BSN Degree Details

A degree that's worth the journey

The academic journey to becoming a nurse is full of a variety of different courses across several disciplines. We have listed below what is required in order to graduate from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Total of  120 semester credits

Overall Requirements

  • Writing Requirement - 5 credits
  • Design for Diversity (DD) Requirement - one experience/course
  • Service Learning - 30 hours

Required Non-nursing Courses

  • Chemistry 105 with 106; or Chemistry 103 General Chemistry (provides K1) - 4-5 credits
  • Chemistry 150 Survey of Biochemistry (provides K1) - 3 credits
  • Biology 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (provides K1) - 4 credits
  • Biology 250 Microbiology - 3 credits
  • Biology 314 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 - 4 credits
  • Psychology 230 Human Development (provides K2, R1) - 3 credits 
  • Math 246 Statistics (provides S2) - 4 credits 
  • S1 (Communication) Course (excluding  Writing Requirement courses) - 3 credits

Liberal Education Requirements

K1 Knowledge: Natural Sciences (2 experiences, one with lab) Chem 106 or 103 and Chem 150, Biol 214
K2 Knowledge: Social Sciences (2 experiences) Psyc 100 and Psyc 230
K3 Knowledge: Humanities (2 experiences) Two K3 experiences/courses
K4 Knowledge: Fine Arts (1 experience) One K4 experience/course
S1 Skills: Written & Oral Communication (2 experiences) WRIT 116 or appropriate Blugold seminar, plus 2nd S1 experience
S2 Skills: Mathematics (1 experience) Math 246
S3 Skills: Creativity (1 experience) NRSG 428
R1 Responsibility: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity (2 experiences, including one Design for Diversity-DD) Psyc 230 and 2nd R1 experience/course including DD
R2 Responsibility: Global Perspectives (1 experience) One R2 experience/course
R3 Responsibility: Civic & Environmental Issues (1 experience) One R3 experience/course
I1 Integration (2 experiences) NRSG 428 and 2nd I1 experience/course
Service Learning (30 hours) NRSG 428
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