Nursing Program General Education Courses

General Education Course Requirements

The following general education courses are co-requisites. Any courses not previously completed as part of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree may be completed at the same time as RN to BSN courses at NSU, but not after the last RN to BSN course.

Math Pathway (3 hours)

  • MATH 1513 College Algebra

Written & Oral Communication (9 hours)

  • ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II

Choose ONE course from the following:

  • COMM 1113 Fundamentals of Communication
  • COMM 2213 Public Speaking
  • COMM 3223 Business and Professional Speaking
  • COMM 3303 Group Dynamics

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 hours)

  • POLS 1113 American Federal Government
  • HIST 1483 American History 1492-1876 OR
  • HIST 1493 American History since 1876
  • PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

Global Perspectives (3 hours)

Second Language

  • CHER 1113 - Elementary Cherokee I
  • CHER 1123 - Elementary Cherokee II
  • CHIN 1113 - Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN 1213 - Elementary Chinese II
  • FREN 1113 - Elementary French I
  • FREN 1123 - Elementary French II
  • GERM 1113 - Elementary German I
  • GERM 1123 - Elementary German II
  • GREK 1113 - New Testament Greek I
  • GREK 1123 - New Testament Greek II
  • JPN 1113 - Elementary Japanese I
  • JPN 1123 - Elementary Japanese II
  • LAT 1113 - Elementary Latin I
  • LAT 1123 - Elementary Latin II
  • RUS 1113 - Elementary Russian I
  • RUS 1123 - Elementary Russian II
  • SPAN 1113 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 1123 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPED 3313 - American Sign Language I
  • SPED 3323 - American Sign Language II

American Indian Studies

  • ANTH 2223 - Introduction to American Indian Studies
  • CHER 4113 - Cherokee Cultural Heritage
  • HIST 3723 - Native American History

Geography

  • GEOG 2253 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 2003 Food and Society
  • GEOG 2133 Global Economic Geography

Political Science

  • POL 2314 Introduction to International Relations
  • POL 2353 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Literature, Customs, and Beliefs

  • COMM 2543 Intercultural Communication
  • ENGL 3413 World Literature
  • NUTR 3653 Food and Culture
  • REL 2553 Comparative Religions
  • TECH 3053 Technology and Society

Life Skills (6 hours)

Choose ONE course from the following:

  • H ED 1113 Personal Health
  • 1653 Basic Nutrition OR

Select 3 hours from the following:

  • FIN 2113 Personal Financial Planning
  • HFS 1103 Relationships and Marriage
  • HFS 3113 Consumer Issues
  • PSYC 1003 Introduction to Human Behavior
  • CS 1003/IS 1003 Computers in Modern Society or a more advanced CS/IS course
  • EDUC 4823 Technology in Education (This course is designed for education majors.)
  • H ED 2212 First Aid
  • LIBM 4611 Electronic Information Retrieval
  • P ED 4741 CPR Training
  • Any military science leadership, physical education activity, and/or performance-based arts course(s).

Humanities (6 hours)

  • ART 2333 Art Appreciation
  • DRAM 2763 Theatre Appreciation
  • DRAM 2843 Film Appreciation
  • ENGL 2113 Introduction to Literature
  • HIST 1113 Early Western Civilization
  • HIST 1213 Modern Western Civilization
  • HUM 2113 Ancient Cultures
  • HUM 2223 Modern Cultures
  • MUS 2533 Rock Music History
  • MUS 2543 Music Appreciation
  • MUS 2683 World Music
  • MUS 2743 Jazz Appreciation
  • PHIL 1013 Introduction to Philosophy
  • WGS 2123 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

If the student has completed 6 hours of required Humanities courses at a transfer institution, they have fulfilled NSU's Humanities requirements.

Natural Sciences (16 hours)

Biological Sciences

Combined course of Human Anatomy and Physiology, or:

  • BIOL 2154 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 3314 Human Physiology

Physical Sciences

  • BIOL 3224 Microbiology
  • CHEM 1123 & 1131 General Chemistry I (lower level Chemistry also accepted)

Computer Proficiency

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency, which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications. Students may complete the requirement through one of three options:

  1. Successfully completing a high school computer science course that meets the State Regents high school curricular requirements; OR
  2. Satisfying NSU's computer proficiency assessment; OR
  3. Successfully completing CS 1003/IS 1003 Computers in Modern Society or EDUC 4823 Technology in Education (for education majors).

Students should complete this requirement in their first 30 hours of course work.

Statistics (3 hours)

MATH 3513 Statistical Methods, Elementary Statistics, Psychology Statistics, Business Statistics, or Sociology Statistics accepted.

Nursing (30 hours)

Transfer credit or credit by examination.

RNs with an Oklahoma Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree will have satisfied all General Education requirements; certain lower division prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better by all RNs. All other RNs must meet Northeastern State University General Education requirements, including required initial enrollment in math deficiency removal courses if a deficiency exists.