Curriculum in Nursing - Traditional

Freshman eligibility is determined by the Office of Enrollment Services. Admission requirements are stated elsewhere in this Bulletin. High school mathematics, chemistry and biology courses are strongly recommended, along with other college preparatory courses in social science, history, literature, and English composition. Students are strongly encouraged to see an academic advisor in the College of Nursing on a regular basis.

Transfers from other institutions must apply through the Office of Enrollment Services. Review of transcripts by the College of Nursing will determine the amount of credit allowed for the pre-nursing requirements. Students planning to transfer from other universities are encouraged to contact the College of Nursing as soon as possible for advisement on transfer of credits.

Professional Program

Admission to the professional program occurs in both Summer and Fall. Pre-nursing students must formally apply for admission to the professional program, typically during the sophomore year, and meet the deadlines and requirements for the admission cycle. To be eligible for consideration for an interview and admission, applicants must have completed at least 3 of the 5 required science courses in the pre-nursing curriculum and have no more than 18 hours of pre-nursing coursework outstanding. Auburn Nursing uses a holistic review to assess applicants for admission. Student experiences, transcripts, and traditional and situational interviews are included in the admission process to provide a holistic viewpoint.  Students are encouraged to learn more about this process by reading the applicant workbook found on the College of Nursing website. Applicant interviews will be conducted once per year in late Fall or early Spring semester. Due to limited enrollment, all students who meet minimum requirements may not be interviewed or admitted.

Students will be notified of admission decisions in writing by March 1. Those applicants admitted must successfully complete all pre-nursing courses with a C or higher before entering the upper division. 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1
Core Fine Arts3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1120 Pre-Calculus Algebra3Core History I or II3
PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology or 1000 Sociology: Global Perspective3Social Science Core 3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health3
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature I or II 3BIOL 2510 Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology I3BIOL 2511 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
BIOL 2501 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1BIOL 3200 General Microbiology3
Core History I or II or Core Social Science3BIOL 3201 General Microbiology Laboratory1
PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics or 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences3Core Literature I or II or Core Humanities3
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences3HDFS 2010 Lifespan Human Development in Family Context3
 NURS 2020 Dosage Calculation and Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals1
 16 15
Total Hours: 63

Summer Admission

Junior
SummerHoursFallHoursSpringHours
NURS 3110 Theoretical Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice3NURS 3210 Clinical Pharmacology3NURS 3330 Professional Nursing Concepts in the Childbearing Family and Reproductive Health4
NURS 3130 Evidence Based Skills, Assessment, and Health Promotion4NURS 3230 Professional Nursing Concepts: Acute Care Across the Lifespan6NURS 3331 Professional Nursing Concepts in the Childbearing Family and Reproductive Health - Clinical2
NURS 3141 Concepts and Evidence Based Skills for Professional Clinical Practice3NURS 3231 Professional Nursing Concepts: Acute Care Across the Lifespan - Clinical4NURS 3730 Professional Nursing Concepts: Mental Health Across the Lifespan2
NURS 3120 Nursing Pathophysiology3 NURS 3731 Professional Nursing Concepts: Mental Health Across the Lifespan Clinical2
  NURS 3630 Professional Nursing Leadership in Microsystems2
 13 13 12
Total Hours: 38
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
NURS 4230 Professional Nursing Concepts: Chronic and Complex Conditions5NURS 4920 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 4
NURS 4231 Professional Nursing Concepts: Chronic and Complex Conditions - Clinical5NURS 4921 Transition to Nursing Practice 7
NURS 4290 Evidence Based Practice2NURS 4930 Community Assessment Project1
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 12 12
Total Hours: 24

Fall Admission

Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
NURS 3110 Theoretical Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice3NURS 3210 Clinical Pharmacology3
NURS 3130 Evidence Based Skills, Assessment, and Health Promotion4NURS 3230 Professional Nursing Concepts: Acute Care Across the Lifespan6
NURS 3141 Concepts and Evidence Based Skills for Professional Clinical Practice3NURS 3231 Professional Nursing Concepts: Acute Care Across the Lifespan - Clinical4
NURS 3120 Nursing Pathophysiology3 
 13 13
Total Hours: 26
Senior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
NURS 3330 Professional Nursing Concepts in the Childbearing Family and Reproductive Health4NURS 4230 Professional Nursing Concepts: Chronic and Complex Conditions5NURS 4920 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 4
NURS 3331 Professional Nursing Concepts in the Childbearing Family and Reproductive Health - Clinical2NURS 4231 Professional Nursing Concepts: Chronic and Complex Conditions - Clinical5NURS 4921 Transition to Nursing Practice 7
NURS 3730 Professional Nursing Concepts: Mental Health Across the Lifespan2NURS 4290 Evidence Based Practice2NURS 4930 Community Assessment Project1
NURS 3731 Professional Nursing Concepts: Mental Health Across the Lifespan Clinical2 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
NURS 3630 Professional Nursing Leadership in Microsystems2  
 12 12 12
Total Hours: 36

TOTAL HOURS - 125

Curriculum guides for the junior and senior year vary according to semester of admission to professional program.