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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program has full approval of the South Carolina Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse practice (NCLEX-RN).

The BSN program at CSU is a competitive-entry program, and admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Subject to change through an official process

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student of record at CSU at time of application
  • 2.90 GPA on 4.0 scale in Pre-Nursing Prerequisite Courses with a ā€œCā€ or better in each course
  • Completion of required math and science prerequisites within 5 years of application date
  • Completion of the required nursing admission exam at expense of the student
  • Submission of College of Nursing application for intended semester of admission

Application Deadlines:

  • March 15th deadline for Fall Semester Admission
  • October 15th deadline for Spring Semester Admission

Required Pre-Nursing Prerequisite Courses:

Suggested Sequence for Pre-Nursing Course Schedule

ENGL 111     English Composition I
3
MATH 105    Intro to Math Structures*
3
CHEM 110    Concepts of Chemistry w/ Lab
4
BIOL 226      Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab
4
CHST 111     Survey of Old Testament**
3
 
17ch
ENGL 112     English Composition II
3
PSYC 110     General Psychology
3
BIOL 220     Microbiology w/ Lab
4
BIOL 227      Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab
4
NURS 102     Foundations of Nursing
3
 
17ch
Total Required Prerequisite  Credit Hours = 34

*Statistics does not satisfy math prerequisite for the BSN program.

** CHST 111 is suggested in this course sequence, but any other non-nursing course required for the BSN degree can be used to satisfy the 34 required prerequisite credit hours.

Nursing Curriculum Plan

Includes suggested sequencing for non-nursing courses required for the BSN degree

Semester One
COMM 110
Public Speaking
3
BIOL 345
Nutrition
3
NURS 203
Health Assessment
4
NURS 215
Fundamentals of Nursing
5
NURS 221
Clinical Pharm Concepts I
2
 
 
17 ch
Semester Two
Foreign Language/Literature at 200 level
3
CSCI 209
Intro to Computer Systems
3
Art or Music Appreciation
3
NURS 222
Clinical Pharm Concepts II
3
NURS 231
Adult Health I
5
 
 
17ch
Semester Three
World Civilization
3
CHST 112
Survey of New Testament
3
NURS 260
Lifespan Development
3
NURS 323
Maternity Nursing
4
NURS 331
Adult Health II
5
 
 
18ch
Semester Four
PSYC 305
Behavioral Stats for Health Prof.
3
200 Level Survey of English/American Literature
3
NURS 322
Psych/Mental Health Nursing
4
NURS 324
Pediatric Nursing
4
NURS 325
Gerontology
2
 
 
16ch
Semester Five
POLI 201 or History Elective
3
NURS 405
Research in Healthcare
3
NURS 409
Community Health Nursing
4
NURS 431
Adult Health III
4
 
 
14ch
Semester Six
NURS 404
Leadership/Management
5
NURS 430
Capstone: Prep/Prof Role
2
NURS 432
Adult Health IV
5
 
 
12ch

 

Non-Nursing Prerequisite, Core, and Supporting
62
Pre-Nursing Professional Foundation
3
Nursing Major 
Nursing Concentration
61
3
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation
129
Nursing Content Concentration (3-12 hours)
Students must take NURS 260 at CSU which is required for graduation; the other courses are optional, but will apply towards your degree requirements. NURSE 260 Lifespan Development (3 ch), NURS 300 Informatics (3 ch), NURS 313 Alternative Therapies (3ch), NURS 314 Ethical Issues (3ch), NURS 315 Genetics (3ch), NURS 316 Forensics (3ch)

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