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ADN Course Requirements

Welcome Students

Our programs are learning-intensive and time-consuming. You will be required to complete course work, clinical work, skills testing, theory testing, nursing care plans and more.

We strongly recommend that you work no more than 24 hours per week during the course of your program. If your family and home commitments are high, we recommend you curtail outside employment even further.

In order to enroll in nursing courses, you must have applied and been accepted to a specific nursing program.

All non-nursing courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Grades of C- or lower will not count toward credits you need to graduate.

Some prerequisite courses, support courses and general education courses are offered through WSU Online.

The nursing program dates and deadlines override Continuing Education, online and distance learning guidelines. Support courses must be completed and grades posted two weeks prior to nursing orientation.

See the WSU Catalog for individual course descriptions.

Prerequisite Courses

All accepted students (including high school graduates) must complete the science option I or II by the end of summer semester prior to starting the nursing program.

Science Option I

  • HTHS 1110 (LS) /1111 - Integrated Human Anatomy/Physiology I & II (8)
  • CHEM 1050 (PS) - Intro to General, Organic and Biochemistry (5)*
  • MATH Quantitative Literacy Requirement (QL) (3–4), see advisor

Science Option II

  • ZOOL 2100 - Human Anatomy (4)
  • ZOOL 2200 - Human Physiology (4)
  • CHEM 1050 (PS) - Intro to General, Organic and Biochemistry (5)*
  • MATH Quantitative Literacy Requirement (QL) (3–4), see advisor

*CHEMISTRY NOTE: For applicants attending a college or university where Chemistry 1050 (PS) is not available, take CHEM 1110 (PS) Elementary Chemistry (5). In addition, some graduate nursing programs require two sections of chemistry; therefore, Chemistry 1110 and Chemistry 1120 would be a best choice. Consult an academic advisor for more information.

General Education & Support Courses

General Education

We recommend you have some general education courses completed prior to beginning the program. This will lighten the course load during the program.

  • Humanities (HU) (3)
  • Creative Arts (CA) (3)
  • Humanities or Creative Arts (3)
  • Social Science (SS) (3)
  • American Institutions (3)
  • Information Literacy (IL) (.5/1)
  • Diversity (3)*

*Refer to general education requirements in the university catalog for diversity courses: humanities/diversity (HV), creative arts/diversity (CV) or social science/diversity (SV).

Support Courses

  • PSY 1010 (SS) - Introductory Psychology (3) or                                              CHF 1500 (SS/DV) - Human Development (3)
  • ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing (3)
  • ENGL 2010 (EN)- Intermediate Writing (3)
  • Humanities (HU) or Creative Arts (CA) (3)

Suggested Course Outline – First Year

You must be accepted to the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing to register for nursing courses. All nursing courses must be passed with a grade of B- (80 percent) or higher to proceed in the program.

First Semester (First Year)

  • NRSG 2100 - Pharmacology for Nurses 1 (3)
  • NRSG 2200 - Nursing Foundations (3)
  • NRSG 2250 - Nursing Foundations Clinical (2)
  • NRSG 2251 - Nursing Foundations Laboratory (1)

Second Semester (First Year)

  • NRSG 2300 - Patient Centered Nursing Care 1 (3)
  • NRSG 2350 - Patient Centered Nursing Care Clinical 1 (2)
  • NRSG 2351 - Patient Centered Nursing Care 1 Laboratory (1)
  • PSY 1010 (SS) - Introduction to Psychology (3) or                                        CHF 1500 (SS/DV) - Human Development (3)
  • ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing (3)

Suggested Course Outline – Second Year

Summer Semester (Second Year)

  • American Institutions (Ai) (3)
  • Humanities (HU) (3)

Third Semester (Second Year)

  • NRSG 2500 - Patient Centered Nursing Care 3 (3)
  • NRSG 2550 - Patient Centered Nursing Care Clinical 3 (2)
  • NRSG 2551 - Patient Centered Nursing Care 3 Laboratory (1)
  • NRSG 3100 - Pharmacology for Nurses 2 (3)
  • ENGL 2010 (EN) - Intermediate Writing (3)

Fourth Semester (Second Year)

  • NRSG 3200 - Complex Patient Centered Nursing Care 1 (3)
  • NRSG 3300 - Entry into Nursing Professional Practice (3)
  • NRSG 3350 - Entry into Nursing Professional Practice Preceptorship (3)
  • Humanities (HU) or Creative Arts (CA) (3)
  • Information Literacy (IL) (.5-1)
  • Creative Arts (CA) (3)