Nursing students should have a interest in being public servants. There are many areas a nurse may practice in, including community health, mental health, adult health, pediatrics, labor and delivery and others. It is recommended that high school preparation includes coursework in the sciences.
A student may pursue a minor in any area that has a University-approved minor program and is approved by the ONSS. Consult the departmental listings in this catalog for specific requirements of minor programs.
Application for Degree
An online application for a degree must be completed the semester in which the student will complete all requirements for the BSN degree. The degree application may be accessed through a student's myBama account.
The degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing requires the completion of the courses designated in the following program of study. Elective hours may be used to complete a major portion of the University Core Curriculum; additional courses, however, may be required. Students may choose to enroll in summer session(s) to meet requirements and to adjust the program of study to meet individual needs. Students should also review core curriculum requirements in the Academic Records and General Academic Policies section of this catalog. Bold letters indicate courses that meet specific University core curriculum requirements. Clinical nursing courses are not taught in summer sessions.
NOTE: The Capstone College of Nursing reserves the right to make modifications in its program and policies as necessary, but every effort will be made to implement the general program for full-time students.
Lower Division Requirements (BSN)
|CH 104||4||CH 105||4|
|EN 101||3||EN 102||3|
|PY 101||3||MATH 110 (or higher)||3|
|NUR 102||1||History (HI)||3|
|Fine arts (FA)||3||CS 102||3|
|BSC 215||4||BSC 216||4|
|ANT 102 or SOC 101||3||BSC 242||4|
|NHM 101||3||PHL 223 or 292||3|
|Foreign Language (FL) or Computer Science (CS)||3||Literature (L) or History (HI)||3|
|Total Hours: 66|
NUR 102 Freshman Compass: Nursing is not a required course and will not be considered in upper division promotion.
Students who opt to complete the foreign language sequence (FC) must also complete CS 102 Computer Applications, which is a prerequisite to NUR 309 Nursing Informatics. Consult with the Office of Nursing student services academic adviser for appropriate courses to satisfy these requirements.
Literature/History: All students are required to complete a six-credit-hour sequence in either literature or history. Students opting to enroll in the literature sequence must also complete an approved three-credit-hour history course. Students opting to enroll in the history sequence must also complete an approved three-credit-hour literature course. If students take two history courses and one literature course, one additional literature, humanities or fine arts course is required to satisfy the 12-hour humanities requirement.
Upper Division Requirements (BSN)
NOTE: The sophomore year summer semester program of study may also begin in the fall semester.
|NUR 309||3||NUR 328||3|
|NUR 324||7||NUR 372||8|
|NUR 326||3||NUR 374||4|
|NUR 418||4||NUR 471||4|
|NUR 420||4||NUR 473||7|
|NUR 422||4||NUR 475||1|
|Total Hours: 61|
Total lower division and upper division hours: 127
Our graduates accept positions in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, higher education, government policy development, home health, public health departments, physicians offices, as certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse leaders, case management and doctor of nursing practice.
Types of jobs Accepted
Many of our graduates accept positions in hospitals to begin with. From there, they may go on to graduate programs or other areas of practice. The career opportunities are limitless.