B.S. in Nursing Requirements

Group 1. General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2018

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE foundations, diversification, structural and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (106-107 credits)

  1. Required Pre-Core Courses (39-40)
    • One course in COM at the 100- or 200-level (3)
    • PSY 100 Survey Of Psy (3)
    • BIOL 243-243L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3), Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1)
    • BIOL 244-244L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3), Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1)
    • CHEM 141 Surv Organ Chem & Biochem (3)
    • Statistics (Choose one course from the following list:)
      • MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3)
      • PSY 213 Statistical Techniques (4)
      • SOC 280-280L Statistical Reasoning (3), Lab in Statistical Reasoning (1)
      • BIOL 280 Biostatistics (3)
    • PSY 320 Developmental Psy (3)
    • ANTH 205 Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • NURS 203 General Pharmacology (3)
    • BIOL 275-275L Fund Microbiology (3), Microbiology Lab (1)
    • NURS 348 Human Pathophysiology (3) (see Note 4)
    • NURS 375 Applied Human Nutrition (3) (see Note 4)
  2. Required Nursing Courses (64)
    • Block I. (14)
      • NURS 347-347L Health Assessment (3), Hlt Assessment Practicum (1)
      • NURS 350 Transcultural Care & Hlth Prom (3)
      • NURS 352L Nursing Skills Laboratory (1)
      • NURS 353-353L Nursing Concepts & Skills (3), Nsg Concpts & Skills Practicum (3)
    • Block II. (17)
      • NURS 351 Professnl Nsg Issues & Trends (3)
      • NURS 355-355L Adult Health Care I (3), Adult Hlt Care I Practicum (5)
      • NURS 357-357L Mental Health Care (3), Mental Hlt Care Practicum (3)
    • Block III. (17)
      • NURS 358 Nursing Research (3)
      • NURS 455-455L Adult Health Care II (3), Adult Hlt Care II Practicum (5)
      • NURS 409-409L Perinatal & Pediatric Health (3), Perinatal & Pediatric Hlt Prac (3)
    • Block IV. (16)
      • NURS 411-411L Community & Collaborative Hlt (3), Community & Collaboration Prac (3)
      • NURS 457-457L Ldrshp & Transition to Practic (3), Ldrshp & Tran to Prac Practicu (2)
      • NURS 458-458L Nursing Review (3), Nursing Review Practicum (3) (see Note 5)
  3. Required Nursing Electives (Choose 3 credits from the following courses): (3)
    • NURS/KES 202 Health Promotion (3)
    • NURS 370 Transcultural Health Care (3)
    • NURS 371 Health Information Technology (3)
    • NURS 372 Spirituality in Health Care (3)
    • NURS 373 Gerontological Health Care (3)
    • NURS 374 Skills Nursing Leadrshp & Mgmt (3)
    • NURS 394 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged)
    • NURS 399 Directed Studies (To Be Arranged)
    • NURS 471 Intro Rural-Home Health Care (3)
    • NURS 494 Special Topics in Subject Matter (To Be Arranged)
    • NURS 499 Directed Studies (To Be Arranged)

Total Minimum Semester Hours Required for the B.S. in Nursing

123 credits required.

Notes

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3) meets the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. The Quantitative Reasoning course must be passed with a “C” grade or better.
  3. All Natural Science courses must be passed with a “C” grade or better.
  4. NURS 348 Human Pathophysiology (3) and NURS 375 Applied Human Nutrition (3) both must be passed with a “C” grade or better.
  5. RN to BSN students replace NURS 458-458L Nursing Review (3), Nursing Review Practicum (3) to NURS 361-362 BSN Nursing Preview (3), Nursing Professional Writing (1) .
  6. Basic students who transfer into the BSN program must complete a minimum of 64 credits of UH Hilo nursing courses. These credits must include:
    • NURS 347-347L Health Assessment (3), Hlt Assessment Practicum (1)
    • NURS 350 Transcultural Care & Hlth Prom (3)
    • NURS 351 Professnl Nsg Issues & Trends (3)
    • NURS 352L Nursing Skills Laboratory (1)
    • NURS 353-353L Nursing Concepts & Skills (3), Nsg Concpts & Skills Practicum (3)
    • NURS 355-355L Adult Health Care I (3), Adult Hlt Care I Practicum (5)
    • NURS 357-357L Mental Health Care (3), Mental Hlt Care Practicum (3)
    • NURS 358 Nursing Research (3)
    • NURS 409-409L Perinatal & Pediatric Health (3), Perinatal & Pediatric Hlt Prac (3)
    • NURS 411-411L Community & Collaborative Hlt (3), Community & Collaboration Prac (3)
    • NURS 455-455L Adult Health Care II (3), Adult Hlt Care II Practicum (5)
    • NURS 457-457L Ldrshp & Transition to Practic (3), Ldrshp & Tran to Prac Practicu (2)
    • NURS 458-458L Nursing Review (3), Nursing Review Practicum (3) .
  7. To earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  8. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  9. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  10. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.