Nursing, Eau Claire Program, Comprehensive Major

(Code 700-004)

University Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
Credit Requirements
Minimum total for graduation 1120
Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)39
Liberal Education Core36
Academic Concentrations
Grade Point Requirements 2
Total2.00 average
Resident2.00 average
Major2.00 average
Minor2.00 average
Certificate2.00 average
University Residency Requirements
Minimum total30
Senior year23
Major, Standard, upper division in residence12
Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence21
Certificate25 percent of credits
Procedures Required for Graduation
Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.
Apply for graduation on CampS.

Applicability of Credits Toward Graduation

Junior College or Two-Year College Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in a junior college or two-year college will be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire.

Extension Credits. Credits earned in credit outreach courses offered by UW-Eau Claire are treated as resident credits. Credits earned in extension courses offered by other units of the University of Wisconsin System are treated as transfer credits. All other (non-UW) extension and correspondence credits are normally limited to one-fourth of the total required for graduation from any curriculum.

WTCS Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in college parallel programs at Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Nicolet Area Technical College, or Chippewa Valley Technical College may be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire. A set number of general education courses will be accepted from other technical schools. Occupational and technical courses may also be considered for transfer if the quality and content of the course work from the technical college is judged to be comparable to course work at UW-Eau Claire. Refer to the Transfer Credit Wizard or contact the UW-Eau Claire Admissions Office for information about the current transfer policy.

USAFI Credit. UW-Eau Claire will accept up to 32 semester credits for work done through the United States Armed Forces Institute, under the provision for non-UW correspondence credit (see Extension Credits above).

Activity Credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184 courses) Students may count toward graduation no more than one credit of KINS 110-184 courses. Students may count toward graduation no more than four credits earned in any single activity course and no more than 12 credits resulting from any combination of activity courses (excluding KINS 110-184 courses). 

Other Restricted Credits. For other University restrictions, see the following: Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Registration; Transfer of Credits. College or departmental restrictions may also be placed on Independent Study (399-499 courses), Directed Study (395-495), and other types of credits.

APPLICABILITY OF CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATIONCredit Restrictions
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Total degree creditmaximum 12
Major, Standardmaximum 1 course
Major, Comprehensivemaximum 2 courses
Credit by Examination
Total degree creditmaximum ¼ of total
Major or minormaximum ½ of total
Two-Year College Credits
Total degree creditmaximum 72 credits
Activity credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184)
Total KINS 100-184maximum 1 credit
Total Band, chorus, dramamaximum 12 credits
Single course band, chorus, dramamaximum 4 credits
Extension credits
UW-Systemno maximum
Other extension/correspondencemaximum ¼ of total
USAFI
USAFImaximum 32 credits

Liberal Education Core

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise. 

LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTSa minimum of 36 credits
Knowledge Goal
Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): HumanitiesTwo (2) learning experiences
Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine ArtsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Goal
Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral CommunicationTwo (2) learning experiences
Skills Outcome 2 (S2): MathematicsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Outcome 3 (S3): CreativityOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experiences
Integration Goal
Integration Outcome 1 (I1): IntegrationTwo (2) learning experiences
Service-Learning Goal
Service-Learning30 hours

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Professional Nursing Program.

Major/Degree Requirements

(Code 700-004)

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, students must complete at least 120 semester credits with a total GPA of at least 2.50; must meet all university requirements for graduation; and must meet all nursing program requirements for the degree. Students taking a comprehensive major are not required to declare a minor or certificate in another area. However, students who are interested in a minor or certificate are encouraged to discuss options with their adviser. Students must also seek an adviser in the area of the minor.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Policy:  No course required for the degree in nursing may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.  Audit enrollment is not allowed.

Required Non-Nursing Courses

CHEM 103General Chemistry I 14-5
or CHEM 105
CHEM 106
General Chemistry I Lecture
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 150Survey of Biochemistry 23
BIOL 214Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 250Microbiology 33
BIOL 314Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PSYC 230Human Development 43
MATH 246Elementary Statistics4
or PSYC 265 Statistical Methods in Psychology I
S1 course (excluding Writing Requirement courses) 53

Required Nursing Courses (60 semester credits)

NRSG 245Pharmacology for Nursing Practice3
NRSG 249Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition in Nursing Practice2
NRSG 257Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice4
NRSG 267Practicum: Foundational Skills for Nursing Practice3
NRSG 317Practicum: Advanced Skills for Nursing Practice4
NRSG 327Nursing Leadership and Systems I3
NRSG 337Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I3
NRSG 347Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing2
NRSG 357Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults II4
NRSG 359Practicum: Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults2
NRSG 367Community and Public Health Nursing3
NRSG 376Nursing Care of Women, Infants, and Families3
NRSG 424Nursing Leadership and Systems II3
NRSG 428Practicum: Nursing Leadership I 63
NRSG 446Nursing Care of Children and Families4
NRSG 447Practicum: Nursing Care of Individuals, Infants, Children, and Families2
NRSG 457Nursing Care of Chronically Ill Patients and Their Families3
NRSG 467Seminar: Innovative Solutions to Complex Healthcare Problems2
NRSG 477Practicum: Nursing Leadership II4
NRSG 487Transition to Professional Nursing Practice3

