Nursing student taking an IV

BSN Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (129/130 semester hours)

(beginning with fall 2015, catalog year 2016)

Graduates are qualified to take the National Council Licensing Examination – RN (NCLEX-RN) to become an RN (registered nurse) in Ohio or any other state. While Miami’s regional campuses are open admission, the nursing program is selective and competitive. Students can take non-nursing and Miami Plan courses if they do not yet meet the criteria to be considered for admission.

Individuals who have a felony conviction may be denied the opportunity to take the licensing examination. An applicant for licensure will be asked whether or not he/she has a felony conviction, as outlined in Section 4723.28 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Ohio Board of Nursing has the right to deny any individual who has a felony conviction the opportunity to sit for the NCLEX-RN. For further information, please see a nursing advisor or the Ohio State Board of Nursing website.

Go to Miami University's General Bulletin to see Nursing course descriptions.

Program Requirements:

First year

First semester:
ENG 111  English composition (3)
CHM 131 Chemistry of Life Processes (4)
BIO 171  Human Anatomy & Physiology (4)
MPLE IIA  Fine Arts elective (3)
MPLE IIIA Global Perspectives elective (3)

Second semester:
                 Intercultural Perspective elective (3)
MBI 161   Elementary Medical Microbiology (4)
BIO 172   Human Anatomy & Physiology (4)
MPLE III   Global Perspectives elective (3)
MPLE IIB  Humanities elective (3)

Second year

First semester:
BIO 232 Human Heredity (3) OR BIO 325 Pathophysiology (4)
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)
NSG 251 Therapeutic Communication in Nursing (3)
NSG 252 Foundations of Professional Nursing (3)
NSG 261 Health & Physical Assessment (3)

Second semester:
Advanced Writing Course (3)
MBI 361 Epidemiology (3)
Required Psychosocial course – (3) Choose from PSY 231, SOC 202, SOC 348, EDP 272, PSY 251, EDP 201, EDP 209, FSW 261, PSY 242, PSY 210, WMS 202, SOC/FSW/WMS 221, SOC/FSW 363
NSG 262 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice (4)
NSG 263 Community Health Nursing (3)

Third year

First semester:
MPLE V elective (3)
NSG 349 Introduction to the Principles of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice (3)
NSG 351 Nursing Care of Childbearing Family (2) OR 363 Nursing Care of Children (2)
NSG 352 Nursing Care of Childbearing Family Clinical (3) OR NSG 364 Nursing Care of Children Clinical (3)
NSG 353 Nursing Care of Adults with Health Alterations I (3)
NSG 354 Nursing Care of Adults with Health Alterations I Clinical (3)

Second semester:
NSG 451 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders (3) OR
NSG 461 Nursing Care of Older Adults (3)
NSG 452 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders Clinical (3) OR
NSG 462 Nursing Care of Older Adults Clinical (2)
NSG 363 Nursing Care of Children (2) OR NSG 351 Nursing Care of Childbearing Family (2)
NSG 364 Nursing Care of Children Clinical (3) OR NSG 352 Nursing Care of Childbearing Family Clinical (3)
NSG 343 Health Care Informatics (3)
NSG 365 Introduction to Nursing Research (2)

Fourth year

First semester:
NSG 402 Professional Nurse Leader (3)
NSG 361 Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations II (3)
NSG 362 Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations II Clinical (3)
NSG 451 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders (3) OR
NSG 461 Nursing Care of Older Adults (3)
NSG 452 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders Clinical (3) OR
NSG 462 Nursing Care of Older Adults Clinical(2)
NSG elective (several are available and new ones are being developed) (3)

Second semester:
NSG 432 Population-Focused Nursing Care Practicum (2)
NSG 463 Nursing Care of Adults with Multi-system Health Alterations (3)
NSG 464 Nursing Care of Adults with Multi-system Health Alterations Clinical (5)
NSG 435 Challenges in Health Care Delivery (3)


In addition to regular tuition and fees, nursing students do incur additional fees. These fees include, but are not limited to:

Nurse Pack $ 120
Uniform $ 120
Nursing Books $1000
Lab Fees $2000
Liability insurance $ 120
Health Insurance variable costs
Immunizations variable costs
Criminal Record Checks $ 300
CPR $ 240
Parking Fees at clinical agencies $ 30
State Licensing Fee $75
NCLEX-RN exam fee $200
CastleBranch $35/once
Graduation fee $60
Kaplan Access across 6 semesters includes the 4-day review course at the completion of the program  $700

Students should check with the Department about current fees.

Applications are accepted Oct. 1 thru Feb. 1 for fall enrollment.

Revised 4/15/15