Major: Nursing (Track I)

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan (Academic Year 2016-2017)

The Suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses.  Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate.  Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan worksheet

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2016-2017 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester Credits
 CH 110 Principles of Chemistry* 3
CH 110L Principles of Chemistry Lab* 1
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1
 Core: EN 111 – College Writing*(or EN 320 or EN 119&120 by placement) 3
 Core:MA 118 – Analytical Mathematics for Nursing 3
 Core: Social Science – PS 150 General Psychology I 3
Core: Modern Language – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Total: 17
Spring Semester Credits
 BI 203 Human Anatomy & Physiology* 3
 BI 203L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab* 1
 Core: CO 230 – Communication Skills (or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
 MA 207 or PS 208 Statistics 3
 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Catholic Theology 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
BI 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 3
 BI 204L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab* 1
 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
 Core: Social Science – SO 101: Introduction to Sociology 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 BI 315N: Microbiology 3
 BI 315X: Microbiology Lab 1
 Core: Literature – EN XXX 3
 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
NU 219: The Professional Nurse: An Introduction to Practice 2
Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
 NU 301 Fundamentals of Nursing 6
 NU 303: Health & Cultural Assessment Across Life Span 5
 NU 305 Pathophysiology 4
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 NU 306 Adult Nursing I 8
 NU 308 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
 NU 310 Pharmacology 3
Total: 14

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 NU 411 Parent Child/Pediatric/Mental Health 8
 NU 412; Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 4
 NU 415 Leadership, Finance and Healthcare Policy in Nursing 4
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 NU 416 Adult Nursing II 8
 NU 418 Transition to Professional Nursing 3
 NU 420 Community and Public Health 5
Total: 16

*Students may begin the science sequence only if they test into college level Math.  Students tested into developmental Math must wait to begin the science sequence once they can take MA 112 or higher.

**A second writing intensive (WI) course is required.  Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 125 credits

GPA: 2.75

Minimum Grade for traditional students in Nursing Pre-requisite Courses: C

Minimum Grade in NU Courses: C+