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Murray State University
Transfer Office
270.809.3350
msu.transfercenter@murraystate.edu
302 Lowry Center, Murray KY 42071

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B.S.N.- AREA: NURSING

Effective Date: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Science degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate B.S.N.- AREA: NURSING degree at Murray State University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
COM 181 (3) 3
BIO 112 (3) 3
BIO 113 Lab (1) 1
MAT 150 (3) 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
PHI 130 (3) 3
BIO 137 (4) 4
CHE 130 (4) 4
Total Credit Hours14

Semester 3Credit Hours
PSY 110 (3) 3
NFS 101 (3) 3
EDP 202 (3) 3
BIO 139 (4) 4
ART 100 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 4Credit Hours
HIS 101 (3) 3
SB Course 3
STA 220 (3) 3
CIT 105 (3) 3
HIS 120 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

All course must have a grade of "C" or better

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
NUR 200 (3) 3
NUR 301 (3) 3
NUR 202 (4) 4
NUR 206 (5) 5
NUR 203 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours18
Semester 6Credit Hours
NUR 205 (3) 3
NUR 305 (4) 4
NUR 307 (3) 3
NUR 302 3
NUR 306 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 7Credit Hours
NUR 308 (5) 5
NUR 410 (5) 5
NUR 402 (4) 4
NUR 400 (1) 1
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
NUR 408 (5) 5
NUR 412 (5) 5
NUR 407 (4) 4
NUR 409 (2) 2
Total Credit Hours16

Program Notes

Minimum 3.00 GPA and 30 credit hours

Admission to the School of Nursing:
MAT 150
COM 181
ENG 101 & 102
BIO 137
BIO 139
CHE 130
PSY 110


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