Track One (RN Undergraduate)

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Track One Courses

Prerequisite courses to be successfully completed with a C or above by the end of Spring (May 30th) semester first-year:

Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CH-112Survey of Chemistry4
College Writing I
and College Writing II
BI-206Medical Microbiology4

Corequisite courses to be successfully completed with a C or above by the end of Fall (December 31st) semester sophomore year:

PS-101General Psychology3
SO-100Introduction to Sociology3

 Corequisite courses to be successfully completed with a C or above by the end of Spring (May 30th) semester sophomore year:

HE-120Health and Nutrition3
MA-150Statistics I3
QR Elective3

Students must achieve a grade of a C or better in each of these prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Each course may be repeated only ONCE to obtain minimum required grade. A student who does not meet the minimum grade requirement will not be considered for transfer acceptance into or allowed continued progression in the nursing program.

A student who fails to complete any prerequisite and/or corequisite course on time will remain as a nursing major; however, progression in the nursing program will depend on satisfactory completion of these courses and space availability.

Required Nursing Courses: 60 credits – All Nursing courses must be taken in sequence.

NU-200Introduction to Professional Nursing I5
NU-206Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmocology I3
NU-210Introduction to Professional Nursing II5
NU-216Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II3
NU-310Nursing Science I9
NU-430Research Seminar in Nursing3
NU-315Group Communication Seminar I1
NU-340Nursing Science II9
NU-415Group Communication Seminar II1
NU-440Nursing Science III8
NU-450Leadership in Nursing3
NU-460Nursing Science IV3
NU-470Nursing: Capstone7
Total Credits60

Students must achieve a minimum grade of 80 in each nursing course and each section of the course when a course has two distinct class/clinical components (NU-310, NU-340, NU-440). The Department of Nursing has additional policies and procedures which are binding for nursing majors. Included in these policies are standards for progression in the nursing major. They are found in the Nursing Department’s Student Handbook that all students receive a copy of the handbook at the start of the academic year and sign a note of receipt.

Nursing courses, prerequisite and corequisite courses may not be taken pass/fail and must meet the grade listed above in order to progress in program.

Transfer Students

Students taking general education courses in another college or university are required to contact the Worcester State University Admissions Office regarding matriculation and transfer of credits. Transfer students are accepted to the nursing major on a very limited space available only basis. Students are admitted into the freshmen or sophomore class level based on required course completion grades and space availability.

All transfer student applicants for Track One who have previously been enrolled in a nursing program in another college/university must submit, as part of their application, a letter from the dean or director of the nursing program indicating that they left in good standing and were eligible for readmission to that program.

Transfer students may only apply two (2) times for admission into the nursing major.

Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing Sample Timeline for Track I

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
EN-101 College Writing I 1 3
BI-161 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CH-112 Survey of Chemistry (NSP) 4
FYS First-Year Seminar3
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 1 3
BI-162 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (NSP) 4
BI-206 Medical Microbiology (NSP) 4
Introduction to Sociology (HBS)
or General Psychology
LASC Elective (Constitution) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
NU-200 Introduction to Professional Nursing I 5
NU-206 Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmocology I 3
HE-120 Health and Nutrition (ICW) 3
Elective 2
Introduction to Sociology (HBS)
or General Psychology
Semester Four
NU-210 Introduction to Professional Nursing II 5
NU-216 Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II 3
MA-150 Statistics I (QR) 3 3
LASC Elective (QR) 3
Year Three
Semester Five
NU-310 Nursing Science I 9
NU-430 Research Seminar in Nursing (QRAC) 3
LASC Elective 4 3
Semester Six
NU-340 Nursing Science II (DAC) 9
NU-315 Group Communication Seminar I 1
LASC Elective 4 3
LASC Elective 4 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
NU-440 Nursing Science III 8
NU-415 Group Communication Seminar II 1
LASC Arts Elective 5 3
Free Elective 5 3
Semester Eight
NU-460 Nursing Science IV 3
NU-450 Leadership in Nursing 3
NU-470 Nursing: Capstone 7
 Total Credits120

All Sciences and pre-requisites must be completed by May 30th with a grade of C or better to progress to Sophomore Year.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.