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Transfer Student Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours (90-quarter hours) of transfer credits to be eligible for junior entry to the University of Portland School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, and complete the required BSN upper division nursing courses for program completion. Prerequisites are found on the transfer student Prerequisite page.

BSN Curriculum

Because nursing is a dynamic field, the nursing curriculum is subject to change at the School of Nursing’s discretion.

University Core Requirement  

THE 348 - Theological Dimensions of Suffering and Death - 3 Credit Hours

Major Requirements
NRS 204 – Foundations in Health Assessment – 3 Credit Hours
NRS 206 – Professional Practice: Health Assessment – 3 Credit Hours/135 clinical hours
NRS 208 – Transitions into Professional Nursing Wellness – 6 Credit Hours
NRS 306 – Professional Practice: Population Health and Wellness – 4 Credit Hours/180 clinical hours
NRS 307 – Clinical Reasoning Seminar: Population Health and Wellness – 3 Credit Hours

NRS 308 - Professional Practice: Acute Illness Management - 4 Credit Hours/180 clinical hours
NRS 309 - Clinical Reasoning Seminar: Acute Illness Management - 3 Credit Hours 
NRS 316 - Population Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan - 3 Credit Hours
NRS 317 - Acute Illness Management Across the Lifespan - 3 Credit Hours
NRS 325 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I - 3 Credit Hours
NRS 326 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II - 3 Credit Hours 
NRS 406 - Professional Practice: Chronic Illness Management - 4 Credit Hours/180 clinical hours
NRS 407 - Clinical Reasoning Seminar: Chronic Illness Management - 3 Credit Hours
NRS 408 - Transition to Professional Practice - 4 Credit Hours/ 180 clinical hours
NRS 409 - Clinical Reasoning Seminar: Transition to Professional Practice - 3 Credit Hours 
NRS 416 - Chronic Illness Management Across the Lifespan - 3 Credit Hours 
NRS 440 - Social Justice and Population Health - 3 Credit Hours
NRS 460 - The Baccalaureate Nurse's Role in Advancing the Culture of Health - 3 Credit Hours
NRS 480 - Life-long Learning - 3 Credit Hours

Total UP Semester Credit Hours - 67

Upon completion of the BSN program, transfer students must have completed a total of 121 semester credit hours and 855 on-campus and off-campus clinical hours.

BSN Program Course Descriptions