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The University of St. Thomas Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a four-year academic program that incorporates the University of St. Thomas core curriculum, specific pre-nursing courses and courses in the nursing major. The University core curriculum and pre-nursing coursework in the arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, communication, theology and philosophy provides a foundation for the study of nursing arts and sciences. Typically, these courses are completed in the first two academic years. Students must apply for admission to the nursing major, which is offered in junior and senior years.
The course sequence in the nursing major in the junior and senior years (including classes in two summer sessions) is a plan of study that emphasizes nursing knowledge, its application in clinical practice and the formation of professional nursing values essential for entry into practice. The degree plan consists of a total of 128 semester hours, including 68 credit hours devoted to core curriculum and nursing pre-requisite courses and 60 credit hours of courses in the nursing major.* The program will prepare graduates for initial RN licensure and entry into practice as a professional nurse and provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing.