Major in Nursing: 124 credits

(including Elms College core requirements).

Core Nursing Requirements:

NUR 110  Introduction to Contemporary Nursing Practice (3)
NUR 213  Medical Dose Calculations (1)
NUR 217  Health Assessment of the Adult (4)
NUR 219  Pathophysiology (3)
NUR 221  Fundamentals of Nursing (5)
NUR 225  Pharmacology  (3)
NUR 316  Nursing Care of the Adult I (5)
NUR 316L Nursing Skills Lab I (1)
NUR 346  Mental Health Nursing (4)
NUR 336  Nursing Care of the Adult II (5)
NUR 336L  Nursing Skills Lab II (1)
NUR 345  Nursing Research (3)
NUR 364 Children and Families(5)
NUR 368 Childbearing(5)
NUR 429 NCLEX (2)
NUR 465 Nursing Care of the Older Adult (5)
NUR 470  Population-based Health Nursing (4)
NUR 477  Nursing Leadership and Management of Care (5)
NUR 492   Senior Seminar (2)

Required Non-Nursing Courses (40 credits):

BIO 215 Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIO 215L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
BIO 216 Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIO 216L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
BIO 221 Microbiology (3)
BIO 221L Microbiology (1)
CHE 195 Biochemistry (3)
CHE 195 Biochemistry Lab (1)
MAT 109 Statistics (3)
PED 148 Nutrition and Yoga (2)
PHI 248 Health Care Ethics (3)
PSY 101 General Psychology (3)
SPA 101 Spanish I (3)
SPA102 Spanish II (3)
SPA102L Spanish II Lab (1)
SWK 204 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
SSD 304 Introduction to Cultural Competence (3)

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the undergraduate full-time nursing program (BS in Nursing) are evaluated by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Admission to the undergraduate nursing program is competitive.

Candidates must have:

  • GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • SAT score of 1000 ( minimum of 500 Math and 500 Reading/Writing)

The following college preparatory credentials are requirements for nursing candidates:

  • English – 4 years
  • Mathematics – 4 years (Algebra I, II, and Geometry, Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Statistics) with a grade of B or higher
  • Natural Science – 4 years (2 with a laboratory including Chemistry. Anatomy and Physiology is also preferred) with a grade of B or higher
  • History or Social Science – 3 years
  • Foreign Language – 2 years of same language

Your passion for nursing won’t be put on hold. The School of Nursing’s direct admission policy means you enter as a freshman nursing major and begin the required courses for the nursing program of study on your first day.