Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The Elms College baccalaureate nursing curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts and sciences core with a nursing curriculum that emphasizes nationally recognized standards and competencies for nurses and health professionals.
Elms bachelor of science in nursing students are well educated through rigorous coursework, state-of-the-art simulation labs and through diverse clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully engage in professional nursing practice.
Elms nursing graduates become knowledgeable, innovative professional nurse leaders prepared to influence and drive healthcare change, make important contributions to patient safety and quality healthcare delivery.
- Elms boasts award-winning BSN athletes across all Division III sports. More than half (60%) of our athletes on the women’s lacrosse, softball, and basketball teams are also nursing majors.
- Clinical learning begins sophomore year
- Student-led Undergraduate Nursing Council provides continuous feedback and student experience input
- Specialized support and a dedicated nursing computer testing lab
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124 credits (including Elms College core requirements).
Core Nursing Requirements
|Course #||Formerly||Course Name||# of Credit Hours|
|NUR 1100||Introduction to Contemporary Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR 2103||Medical Dose Calculations||1|
|NUR 2107||Health Assessment of the Adult||4|
|NUR 2201||Fundamentals of Nursing||5|
|NUR 3106||Nursing Care of the Adult I||5|
|NUR 3106L||Nursing Skills Lab I||1|
|NUR 3406||Mental Health Nursing||4|
|NUR 3306||Nursing Care of the Adult II||5|
|NUR 3306L||Nursing Skills Lab II||1|
|NUR 3405||Nursing Research||3|
|NUR 3604||Children and Families||5|
|NUR 4605||Nursing Care of the Older Adult||5|
|NUR 4700||Population-based Health Nursing||4|
|NUR 4707||Nursing Leadership and Management of Care||5|
|NUR 4902||Senior Seminar||2|
|Students must achieve a 77% (C+) objective test grade to pass the course unless otherwise stated in the course syllabus for all NUR (Nursing) courses. A G.P.A of 2.5 is required to progress to the next level. Failures in two courses or a second failure of the same course results in no longer being eligible for the nursing major.||3|
|BIO 2105||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIO 2105L||Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||1|
|BIO 2106||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIO 2106L||Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||1|
|BIO 2201L||Microbiology Lab||1|
|CHE 1905L||Biochemistry Lab||1|
|PED 1408||Nutrition and Yoga||2|
|PHI 2408||Health Care Ethics||3|
|PSY 1001||General Psychology||3|
|SPA 1001||Spanish I||3|
|SPA 1002||Spanish II||3|
|SPA 1002L||Spanish II Lab||3|
|SWK 2004||Human Behavior in the Social Environment||1|
|SSD 3004||Introduction to Cultural Competence||3|
|Students must achieve a 77% (C+) to pass the non-nursing courses that are part of the nursing curriculum. Failures in two courses or a second failure of the same course results in no longer being eligible for the nursing major.||3|