Nursing Curriculum / Course Descriptions

  • The Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree requires 128 total credit hours: 60 nursing credit hours and 68 non-nursing credit hours.
  • The complete list of non-nursing course requirements and prerequisites to admission are found in the Department of Nursing Admission Guidelines.
  • Pre-Nursing students generally apply for admission to the nursing major during 2nd semester of the first year courses.
  • Students must be admitted to the nursing major (or acquire special permission) to enroll in nursing courses.
  • Nursing course descriptions may be viewed in the current ESU undergraduate catalog.
  • An example of a nursing curriculum plan follows.

    including new general education requirements effective Fall 2009 and new nursing courses effective for Fall 2011 admissions to the nursing major.