Basic Students

Towson University requires a minimum of 120 units for graduation. The requirements for the Nursing major include 58 units of NURS courses, 41 units of prerequisite courses and 21 units of core curriculum and/or elective courses. It is critical for transfer students to review their University transfer credit evaluation to ensure 120 units are included in their plan of study to meet graduation requirements.

Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to beginning the major. Proper course ­planning and good advising are key to timely admission to the major and completion of the program in four years. Pre-nursing majors may request a nursing adviser to help them plan their academic program prior to admission to the major. Students can contact the department for specific information and to be assigned to an adviser. Once the student is admitted to the Nursing major, the nursing courses must be completed in a sequential pattern, because each course is a foundation for the subsequent course. Part-time study options are available.

Pre-nursing students demonstrating competencies covered in MATH 115 (as determined by the Department of Mathematics) may enroll in an alternative offering of one of the following: MATH 119 or MATH 273, in order to meet the mathematics requirement. Placement in the particular course is determined by the ­Department of Mathematics.

In addition to the math requirement above, students must successfully complete a basic statistics course prior to enrolling in NURS 435 in the senior year, first semester. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement before entering the nursing major.

Because requirements may be revised from time to time, it is the student’s responsibility to make certain that he or she is working with the most current materials. Contact the department for assistance with program planning.

This is a screened program. Please see the admission requirements for additional information.

Requirements for the Major

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, Nursing majors must complete the following prerequisites prior to beginning major course work. Several of these courses can also meet Core Curriculum requirements.

BIOL 191
& 191L
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS [LECTURE]
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS [LAB]
4
BIOL 221
& 221L
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LECTURE]
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LAB]
4
BIOL 222
& 222L
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LECTURE]
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LAB]
4
BIOL 215ESSENTIALS OF MICROBIOLOGY4
CHEM 121
& 121L
ALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LECTURE
and ALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
ENGL 102WRITING FOR A LIBERAL EDUCATION3
HLTH 331NUTRITION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS3
MATH 115COLLEGE ALGEBRA3
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 203HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
Total Units38
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Required Course Sequence for the Nursing Major

NURS 332PROFESSIONAL NURSING I: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING3
NURS 340PATHOPHARMACOLOGY5
NURS 347HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN3
NURS 356ADULT HEALTH NURSING I: FOUNDATIONS [LEC]3
NURS 356CADULT HEALTH NURSING I: FOUNDATIONS CLINICAL2
NURS 333WRITING FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING3
NURS 358PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING [LEC]3
NURS 358CPSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING [CLINICAL]2
NURS 360ADULT HEALTH NURSING II [LEC]3
NURS 360CADULT HEALTH NURSING II [CLINICAL]2
NURS 416DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN HEALTHCARE 13
NURS 435NURSING RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE 23
NURS 472NURSING AND HEALTHCARE V: FAMILY HEALTH [LEC]3
NURS 472C2
NURS 474NURSING AND HEALTHCARE VI: CHILD HEALTH [LEC]3
NURS 474C2
NURS 480ADULT HEALTH NURSING III3
NURS 460NURSING & HEALTHCARE IV: OLDER ADULTS2
NURS 476PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING3
NURS 476CPUBLIC HEALTH NURSING [CLINICAL]2
NURS 484NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
NURS 485CLINICAL PRACTICUM3
Total Units61

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences may vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate course selection.

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