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STEP Curriculum

Prerequisite and


General Studies Course Requirements


Written Composition (6 SH Required)

EH 101 English Composition 3 SH
EH 102 English Composition 3 SH


Humanities and Fine Arts (12 SH Required)

EH Literature I 3 SH
  Fine Arts Elective 3 SH
  Literature II, Humanities, or Fine Arts 3 SH
  Humanities or Fine Arts 3 SH

Students must complete one course (3 SH) in literature and must have a 6 SH sequence (2 courses) either in literature or history.


Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 SH Required)

BY 101/103 Introductory Biology I/Lab 4 SH
CY 105/107 General Chemistry I/Lab 4 SH
MS 112 Pre-calculus Algebra 3 SH
 


History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 SH Required)

PSY 201 Principles of Psychology 3 SH
HY History I 3 SH
  History II, Social Science, or Behavioral Science 3 SH
  Social Science or Behavioral Science 3 SH

Students must complete one course (3 SH) in history and must have a 6 SH sequence (2 courses) either in history or literature.

 


Preprofessional, Major, and Elective Courses (21 SH Required)

BY 263 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SH
BY 264 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 SH
BY 283 Microbiology 4 SH
  Preprofessional, Major, and Elective Courses 9 SH

The Alabama General Studies Articulation Agreement provides for alternatives in some prerequisite courses.  Contact a JSU College of Nursing advisor for specific details. See contact information.





STEP Program Course Sequence


STEP recognizes the past academic and experiential knowledge of the Registered Nurse. RNs are awarded 35 hours of STEP Nursing Credit after completion of first semester course work.


Semester 1


NU 345 Communication of Ethical Issues 4 SH
NU 352 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 SH
NU 365 Pharmacology for Practicing Nurses 2 SH


Semester 2


NU 350 Professional Roles and Issues 5 SH
NU 401M Research Outcomes Management for the Practicing Nurse 3 SH
NU 423 Nursing Management and Leadership 3 SH


Semester 3


NU Elective 3 SH
NU 343 Concepts of Emergency/Disaster Nursing 3 SH
NU 456 Population Based Health Care 6 SH
 
  
  
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