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VCARE Sequence (VCA) 
Veteran to BS

Curriculum

The V-CARE curriculum sequence is a total of 68 credits; the minimum number of credits needed for the Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is 120.  Up to 16 credits (4 credits in prerequisite coursework of Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab and, if admitted to V-CARE, up to 12 credits in upper-division nursing credits) will be awarded from the SMART/ACE transcript based on military training.

V-CARE program sequence by semester (which is based on the full 12 credits in upper-division nursing credits awarded):

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) 12 credits - twelve weeks 

NUR

4216

Medical Surgical II

4

NUR

4216L

Medical Surgical II Clinical

4

NUR

4467L

Clinical for Pediatrics/WH Nursing

2

NUR

4455

Women's Health Nursing

2

Semester 4 (Fall) 16 credits

NUR

4355

Child & Adol Health Nursing

3

NUR

4467L

Clinical for Pediatrics/WH Nursing

2

NUR

4634C

Population Health

3

NUR

4827C

Leadership & Management

3

NUR

4948L

Preceptorship

5

Students will be awarded up to 16 credits based off of their military from their SMART/ACE transcripts, which include:

  • BSC 2085/L Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4cr) – Prerequisite coursework
  • NUR 3026 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (3cr)
  • NUR 3026L Fundamentals of Nursing Practice Clinical (2cr)
  • NUR 3066 Physical Exam and Assessment (1cr)
  • NUR 3535L Psych/Mental Health Nursing (1cr)
  • NUR 3215L Medical Surgical I Clinical (1cr)
  • NUR 4216L Medical Surgical II Clinical (1cr)
  • NUR 4636L Community/Public Health Clinical (1cr)