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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN

About the Program

The School of Nursing offers programs from baccalaureate to doctoral level, including:

Nursing Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (99-100 credits)

General Courses (15-16 credits)

Minimum grade of C required in each course

Science Courses (18 credits)

Minimum grade of C required in each course. Average GPA of this area must be 2.7 or better.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (18 credits)

Minimum grade of C required in each course

  • Human Cultures: Humanities - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Humanities for core)
  • Oral Communication - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Oral Communication for core)
  • School of Nursing Guided Health & Human Sciences Selective - select from supplemental list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Quantitative Reasoning - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core)

Electives (2-3 credits)

Additional Requirements

Nursing Supplemental Information  

Program Requirements

14-15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

17 Credits

14 Credits

17 Credits

15 Credits

12 Credits

Fall 4th Year

14-15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

16 Credits


  • A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass.  Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.  In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option.  A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
  • Students must earn a “C” or higher in all required and selective courses.
  • 32 credits of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or above are required for graduation.

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


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