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PREPARING FOR NURSING SCHOOL

One-year accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or 3-year Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs in Alabama require a bachelor’s degree and knowledge of health sciences, human biological systems and functions, and communication skills for working with patients and other health professionals. At Huntingdon, completion of the Biology major, along with coursework in preparation for admission to a nursing program, will propel you toward meeting your goal. Nursing Track requirements may be accomplished in three years or spread across all four years, leaving time for general electives to fulfill the 120-hour degree completion requirement.

The Huntingdon College Nursing Track provides you with the  knowledge, confidence, and skills you will need to be successful in nursing school and in a variety of health settings. Whether you plan to practice in a hospital, private practice, home health care, educational setting, corporation, or another setting, your Huntingdon training will prepare you for any path you choose to take in nursing school.

Huntingdon’s challenging coursework, opportunities for meaningful internships, and small classes will give you a competitive advantage for admission to accelerated nursing, regular BSN, or MSN programs. Letters of recommendation written by Huntingdon faculty members who know you personally throughout your academic career will strengthen your applications.

SPECIALIZED ADVISING

At Huntingdon, students who are interested in entering a health profession meet with a member of the College’s Pre-Health Professions Committee, a group of faculty who specialize in advising students for entry into medical and health-related fields. As you choose and complete your coursework, you will do so in consulation with the nursing adviser from the PHPC, ensuring focused attention toward completion of your goals.

NURSING TRACK CURRICULUM
(In addition to the courses listed, you will complete electives to fulfill the 120-hour degree completion requirement.)

First Year, Semester One, 14 hours

ENGL 105 Introduction to College Writing, 3 credits
REL 101 Biblical Interpretation of the Old Testament, 3 credits
BIOL 101 Principles of Biology, 3 credits
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology Laboratory, 1 credit
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I, 3 credits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit

First Year, Semester Two, 17 hours

ENGL 106 Writing Across the Disciplines, 3 credits
REL 102 Biblical Interpretation of the New Testament, 3 credits
BIOL 202 Zoology, with lab, 4 credits
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II, 3 credits
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit
PSYC 201 General Psychology, 3 credits

Second Year, Semester One, 17 hours

BIOL 231 Genetics, 4 credits
BIOL 314 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits
CMST 201 Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
REL 2xx Biblical Interpretation, 3 credits
ART 210 Art Apprec. (or MUS 210 Music Apprec.), 3 credits

Second Year, Semester Two, 14 hours

BIOL 227 Botany (or BIOL 325, Microbiology), 4 credits
BIOL 315 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits
ENGL 202 Survey of Literary Genres, 3 credits
MATH 171, Statistics, 3 credits

Third Year, Semester One, 14 hours

BIOL 322 Cell Biology, 4 credits
BIOL 336 Ecology, 4 credits
HIST 111 World Civilizations I, 3 credits
MATH 154 Precalculus, 3 credits

Third Year, Semester Two, 16 hours

PACT 301 Critical Thinking, 3 credits
BIOL 325 Microbiology (or BIOL 227, Botany), 4 credits
BIOL 371 Seminar in Biology, 3 credits
HIST 112 World Civilizations II, 3 credits
ECON xxx Economics elective, 3 credits

Note: Many of the courses listed are available in either semester, allowing variations across three or four years, as well as time for completion of electives to fulfill the 120-hour degree requirement. (See the Huntingdon College Catalog for more information.)

For more information, contact Nursing Track adviser Dr. Erastus C. Dudley.

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