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Program Information: Sample Schedule

Required Courses — First Year (semester hours)*

  • BIOL-141 Cell Biology and Genetics for the Health Sciences (4)
  • BIOL-207 Medical Microbiology (4)
  • CHEM-115 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4)
  • PSYC-151 Introductory Psychology: Perspectives on the Self (3)
  • SOC-151 Sociological Principles and Perspectives(3)
  • ENGL-101 Written Rhetoric (3)
  • IDIS-110 Foundations of information technology (1)
  • IDIS-150 Developing a Christian mind (interim, 3)
  • MATH-143 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
  • Arts core (3)
  • Physical education core (1)

Required Courses — Second year (semester hours)*

  • BIOL-205 Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL-206 Human Physiology (4)
  • PSYC-201 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan (3)
  • HE-254 Nutrition (3)
  • Philosophical foundations core (3)
  • Literature core(3)
  • Biblical/theological foundations core (3)
  • History of the west and the world core (4)
  • Rhetoric in culture core (3)
  • Physical education core (1)
  • Interim elective (3)

*Note: Students are required to have either two years of high school foreign language with grades of C or better or one year of college level foreign language. If a student needs to take a foreign language at Calvin, it should be taken during the first or second year.

Nursing Courses — Third Year (semester hours)

  • NURS-307 Theory: Community Based and Mental Health Nursing (4)
  • NURS-308 Strategies: Community Based and Mental Health Nursing (4)
  • NURS-309 Practicum: Community Based and Mental Health Nursing (4)
  • NURS-327 Theory: Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, and Adolescents (4)
  • NURS-328 Strategies: Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, and Adolescents (4)
  • NURS-329 Practicum: Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, and Adolescents (4)
  • Electives (0-8)
  • Interim elective (3)

Nursing Courses — Fourth Year (semester hours)

  • NURS-357 Theory: Young, Middle, and Older Adults (4)
  • NURS-358 Strategies: Young, Middle, and Older Adults (4)
  • NURS-359 Practicum: Young, Middle, and Older Adults (4)
  • NURS-377 Theory: Community Focused Nursing and Leadership/Management (4)
  • NURS-378 Strategies: Synthesis of Nursing Care across the Lifespan (1)
  • NURS-379 Practicum: Community Focused Nursing and Leadership/Management (4)
  • NURS-380 Critical Reflections (3)
  • Electives (0-8)

Note: The formal requirements for a Calvin bachelor's degree include the following: Successful completion of 124 semester hours, completion of three interim courses of three credit hours or more, completion of the designated program of study and the designated core, and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 both overall and in the program of concentration.