Sample Program of Undergraduate Study

Pre-Professional Level

First Year
1st Semester
WRIT 116Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing (or appropriate option for meeting the University Writing Requirement, Counts as S1)5
CHEM 103General Chemistry I (Counts as K1) 14-5
or CHEM 105
CHEM 106
General Chemistry I Lecture
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology (Counts as K2) 43
or PSYC 260 Educational Psychology
Communication/Language (S1 or R2) or Humanities (K3) 53-4
Total Credits15-17
2nd Semester
CHEM 150Survey of Biochemistry (Counts as K1) 23
BIOL 214Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Counts as K1)4
PSYC 230Human Development (Counts as K2, R1)3
Communication/Language (S1 or R2) or Humanities (K3)3-4
Humanities (K3) or Elective1-3
Total Credits15-17

Professional Level

Second Year
1st Semester
BIOL 250Microbiology 33
BIOL 314Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
MATH 246Elementary Statistics (Counts as S2)4
Global Perspectives/Language (R2) or Integration (I1)3-4
Total Credits14-15
2nd Semester
NRSG 245Pharmacology for Nursing Practice3
NRSG 249Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition in Nursing Practice2
NRSG 257Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice4
NRSG 267Practicum: Foundational Skills for Nursing Practice3
Select one of the following if not already completed:3-4
MATH 246 (counts as S2)
PSYC 230 (counts as K2, R1)
CHEM 150 (counts as K1)
Global Perspectives course (R2)
Integration (I1)
Total Credits 15-16
Third Year
1st Semester
NRSG 317Practicum: Advanced Skills for Nursing Practice4
NRSG 327Nursing Leadership and Systems I3
NRSG 337Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I3
NRSG 347Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing2
Design for Diversity R1 course (R1, DDIV)3
Total Credits15
2nd Semester
NRSG 357Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults II4
NRSG 359Practicum: Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults2
NRSG 367Community and Public Health Nursing3
NRSG 376Nursing Care of Women, Infants, and Families3
Civic and Environmental Issues course (R3)3
Total Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
NRSG 424Nursing Leadership and Systems II3
NRSG 428Practicum: Nursing Leadership I (Counts as S3, I1; meets Service-Learning Requirement) 63
NRSG 446Nursing Care of Children and Families4
NRSG 447Practicum: Nursing Care of Individuals, Infants, Children, and Families2
Fine Arts course (K4)3
Total Credits15
2nd Semester
NRSG 457Nursing Care of Chronically Ill Patients and Their Families3
NRSG 467Seminar: Innovative Solutions to Complex Healthcare Problems2
NRSG 477Practicum: Nursing Leadership II4
NRSG 487Transition to Professional Nursing Practice3
Humanities (K3) or Elective3
Total Credits15

 Total Number of Credits Required for BSN Degree - 120

Prerequisites for Second Year Nursing Courses
NRSG 245 CHEM 150 Prerequisite or Concurrent
NRSG 249 CHEM 150 Prerequisite or Concurrent
NRSG 257 PSYC 230 Prerequisite or Concurrent; Statistics (MATH 246 or PSYC 265) Prerequisite or Concurrent
NRSG 267 BIOL 250, BIOL 314, CNA Certification

Independent Study

Under the course numbers 399 and 499, the Department of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides students with opportunities for student-initiated independent study in areas of special interest with guidance of a faculty member.

Eligibility. Independent Study courses are open only to juniors and seniors. A student with a nursing major may elect an Independent Study, provided the student has at least 3.00 resident and total GPAs. Registration requires the permission of the faculty member who agrees to supervise the project and of the department offering the course.

Restrictions. One to three credits of Independent Study (399 or 499) may be elected during any semester. A total of no more than six independent study credits in nursing may be counted toward graduation. Independent Study courses may not be applied toward completion of the liberal education requirements.

Procedure. The student shall obtain the Independent Study eform from the Registrar's Office website and complete the form in consultation with the supervising faculty member. Initial approval by the department chair is required prior to enrollment.

Directed Study

Courses numbered 295, 395, and 495 offered by the Nursing Department in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are designed to permit individual students or groups of students to undertake special projects related to their educational interests and goals.

Eligibility. Registration for a Directed Study course requires the permission of the faculty member who agrees to supervise the project and of the department offering the course. Any further conditions of eligibility may be established by the department or published as part of the course description.

Restrictions. One to three credits of Directed Study (295, 395, or 495) may be elected during any semester. A total of no more than six directed study credits in nursing may be counted toward graduation. Directed Study courses may not be applied toward completion of the liberal education requirements.

Procedure. The student shall obtain the Directed Study eform from the Registrar's Office website and complete the form in consultation with the supervising faculty member. Initial approval by the department chair is required prior to enrollment.