Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

If your ambition is to save lives and provide hope, care and healing to those who need it most, TROY's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will equip you with the knowledge you'll need to enter a career in nursing. At TROY, not only will you receive top-notch, in-class training from highly qualified nursing professionals, you also get a chance to apply your developing skills in area hospitals. TROY offers the BSN program at both the Troy and Dothan campus locations.

At TROY, you will learn technical skills related to nursing as well as develop the clinical reasoning skills needed to care for complex patients throughout their lifespans. Through your in-class and field experiences, you will also learn to prioritize, organize and manage time. Within our program, you'll focus on cultural competence, therapeutic communication and evidence-based nursing practices that will prepare you for the real life-or-death situations you'll encounter throughout your career.

With each new semester, TROY's School of Nursing strives to produce the best professionals the field of nursing has to offer. After receiving your BSN degree from TROY, you are prepared and eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) to gain a license as a registered nurse. With a BSN and a valid license, the possibilities for your career are endless. You'll be free to pursue countless opportunities all over the state of Alabama and the country. These opportunities can be found in such areas as acute and long-term care hospitals, hospice and home health.

Troy University's BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and also maintains a high first-time pass rate on the NCLEX. In 2013-2014, 97 percent of our students passed the ACEN. As a student within TROY's BSN program, your success is our success.

Since its founding, our nursing program has maintained and continued to cultivate a highly regarded reputation within the medical industry. Because of the top-notch training and hands-on opportunities you receive as a TROY BSN student, you and your classmates will have the opportunities to become some of the most qualified nursing professionals the field of nursing has to offer. In fact, approximately 90 percent of our nursing students have their first jobs secured before graduation.

As you work toward your degree, TROY's skilled and caring faculty members are working diligently to secure the best clinical and preceptorship experiences for you and your classmates. Their continued efforts allow TROY students to gain real-world knowledge in hospitals and clinics all over the state. Semester after semester, their work is continuously rewarded when they see students like you step into their first jobs at high-profile facilities such as Children's Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama in Birmingham Hospital and Providence Hospital in Mobile.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for a registered nurse was $65,470 in 2012. The BLS projects there will be a 19 percent increase in registered nursing positions between 2012-2022.

Message from the BSN Program Director

Dear Prospective BSN Student:

Thank you for your interest in Troy University School of Nursing. In addition to the other information enclosed, you may also find the following information helpful.

If you plan to enter Troy University as a freshman or transfer student and have not completed a Troy University application, you may submit the online application at https://enroll.troy.edu/ or obtain a printed copy by contacting: Admissions Office, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082; (334) 670-3179 or 1-800-551-9716.

If you plan to transfer from another college or university to Troy University, please request that all schools you have attended forward official copies of your transcripts to the Troy Admissions Office. Once admitted into Troy University, you may submit a written request for an academic evaluation to the Academic Evaluation Center, a division of the University Records Office, to the attention of Ms. Shannon Grissette. Requests can be emailed to sgrissette@troy.edu. Written requests must include copies of transcripts. These transcripts may be unofficial as long as the name of the institution appears in an official form on the document. Evaluations are processed in the order received and will take 3 to 6 weeks to complete. The academic evaluation will show those courses for which you have received credit and which courses you still need to complete in order to earn a BSN Degree from Troy University.

If you have completed the required prerequisite courses (or find that you will complete them before the term for which you would like to apply) and you believe that you will be eligible to enter the BSN Program (nursing classes and clinical), then you should submit a complete application package in order to be considered for admission to the professional BSN Nursing Sequence. Applications are accepted beginning February 1 and must be received or postmarked by March 15 to be considered for the fall class. Applications are accepted beginning August 1 and must be received or postmarked by September 15 to be considered for the spring class.

A complete application package consists of:

  1. Completed BSN application form
  2. Current undergraduate academic evaluation (which is completed by the Troy Records Office at your request)
  3. Complete transcripts from all schools attended
  4. A $20 application fee. You should request an updated undergraduate academic evaluation from the TROY Records Office at least three (3) weeks prior to the deadline for applications. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO THE CLINICAL SEQUENCE UNLESS THE WRITTEN APPLICATION, A CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC EVALUATION, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S), AND THE $20.00 APPLICATION FEE ARE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. You will be notified by the BSN Admissions Committee by mail as to your admission status within 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline.

