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.
|INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS [LECTURE]|
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS [LAB]
|HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LECTURE]|
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I [LAB]
|HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LECTURE]|
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II [LAB]
|BIOL 215||ESSENTIALS OF MICROBIOLOGY||4|
|ALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LECTURE|
and ALLIED HEALTH CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
|ENGL 102||WRITING FOR A LIBERAL EDUCATION||3|
|HLTH 331||NUTRITION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS||3|
|MATH 115||COLLEGE ALGEBRA||3|
|PSYC 101||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|PSYC 203||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT||3|
|SOCI 101||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
Required Course Sequence for the Nursing Major
|NURS 332||PROFESSIONAL NURSING I: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING||3|
|NURS 347||HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN||3|
|NURS 356||ADULT HEALTH NURSING I: FOUNDATIONS [LEC]||3|
|NURS 356C||ADULT HEALTH NURSING I: FOUNDATIONS CLINICAL||2|
|NURS 333||WRITING FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING||3|
|NURS 358||PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING [LEC]||3|
|NURS 358C||PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING [CLINICAL]||2|
|NURS 360||ADULT HEALTH NURSING II [LEC]||3|
|NURS 360C||ADULT HEALTH NURSING II [CLINICAL]||2|
|NURS 416||DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN HEALTHCARE 1||3|
|NURS 435||NURSING RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE 2||3|
|NURS 472||NURSING AND HEALTHCARE V: FAMILY HEALTH [LEC]||3|
|NURS 474||NURSING AND HEALTHCARE VI: CHILD HEALTH [LEC]||3|
|NURS 480||ADULT HEALTH NURSING III||3|
|NURS 460||NURSING & HEALTHCARE IV: OLDER ADULTS||2|
|NURS 476||PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING||3|
|NURS 476C||PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING [CLINICAL]||2|
|NURS 484||NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT||3|
|NURS 485||CLINICAL PRACTICUM||3|
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.