Traditional Four Year Curriculum

Traditional Four Year Curriculum

As a nursing major, you participate in a challenging four-year academic program of high quality that includes laboratory and clinical experiences under qualified faculty guidance. There are also other study opportunities available to you such as learning communities, study abroad, minors, and ROTC options.

During your first two years in the nursing curriculum, you take a combination of liberal arts and science courses, as well as courses in basic nursing theory and clinical skills. Much of this experience occurs in the College of Nursing Learning Resource Center (LRC). The LRC houses audio-visual materials, training models and simulations to support the educational program. At the end of the sophomore year and throughout the junior and senior years, you enroll in nursing theory courses and clinical courses that provide experience in a wide variety of health care facilities.

The 136-credit curriculum is outlined below.

Freshman Year

Code Course Credits
NUR 1102 Introduction to Professional Nursing
2 credits
ACS 1000 Augustine Cultural Seminar Ancients
3 credits
THL 1000 Christian Faith and Life
3 credits
PSY 1000 General Psychology 3 credits
CHM 1131 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHM 1103 General Chemistry Lab I 1 credits
    15 credits
 
NUR 1104 Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
2 credits
ACS 1001 Augustine Cultural Seminar Moderns
3 credits
ENG 1050 Literary Experience 3 credits
PHI 1000 Knowledge, Reality, Self
3 credits
SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
CHM 1134 General Chemistry II 3 credits
CHM 1108 General Chemistry Lab II 1 credit
    18 credits

Sophomore Year

Code Course Credits
NUR 2204 Health Assessment 2 credits
NUR 2205 Practicum in Health Assessment
1 credits
BIO 1205 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 1181 Cell Biology and Genetics 3 credits
PSY 2200 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
NTR2120 Principles of Nutrition (OR MAT1250 Statistics in Health Care Research OR Elective* 3 credits
    16 credits
 
NUR 2206 Essentials of Nursing Practice 2 credits
NUR 2207 Practicum in Essentials of Nursing Practice 2 credits
NUR 2810 Research & Scientific Evidence in Nursing Practice 3 credits
BIO 1206 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits
MAT 1250 Statistics in Health Care Research (OR NTR2120 Principles of Nutrition)
3 credits
  Elective* 3 credits
    17 credits

Junior Year

Code Course Credits
NUR 3114 Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults
6 credits
NUR 3115 Practicum in Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults
6 credits
NUR 3030 Concepts of Pharmacology 3 credits
NUR 3108 Pathophysiology 3 credits
    18 credits
 
NUR 3118 Nursing Care of Women & Childbearing Families 3 credits
NUR 3119 Practicum in Nursing Care of Women & Childbearing Families 3 credits
NUR 3120 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3 credits
NUR 3121 Practicum in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3 credits
NUR 3122
Imperatives for Global and Public Health 3 credits
PHI 2115 Ethics for Health Care Professionals 3 credits
    18 credits

Senior Year

Code Course Credits
NUR 4104 Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults w/Complex Health Problems
3 credits
NUR 4105 Practicum Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults w/Complex Health Problems 3 credits
NUR 4108 Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents 3 credits
NUR 4109 Practicum in Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents 3 credits
NUR 4114 Nursing and Health Policy 2 credits
  Elective *
3 credits
    17 credits
NUR 4112 Health Promotion & Home Health in the Community 3 credits
NUR 4113 Practicum in Health Promotion & Home Health in the Community
5 credits
NUR 4116 Leadership and Management in Health Care
2 credits
NUR 4117 Field Work in Leadership and Management in Health Care 3 credits
NUR 4200 Seminars in Selected Topics 1 credit
  Elective * 3 credits
    17 credits
  Total Credits = 136

* Students are required to select three elective courses:  one upper level theology (in addition to THL 1000), one Social Studies (history, political science or economics) and one free elective in an area of students' interest.

BSN Traditional Undergraduate Brochure

My View

"Overall, one of the best things about the academic life here is starting with nursing right from the first day. I didn't just apply to Villanova; I applied to the Villanova College of Nursing. You really get a feel for what you will be doing in your future career … before you know it, you are giving injections! The curriculum is very well laid out so that you get to work your way into things."

Kathryn Mawn, Marietta, GA

Traditional Four Year Curriculum

 

My View

"My membership in the service-learning community is a very important part of my education in general; my volunteer service at home is the reason I decided to become a nurse, and incorporated in that is my desire to help better the lives of others. I'm working at ‘Dream Camp’ where I'll be mentoring kids from Philadelphia to foster their self-confidence and motivate them to get the best out of their education and themselves.”

Midshipman Andrew Masiello, Staten Island, NY