University Core Curriculum Requirements for Nursing Students

University Core Curriculum Requirements for Nursing Students

Area A: Essential Skills……………………………………..…...……………..9 Semester Hours

Required:

- ENGL 1101: Composition I...……………….………..3 Semester Hours

- ENGL 1102: Composition II…..……………………...3 Semester Hours

- One required from the following:.…...............……3 Semester Hours

  • MATH 1101: Intro to Math Modeling  
  • MATH 1111: College Algebra
    *Prerequisite for Math 2620 (see area D.II.b.) is Math 1111 or 1101

Area B: Institutional Options – Perspectives.…………………………...…..4 Semester Hours 
Two courses are required, each from a different area of the Perspectives; all courses carry 2 semester credit hours. *Transfer students should have their official transcript for evaluation to determine perspective courses.

 1. Perspectives on Ethics/Values: PERS 2100s

2. Perspective on Tradition and Change: PERS 2200s

3. Perspective on Human Expression: PERS 2300s

4. Perspectives on the Environment/ Physical World: PERS 2400s

5. Perspectives on Race/ Gender: PERS 2500s

6. Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Understanding/Expression: PERS 2600s

7. Perspectives on the World of Work: PERS 2700s

 Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts……………………………….………………6 Semester Hours

Required:

- One of the following:………………………….....3 Semester Hours

  • ENGL 2111: World Lit I
  • ENGL 2112: World Lit II  
  • ENGL 2113: World Lit III

- Choose one additional course:....……………………..3 Semester Hours

  • ART 1100 or ART 1100H, COMM 1100, COMM 1110, DANC 1500, MUSC 1100, MUSC 1110, MUSC 1120, MUSC 1130, MDIA 2000, THEA 1100, PHIL 2010, or PHIL 2010H, PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H, REL 2020, WGST 2010, ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2110H, ENGL 2120, or ENGL 2120H, ENGL 2130 or ENGL 2130H, ENGL 2140, FREN 1001, FREN 1002, FREN 1111, FREN 2001, FREN 2002, GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, GRMN 1111, GRMN 2001, GRMN 2002, JAPN 1001, JAPN 1002, JAPN 1111, JAPN 2001, JAPN 2002, LATN 1001, LATN 1002, LATN 1111, LATN 2001, LATN 2002, RUSS 1001, RUSS 1002, RUSS 1111, RUSS 2001, RUSS 2002, SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 1111, SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2002H

Area D.II.b: Science, Mathematics, and Technology………………………...11 Semester Hours

Required:

-Science Laboratory Sequence*………………4 Semester Hours

(CHEM 1151K: Survey of Chemistry I recommended)

- Science Laboratory Sequence *………………4 Semester Hours

(CHEM 1152K: Survey of Chemistry II recommended)

- MATH 2620: Statistical Methods………………….3 Semester Hours

*Science Laboratory Sequence Options:

  • Physics
    • PHYS 1111K and PHYS 1112K
    •  PHYS 2211K and PHYS 2212K
    • Chemistry
      • CHEM 1151K and CHEM 1152K
      •  CHEM 1211/1211L  and CHEM 1212/1212L
      • Biology
        • BIOL 1010/1020L and BIOL 1030/1040L
        • BIOL 1107K and BIOL 1108K

Note:  Students should check prerequisite for Biology 2900 (Microbiology in Area F) at the institution prior to enrolling in the DIIB science sequence. A chemistry lab science sequence is required for students enrolling in BIOL 2900: Microbiology at Valdosta State University.

 Area E:   Social Sciences………………………………………………………12 Semester Hours

Required:

- POLS 1101: American Government………………..3 Semester Hours 

- HIST 2111 or 2112:  American History ……………...3 Semester Hours

Recommended (Choose two):…………………………...6 Semester Hours

- PSYC 1101: Fundamentals of Psychology 

- SOCI 1101: Introduction to Sociology or 

- SOCI 1160: Introduction to Social Problems 

Area F:  Courses appropriate to the Major……………………………….…18 Semester Hours
Required:  

- BIOL 2651: Human Anatomy and Physiology I…..4 Semester Hours 

- BIOL 2652: Human Anatomy and Physiology II…4 Semester Hours 

- BIOL 2900: Microbiology in Health and Disease..4 Semester Hours 

- PSYC 2103: Human Growth and Development….3 Semester Hours 

- NURS 2700: Pathophysiology……………………..3 Semester Hours

 

BIOL 2651, BIOL 2652, and BIOL 2900 will not be accepted from Technical Colleges in Georgia. The only exception is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The above listed classes will be accepted from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

For questions regarding the core requirements for the BSN program, please contact the CONHS P.A.S.S. Center at conhspasscenter@valdosta.edu .