Curriculum

Prerequisite Courses (credit hours)

Prerequisite courses are courses a student must complete with a C+ or higher to be admissible to the traditional BSN program.

Nursing 1100 Nursing Survey, OSU Freshmen only (1)

Chemistry 1110 (5)

Biology 1101, 1110, or 1113 (4)

Sociology 11101 or Rural Sociology 1500 (3)

Psychology 1100 (3)

English 1110 (3)

EEOB 2520 Human Physiology

Anatomy 2300, Anatomy 3300 or EEOB 2510

 

Nursing Support Classes

Microbiology 4000.01 or Microbiology.02

Human Nutrition 2210

Any of the designated courses in Data Analysis

 

Required Nursing Courses (credit hours)

NUR 2240  A Nursing Perspective: Life Span Development of Individuals within a Family Context (3)
NUR 2100 Introduction to Professional Nursing: Concepts and Practice (3)
NUR 2270  Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I (5)
NUR 2410  Health Assessment (3)
NUR 2450  Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3)
NUR 2460  Introduction to Therapeutic Communication for Health Professionals (3)
NUR 2470  Introductory Pharmacology for Nurses (3)
NUR 2780  Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice (3)
NUR 3270  Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults (7)
NUR 3430 Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts (3)
NUR 4240S Concepts in Community Health Nursing (4)
NUR 4260 Nursing Care of Children and Their Families (4)
NUR 4270 Transition to Professional Nursing (6)
NUR 4280 Nursing Care of Women and Their Families During Reproductive Transitions (4)
NUR 4340 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (4)
NUR 4400 Leadership and Management of Nursing Practice (3) (for students wo begin Nursing program Autumn 2012 and beyond)

Students should exit the sophomore year with the requisite knowledge and skills to provide basic care to adults, older adults, and childbearing and childrearing families.  Specifically, students are expected to be able to:

  • Describe the meaning of nursing, the roles and responsibilities of professional nurses, including collaborating with others and effecting political change.
  • Take responsibility and accountability for one’s own actions as a student nurse.
  • Describe professional values and value-based behaviors that are important in nursing practice.
  • Describe normal human physiology and pathophysiological processes related to disease and injury that are utilized in nursing practice.
  • Describe pharmacological principles used in nursing practice.
  • Discuss and utilize the natural history model of disease as a framework for disease prevention, health promotion and restoration across the life span.
  • Understand and utilize basic health assessment, psychomotor skills and interventions appropriate to maintain or restore health or prevent disease within the framework of the natural history model of disease.
  • Describe and begin to use therapeutic relationships and accurate communication in nursing practice settings.
  • Describe basic concepts of cultural diversity in nursing practice.
  • Explain normal physiological parameters of growth and development throughout the life span.
  • Explain theories and concepts of biological, psychosocial and cognitive development of individuals throughout the life span.
  • Identify environmental factors that influence the delivery of nursing care.
  • Explain and apply the nursing process to the care of individuals in selected health care settings.
  • Identify and describe selected legal, ethical and professional issues for nursing.
  • Use information and health care technology to obtain information about care delivery.
  • Understand the role of critical thinking in solving problems.

 

Students exit the junior year with the requisite knowledge and skills to promote health and provide care to individuals and families in a variety of settings.  Specifically, students are expected to be able to:

  • Enact the roles and accept responsibilities of professional nurses, including beginning to collaborate with others.
  • Take responsibility and accountability for one’s own actions as a student nurse.
  • Use professional values and value-based behaviors that are important in nursing practice.
  • Use knowledge of normal human physiology and pathophysiological processes related to disease and injury to plan care and evaluate effectiveness of care for childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.
  • Use pharmacological nursing principles in the care of childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.
  • Promote disease prevention, health promotion and restoration across the life span in childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.
  • Utilize increasingly complex health assessment, psychomotor skills, and interventions appropriate to maintain or restore health or prevent disease in childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.
  • Analyze and use therapeutic relationships and effective communication in nursing practice settings.
  • Incorporate concepts of cultural diversity in nursing practice.
  • Incorporate normal physiological parameters of growth and development throughout the life span into the plan of care for childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.
  • Apply theories and concepts of biological, psychosocial and cognitive development of individuals throughout the life span to the care of childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.
  • Manipulate environmental factors that influence the delivery of nursing care.
  • Use the nursing process to provide care for childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families across care settings.
  • Analyze selected legal, ethical and professional issues for nursing.
  • Use information and health care technology to plan and improve care delivery for childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.
  • Use critical thinking to solve problems of childbearing and childrearing families, elderly adults and their families, and adults and their families.

General Education Curriculum

Ohio State’s General Education Curriculum (GE) provides students the breadth of a college education, while the College of Nursing’s core curriculum provides
students the depth to make an impact within the health care community.  Several categories make up the GE and the specific goals of each category are detailed beneath each listing.
Please note that all Nursing courses, Microbiology, and Human Nutrition are major requirements and therefore not reflected on this GE list. GE courses may not overlap two categories.

GE Categories and Goals

For a sample 4 year curriculum, including GE courses, please click here.

How to search for GE courses

 

Progression