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Degree Completion Requirements

  • 120 credits are required to earn a baccalaureate degree at UIU
  • Students may be eligible to transfer up to 90 credits of lower and upper division coursework. Transcripts will be evaluated to determine the extent of credit awarded.
  • There are 35 required credits in the nursing major
  • Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred

Nursing Curriculum

CourseCredit Hours
MATH 220 Statistics (pre-requisite for NUR 400) 3
NUR 305 Professional Communication for Nurses3
NUR 315 Professional Nursing Practice3
NUR 325 Integrated Concepts of Nursing Care I4
NUR 335 Integrated Concepts of Nursing Care II4
NUR 400 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing3
NUR 340 Community Health Nursing4
NUR 420 Nursing Leadership and Management3
NUR 450 Nursing Concepts Capstone I (includes practicum component)2
NUR 455 Nursing Concepts Capstone II2

Nursing Elective Course Options

CourseCredit Hours
NUR 352 Exploring Transcultural Nursing (includes study abroad experience)4
NUR 301 Logic and Reasoning in Nursing3
NUR 436 Understanding Nursing Theory3
NUR 430 History of Nursing2
NUR 432 Honoring Self-Care: Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit2
NUR 434 Introduction to Global Health2
NUR 442 Understanding Healthcare Policy2
NUR 331 Complementary and Alternative Healthcare1

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • Hold an Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Hold a current, unrestricted and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license
  • Complete all clinical compliance requirements as outlined in the nursing student handbook