Major Requirements

The nursing curriculum, with its emphasis on caring and wholeness, is built on a broad base of liberal arts and professional knowledge.  Clinical practice begins in the sophomore year and continues for five 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 freshman year here.  Clinical begins in a hospital setting in the second semester of the sophomore year, after admission to the nursing major.  

During the sophomore year, students apply for formal admission to the nursing major.  Admission to the major is competitive so we encourage all students to do their best and aim high!  To apply, students must have a minimum of

  • 2.5  overall GPA
  • 2.5 Science GPA
  • 2.5 Nursing GPA

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Nursing
  • The Community:  Promoting Wholeness 
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing Wholeness:  Basic Human Needs  (First Clinical Course)
  • Group Process

Junior Year  

Courses Include:

  • Adult Health
  • Mental Health
  • Health Assessment
  • Pharmacology
  • Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Application of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Senior Year 

In your senior year you will complete a final Practicum where you work for 120 hours with a Registered Professional Nurse in an area of interest to you.

Courses Include:

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trends and Issues
  • Leadership and Management
  • Acute Care

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