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Option Pre-Nursing Education Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
General Science - College of Science



(Transfer Program)


Christopher Wheeler, Chief Advisor

The College of Science offers a preparatory curriculum designed to meet the general requirements for admission to a baccalaureate degree nursing program. Two years of pre-nursing followed by two or three years of professional training at a school of nursing lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). Satisfactory completion of the pre-nursing requirements does not guarantee admission to a BSN program, since applicants are accepted on a competitive basis.

BSN programs are available at several colleges and universities in Oregon. Application for admission to these schools is usually made in the sophomore year. Some schools of nursing also offer accelerated BSN programs for students who already hold a BA or BS degree and have completed certain prerequisite courses; application is made after the bachelor’s degree is conferred.

Associate degrees in nursing (ADN) are offered by most community colleges in Oregon. Nurses with associate degrees are qualified to provide direct patient care. To become a Registered Nurse, both BSN and ADN graduates must pass a licensing examination administered by the State Board of Nursing.



Nursing Curriculum

The prerequisites and general requirements for admission vary between nursing programs. Students’ course selection will vary depending on the nursing schools to which they plan to apply. It is strongly recommended that Pre-Nursing students meet with the Pre-Nursing advisor to help them create an appropriate course schedule. Below is a sample schedule illustrating many of the common nursing school prerequisites. The courses listed below are recommended to fulfill the general requirements for admission to a BSN program. However, requirements vary from school to school, so students planning a program must check the specific requirements of the BSN programs to which they plan to transfer.

Nursing Core, First Year

ANTH 110. *Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
   or ANTH 210. *Comparative Cultures (3)
CH 121, CH 122, CH 123. General Chemistry (5,5,5)
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
        and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
   or CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4) 
MTH 095. Intermediate Algebra (3)
   or MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
PSY 201, PSY 202. *General Psychology (3,3) 
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
English literature course (3)
History course (3) 

Nursing Core, Second Year

MB 230. *Introductory Microbiology (4)
NUTR 225. Human Nutrition (3)
   or NUTR 240. Human Nutrition (3)
   and NUTR 241. Applications in Human Nutrition (1)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (3)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
Z 331, Z 332, Z 333. Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
Z 341, Z 342, Z 343. Anatomy and Physiology Lab (2,2,2)

Nursing Electives, BSN-Program Specific

Pre-Nursing students may need to take some of the classes listed below. Not all classes apply to each BSN program. It is strongly recommended that Pre-Nursing students meet with the Pre-Nursing advisor to determine which of these courses they need to complete.

BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4)
   or BI 102, BI 103. *General Biology (4,4)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness (2)
Humanities: various courses (16–18)
PAC Courses (2)
PHL 160. *Quests for Meaning: World Religions (4)
PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 


Option Code: 580




 
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