School of Nursing

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (TBSN)

Our rigorous nursing programs provide you with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities to know how to handle the life-and-death situations that nurses face every day. Caring for people who are sick and afraid requires more than the ability to give an injection or set up an IV. You’ll see this as you work in hospitals, Alzheimer’s units, psychiatric centers, health departments, physician’s offices and other healthcare settings with a team of professors who have more than 100 years of combined clinical experience. It’s a deep compassion and a Christian commitment to loving people that make our professors – and our graduates – stand out from the crowd.

Admission Requirements
  • Submission of application. Applications will be taken until March 1.
  • Submission of official transcripts of all college coursework from all institutions attended.
  • International Students:
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org) for previous nursing coursework.
    • Students with international transcripts must provide evaluation from World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/) for previous non-nursing coursework.
    • International students must show proof of English proficiency. Applicants should request that official TOEFL test scores be sent directly to Enrollment Services.
  •  Minimum cumulative GPA 2.75 in all academic coursework.
  • Completion of a minimum of 55 semester hours of specified courses including successful completion (C or better) of BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 301, MA 107 or 110, MA 211, NU 252, and PSY 301.
  • Minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT is required. Students who are 23 years of age or who have earned either a bachelor’s or master’s degree are exempt from the ACT requirement.
  • Submission of a clear background check.
  • Submission of Health History and record of required immunizations.
  • Student must meet Core Performance Standards in the areas of Cognitive Skills, Psychomotor Skills, and Affective Skills.
  • Submission of current personal health insurance coverage.
  • A personal interview with the Undergraduate Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing may be required, if requested.
TBSN Curriculum
FRESHMAN FALL SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
EN 101 Effective English 3
HI History 3
MA 110 or MA 107 Intermediate Algebra or Structure of Math 3
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
FS Freshman Seminar 1
Elective Elective 3
ZCH 007 Chapel 0
TOTAL 16
FRESHMAN SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
EN 102 Effective English 3
COM 101 or PY 101 Public Speaking or Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSY 301 Human Growth and Development 3
CST 110 Christian Worldview 3
Elective Elective 3
ZCH 007 Chapel 0
TOTAL 15
SOPHOMORE FALL SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MA 211 Elementary Statistics 3
EN 201 The Literary Tradition 3
Elective Social and Behavioral Science elective 3
CST 321 Mission and Message of Jesus 3
ZCH 007 Chapel 0
TOTAL 16
SOPHOMORE SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 301 Microbiology 4
NU 252 Professional Socialization 2
Elective Elective 3
TOTAL 13
JUNIOR FALL SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
NU 309 Introduction to Clinical Nursing 5
NU 310 Client Assessment 3
NU 313 Adult Health Nursing I 5
Elective Elective 2
ZCH 007 Chapel 0
TOTAL 15
JUNIOR SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
NU 430 Principles of Nursing Research 3
NU 314 Nursing the Childbearing Family 5
NU 316 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 5
NU 320 Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care 3
TOTAL 16
SENIOR FALL SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
NU 405 Leadership 3
NU 404 Child Health Nursing 5
NU 410 Pathophysiology 3
NU 412 Community Health Nursing 5
TOTAL 16
SENIOR SPRING SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
NU 414 Adult Health Nursing II 5
NU 415 Adult Health Nursing III 5
NU 416 Nursing Practicum 3
NU 434 Senior Seminar 3
TOTAL 16

Total Credit Hours:

 123
Tuition & Fees
Based on Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Tuition (12-17 hours) $10,100 $10,100 $20,200
Comprehensive Fees $600 $600 $1,200
*Room & Board (see below) $4,800 $4,800 $9,600
Estimated Total (Commuter) $10,700 $10,700 $21,400
Estimated Total (On Campus) $15,500 $15,500 $31,000
Room & Board Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Board $2,100 $2,100 $4,200
Room Options:
Avery Woods, The Parks $2,400 $2,400 $4,800
Arendall, Bedsole, Ingram Halls $2,400 $2,400 $4,800
Faulkner, Samford Halls $2,700 $2,700 $5,400
The Timbers $2,950 $2,950 $5,900
Private Room Charge (based on availability) $500 $500 $1,000

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See full 2016-2017 Tuition & Fees.