BSN Curriculum

The baccalaureate curriculum in nursing requires four academic years plus one summer session of study in general education, prerequisite, and professional nursing coursework. Clinical practice for students is planned in conjunction with classroom instruction and involves placements in more than 50 agencies including hospitals, home health, public health, private homes, schools, clinics, and other community agencies.

The undergraduate curriculum reflects societal needs for nursing services and contemporary changes in the roles of nurses in the health care system and emphasizes essential concepts in the preparation of the nurse generalist.

All students enter the university with an intended major of nursing. Upon admission to the clinical courses, students officially declare the major. Current program requirements can be found in the ECU undergraduate catalog. A sample four year curriculum for the BSN degree can be downloaded below.

Download Sample Four-Year Plan

Please visit our transfer and prerequisite courses webpage for more details on course requirements in the first two years of the curriculum and links to resources related to transfer credit.

If you have questions related to our curriculum requirements please contact the College of Nursing advising team by emailing or calling 252-744-6477.