Nursing: Accelerated Pre-Licensure (B.S.N.) - Resident

Nursing: Accelerated Pre-Licensure (B.S.N.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective 23
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 30-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 42
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 42
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 42
THEO 202Theology Survey II 42
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


ENGL 102 Composition and Literature (3 c.h.) is strongly recommended


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 203Introductory Microbiology 14
BIOL 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I 13
BIOL 214Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 11
BIOL 215Human Anatomy and Physiology II 13
BIOL 216Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 11
CHEM 107Essentials of General and Organic Chemistry 14
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
PHIL 380Biomedical Ethics 13
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology 13
Total Hours28

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
NURS 104Introduction to Nursing and Medical Terminology3
NURS 115Pre-licensure Pathophysiology3
NURS 200Nursing Process Application2
NURS 202Clinical Application of Nutritional Principles for Nurses3
NURS 210Pre-licensure Health Assessment3
NURS 221Fundamentals in Nursing4
NURS 225Pre-licensure Research in Nursing3
NURS 301Strategies for Adult Health Care I5
NURS 302Strategies for Adult Health Care II5
NURS 305Pharmacology3
NURS 306Pharmacology II3
NURS 354Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Lecture3
NURS 355Nursing Care of Children Lecture3
NURS 356Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Clinical1
NURS 357Nursing Care of Children Clinical1
NURS 441Pre-licensure Strategies for Community Health Nursing Lecture3
NURS 442Pre-licensure Strategies for Community Health Nursing Clinical1
NURS 445Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Healthcare3
NURS 451Strategies for Mental Health Care3
NURS 460Advanced Strategies for Adult Health Care4
NURS 490Transition to Practice5
Nursing Elective 13
Total Hours67

Choose one of the following courses: NURS 316, NURS 415, NURS 416, NURS 417, NURS 419NURS 420, NURS 464, NURS 465, or NURS 466

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 126 total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 31.5 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all major and major foundational courses
  • 50% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 31.5 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
PHIL 380 Biomedical Ethics 3
NURS 200 Nursing Process Application 2
NURS 210 Pre-licensure Health Assessment 3
NURS 221 Fundamentals in Nursing 4
NURS 225 Pre-licensure Research in Nursing 3
Second Semester
NURS 301 Strategies for Adult Health Care I 5
NURS 305 Pharmacology 3
NURS 354 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Lecture 3
NURS 356 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Clinical 1
Second Year
First Semester
NURS 302 Strategies for Adult Health Care II 5
NURS 306 Pharmacology II 3
NURS 355 Nursing Care of Children Lecture 3
NURS 357 Nursing Care of Children Clinical 1
Second Semester
NURS 441 Pre-licensure Strategies for Community Health Nursing Lecture 3
NURS 442 Pre-licensure Strategies for Community Health Nursing Clinical 1
NURS 445 Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Healthcare 3
Third Year
First Semester
NURS 451 Strategies for Mental Health Care 3
NURS 460 Advanced Strategies for Adult Health Care 4
NURS 490 Transition to Practice 5
Nursing Elective 1 3
 Total Hours61

Choose from the following courses: NURS 316, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 464, 465, or 466


Accelerated program starts in Summer semester

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