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Nursing, B.S.N.

The BSN Completion Program at Hood College is a program designed to assist the registered nurse develop additional skills for the increasing complexity of health care in the 21st Century. This is accomplished by a foundation of liberal arts courses and supplemental nursing education focusing on leadership, research and evidenced-based practice, critical thinking, nursing theory, and communication, among other competencies for professional nursing practice. Thirty credits will be awarded for the required unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland or a Maryland compact state. Students with an associate’s degree in nursing may transfer up to 62 liberal arts credits.

Prerequisite Courses:
    Students must successfully complete all prerequisite coursework in the liberal arts prior to beginning the nursing sequence.
Natural Sciences:
    Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (Minimum of 2 semesters)
    Microbiology with lab
    Chemistry with lab
    Nutrition
Mathematics:
    Mathematics (100-level or above)
Humanities:
    Humanities Electives (6 credits)
Social Sciences:
    Psychology
    Sociology
    Human Growth and Development
Required courses (30 credits):
  • NUR 301 Dimensions of Professional Nursing
  • NUR 302 Trends in Health Care Delivery
  • NUR 303 Health Assessment
  • NUR 304 Informatics and Health Care Technology
  • NUR 401 Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice
  • NUR 402 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Health Care
  • NUR 403 Community Health Nursing
  • NUR 404 Leadership in Nursing Practice