Admissions Requirements and Required Courses – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

Required Courses – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

General Education Curricular Commons
  • FYE 100: Freshman Year Experience – 1 credit
  • ENG 101: College Writing and Research I – 3 credits
  • ENG 102: College Writing and Research II – 3 credits
  • LS 100: Architecture of Information – 1 credit
  • Faith and Reasoning Elective General Education Requirement – 3 credits
  • RELS 310: Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care – 3 credits
  • Global Consciousness Elective General Education Requirement – 3 credits
  • Communication and Expression Elective General Education Requirement – 3 credits
  • MATH 122: Statistics – 3 credits
  • Elective – 3 credits
  • Elective – 3 credits
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking Elective General Education Requirement – 3 credits
Required Related Courses
  • BIO 205: Anatomy and Physiology I – 4 credits
  • BIO 206: Anatomy and Physiology II – 4 credits
  • BIO 202: Microbiology – 4 credits
  • BIO 307: Pathophysiology – 3 credits
  • PSYC 105: Life Span Development – 3 credits
  • MGT 420: Business Dimensions of Health Care – 3 credits
Nursing Courses
  • NURS 102: Nursing Mentoring Seminar I – 1 credit
  • NURS 201: Nursing Mentoring Seminar II – 1 credit
  • NURS 203: Nursing Mentoring for Transfer Students – 2 credits
  • NURS 215: Nursing Theory, Role Development, and Innovation – 3 credits
  • NURS 225: Health Literacy, Patient Education, and Informatics – 3 credits
  • NURS 235: Global Issues in Health Care and Social Policy – 3 credits
  • NURS 245: Geriatrics and Health Care – 3 credits
  • NURS 305: Primary Care: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan – 4 credits
  • NURS 306: Primary Care: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Practicum – 2 credits
  • NURS 325: Fundamentals of Nursing Modalities ­- 3 credits
  • NURS 326: Fundamentals of Nursing Modalities Practicum – 2 credits
  • NURS 350: Pharmacological Therapeutics – 3 credits
  • NURS 345: Mental Health Nursing – 3 credits
  • NURS 346: Mental Health Nursing Practicum – 2 credits
  • NURS 355: Care of Healthy Adults and Elderly Populations – 4 credits
  • NURS 356: Care of Healthy Adults and Elderly Populations Practicum – 2 credits
  • NURS 380: Ethical/Legal Issues in Healthcare – 3 credits
  • NURS 450: Critique and Evaluation of Nursing Research – 3 credits
  • NURS 435: Health Problems of Adult and Elderly Populations – 4 credits
  • NURS 436: Health Problems of Adult and Elderly Populations Practicum – 2 credits
  • NURS 415: Care of Childbearing Family – 3 credits
  • NURS 416: Care of Childbearing Family Practicum – 1 credits
  • NURS 420: Care of Childrearing Family – 3 credits
  • NURS 422: Care of Childrearing Family Practicum – 1 credits
  • NURS 460: Clinical Immersion/Capstone – 5 credits
  • NURS 485: Public Health and Disaster Management – 3 credits
  • NURS 486: Public Health and Disaster Management Practicum – 2 credits

Total Credits: 122

Degree Requirements
  • Successful completion of 122 credits.
  • Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.75 throughout the program.
  • A grade of C+ or higher in all nursing courses.
  • A grade of C+ in all science courses.
  • Degree requirements must be completed within seven years from the start of the program. This time limit includes leaves-of-absence. Students who do not complete the program requirements within this time frame may be required to complete additional coursework.

Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.

Admission Requirements – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
Admission Requirements for High School Seniors*

High school seniors seeking admission to Felician University’s Prelicensure Nursing Program must meet the following requirements upon applying to the program:

  • A completed application to the University.
  • Proof of high school graduation, official transcripts, GED/IGCSE or copy of High School diploma.
  • 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Minimum 980 or higher on the SAT.
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 18 or higher on the newly concorded ACT.
  • A grade of C+ or higher in high school laboratory Biology and Chemistry.
  • A grade of C+ in Algebra I and one of the following courses: Geometry, Algebra II or Calculus.
  • Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Please note: If you do not meet the admission requirements you may consider the Preparing for a Career in Nursing Program, which provides additional support and coursework for recent high school graduates with no prior university experience needing to strengthen their academic abilities to meet the eligibility requirements for admission to the Felician University nursing program. The prescribed coursework includes educational remediation and developmental work.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students*
  • A completed application to the university.
  • Official copies of transcripts.
  • 
C+ (77) or higher in high school or university level laboratory chemistry.
  • C+ (77) or higher in two years of university preparatory math, including at least one year of algebra or a university level math course.
  • 
Completion of at least 30 university credits which must include the following pre-requisite courses (with a C+ or better and a 3.0 or higher GPA):
    • English I and II
    • Life Span Development
    • Statistics
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
    • Microbiology
    • Global Consciousness Elective or Faith and Reason Elective
    • Critical and Analytical Thinking Elective
  • Students who have taken the required science courses more than seven years prior to beginning the junior year clinical nursing sequence are required to either pass a challenge examination in order to receive university credit or retake the course/s and achieve a grade of C+ or higher.
  • No non-nursing course with a grade less than a C will be accepted for transfer credit.
  • An evaluation regarding the transferability of credits in nursing courses is done on a case-by-case basis. The official transcript must be on file with the Admissions Office or the Registrar. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the Associate Dean of the program a copy of the course syllabus. A grade of B- or higher is required in the course in which transfer credit is being requested. The Associate Dean shall make the final decision regarding the awarding of transfer nursing credits.

* Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Progression Pre-requisites for Entrance to Junior Year Nursing Clinical Sequence
  • Prior to enrolling in courses in the Junior Year’s Clinical Nursing Sequence, students must first satisfy the following requirements:
  • Satisfactory completion of 60 credits of required preclinical coursework as identified by the program in the University catalog with a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • A passing grade in all nursing mentoring seminars.
    • A grade of C+ or higher in all nursing and science courses.
    • A grade of C or higher in all other courses.
    • Proof of CPR (either American Heart Association – BLS for Health Care Providers), Liability Insurance, and Health Clearance on file with the Director of Clinical Compliance.
    • Adherence to a criminal history background check as required by a clinical agency. The Agency reserves the right to exclude a student from their site based on the results of their
      Criminal History Background Check. Such exclusion shall result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program.