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Nursing B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements .

All students must meet the College Requirements.

This major leads to a Bachelor of Science. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for the university. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, loans, awards, and employment (see the section on Financial Aid in this catalogue). A minimum of 127 approved credits is required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students are encouraged to purchase a personal computer. Specifications for hardware and software requirements may be found at UVM’s Enterprise Technology Services's website.

The curriculum, conducted in four academic years, provides balance between general and professional education. Courses in the sciences (biological, physical, social) and humanities serve as a foundation for the nursing courses.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 127 credits in full or part-time study. The major components of the curriculum are: required non-nursing courses, elective courses, and major nursing courses. Students must successfully achieve:

Major nursing courses67
Required non-nursing courses48
Elective courses12
Courses meeting university-approved Diversity requirements must be met through select required non-nursing and elective courses6

A Model Curriculum in Nursing (127 credits)

First YearCredits
CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry4  
ENGS 001 Written Expression3  
PSYS 001 Intro to Psychological Science3  
HDFS 005 Human Development3  
NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst1  
CHEM 026 Outline of Organic & Biochem  4
SOC 001 SU: Introduction to Sociology1  3
PSYS 170 Abnormal Psychology  3
NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition  3
Philosophy or Religion or Ethics Elective  3
Year Total: 14 16
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
MMG 065 Microbiology & Pathogenesis4  
STAT 111 Elements of Statistics3  
PRNU 110 Art & Science of Nursing3  
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
PRNU 111 Research in Nursing  3
PRNU 113 Health Assessment  3
PRNU 114 Intro to Clinical Practice  3
Elective  3
Year Total: 17-18 16
NURS 120 Pathophysiology3  
PRNU 121 Gerontology3  
PRNU 128 Pharmacology4  
PRNU 129 Women & Newborn Nurs: Thry&Ptm4  
Elective3 3
PRNU 131 Health Alterations  3
PRNU 134 Adlt Hlth Nursing I Thry & Ptm  6
PRNU 132 Child & Adoles Nurs:Thry & Ptm
or PRNU 235 Psych/MH Nurs: Thry & Ptm
Year Total: 17 17
PRNU 231 Chronic & Palliative Care Nurs3  
PRNU 234 Adlt Hlth Nurs II: Thry & Ptm6  
PRNU 132 Child & Adoles Nurs:Thry & Ptm
or PRNU 235 Psych/MH Nurs: Thry & Ptm
PRNU 240 Iss & Ldrs Prf Nurs Thr & Ptm  6
PRNU 241 Public Hlth Nurs: Thry & Prctm  6
PRNU 243 Transition to Prof Practice  1
Elective  3
Year Total: 14 16
Total Credits in Sequence: 127-128

Any sociology course under 100 can be substituted for SOC 001.


Six credits meeting diversity requirements must be taken prior to graduation (3 credits D1 and 3 credits D1 or D2)

Must meet University sustainability requirement prior to graduation