Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


Nursing: Upper Division Sequence (NUR)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.3801

College of Nursing


Major Description

The Upper Division (NUR) sequence is for students who have completed all nursing prerequisite courses and have a minimum GPA of 3.20.

Notice: This curriculum is for all students admitted into the Upper Division Sequence starting in Fall 2017. Students admitted prior to Fall 2017 will follow the appropriate admission year plan.

Limited Access - This major has additional admissions requirements as listed in this section.

This is a full-time limited access program, as mandated by the state, and is structured sequentially. Admission is competitive. Any student who applies to the undergraduate program at the College of Nursing is initially coded as "Pre-Nursing" prior to official acceptance to the College of Nursing.

C.A.R.E. (Creating Access to RN Education) sequence is a special program developed for the first time in college (FTIC) students. Requirements for consideration are a minimum 3.8 cumulative weighted high school grade point average and a combined score of at least 1360 on the SAT or a composite score of at least a 29 on the ACT. To maintain C.A.R.E. status pre-nursing students must maintain a 3.60 GPA and a minimum grade of C (3.0 GPA) in all state mandated prerequisite courses

Admissions Requirements:

  • Admission to the University of South Florida (Tampa Campus).
  • Completed application to the College of Nursing prior to the published deadline for the intended term of entry.
  • Minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work.
  • Completion of seven of the eight Nursing prerequisite courses by the published application deadline for the intended term of entry.
    • Note: Any outstanding Nursing prerequisite courses must be completed by the program start date, with a minimum grade of C or better, while maintaining a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.
  • Completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, and the State Computation Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule Math) by the published application deadline.
  • Completion of the University's Foreign Language Entrance Requirement (FLENT) and University Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Core Curriculum (General Education) requirements by the intended term of entry.

If a student receives a grade less than a C in any two prerequisite courses while declared as Pre-Nursing, the student will be required to select another major at the University of South Florida. Grade forgiveness will not apply to the mandated requirement of changing the major. In addition, if a student does not meet the minimum GPA requirement to be eligible to apply for admission following 60 completed hours and all prerequisite courses attempted, the student will be required to select another major at the University of South Florida.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

The state-mandated nursing common pre-requisites are required to be completed before the published application deadline for the intended term of entry. A grade of 'C' or better is required.

The University's Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum (General Education) requirements and College of Nursing's prerequisite/support courses may be completed through the A.A. degree from a Florida College System institution. If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. The A.A. degree satisfies admission requirements only if courses are carefully selected and include the required major prerequisite/support courses.

The College of Nursing requires certain courses within the Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum (General Education) requirement for the natural, social and behavioral sciences, and mathematics. Students must complete the prerequisite courses listed below prior to being admitted to the Upper Division sequence except those students in the C.A.R.E. program. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

All courses not approved by the Florida State Course Numbering System (includes all Florida public colleges, universities, and College System institutions) used to satisfy these prerequisite requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

  • BSC X085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I course, 4 semester hours
  • BSC X086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II course, 4 semester hours
  • CHM, BSC, PHY, PCB, BCH XXXX Any Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Biochemistry course, 3 semester hours
  • DEP X004 Human Growth & Development or any Human Growth & Development course, 3 semester hours
  • HUN X201 Human Nutrition or any Human Nutrition course OR NUR 1192, 3 semester hours
  • MCB X010C Microbiology or Any Microbiology course, 4 semester hours
  • PSY, SYG, or SOP XXXX Any Psychology, Sociology, or Social Psychology course, 3 semester hours
  • STA X014 Statistics or any Statistics course, 3 semester hours

Total Major Hours: 68 Hours

Major Core Courses - 68 Hours

  • NUR 3026 Patient Centered Care: Essentials of the Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3026L Patient Centered Care: Essentials of the Nursing Practice Clinical
  • NUR 3027L Patient Centered Care: Essentials of the Nursing Practice Lab
  • NUR 3066 Health Assessment, Wellness, and Prevention Across the Life Span
  • NUR 3066L Health Assessment, Wellness, and Prevention Across the Life Span Lab
  • NUR 3125 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3145 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3225 Complex Health Nursing I
  • NUR 3225L Complex Health Nursing I Clinical
  • NUR 3825 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing
  • NUR 4165 Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR 4227 Complex Health Nursing II
  • NUR 4227L Complex Health Nursing Clinical II
  • NUR 4285 Healthy Aging: Nursing Care of Older Adults
  • NUR 4467 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families
  • NUR 4467L Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families Clinical
  • NUR 4535 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR 4535L Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical​
  • NUR 4635 Public Health Nursing
  • NUR 4635L Public Health Nursing Clinical
  • NUR 4827 Role Transition and Leadership in Nursing
  • NUR 4888 Coordination of Care in Nursing
  • NUR 4937 Nursing Seminar
  • NUR 4948L Preceptorship

Additional Major Information

Major Faculty

Associate Dean, Research & Innovation: C. Munro; Interim Associate Dean, Academic Programs: V. Rich; Senior Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program: E. Jordan; Senior Assistant Dean, PhD Program: J. Clochesy; Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs: S. Perry; Senior Assistant Dean, Masters & DNP Programs: M. Michael; Assistant Dean, Information & Learning Systems: O. Baliram Singh; Distinguished Professors: S. McMillan; Professors: T. Beckie, C. Burns, J. Clochesy, M. Groer, N. Hall, M. Ji, C. Lengacher, J. Maye, D. Morrison-Beedy, C. Munro, B. Redding, M. Rowe; Associate Professors: J. Beckstead, A. Berarducci, H. Buck, C. Gaines-Ling, T. Gore, E. Jordan, D. Maguire, S. Perry, C. Rodriguez, C. Tofthagen, C. Visovsky, C. Zambroski; Visiting Associate Professor: V. Rich; Assistant Professors: P. Athilingam, O. Baliram Singh, M. Canale, A. Duffy, D. Friedrich, B. Gilmore, T. Gwartney, K. Katz, S. Kennel, Z. Liang, M. Michael, D. Passmore, E. Rauch, A. Rossiter, S. Smith, L. Todd, H. Wang, C. Wilson; Visiting Assistant Professors: E. Baker, J. Gordon, I. Hernandez; Instructors: M. Belote, L. Blasen, B. Chabalowski, S. Czerwinski, A. Edmonds-Poff, S. Gower, P. Hall, J. Llerena, L. Lockett, McGhee, P. O’Donnell, J. Perl, J. Thayer, B. Tucker, T. Vivien; Visiting Instructors: D. Beasley, O. Bernard, D. Cantero, M. Culp, A. Davis, J. Graney, B. Hay, M. Johansson, R. Lutz.

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