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Sample Study Plan

Below are all of the required courses leading to a BSN degree. The timing and order of when these courses are taken will vary according to your entry option. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible to sit for the examination for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The BSN program includes nursing, science, and liberal arts courses. The plan below is typical for a freshman entering the BSN program at the FPB School of Nursing. For the most current curriculum, check out our BSN Curriculum page.


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Foundations of the Discipline
Nursing Informatics: Introduction
Foundations of the Practice
Nursing Assessment
Principles of Biology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Community Seminar I
SAGES University Seminar
Anatomy and Physiology II
Molecular View of Biology
SAGES University Seminar
Nursing Care of the Adult
Medical Microbiology
Psychiatric/Mental Health
Aging in Health and Illness
Nursing Care of the Adult II
Community Seminar II
Community Seminar III
SAGES University Seminar
Chemical Biology
Parents and Neonates/Children and Adolescents OR
Parents and Neonates/Children and Adolescents OR
Acute Care II/Critical Care
Acute Care II/Critical Care
Basic Statistics
Nursing Research
SAGES Departmental Seminar
Nursing Informatics
Community Seminar V
Community Seminar V
Nursing Informatics
Issues and Ethics in Health Care
Public Health Nursing
Nursing Management
Health in the Global Community: Global Health Practicum/Capstone
1 of 4 Senior Preceptorships:
  • Acute Care III OR
  • Concepts & Management in Geriatric Nursing OR
  • Nursing Care of Critically Ill Adults OR
  • Nursing Care of Critically Ill Neonates, Infants, and Children

NOTE: A minimum of 124 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA and at least 50 credits in 300- and 400-level courses is required. Along with meeting general requirements for graduation, students must obtain a minimum of C for all courses taken in nursing and science. Candidates seeking to obtain a B.S.N. must also complete the Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES), including the capstone experience.

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BSN Program Information

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BSN Program Contacts

Program Director:

Amy Bieda, PhD, APRN, PNP-NC, NNP-BC

Assistant Director:

Jesse Honsky, MSN, MPH, RN

Coordinator, First Year Students:

Deborah L. Rovito, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CRRN

Department Assistant:

Patricia Flynn

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