Upon acceptance to our program, a course carousel indicating the course sequence will be provided. Please be aware that courses may be pushed back to the next start date if there is an insufficient number of enrolled students. Our expectation is that all students will enroll in courses as indicated on the carousel and that the program will be completed in a reasonable time frame.
Students who have Technical Writing or an equivalent will not be required to enroll in Technical Writing (ENGL 2338). The equivalent courses for Technical Writing are any sophomore level (2000 level course) Literature, Philosophy, or Speech course. Course equivalency Charts are available here.
- Prerequisite Courses
- Prerequisite Courses - Literature
- Pre-Nursing Courses
- BSN Program Clinical Nursing Courses
These courses are available online and must be completed before you can begin the AP BSN program. If you have taken these courses in the past, they can be transferred into the AP BSN program.
- In addition to the above list, one of the following literature courses must be completed before you can begin the AP BSN program. If you have taken one of these courses in the past, they can be transferred into the AP BSN program.
These courses are offered online and must be finished before you begin the AP BSN nursing courses.
Note: 51 credit hours of required Nursing Courses plus 3 credit hours of an upper division nursing course = 54 total credit hours.
The clinical courses can only be completed with select Academic Partnership Hospitals in Texas at this time.
Book purchasing instructions for BSN Program Nursing Courses
- Go to Majors Books.
- Under "Departments", select "Colleges", "UT Arlington", "APBSN"
- Select your level – e.g. Junior 1, Junior 2. This will bring up the package options for purchase.
- This program requires 3 credit hours of upper-division electives.
History Of The United States To 1865
An introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States prior to 1865. This course is designed to help students understand and evaluate their society, comprehend the historical experience, and further develop reading and writing competencies and critical skills.
History Of The United States Since 1865
An introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States since 1865. This course is designed to help students understand and evaluate their society, comprehend the historical experience, and further develop reading and writing competencies and critical skills.
Critical Thinking, Reading, & Writing I
The critical thinking about, and reading and writing of, referential/expository discourse. Introduction to inventional procedures. Writing assignments focusing on identification and development of a subject, on organization, audience analysis, style, and the revision process.
Critical Thinking, Reading, & Writing II
Continues ENGL 1301, but with an emphasis on critical thinking about, and reading and writing of, argumentative discourse. Introduction to inventional procedures such as types of proofs and claims and the Toulmin model. Writing assignments focusing on the identification, development, and support of propositions of fact, cause, value, and policy. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 1301.
State & Local Government
The principles and organization of American state, county, and municipal government, together with current problems and the constitution and government of Texas.
Intended to develop an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of art in its many forms. Recommended as a fine arts elective for non-art majors.
Biology I for Nursing Students
This course focuses on the chemical and molecular basis of life, including metabolism, cell structure and function, and genetics to provide knowledge of these subjects for those pursuing a degree in nursing. Note: This course cannot be applied for credit toward a degree in Biology.
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Functional morphology of humans, cellular function, principles of support and movement, and neural and endocrine control systems. Laboratory exercises involve both anatomical and experimental aspects of principles introduced in the lecture. This class is designed for students in sport activities (EXSA), medical technology, and pre-nursing. Prerequisite: BIOL 1345, BIOL 1441, or equivalent, or approval of the department. May not be used for biology grade point calculation or biology credit toward a B.S. degree in biology or microbiology.
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Functional morphology of humans, maintenance of the human body, and continuity of life. Topics will include the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, immune, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises explore both anatomical and experimental aspects of principles introduced in the lecture. This class is designed for students in sport activities (EXSA), medical technology, and pre-nursing. Prerequisite: BIOL 1345, BIOL 1441, or equivalent, BIOL 2457, or approval of the department. May not be used for biology grade point calculation or biology credit toward a B.S. degree in biology or microbiology.
The intention of this course is to present basic information, relevant to nursing practice, with the principles of microbiology and the nature of microbial disease. This course will give the nursing student a fundamental background of knowledge that will be applicable to the care of infectious patients, to the control of microbial diseases, and an understanding of microorganisms. The laboratory will provide practice in aseptic techniques, the use of disinfectants and antimicrobial agents, and microscopic study of bacteria. This course cannot be applied for credit toward a degree in Biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 1345, BIOL 1441, or equivalent.
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Processes of researching, drafting, editing, revising, and designing technical reports, proposals, manuals, resumes, and professional correspondence for specific audiences. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302. For RN to BSN students, this course can be a co-requisite with N3645 part A as long as it is taken in the AP 5 week course format.
Fundamentals of Algebra
This course is designed for students whose placement scores indicate that they would need additional preparation in order to take a college credit bearing mathematics course. Topics may include basic algebraic operations and expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, factoring, exponents and radicals, graphing, quadratic equations, and mathematical reasoning. Students will use mathematical software to master targeted areas and progress through a self-paced environment in order to achieve college readiness. Immediately following the successful completion of this foundational course, students should register for a credit bearing mathematics course accordingly to their degree plan. Credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirement. This course is intended to prepare a student for MATH 1302, but does not waive the MATH 1302 requirements.
