University of Southern Indiana

May/Dec Plan of Study

USI Baccalaureate Nursing Program Curriculum

May Graduation Option

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • NURS 246 – Introduction to Professional Nursing Credits 4
  • NURS 247 – Health Assessment Credits 3
  • NURS 251 – Introduction to Population Health Credits 2
  • HP 356 Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society Credits 3
  • Bachelor of Science/World Languages and Culture Credits 3

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • NURS 353 – Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Credits 3
  • NURS 356 – Pharmacology for Nurses Credits 4
  • NURS 357 – Introduction to Patient Care Credits 4
  • NURS 358 – Nursing Care of Adults I Credits 4

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • NURS 362 – Coordination and Healthcare Delivery Credits 3
  • NURS 363 – Mental Health Nursing Credits 4
  • NURS 364 - Care of Children and Families Credits 4
  • NURS 368 – Nursing Care of Adults II Credits 4

Fall Semester (16 hours)

  • NURS 455 – Population Focused Nursing Practice Credits 4
  • NURS 456 – Nursing Care of Women and Families Credits 4
  • NURS 468 – Nursing Care of Adults III Credits 4
  • NURS 461 – Care of Adults Through the Lifespan Credits 4

Spring Semester (13 hours)

  • IPH 401 – interprofessional perspectives on Global Health Credits 3
  • NURS 488 – Leadership in Care Delivery Credits 6
  • NURS 498 – Internship in Professional Nursing Credits 4

Additional Information

All Nursing courses with the exception of NURS 353 and NURS 362 include either seminar hours (2 seminar hours = 1 hour) or skills lab/clinical experiences (3 clinical hours = 1 hour). 

**Refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions.


USI Baccalaureate Nursing Program Curriculum

December Graduation Option

*IPH 401 – Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health needs to be taken prior to starting first fall semester nursing courses

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • NURS 246 – Introduction to Professional Nursing Credits 4
  • NURS 247 – Health Assessment Credits 3
  • NURS 251 – Introduction to Population Health Credits 2
  • HP 356 Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society Credits 3
  • Bachelor of Science/World Languages and Culture Credits 3

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • NURS 353 – Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Credits 3
  • NURS 356 – Pharmacology for Nurses Credits 4
  • NURS 357 – Introduction to Patient Care Credits 4
  • NURS 358 – Nursing Care of Adults I Credits 4

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • NURS 362 – Coordination and Healthcare Delivery Credits 3
  • NURS 363 – Mental Health Nursing Credits 4
  • NURS 364 - Care of Children and Families Credits 4
  • NURS 368 – Nursing Care of Adults II Credits 4

Summer (10 hours)

  • NURS 488 – Leadership in Care Delivery Credits 6
  • NURS 498 – Internship in Professional Nursing Credits 4

Fall Semester (16 hours)

  • NURS 455 – Population Focused Nursing Practice Credits 4
  • NURS 456 – Nursing Care of Women and Families Credits 4
  • NURS 468 – Nursing Care of Adults III Credits 4
  • NURS 461 – Care of Adults Through the Lifespan Credits 4

Additional Information

All Nursing courses with the exception of NURS 353 and NURS 362 include either seminar hours (2 seminar hours = 1 hour) or skills lab/clinical experiences (3 clinical hours = 1 hour). 

*Refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions.

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