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Accelerated Nursing Programs of Study

Accelerated Nursing - Communication Studies Track

With a biology minor.

2019-20 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (General Studies CAT 5)

3

MAT 121 College Algebra# (General Studies CAT 3)

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

CHE 106 General Chemistry I# (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CNA 210 Interpersonal Communication

3

ENG 200 Expository Writing

3

FCS 207 Nutrition# (General Studies CAT 9) or FCS 317 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

BIO 220 Human Anatomy#

4

CNA 252 Public Address

3

CNA 346 Organizational Communication

3

PHI 105 Ethics and Values (General Studies CAT 6)

3

POS 100 American National Government (General Studies CAT 8)

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

BIO 225 Biomedical Ethics

2

BIO 340 Human Physiology#

4

BIO 385 Microbiology#

4

CNA 418 Health Communication

3

CNA 459 Organizational Leadership

3

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

CNA 462 Communication Research Methods

3

CNA 467 Intercultural Communication

3

CNA 470 Family Communication

3

PGH 200 Intro to Personal, Public, and Global Health (General Studies CAT 9)

3

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

BIO 108 Medical Terminology

1

CNA 442 Communication and Rhetorical Theory

3

CNA 478 Communication Ethics

3

HIS 120 World History (General Studies CAT 10)

3

PSY 101 General Psychology (General Studies CAT 5)

3

SSC 319 Statistics for Social Sciences

3

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

CNA 101 Introduction to Theatre (General Studies CAT 4)

3

CNA 342 Persuasion

3

PSY 230 Life Span Development#

3

SPA 110 Elementary Spanish I (General Studies CAT 2)

3

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

CNA 455 Senior Seminar

3

MUS 110 Topics in Music or ART 102 The Visual Experience (General Studies CAT 4)

3

Electives

9

The four-year plan is provided as a suggestion. Final decisions rest with the student and advisor based on availability of courses. Summer courses are not included in this plan, but may be an option. This should be discussed between the student and advisor.

WSC Requirements:
Students must have a C- or better in BIO 110 and CHE 106 to enroll in BIO 220, BIO 385, and BIO 486.  
To graduate, students must pass 120 total credit hours of which 40 hours must be upper level (300 or above) and a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

UNMC Requirements: 
Students must earn at least a C+ or better and must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses (above 3.3 recommended).
# Students must complete these courses within seven years of applying to UNMC Accelerated Nursing Program.