Topics include the study of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, logarithmic, and exponential relations; functions and inequalities; graphs, basic characteristics, and operations on relations and functions; real and complex zeros of various functions; graphing techniques; systems of equations; and matrices. The use of mathematical software and a basic/scientific calculator is required. No graphing calculators are allowed. All exams will be proctored for a minimal fee using an online proctoring service requiring a webcam. See course syllabus and blackboard course site for specific details.
Elementary Statistical Analysis
Topics include collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, probability, relationships between variables and graphs, elementary statistical models, hypothesis testing, inference, estimation, correlation, regression and confidence intervals. The use of mathematical software and calculators is required. All exams will be proctored for a minimal fee using an online proctoring service requiring a webcam. See course syllabus and blackboard course site for specific details.
The constitution and government of the United States. The organization, procedures, and duties of the branches of the government, together with their accomplishments and defects.
Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)
Human development and growth from conception through old age, concerned with the physical, behavioral, and social aspects.
Introduction to Psychology
The fundamental methods and content of scientific psychology. Concentration on the understanding of basic principles.
Introduction to Sociology
A scientific approach to the analysis and explanation of culture, personality, and social organization. The social processes and mechanisms of interaction involved in the natural process of cultural development, dissemination, assimilation, and the institutions of the group.
Consideration of significant American works with a focus on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking; at least three genres and six authors considered.
Consideration of significant British works with emphasis on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking; at least three genres and six authors considered.
Consideration of significant works of world literature with emphasis on ideas and the ways in which they reflect cultural and aesthetic values; emphasis on critical methods of reading, writing, and thinking. Examines at least three genres and six authors.
Introduction to Professional Nursing
Designed to introduce and transition the freshman and transfer pre-nursing student to the language of nursing, critical thinking, the essential academic skills for incoming students and the interpersonal skills required for success in nursing school and the nursing profession. Selected concepts and processes for professional nursing will be included in the course, including an introduction to nursing’s theoretical, philosophical, ethical and legal dimensions.
Pharmacology in Nursing Practice
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Pathophysiologic Processes: Implications for Nursing
Pathophysiologic alterations, their interactions, and effects on persons across the life span as a basis for therapeutic nursing interventions. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Holistic Health Assessment
Theory and practice of holistic health assessment of individuals and families across the life span with emphasis on normal findings. Prerequisite: NURS 3333 (or concurrent enrollment).
Basic concepts, processes and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3561.
Health Promotion & Illness Prevention Across the Lifespan
Focus on health promotion and disease prevention strategies that can reduce morbidity and mortality, promote healthy lifestyles and empower individuals and aggregates to become informed health care consumers. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing program.
Nursing of Adults
Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and effective communication for persons experiencing medical-surgical problems. Theory and clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3632.
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and effective communication and interpersonal skills as they relate to persons with psychiatric mental health conditions. Prerequisite: NURS 3632.
Clinical Nursing Foundations
Basic therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals and families in diverse settings using nursing process framework. Required to receive 90 percent or above (three opportunities) on medication competency test. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 3320, 3333.
Professional Nursing Trends
Analysis of societal issues and trends influencing health care. Application of ethical, legal, economic, and political concepts. Identification of strategies for personal and professional empowerment. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 4431 and 4581.
Nursing of Older Adults
Selected concepts and issues related to aging and its impact on society and health care. Introduction to gerontologic nursing principles. Clinical application in diverse settings across the continuum of care.
Nursing Leadership & Management
Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 4431, 4441, 4581.
Nursing of Children & Adolescents
Nursing care for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Theory and clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 3561, 3581.
Nursing of the Childbearing Family
Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, communication and therapeutic nursing interventions as related to care of individuals and families during the childbearing experience. Prerequisite: NURS 3581 and 3561.
Community Health Nursing
Integrate knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing health care needs of aggregates, communities, and society. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 4431, 4441, 4581.
Nursing of Adults with Complex Needs
Use of critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions and communication skills in promoting quality of life for persons with complex health needs. Application of nursing roles in diverse settings. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 3561, 3581.
Capstone: Transition to Professional Nursing
Focus on the synthesis of knowledge acquired throughout the curriculum and the enactment of the professional nurse role in a concentrated practicum. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 4223, 4261, 4351, and 4462.
Legacy of the Family
Explore and enhance understanding and application of principles of family science knowledge in therapeutic relationships with families across the lifespan. Course Conditions: Prelicensure APBSN students: Acceptance in UTACON program; Completion of NURS 1300 Introduction to Professional Nursing; Completion of NURS 3365 Pharmacology; Completion of NURS 3366 Pathophysiology. RN to BSN AP students: Acceptance in UTACON program.
Topics in biology not treated in the regular curriculum. Topic, format, and prerequisites to be determined by the instructor. May be repeated for credit as different topics are offered.