Paradigm

The BSN Paradigm incorporates the Spring Hill College core curriculum, Division of Nursing Program courses,  and other required courses within the areas of social sciences and biology, to be completed within a four year period.  Student schedules are individualized, and the students are mentored through the curriculum process, with nursing faculty members serving as academic advisors.

Course descriptions for all nursing classes are available in the College Bulletin.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Program Paradigm Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR

Credit Hours

First Semester 
ENG121 Composition I3
MTH163 Basic Statistics for the Sciences3
PSY101 General Psychology3
THL101 Introduction to Christian Theology3
Fine Arts Core3
TOTAL15
  
Second Semester 
NUR100 Intro to Prof. Nursing and Health1
BIO136 & 138 Microbiology with Laboratory4
CHM101 Chemistry and Life Processes3
ENG123 Composition II3
HIS 110 Introduction to Global Historical Studies
or
HIS 120 Introduction to American Historical Studies
3
PHL101 Introductory Logic3
TOTAL17
  

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Credit Hours
Third Semester 
NUR201 Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition2
English Core3
BIO231 & 233 Anatomy and Phys. I with Laboratory4
Foreign Language Core3
PHL Philosophy Core3
PSY204 Developmental Psychology3
TOTAL18
  
Fourth Semester 
NUR202 Med Math1
NUR300 Foundations of Nursing Care3
BIO232 & 234 Anatomy and Phys. II with Laboratory4
Foreign Language Core3
PSY225 Abnormal Psychology3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology3
TOTAL17
  

JUNIOR YEAR

Credit Hours
Fifth Semester 
NUR301 Health Assessment2
NUR302 Pharmacology3
NUR330 Adult Health I5
NUR420 Community as Client5
TOTAL15
  
Sixth Semester 
NUR303 Human Pathophysiology3
NUR310 Community Mental Health5
NUR320 Childbearing Family5
THL* Theology Core3
TOTAL16

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

Credit Hours
Seventh Semester 
NUR401 Scientific Inquiry3
NUR410 Adult Health II5
NUR 411 Child and Adolescent Health5
PHL318 Christian Medical Ethics for Nurses3
TOTAL16
  
Eighth Semester 
NUR430 Leadership and Management3
NUR440 Practicum: Hospital3
NUR445 Critical Care5
NUR460 Senior Seminar3
TOTAL14

*Strongly encouraged to take prior to Junior Year

Program Credit Hours

Core Curriculum51
Other Program Requirements15
Nursing Curriculum62
Total Credit Hours128