BS in Nursing

Degree Requirements

Summary of Requirements
Pre-Nursing Studies57
Course Requirements in the College of Nursing63
Total Hours120

Course Requirements—Pre-Nursing Studies

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
BIOS 350General Microbiology (or equivalent Comprehensive General Microbiology as determined by the College of Nursing) a3
CHEM 115Comprehensive General Chemistry b,c5
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5
NUEL 250Human Development Across the Life Span3
HN 196Nutrition b3
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics4
or STAT 130 Introduction to Statistics for the Life Sciences
Exploring World Cultures course d3
Understanding the Creative Arts course d3
Understanding the Individual and Society course d,e3
Understanding the Past course d3
Understanding U.S. Society course d,e3
One 3-semester-hour, 200-level or above course in the arts and sciences f3
LAS electives (hours vary) g0-5
Total Hours57
a

Students completing the microbiology requirement at UIC will need to complete CHEM 130 and BIOS 110 as prerequisites for BIOS 350 until an alternate UIC Comprehensive General Microbiology course becomes available.

b

CHEM 115 is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World (with lab) General Education category, and HN 196 is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World (no lab) General Education category.

c

CHEM 115CHEM 116CHEM 122/CHEM 123 or equivalents as determined by College of Nursing are acceptable. Students may need to take additional LAS electives if fewer than 5 hours are earned in General Chemistry.

d

Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog for a list of approved courses in this category. 

e

For the Understanding the Individual and Society requirement, PSCH 100 is recommended; for the Understanding U.S. Society requirement, SOC 100 is recommended. 

f

Upper Division Elective: Students may choose a course from one of these categories: physical sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, fine arts, performing arts, or humanities. Must be 200-level or above; may be completed at either a community college or a four-year college or university. Though the requirement may be completed after entry to the program, it is very highly recommended that students complete an upper division elective with other prerequisite courses prior to enrollment.

g

Students may need to use electives to take an additional course(s) approved for General Education to meet the university requirement of 24 hours distributed across the six categories.

Course Requirements in the College of Nursing: BSN

Required Courses
NURS 204Professional Nursing 14
NURS 212Health Assessment and Communication3
NURS 221Foundations of Nursing Practice6
NURS 223Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 14
NURS 233Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 23
NURS 254Professional Nursing 23
NURS 304Professional Nursing 34
NURS 321Nursing Care of Adults Across the Life Span7
NURS 331Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families4
NURS 341Nursing Care of Children and Families4
NURS 351Nursing Care in Mental and Behavioral Health4
NURS 354Professional Nursing 44
NURS 361Nursing Care of Populations4
NURS 371Acute Care Nursing & Care Mgmt4
NURS 377Integrative Practice Experience2
NURS 387Senior Seminar3
Total Hours63

BSN Sample Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
Junior Year
Fall SemesterHours
NURS 204 Professional Nursing 1 4
NURS 212 Health Assessment and Communication 3
NURS 221 Foundations of Nursing Practice 6
NURS 223 Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1 4
 Hours17
Spring Semester
NURS 233 Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2 3
NURS 254 Professional Nursing 2 3
NURS 321 Nursing Care of Adults Across the Life Span 7
NURS 351 Nursing Care in Mental and Behavioral Health 4
 Hours17
Senior Year
Fall Semester
NURS 341
Nursing Care of Children and Families
or Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families
4
NURS 361
Nursing Care of Populations
or Acute Care Nursing & Care Mgmt
4
NURS 304 Professional Nursing 3 4
NURS 377 Integrative Practice Experience 2
Upper division LAS course (if needed) 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
NURS 341
Nursing Care of Children and Families
or Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families
4
NURS 361
Nursing Care of Populations
or Acute Care Nursing & Care Mgmt
4
NURS 354 Professional Nursing 4 4
NURS 387 Senior Seminar 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours63