College of Health Professions


Department of Nursing

Nursing Basic Program

Degree Requirements

The university requires a minimum of 120 units for graduation. However, established departmental requirements must also be completed for graduation with a nursing major. This necessitates completion of more than 120 units for most students enrolled in the department.

Requirements for the Major

In addition to Core Requirements or General Education (GenEd) requirements, nursing majors must complete the following prerequisites prior to beginning major course work. Several of these courses can also meet Core/GenEd requirements. (*Core/GenEd)

*BIOL 190    Introductory Biology for the Health Professions (4)

BIOL 221      Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3) and BIOL 221L (1)

BIOL 222      Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3) and BIOL 222L (1)

BIOL 215      Essentials of Microbiology (4) or BIOL 315 Medical Microbiology (4)

*CHEM 121  Allied Health Chemistry I Lecture (3) and CHEM 121L Allied Health Chemistry I Lab (1)

*ENGL 102   Writing for a Liberal Education (3)

HLTH 331     Nutrition for Health Professionals (3)

*MATH 115   Basic Mathematics for the Sciences (3)

*PSYC 101   Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSYC 203     Human Development (3)

*SOCI 101    Introduction to Sociology (3)

Required Course Sequence for the Nursing Major

Once admitted to the nursing major, the following nursing courses  must be completed in a sequential pattern, because each course is a foundation for the subsequent course.

NURS 332 Professional Nursing I: Introduction to Nursing (3)
NURS 340 Pathopharmacology (5)
NURS 347 Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3)
NURS 350 Nursing & Healthcare I: Foundations (5)

*NURS 333 Professional Nursing II: Issues (3)
NURS 352 Nursing & Healthcare III: Mental Health (4)
NURS 354 Nursing & Healthcare II: Adult Health and Illness (5)
*NURS 416 Cultural Diversity in Health Care (3)
MATH 231 Basic Statistics or MATH 237 Biostatistics
NURS 435 Professional Nursing III: Research in Nursing (3)
NURS 460 Nursing & Healthcare IV: Older Adults (2)
NURS 462 Nursing & Healthcare V: Family Health (4)
NURS 464 Nursing & Healthcare VI: Child Health (4)
NURS 486 Seminar (1-2)
NURS 480 Nursing & Healthcare VII: Adult Health and Complex Illness (3)
NURS 482 Nursing & Healthcare VIII: Community Health (4)
NURS 484 Professional Nursing IV: Leadership (3)
NURS 485 Clinical Practicum (3)
NURS 486 Seminar (1-2)

 

 


Department of Nursing
Linthicum Hall, Room 301 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2067
Fax: 410-704-4325
E-mail: bnecker@towson.edu


 

 

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