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Veteran to BS Curriculum

The V-CARE BSN Curriculum sequence is a total of 68 credits. Credit will be awarded from SMART/ACE transcripts for nursing based military training. (Awarded 16 credits total: 4 credits for pre-requisite coursework and 12 credits for nursing based on military training.)

V-CARE Program Sequence (by semester, with military training credit):

Semester 1 (Fall) 12 credits

Course

Number

Course Name

VCARE Credits

NUR

3125

Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

4

NUR

3145

Pharmacology

3

NUR

3081

Bridge to Professional Nursing (Didactic)

3

NUR

3081L

Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice (Clinical)

2

Semester 2 (Spring) 16 credits

NUR

3535

Psych/MH Nursing

3

NUR

3535L

Psych/MH Nursing Clinical

2

NUR

3215

Medical Surgical I

3

NUR

3215L

Medical Surgical I Clinical

3

NUR

4169C

Evidence Based Practice

3

NUR

3826

Ethical/Legal Aspects of Nursing

2

Semester 3 (summer) 13 credits

NUR

4216

Medical Surgical II

4

NUR

4216L

Medical Surgical II Clinical

4

NUR

4467L

Clinical for Pediatrics/WH Nursing

2

NUR

4355

Child & Adol Health Nursing

3

Semester 4 (Fall) 16 credits

NUR

4455

Women's Health Nursing

2

NUR

4467

Clinical for Pediatrics/WH Nursing

2

NUR

4634C

Population Health

3

NUR

4827C

Leadership & Management

3

NUR

4948L

Preceptorship

5

Pre-requisite courses must be completed by the intended term of entry into the nursing program (listed below, with USF equivalencies). A grade of 'C' or better is required:

  • English Composition I and II (6) ENC 1101 and ENC 1102
  • Gordon Rule Math (Algebra or Finite Math preferred) (3) - MAC 1105 or MGF 1106
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4) BSC 2085/L
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) BSC 2086/L
  • Any three credit class in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or Physics (3) - (CHMXXXX, BCHXXXX, BSCXXXX, PHYXXXX, or PCBXXXX)
  • Life Span (Human Growth and Development) (3) - DEP 2004
  • Human Nutrition (3) - HUN 2201
  • Microbiology with lab (4) - MCB 2000/L
  • Statistics (3) STA 2122
  • Psychology (3) (PSYXXXX, SYGXXXX, or SOPXXXX)

Depending on your transfer credit, there may be additional state-mandated and university requirements that would be required in order to complete the Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing.