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Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

The Nebraska Wesleyan University Pre-Licensure BSN program offers a traditional 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree combining clinical and foundational knowledge including liberal arts courses to receive a more comprehensive education.

Students will gain hands on experience with over 1,100 clinical hours completed upon graduation from the program. Students will further develop critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills through clinical and preceptorship experiences. Students will also train in a fully equipped skills lab. Access to a simulation lab will be included in the clinical coursework.

This program has small class sizes with experienced faculty in all specialty areas of nursing. A prep course is built into the curriculum to help students succeed on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Students will first complete prerequisite coursework totaling 34-36 credits before admission to the program. All nursing courses will be offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Most nursing courses are in 8 week formats to better focus on content material.


Prerequisite Courses (Required to be taken before admission to program)  
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 4 hours
BIO 1080 Microbiology 4 hours
BIO 1090 Human Anatomy and Physiology and
BIO 1090L Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
4 hours
BIO 1100 Human Anatomy and Physiology and
BIO 1100L Introduction Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4 hours
CHEM 1110 Chemical Principles I and
CHEM 1110L Chemical Principles I Laboratory
4 hours
ENG 1010FYW Writing and Language or other approved first-year writing course 2 hours
MATH 1100 College Algebra or other approved college-level mathematics course 3 hours
NURS 1910 Medical Terminology 1 hour
PSYCH 1010FYW Introduction to Psychological Science 4 hours
Nursing Courses 70 Hours
NURS 2000 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 3 hours
NURS 2100 Pharmacology I 2 hours
NURS 2110 Pharmacology II 2 hours
NURS 2180 Health Assessment for Pre-Licensure Students 3 hours
NURS 2200 Medical-Surgical I 4 hours
NURS 2350 Medical Surgical (MS) II 4 hours
NURS 2700 Mental Health 3 hours
NURS 2710 Pathophysiology for Pre-Licensure Students 3 hours
NURS 3040 Global Health 3 hours
NURS 3050 Issues of Professional Nursing Practice 3 hours
NURS 3340 Health Care Ethics 3 hours
NURS 4400 Management and Leadership in Health Care 4 hours
NURS 4970 Internship 1-8 hours
Senior Capstone  
NURS 4970 Internship 1-8 hours
Supporting Courses  
PSYCH 2350 Lifespan Development 4 hours
MATH 1300 Statistics 3 hours
HHP 3010 Nutrition 3 hours

* Course is pending approval from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee.