthropology)

Creative Spirit Category

  • 6 hours (Art, Literature, Music or Theatre)

All courses above MUST be completed before beginning the nursing program. GPA must be a 2.85 or higher for both prerequisite and general education courses for consideration of acceptance to the BSN program.


First Semester

  • NSG 3011 Basic Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
  • NSG 3015 Foundations of Nursing
  • NSG 3043 Nursing Assessment
  • NSG 3053 Foundations of Clinical Practice

Second Semester

  • NSG 3141 Research and Evidence Based Practice 1
  • NSG 3163  Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing
  • NSG 3184  Mental Health Nursing Across the Life Span
  • NSG 3188  Adult Nursing Care 1

Summer Semester

  • NSP Newman Studies Program Courses (6 hrs)

Third Semester

  • NSG 4031 Advanced Principles of Aging
  • NSG 4034 Child and Family Nursing
  • NSG 4054 Community Nursing
  • NSG 4061 Research and Evidence Based Practice 2
  • NSG 4064 Maternal Newborn Nursing

Fourth Semester

  • NSG 4115 Professional Development
  • NSG 4136 Adult Nursing Care 2
  • NSG 4153 Preceptorship: Extended Med/Surg Practicum
  • NSG 4092 Senior Seminar

Baccalaureate Degree General Requirements

A total of 124 credit hours, including 40 credit hours of upper division courses (minimum) and 30 credit hours completed at Newman University (minimum). You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. The university reserves the right to change curriculum. Acceptance to the nursing program does not guarantee graduation. Graduation does not guarantee licensure.

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