Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Prelicensure) Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 56

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
BIOL 210
BIOL 211
General Microbiology and Public Health
and General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory (Major Prerequisite) 1
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (Major Prerequisite, A2) 2 3
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics (Major Prerequisite,B4) 3 3
PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking I (Major Prerequisite, A3) 3
GE Area C 4 3
Second Semester
CHEM 101
CHEM 102
Survey of Chemistry
and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (Major Prerequisite, B1, B3)
COMM 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Major Prerequisite, A1) 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area E 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Third Semester
BIOL 212
BIOL 213
Principles of Human Physiology
and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory (Major Prerequisite) 1
GE Area C 3
GE Area D - Take Two 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 4
Principles of Human Anatomy 1
Human Anatomy
GE Area F ± 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Fifth Semester
NURS 310 Human Development and Health Assessment Theory (Major Core) 3
NURS 311 Human Development and Health Assessment Lab (Major Core) 2
NURS 312GW Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing - GWAR (Major Core) 3
NURS 314 Health Promotion in Nursing (Major Core) 3
NURS 315 Health Promotions in Nursing - Practicum (Major Core) 2
Sixth Semester
NURS 326 Reproductive Health Theory (Major Core) 3
NURS 327 Reproductive Health Practicum (Major Core) 3
NURS 328 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Theory (Major Core) 3
NURS 329 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practicum (Major Core) 3
NURS 350 Nursing Interventions Practicum I (Major Core) 2
Seventh Semester
NURS 410 Nursing Care of Children Theory (Major Core) 3
NURS 411 Nursing Care of Children Practicum (Major Core) 3
NURS 420 Nursing Care of Adults Theory (Major Core) 3
NURS 421 Nursing Care of Adults Practicum (Major Core) 3
NURS 450 Nursing Interventions Lab II (Major Core) 2
Eighth Semester
NURS 520 Advanced Medical Surgical and Critical Care Nursing (Major Core) 3
NURS 521 Advanced Medical Surgical and Critical Care Nursing Capstone Practicum (Major Core) 3
NURS 522 Chronic Care and End of Life Care Theory (Major Core) 5 3
NURS 530 Community Health and Global Perspectives Theory (Major Core) 5 3
NURS 531 Community Health and Global Perspectives Practicum (Major Core) 3
 Total Units120

Area B2 (Life Science) is satisfied upon completion of either BIOL 210 and BIOL 212, or BIOL 210 and BIOL 220.


ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


UD–D (Social Sciences) and SF Studies American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) and Social Justice (SJ) are satisfied upon completion of NURS 522 and NURS 530.


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.