Union University
Union University School of Nursing

BSN Program

BSN > Traditional BSN (available on Jackson Campus only)

The primary degree program at Union leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The traditional BSN degree typically takes eight semesters (four years) to complete. Students take a core curriculum of courses (65 hours) shared by most Union students, then an additional 64 hours in Nursing course work.The BSN curriculum provides the professional knowledge and clinical experience to prepare you for success in a variety of healthcare environments. It will also provide the foundation for future specialized graduate studies. A complete list of courses required for the BSN degree at Union is available in the University Catalogue. The application deadline is March 1 of each year.

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Curriculum Model

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BIO 221 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 BIO 222 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHR 111 Old Testament 3 CHR 112 New Testament 3
UNI 196 Christian Learning 2 ENG 112 Written Composition II 3
ENG 111 Written Composition I 3 PSY 219 Developmental Psychology 3
PEWS 100 Fitness for Health 1 SOC 211 Principles of Sociology 3
PSY 213 Introduction to Psychology 3      
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ART 210 Arts in Western Civilization 3 BIO 201 Survey of Microbiology 4
CHE 105 Chemistry 4 BIO 300 Pathophysiology
(Pre-req: BIO 221 and BIO 222)
ENG 201 World Literature I 3 ENG 202 World Literature II 3
HIS 101 World Civilization I 3 HIS 102 World Civilization II 3
MAT 114 Introduction to Statistics 3 PEWS Activity 1
        Lower Level Elective 3
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 17
Junior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
NUR 302 Foundations of Pharmacology 1 NUR 306 Scientific Writing 1
NUR 308 Foundations of Nursing 6 NUR 318 Childbearing (OB) 5
NUR 309 Skills Practicum 3 NUR 409 Pharmacology II 2
NUR 310 Health Assessment 3 NUR 423 Psych/Mental Health 5
NUR 408 Pharmacology I 2   Upper Level Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
NUR 330 Nursing Research 3 NUR 425 Adult Health II 6
NUR 418 Childrearing (Pediatrics) 5 NUR 430 Leadership/Mgmt 4
NUR 419 Issues in Professional Nursing 3 NUR 440 Community Health Nursing 5
NUR 421 Adult Health I 6 NUR 499 Senior Seminar 1
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 16
Total Credit Hours 129
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Admission Criteria

Admission to the Traditional BSN is handled through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-33-UNION or info@uu.edu.

Students qualifying for Unconditional Admission to Union University must meet two of the following criteria:

  • 22 ACT/1020 SAT (combined critical reading and math scores)
  • 2.5 Core GPA
  • Top 50% of Graduating Class

Students who qualify for Unconditional admission must have a minimum of 18 ACT/860 SAT (combined critical reading and math scores) and a 2.0 Core GPA regardless of whether or not either of these criteria were utilized to qualify for admission. These two criteria serve as a "floor" for Unconditional Admission.

Transfer students may be admitted to the university with a GPA of 2.3 and an ACT of 20 but must meet progression requirements to file Request for Progression to Nursing Courses by March 1st.

Requirements to Progress to Nursing Courses

  • ACT 20 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Science GPA 3.0 (A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, Chemistry, Pathophysiology)
  • A&P I, A&P II and Pathophysiology must have been taken within five years of beginning nursing courses
  • Submission of Request to Progress to Nursing before March 1st
  • Completion of core courses before starting the Nursing curriculum. Grades of C or higher are required for all Natural Science, Social Science, Math and English courses with a minimum cumulative and Science GPA of 3.0.