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 Fitzpatrick 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.