Program Objectives

Upon completion of the baccalaureate nursing program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University, the graduate will be able to:

  • synthesize theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge gained from the liberal arts, human and natural sciences, and nursing to develop holistic plans of care for individuals, families, and communities throughout the lifespan.
  • coordinate with the interdisciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate safe, effective care.
  • deliver holistic care using critical thinking, sound decision making, and effective communication.
  • plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care based on evidence from research and nursing practice.
  • apply leadership and management principles as a novice professional nurse in the effective delivery of nursing care.
  • integrate professional standards and ethical principles into nursing practice
  • incorporate teaching/learning principles in promoting health for diverse individuals, families, and populations.
  • evaluate the impact of trends and issues affecting health and access to health care
  • advocate for persons, groups, and communities based on awareness of ethical and legal issues affecting health care.
  • integrate technology in planning, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care.

Requirements for the B.S.N. Degree

Core Curriculum, Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)42
Nursing students must take the science requirements noted for Area D.2.b.
Core Curriculum Area F
BIOL 2651Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2652Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 2900Microbiology in Health and Disease4
NURS 2700Pathophysiology3
MATH 2620 13
Select three hours from the following guided electives:3
Introduction to Human Development
Introduction to Sociology 2
Introduction to General Psychology 2

Senior College Curriculum

Semester oneHoursSemester twoHours
NURS 31023NURS 32013
NURS 31034NURS 32025
NURS 31118NURS 32037
 15 15
Semester oneHoursSemester twoHours
NURS 41147NURS 42014
NURS 41248NURS 42023
 NURS 42248
 15 15
Total Hours: 60

Total Hours required for the degree: 120 Semester Hours