Degree Requirements

Required Courses | 55 credits

The Nursing Major (First Professional Degree) consists of a total of 122 credit hours, 55 of which are Nursing courses. Several of the Nursing courses listed below have Clinical and/or Laboratory components.

  • NU 205/205L Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • NU 220/220L Pharmacology and Nursing Implications
  • NU 215 Health Assessment
  • NU 210 Health & Wellness & Cultural Diversity
  • NU 310 Pathophysiology
  • NU 300 Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing
  • NU 330 Care of the Childbearing Family
  • NU 340 Introduction to Adult Nursing
  • NU 365 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
  • NU 360 Adult Nursing 2
  • NU 370 Nursing Leadership
  • NU 374 Concepts in Child Health Nursing
  • NU 381 Public Health Nursing
  • NU 390 Senior Synthesis Seminar
  • NU 395 Transitions into Professional Nursing Practice

Required Non-Nursing Courses | 67 credits

Students take an additional 67 credits of required course work from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Math, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Theology and Religious Studies, Literature, History, and Arts/Communication. There are additional courses that are required for all Sacred Heart University students not included on this list.  

  • BI 126/127 Nursing Human Anatomy/Physiology 1
  • BI 128/129 Nursing Human Anatomy/Physiology 2
  • BI 161/162 Introduction to Microbiology
  • MA 105 Math Applications for Health Sciences
  • MA 131 Statistics for Decision Making
  • CH 117/119 General, Organic and Biochemistry
  • PS 110 Introduction to Psychology
  • PS 252 Child Development Psychology
  • SO 110 Sociological Imagination or Equivalent
  • PH 101 Introduction to Problems of Philosophy or Equivalent
  • TRS 101 Introduction to Study of Religion or Equivalent
  • TRS 340 Bioethics: Religious Approaches
    • or PH 258 Bioethics: Philosophical Approaches