Nursing Major, B.S.N.

Director: Carol Snapp

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-licensure

Hood College offers a bachelor of science in nursing designed to educate nurses to become safe nursing practitioners and to prepare them to take the NCLEX licensing examination. This direct-entry program is for those without a nursing background and provides basic nursing education along with the required competencies for nursing in today’s health care environment. With a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts, natural sciences, and nursing courses focusing on leadership, research and evidence-based practice, critical thinking, nursing theory and communication, students are well-prepared to enter the field of nursing. Pre-licensure nursing students must also meet all requirements of the Hood College Core Curriculum.

Nursing Requirements:

NUR 201Fundamentals of Professional Nursing

3.0

NUR 203Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology

3.0

NUR 205Adult Health I

5.0

NUR 301Dimensions of Professional Nursing

3.0

NUR 303Health Assessment

3.0

NUR 304Informatics and Health Care Technology

3.0

NUR 305Adult Health II

5.0

NUR 306Mental Health Nursing

5.0

NUR 307Pediatric Nursing

5.0

NUR 308Maternity Nursing

5.0

NUR 309Issues in Contemporary Health Care

3.0

NUR 401Nursing Research & Evidenced-Based Practice

3.0

NUR 403Community Health Nursing

5.0

NUR 404Leadership in Nursing Practice

5.0

NUR 405Adult Health III

5.0

NUR 470Senior Seminar & Practicum

3.0

Total Credit Hours:64.0

Required:

Prior to beginning the nursing courses, students must complete 24 credits of core courses or courses required for the nursing major. A grade point average of 2.75 and a grade of C or higher in all required classes must be maintained. BIOL 104, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses I, BIOL 204, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses II, and CHEM 100, The Chemical World or CHEM 101, General Chemistry I must be completed prior to beginning the nursing courses.

BIOL 104Anatomy & Physiology for Nurses I

4.0

BIOL 204Anatomy & Physiology for Nurses II

4.0

BIOL 232Microbiology for Nurses

4.0

CHEM 100The Chemical World

4.0

or

CHEM 101General Chemistry I

4.0

CHEM 105Molecular Basis of Nutrition

3.0

or

BIOL 112Biology of Food & Nutrition

4.0

MATH 112Applied Statistics

3.0

or

ECMG 212Statistics for Economics & Management

3.0

or

PSY 211Elementary Statistics

4.0

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

4.0

PSY 239Developmental Psychology

4.0

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

4.0

Total Credit Hours:34.0-36.0

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program

The BSN Completion Program is for registered nurses and builds upon their current nursing practice and knowledge. The curriculum is designed for the working student. Most semesters include five to eight credit hours of required courses.

Maryland Articulation Model
Thirty credits will be awarded for the required unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland or a Maryland compact state.

All students admitted to the program must complete the Global Perspectives area of the Hood College Core Curriculum.

Prerequisite courses:

Students must successfully complete all prerequisite coursework in the liberal arts prior to beginning the nursing sequence.

Natural Sciences

Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (Minimum of 2 semesters)

8.0

Microbiology with lab

4.0

Chemistry with lab

4.0

Nutrition

3.0

Mathematics:

Mathematics (100-level or above)

3.0

Humanities:

Humanities Electives

6.0

Social Sciences:

Psychology

3.0

Sociology

3.0

Human Growth and Development

3.0

Total Credit Hours:37.0

Required courses:

NUR 301Dimensions of Professional Nursing

3.0

NUR 303Health Assessment

3.0

NUR 304Informatics and Health Care Technology

3.0

NUR 309Issues in Contemporary Health Care

3.0

NUR 401Nursing Research & Evidenced-Based Practice

3.0

NUR 403Community Health Nursing

5.0

NUR 404Leadership in Nursing Practice

5.0

Total Credit Hours:25.0

Two courses from the following

ANTH 201Introduction to Anthropology

4.0

BIOL 134The Biology of Cancer

3.0

BIOL 138The Human Health Mosaic

3.0

CS 201Computer Science I

4.0

ENGL 202Topics in Writing: Intermediate Expository Writing

4.0

GNST 220Dynamics of Leadership

3.0

MGMT 205Principles of Management: Introduction to Organizations

3.0

PE 225Health Maintenance: Stress Assessment and Control

3.0

PE 228Life Wellness and Health

3.0

PSY 319Drugs & Behavior

4.0

PSY 370Seminar in Contemporary Issues

4.0

SOC 318Global Social Problems

4.0

SOC 323Ethnicity in the United States

4.0

Total Credit Hours:6.0-8.0