Troy University offers several types of financial assistance to students who qualify. Questions related to financial aid for any major should be directed to: Financial Aid Office, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082 / (334) 670-3186.

We are happy that you are considering Troy University School of Nursing. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions regarding the BSN Program.

Sincerely,
Director, School of Nursing

My Degree Map - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

All course descriptions are available in the Troy University Undergraduate Catalog.

Semester Planner

SEMESTER COURSE TITLE HOURS

I

*ENG 1101
*CHM 1142
*CHM L142
*MTH 1112
TROY 1101
HIS 1122
Composition & Modern English I
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
Pre-calculus Algebra
University Orientation
World History I
3
3
1
3
1
3
_______
14
 

II

*ENG 1102
*BIO 3347
*BIO L347
*PSY 2200
 
 
ART/MUS/DRA
HIS 1123
Composition & Modern English II
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
General Psychology
OR *SOC 2275, Introduction to Sociology
OR *ANT 2200**, Anthropology
Fine Arts Requirement
World History II
3
3
1
3
 
 
3
3
______
16
 

III

*BIO 3348
*BIO L348
*PSY 3301
 
 
**NSG 3319
*PHI 2204
 
 
 
 
 
 
**Area II
**Elective
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
Basic Statistics
OR *QM 2241 Business Statistics I,
OR *MTH 2210 Applied Statistics
Informatics in Nursing (See note below)
Ethics
OR *PHI 2203, Introduction to Philosophy,
OR *ANT 2280, World Religions,
OR *NSG 3340, Nursing Ethics
(NOTE: PHI 2204, PHI 2203, ANT 2280, or NSG 3340 may be taken after admission to the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence.)
Course Requirement
Course (See note below)
3
1
3
 
 
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3  
3  
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19
 

IV

*BIO 3372
*BIO L372
ENG
*PSY 2210
*NSG 2204
*NSG 3315
Microbiology
Microbiology Lab
Literature course
Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)
Nutrition
Pathophysiology
(NOTE: NSG 3315 may be taken in the first semester of the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence.)
3
1
3
3
2
3
______
15

* A grade of "C" or higher is required.

**ADDITIONAL NOTES: Students must complete a 3 hour course of their choice from Area II as well as 3 hours of electives from any Area prior to graduation. NSG 3319 must be taken after admission to the nursing clinical sequence in Semester III.

BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence Requirements
Junior/Senior

SEMESTER COURSE TITLE HOURS

I

NSG 2201
NSG 3306
NSG 3309
NSG 3310
NSG 3313
NSG 3314
NSG 3315
Dosage Calculations
Perspectives of Professional Nursing
Health Assessment
Health Assessment Practicum
Nursing Concepts
Nursing Concepts Practicum
Pathophysiology (Recommended prior to BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence)
1
2
2
1
3
3
(3)
______
12/(15)
 

II

NSG 3301
NSG 3325
NSG 3326
NSG 3334
NSG 3335
Pharmacology
Adult Health Nursing I
Adult Health Nursing I Practicum
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum
3
3
3
3
2
___
14
 

III

NSG 3323
NSG 3324
NSG 3336
NSG 3337
NSG 3319
 
Maternal-Infant Health Nursing
Maternal-Infant Nursing Practicum
Adult Health Nursing II
Adult Health Nursing II Practicum
Informatics In Nursing
 
3
2
3
2
3
______
13
 

IV

NSG 3332
NSG 3333
NSG 4413
NSG 4414
NSG 4419
 
Child Health Nursing
Child Health Nursing Practicum
Complex Care
Complex Care Practicum
Research Process in Nursing
 
3
2
3
2
2
______
12
 

V

NSG 4405
NSG 4406
NSG 4417
NSG 4407
NSG 4415
NSG 4421
Public Health Nursing
Public Health Nursing Practicum
Professional Nursing Seminar
Clinical Nutrition
Nursing Leadership/Management
Professional Nursing Clinical Preceptorship
3
2
1
1
2
3
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12
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