Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

D'Youville College's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program equips students with the leadership and management skills, acute care, and community nursing experiences that today's nurses need to advance in their careers.

Program Facts:

  • Begin your clinical courses in the sophomore year and gain experience in a variety of clinical settings before graduation.
  • Learn best practices of collaboration and partnership with clients, healthcare professionals, and agencies.
  • Benefit from both a solid liberal arts foundation and professional study in your field.

D'Youville Advantages

  • Learn from faculty who are not only experts in their field, but thoughtful, caring mentors who will advise you.
  • Gain a broad-based liberal arts foundation, which today's employers value, in addition to your professional nursing courses.
  • Upon graduation, prepare for the state board examination and entry-level practice.

Admissions Requirements

Incoming Freshmen

BSN Program
  • Combined SAT of at least 900 (math and critical reading) or 19 ACT score
  • 80 percent high school average
  • Upper half of class

Transfer

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Successful completion of three years of high school science, including one year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry or equivalent, and two years of high school math, other than business math.

Students who have not taken a high school chemistry course will be accepted on the condition that they complete a college preparatory course in chemistry.

Transfer students from outside or within the college must meet these same requirements, or their equivalent, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Transfer students who have been dismissed from other nursing programs are not eligible for admission.

Applicants holding other baccalaureate degrees at the time of admission are not required to meet the college core requirements. In order to register for 100-level nursing coursework, students must be formally accepted into the program.

Associate's Degree or Diploma-Prepared Professionals

Our RN to BSN Program is designed for associate's degree or diploma-prepared professionals seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Program Curriculum

YEAR 1 - 1st Semester

Course # Title Credit
BIO 107 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
BIO 107 L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
CHE 114 Applied Chemistry for Health Sciences 4
CHE 114 L Applied Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab 0
CSC 110 Computers and Computing (OR) 3
CSC 120 Electronic Health Records  
ENG 111 Introduction to Literature I – Academic Writing 3
FOC 101 Focus Seminar 0
PSY 203 Developmental Psychology 3
LSK Learning Skills 0
  TOTAL 17

YEAR 1 - 2nd Semester

Course # Title Credit
BIO 108 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
BIO 108 L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
ENG 112 English Introduction to Literature II - Research Writing 3
HIS 103 Comparing World Civilizations (OR) 3
HIS 111 Growth of Western Culture (OR)  
HIS 203 American Economic and Social History to 1865 (OR)  
HIS 204 American Economic and Social History Since 1865  
NUR 110 Population-Based Nursing 3
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology (OR) 3
SOC 102 Social Problems  
  TOTAL 16


YEAR 2 - 1st Semester

Course # Title Credit
BIO 208/208 L Microbiology and Lab 4
NUR 210/210 L Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Lab 4
NUR 240/240 L Fundamentals of Nursing and Lab 4
NUR 280 Pathophysiology for Nursing 3
  TOTAL 15

YEAR 2 - 2nd Semester

Course # Title Credit
NUR 260/260 L Nursing Care of Older Adults with Chronic Conditions and Lab 5
NUR 285 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3
PHI 201 Ethics (OR) 3
RS 201 Religion and Social Responsibility  
  Humanities Elective  3
  TOTAL 14

YEAR 3 - 1st Semester

Course # Title Credit
MAT 123 Introduction to Applied Statistics 4
NUR 360/360 L Nursing Care of the Adult with Acute and Chronic Health Conditions and Lab 7
NUR 380 Evidence-Based Practice 3
  Free Elective 3
  TOTAL 17

YEAR 3 - 2nd Semester

Course # Title Credit
ECO 201 Principles of Economics - Macro (OR) 3
ECO 202 Principles of Economics - Micro (OR)  
PSC 201 American Government and Economics  
 NUR 471/471 L Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families and Lab 6
  Humanities Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
  TOTAL 15

YEAR 4 - 1st Semester

Course # Title Credit
NUR 470/470 L Concepts in Community and Mental Health Nursing Care and Lab 6
NUR 485 Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  TOTAL 15

YEAR 4 - 2nd Semester

Course # Title Credit
NUR 480/480 L Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Health Issues and Lab 6
  Humanities Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  TOTAL 12

Clinical Experience

Undergraduate Students

Starting in their sophomore year, students begin their clinical experiences at area hospitals and health facilities in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, OB/maternity and medical/surgical nursing.

D'Youville's clinical partners include:

Summer Internship

To hone their clinical and research skills, students participate in internships during the summer of their junior year. Often, internships lead to employment after graduation. Our students have participated in internships at the following organizations, among others:

"Interprofessional Education"


The Interprofessional Clinical Advancement Center is a research and academic project that uses professional actors to create real-life patient care simulations for students. Students from eight healthcare disciplines at D'Youville College take part in the Center, including nursing.

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