Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 120 Credits)

The purpose of this program is to prepare the students to become professional nurses able to function in a variety of roles. The students will be prepared in the areas of health assessment, nursing theories and concepts, research, leadership, informatics and health promotion across various healthcare settings. The graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to safely practice patient care and pass the NCLEX exam. FNU awards a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion.

General Education Requirements (53 Credits)

Communications (12 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I**
    3
  • ENC 1102
    English Composition II**
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
  • ENC 3311
    Advanced Writing and Research
    3
Humanities (6 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • PHI 1600
    Ethics
    3
  • Humanities
    (from the selection of Hum. Courses offered)
    3
Behavioral / Social Science (6 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • PSY 1012
    General Psychology
    3
  • DEP 2004
    Human Growth and Development
    3
Natural Science (18 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy and Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy and Physiology II
    4
  • CHM 1025
    Introduction to Chemistry
    3
  • CHM 1025L
    Introduction to Chemistry Lab
    1
  • MCB 2000C
    Microbiology
    3
  • HSC 2577
    Principles of Nutrition for Health Care
    3
Mathematics (7 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I**
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
Computers (4 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030c
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
Core Courses (67 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • NUR 3029C
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    7
  • NUR 3065
    Physical Assessment in Health Care
    4
  • NUR 3125
    Pathophysiology
    4
  • NUR 3226C
    Adult Health Nursing I
    6
  • NUR 3145
    Pharmacology
    3
  • NUR 3805
    Nursing Role and Scope
    3
  • NUR 3227C
    Adult Health Nursing II
    6
  • NUR 3165
    Nursing Research
    3
  • NUR 3525C
    Psychiatric Nursing
    4
  • NUR 3655
    Culture in Nursing
    3
  • NUR 3355C
    Pediatric Nursing
    5.5
  • NUR 3465C
    Maternity and Newborn Nursing
    5.5
  • NUR 4827C
    Nursing Leadership and Management
    3
  • NUR 4836C
    Professional Nursing Practicum
    6
  • NUR 4636
    Community Nursing
    4

All students must have completed all General Education requirements successfully with a grade of “C” or higher and all Science courses with a “B” or higher before beginning core courses.
NOTE: FNU reserves the right to transfer the appropriate courses.
*General Education Component (see page 162)
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
*** Mandatory course for entering the core courses

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Admission Requirements

1. Kaplan nursing admission test. Minimum score 75%
2. Program Application
3. Two professional references
4. Local Police Report
5. Essay – Minimum 250 words about why you are choosing the Nursing career, strengths and weakness, personal and live motivations.
6. Official transcripts (if you are transferring credits from other institutions). Natural Science courses MUST have a letter grade of at least B (BSC1085C, BSC1086C, CHM1025, CHM1025L, MCB2000C, and HSC2377). Letter grade “D” is not transferable. GPA 3.0 (Transferred credits)
7. Entrance Interview
8. General education courses start every 8 weeks and Nursing Core Courses every 16 weeks (Winter, Summer and Fall)

Bachelor in Science of Nursing (RN to BSN) – Admission Requirements

1. Program Application
2. Two professional references
3. Local Police Report
4. Essay – Minimum 250 words about why you are choosing the Nursing career, strengths and weakness, personal and live motivations.
5. Official transcripts. (If you are transferring credits from other institutions). Natural Science courses MUST have a letter grade of at least B (BSC1085C, BSC1086C, CHM1025, CHM1025L, MCB2000C, and HSC2377). Letter grade “D” is not transferable. GPA 3.0 (Transferred credits)
6. Registered Nurse License, clear and active.
7. General education courses start every 8 weeks and Nursing Core Courses every 16 weeks (Winter, Summer and Fall)

“Students enrolling in the BSN program that have completed an ASN program and have an active RN license will receive 32 credits towards their BSN. Students will have to complete the additional General Education courses and 35 credits of upper level courses.”

Foreign Physicians Admission Requirements

1. Graduated as medical doctor from another country from an accredited institution.
2. Practiced as a physician for at least 2 years
3. Medical school transcripts must be evaluated and made equivalent by an accredited credential evaluation agency
4. General Education requirements: (17 credits/53 if demonstrated by transcripts):

    4.1 All science courses will be transferred (C and above)
    4.2 Communication requirements (ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and SPC 1017) can be validated by obtaining a TOEFL score of 62 or IELTS score of 5.5. ENC 3311 Advanced Writing and Research is required.
    4.3 Humanities (6 crs.) includes PHI 1635 Biomedical Ethics
    4.4 Psychology and Human Growth and Development will be transferred.
    4.5 College Algebra will be transferred, but Statistics is required for the program, student must complete this course unless included in transcripts.
    4.6 CGS 1030, Introduction to Information Technology is required, unless included in transcripts.

5. Score a minimum of 75% on the Entrance Exam.
6. Interview with Nursing Admission Committee
7. Five full time semesters of core courses.

Note: Foreign Physicians applying for the ASN will receive the same credits that apply to the program.

Nursing Admission Requirements