Major Requirements

The nursing curriculum, with its emphasis on caring and whole person care, is built on a broad base of liberal arts and professional knowledge. Clinical practice begins in the junior year and continues for four semesters, culminating in the senior practicum, a concentrated experience in a setting of particular interest to the student.

To learn the skills required to complete baccalaureate preparation for the practice of nursing, view the technical standards. You can also view the sample curriculum document to gain an idea of what your four years at Roberts will look like as a nursing major.

Freshman and Sophomore Years

You will begin taking nursing courses in the first semester of your sophomore year. Clinical begins in a hospital setting in the first semester of the junior year.

In order to progress into the junior level nursing courses (300 level courses), students must complete science requirements and achieve a minimum of the following:

  • 2.75 Overall GPA
  • 2.75 Science GPA
  • 2.75 Nursing GPA

Students seeking transfer into the Nursing Program at Roberts Wesleyan College must have a minimum of the following:

  • 3.00 Overall GPA
  • 3.00 Science GPA
  • 3.00 Nursing GPA

Nursing Courses taken in the sophomore year include:

  • Principles of Nutrition 
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts
  • Health Assessment (if Overall and science GPA requirements are met)

Junior Year

Courses Include:

  • Foundations in Nursing Practice
  • Adult Health Concepts I
  • Psychosocial Health Concepts
  • Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I
  • Maternal & Newborn Health Concepts
  • Evidence-based Practice in Nursing
  • Older Adult Health Concepts

Senior Year 

In your senior year you will complete a final Practicum where you work for 128 hours with a Registered Professional Nurse in an area of interest to you.

Nursing Courses Include:

  • Pediatric Health Concepts
  • Leadership Concepts in Nursing
  • Adult Health Concepts II & III
  • Community Health Concepts
  • Capstone Practicum

View the full course check sheet for detailed information about course requirements (pdf).