BSN Pre-Licensure Program

SAMPLE* Nursing Program Curriculum

*This Sample Curriculum is presented ONLY to provide a conceptualization of the required coursework involved. Factors such as placement testing, course prerequisites, and course availability each semester may determine a student's actual navigation of the program curriculum. Also, all NURS courses are reserved ONLY for students who are admitted to the major upon completion of the admission criteria (See below). Admission is competitive and is NOT guaranteed.

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First Year, Semester One First Year, Semester Two

CHEM 1090 - Chemistry for Health Professions (3)

CHEM 1100 - Chemistry Lab (1)

PSYC 1010 - General Psychology (4)

Cultural Diversity in the U.S. Course (3)

CS 1000 - Computer Basics (3)

NURS 1000 - Orientation to Nursing (1)

BIOL 2050 - Concepts in Biology II (5)

GSW 1120 - Academic Writing (3)

MATH 1150 - Intro to Statistics (3)

Social Sciences/Int'l. Perspective Course (3)



Second Year, Semester One Second Year, Semester Two

BIOL 3320 - Anatomy & Physiology II (4)

BIOL 3140 - Microbiology for Hlth. Prof. (3)

BIOL 3150 - Microbiology Lab (1)

AHS 3010 - Medical Terminology (2)

PHIL 1020 - Ethics (3)

BIOL 3310 - Anatomy & Physiology I (4)

FN 2070 - Intro to Human Nutrition (3)

PSYC 3100 - Lifespan Development (3)

Humanities & Arts Course/Int'l. Perspective Course (3)


Third Year, Semester One** Third Year, Semester Two**

NURS 3010 - Nursing Agency I (3)

NURS 3110 Nursing Agency II (3)

NURS 3210 - Nursing Agency III (3)

NURS 3170 - Concepts in Pathophys. (3)

NURS 4950 - Nursing Research (3)

NURS 3120 - Adult Health Nursing I (7)

NURS 3630 - Mental Health Nursing (5)

NURS 3180 - Concepts in Pharm. (3)




Fourth Year, Semester One** Fourth Year, Semester Two**

NURS 4030 - Adult Health Nursing II (7)

NURS 3620 - Women's Health Nursing (5)

NURS 4020 - Ldrshp. & Mgmt. in Nursing (3)


NURS 3640 - Parent-Child Nursing (5)

NURS 4010  - Community Health Nursing (5)

NURS 3130 - Gerontology (3)

NURS 4250 - Nursing Competency Prep. (2)

** Courses Taken Based on Admission to the Upper-Division Nursing Program - Consideration for admission into BGSU's Basic nursing program is dependent upon completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of a "C" or better in all BG Perspective courses, nursing prerequisites, and supportive requirement courses and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all coursework, including transfer courses. Admission is competitive, based on cumulative GPA; academic progression including repeated courses, withdraws, no-grade and incompletes. The minimum GPA for admission in 2009-2010 was approximately 3.40. Prerequisite courses must be completed in order for admission to be granted

The courses taken during the freshman and sophomore years prepare students for the nursing major. Students take courses in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities while also selecting courses of special interest. The nursing major is concentrated at the upper division. Students learn in state-of-the-art mock hospital and simulation laboratories. Nursing classrooms at UTHSC are equipped with cutting-edge teaching technology.

The College of Nursing offers admissions three times per year, in May (Summer term), August (Fall term), or January (Spring term). Students pursue skills in interpersonal communication, physical assessment and use of the nursing process. They are introduced to evidence based practice and the need for lifelong learning. The development of management and leadership potential is facilitated.

The School of Nursing has collaborative relationships in nursing education, consultation and practice with numerous hospitals and community health agencies in northwest Ohio. By combining classroom theory with actual clinical experience, nursing students attain the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level professional practice.

Graduates of BGSU's nursing program are eligible to take the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse and to pursue graduate studies in nursing.

Admission Requirements and Application Process (Click Here)

Admission to the Upper Division Basic BSN Nursing Program is very competitive, and involves:

  1. Completion of Program Prerequisites ("Supportive Requirements" and GSW 1120) with a letter grade of "C" or better - See Program Check Sheet.
    1. Note All coursework for the BSN Basic Nursing Program must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or better.
  2. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, which reflects all courses ever taken anywhere at the college level.
  3. Completion and Submission of the Program Application via NursingCAS by the deadline for each admission cycle:  
Semester of Entry NursingCAS and Supplemental Applications Open NursingCAS and Supplemental Application Deadline
Summer October 15 January 15
Fall February 15 May 1
Spring June 1 September 1

**Please note: NursingCAS will have a 3 day maintenance period from Aug. 7-9, 2012. During this time period applicants will not be able to log into their application and new applicants will not be able to create an account. However, once the maintenance period ends, applicants can log back into their application without a problem and will not have to re-enter any information. Additionally, new applicants will be able to create an account once the maintenance period ends. Application website.

Please Note The Following

  • In NursingCAS, select "BSN Basic Nursing Program" designation under "University of Toledo College of Nursing"
  • Application requires the creation of an online profile at NursingCAS with an application submission fee of $45.  
  • In order to allow for processing, it is best to have applications submitted 4-6 weeks before the application deadline)

Applications will be reviewed by the UT College of Nursing's Admissions Committee approximately six (6) weeks after the application deadlines for each semester. Applicants will be evaluated based on their GPA and Overall Academic Progress, and only the top 80 applicants from each semester are admitted.

Since Admission is very competitive, it is recommended that applicants be in possession of at least a 3.40 - 3.60 minimum cumulative GPA if they are to realistically expect to be admitted in any given admission cycle.

Click Here For More Details And To Begin The BSN Nursing Application Process

Special Considerations

Tuition for the nursing program is the same as for all other degree programs at BGSU. However, there are additional charges for uniforms, professional liability insurance, physical examinations, specific health tests, laboratory and technology fees, upper-division professional course fees, exit exam and convocation.

Students are expected to arrange for their own transportation to and from the nursing classes and clinical laboratories in Toledo and/or adjacent communities.

High School Preparation

Nursing knowledge is based on chemistry, mathematics, biology and social sciences. Most courses that nursing students take are structured on the assumption that students have a basic knowledge of these subject areas. A weak high school preparation may reduce a student's chance of being admitted to the professional nursing program since admission to BGSU in no way guarantees admission to the program.

Students should follow a college preparatory curriculum that includes four units (credits) of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, three units of science, three units of social studies, two units of the same foreign language and one unit of the visual or performing arts. Students who have not taken all these recommended courses may be required to take University courses to make up any deficiencies.

Requirements for Transfer Students

All students requesting transfer into the upper-division nursing major will be considered on an individual basis. Admission to BGSU must be completed before seeking admission to the nursing major to determine equivalency of previous coursework.

Consideration for transfer into the nursing major is based upon:

  1. Completion of prerequisite courses.
  2. Being in good academic standing.
  3. Available space in the program.

Individual evaluation of completed nursing courses must be requested before starting upper division courses. The student must meet all standards that apply to other students in effect at the time of admission.