Students enrolled in the Traditional BSN program must complete the coursework listed under curriculum to earn the BSN degree through the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS).  All Areas of Proficiency, Areas of Knowledge, clinical prerequisites, and electives, except for the nursing major elective, must be completed prior to the clinical components of the Traditional BSN program (i.e., the third year).  Students should meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services (OSS) to discuss any questions related to degree, clinical prerequisite, or major requirements.

Curriculum Requirements

Areas of Proficiency
English Composition
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
Mathematics
NUR 202Introductory Statistics in Health Care3
Areas of Knowledge
Arts & Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Clinical Prerequisites
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
CHM**4-5
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215Principles of Systemic Physiology3
MIC 320Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System for Nurses3
MTH***3
NUR 202Introductory Statistics in Health Care3
NUR 306Principles of Nutrition3
NUR 317Theories in Growth and Development3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
Major****
NUR 300Seminar in Inter-Professional Health Care1
NUR 304Adult Health I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (C)6
NUR 307Pharmacology3
NUR 308Adult Health II (C)7
NUR 311Theories and Concepts of Nursing2
NUR 314Health Assessment and Promotion (L)3
NUR 315Pathophysiology3
NUR 318Women's Health Nursing (C)4
NUR 320Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (C)4
NUR 400Theories, Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 411Adult Health III (C)5
NUR 412Epidemiology for Population-Based Care2
NUR 418Pre-Immersion for Traditional Option Students (*****)0
NUR 430Leadership in Nursing3
NUR 441Public Health Nursing (C)2
NUR 448Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (C)4
NUR 453Role Transition (C)5
Elective******3
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills*******0
Electives********2
Total Credit Hours123-124
C

Course includes a clinical component and meets the UM civic engagement criteria.

L

Course includes a lab component.

*

The nursing major may be used to fulfill this cognate area.

**

Chemistry is satisfied by CHM 103/CHM 105, CHM 111/CHM 113, or CHM 121/CHM 113.

***

MTH 101, MTH 107, or mathematics placement higher than MTH 107.  Note: MTH 107 is a pre- or co-requisite for BIL 150.

****

These NUR courses follow a lock-step sequence; these NUR courses must be taken in the semesters specified in the Plan of Study.

*****

Course must be completed online via Blackboard prior to full matriculation into the clinical components of the Traditional BSN program (i.e., the third year); students officially register for the course in their first semester of their third year but the course does not affect the students' GPA.

******

This elective must be completed by taking at least 3 credits in a BIL, BPH, HCS, HST, or NUR course at or above the 200 level (except for BPH 202, HCS 202, and NUR 202). 

*******

These courses are factored into the Traditional BSN nursing coursework; students do not need to take extra courses to complete this requirement.

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The number of electives students take may vary due to differences in placement scores, transfer credits, course and cognate selections, etc.

This is only a sample.  There are numerous ways students can create plans of study for the Traditional BSN program.  Students should feel empowered to use the information listed in the Academic Bulletin and the Student Handbook to take charge of their education, pursue their own academic interests, and create their own, unique plans of study.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) recommends students create their own plan of study that accounts for their ENG and MTH placement scores and incorporates their major, minor, and cognate interests.  Once students draft their initial plan of study, they are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services (OSS) to review their plan, address any questions or concerns, discuss areas for improvement, and brainstorm ways to integrate research experiences, study abroad opportunities, global initiatives, graduate school requirements, and career preparation experiences.

The sample plan of study listed below is based on the following ENG and MTH placement information and major, minor, and cognate selections:

  • ENG placement: ENG 105
  • MTH placement: MTH 101
  • Major(s): Nursing
  • Minor(s): None
  • Cognates
    • Art & Humanities: World of Music (RAU = Music)
    • People & Society: The Science of Human Development (RAU = Psychology)
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Nursing major (RAU = Nursing & Health Studies)

All Areas of Proficiency, Areas of Knowledge, clinical prerequisites, and electives, except for the nursing major elective, must be completed prior to the clinical components of the Traditional BSN program (i.e., the third year).

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
CHM 103
CHM 105
Chemistry for Life Sciences I (Lecture)
and Chemistry for Life Sciences I (Laboratory)
4
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MCY 131 Understanding Music (counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIL 150 General Biology 4
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MCY 124 The Evolution of Jazz (counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
NUR 317 Theories in Growth and Development (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
NUR 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
NUR 300 Seminar in Inter-Professional Health Care (*) 1
NUR 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
NUR 311 Theories and Concepts of Nursing (*) 2
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
HCS 215 Principles of Systemic Physiology 3
MCY 313 Music of Latin America (counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
MIC 320 Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System for Nurses 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
NUR 304 Adult Health I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (*; C) 6
NUR 307 Pharmacology (*) 3
NUR 314 Health Assessment and Promotion (*; L) 3
NUR 315 Pathophysiology (*) 3
NUR 418 Pre-Immersion for Traditional Option Students (*; **) 0
 Credit Hours15
Spring
NUR 308 Adult Health II (*; C) 7
NUR 318 Women's Health Nursing (*; C) 4
NUR 320 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (*; C) 4
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
NUR 400 Theories, Research and Evidence-Based Practice (*) 3
NUR 411 Adult Health III (*; C) 5
NUR 412 Epidemiology for Population-Based Care (*) 2
NUR 448 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (*; C) 4
 Credit Hours14
Spring
NUR 430 Leadership in Nursing (*) 3
NUR 441 Public Health Nursing (*; C) 2
NUR 453 Role Transition (*; C) 5
Major Elective (*; ***) 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours121
C

Course includes a clinical component and meets the UM civic engagement criteria.

L

Course includes a lab component.

*

These NUR courses follow a lock-step sequence; these NUR courses must be taken in the semesters specified in this Plan of Study.

**

Course must be completed online via Blackboard prior to full matriculation into the clinical components of the Traditional BSN program (i.e., the third year); students officially register for the course in their first semester of their third year but the course does not affect the students' GPA.

***

This elective must be completed by taking at least 3 credits in a BIL, BPH, HCS, HST, or NUR course at or above the 200 level (except for BPH 202, HCS 202, and NUR 202).