Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Curriculum


Students accepted into this program option are admitted to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. During the program’s undergraduate phase, students earn 55 credits and an additional 9 graduate credits at Jefferson College of Nursing. This curriculum plan allows time to integrate theoretical concepts and constructs into clinical practice. Clinical hours may include evenings and weekends.

Year 1

SEMESTER 1 CREDITS
NU 330 Bridge to Success 0
NU 315 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3
NU 317 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan I 3
NU 307 Foundations in Nursing 3.5
NU 308 Introduction to Pharmacology 1.5
NU 319 Professional Practice I 2
NU 328 Immersion Practicum I 2
BSN Credits 15 
Total Credits 15 
SEMESTER 2 CREDITS
NU 318 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan II 4.5
NU 603 Research for Advanced Practice Nursing I 3
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NU 320 Professional Practice II 2
NU 329 Immersion Practicum II 4

BSN Credits

10.5
MSN Credits 6
Total Credits 16.5

Year 2

SEMESTER 3 CREDITS
NU 417 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan III
4.5
NU 416 Population health and Health Disparities 3
NU 415 Care Coordination and Care Transitions 3
NU 419 Professional Practice III 2
NU 428 Immersion Practicum III
4

BSN Credits

16.5
SEMESTER 4 CREDITS
NU 418 Clinical Reasoning
3
NU 420 Professional Practice IV
3
NU 429 Advanced Immersion Practicum IV 2.5
NU 430 Selected Immersion Practicum V
2.5
NU 625 Epidemiology for the Health Professions 3
NU 435 NCLEX Prep for Success
2

BSN Credits

13
MSN Credits 3
Total Credits 16

Credit Summary

  Credits
Prerequisites 65
Undergraduate 55
BSN Awarded 120
Graduate 9

Curriculum for Senior Students for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

SEMESTER 3 CREDITS
NU 402 Pathophysiology III 2
NU 403 Pharmacology III 1
NU 404 Neurology/Psychology 1.5
NU 405 Clinical Practicum IV 3
NU 406 Nursing of Children 1.5
NU 407 Clinical Practicum V 3
NU 603 Research I 3
BSN Credits 15 
SEMESTER 4 CREDITS
NU 409 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 3
NU 410 Community Health Nursing 1.5
NU 411 Clinical Practicum VI 3
NU 412 Complex Health Problems 1.5
NU 413 Clinical Practicum VII 4
NU 414 Senior Seminar 1
BSN Credits 14