Nursing - BSN

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use during your enrollment appointment. The first section (in purple) identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd course you need to enroll in your first semester. The green area contains courses that are required for your major but are optional for the first semester. If you do not enroll in the optional courses your first semester you will do so in a later semester. The last section lists GenEd course options you may add to your schedule to create a final schedule of 14-16 credit hours, unless indicated otherwise in the Departmental Recommendations instructions. The worksheet should be saved and printed with your identified selections for use during your enrollment appointment.

Departmental Recommendations:

1. Enroll in CHEM and/or MATH as indicated below:

SAT Math score 450 or higher OR

ACT Math score 19 or higher AND

MPE STAT score 16 - 30:

Enroll in CHEM 120 OR MATH 220

SAT Math score 450 or higher OR

ACT Math score 19 or higher AND

MPE STAT score < 16:

Enroll in CHEM 120 AND MATH 105

SAT Math score < 450 OR

ACT Math score < 19:

Enroll in a math class as per your MPE STAT score

2. Enroll in one course from the Cluster One Critical Thinking OR Human Communications requirement section.

3. If you have WRTC 103 credit from dual enrollment, AP, IB, or CIE, enroll in PSYC 160. If you do not have WRTC 103 credit, enroll in WRTC 103.

4. Enroll in NSG 490 1st Year Nursing Student Seminar if there is an opening. If the class is full, you may enroll in it for the spring semester.

5. Enroll in the General Education options to create a schedule of 14 - 16 credit hours.

 

Math Placement Exam Score: This major requires a statistics course. You need to know your STAT Math Placement Exam score to determine your math placement. Enter your STAT score in the field below so you may determine your recommended mathematics course using the information below. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.

                             STAT                 How to find your MPE scores

 

Required First Semester Courses

Major Requirements:

Course/Subject/Number/Course Title Credits

Chemistry & Math:

SAT math score 450 or ACT math score 19 or higher AND MPE STAT score 16 - 30:

Enroll in CHEM 120 OR MATH 220.

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SAT math score 450 or ACT math score 19 or higher AND MPE STAT score < 16:

Enroll in CHEM 120 AND MATH 105.

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SAT math score < 450 or ACT math score <19:

Enroll in MATH 220 if your MPE STAT score is 16 or higher

Enroll in MATH 105 if your MPE STAT score <16


 
 
 
 
 The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a math course higher than your placement level or a Chemistry course if you do not meet the requirements.
 
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CHEM 120 Concepts of Chemistry - 3 cr hrs
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics - 3 cr hrs

 

 

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CHEM 120 Concepts of Chemistry - 3 cr hrs
MATH 105 Quantitative Reasoning in Context* - 3 cr hrs
 
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MATH 220 Elementary Statistics - 3 cr hrs  
MATH 105 Quantitative Reasoning in Context* - 3 cr hrs
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Cluster One Requirement:

Critical Thinking OR Human Communications

Check the boxes of all the courses that interest you, but only enroll in ONE of these courses for your first semester. You will take the other in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course. 

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BUS 160 Business Decision Making in a Modern Society  
HIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History  
ISAT 160 Problem Solving Approaches in Science and Technology  
SMAD 150 Mediated Communication: Issues and Skills 3
PHIL 120 Critical Thinking  
PHIL 150 Ethical Reasoning  
SCOM 121 Human Communication: Presentations  
SCOM 122 Human Communication: Individual Presentations  
SCOM 123 Human Communication: Group Presentations  
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Psychology OR WRTC 103

If you have dual enrollment, AP, IB, or CIE credit for WRTC 103, enroll in PSYC 160.

If you do not have credit for WRTC 103, enroll in WRTC 103.

 

PSYC 160 Life Span Human Development

WRTC 103 Critical Reading and Writing

 

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NSG 490: 1st YR Nursing Student Seminar

You will enroll in NSG 490 at some point during your first year at JMU. You may enroll in the fall semester is the class is available. Otherwise, you will enroll for the spring semester.

 

NSG 490 1st YR Nursing Student Seminar

 

 

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Optional General Education Courses

You may have a full schedule of 13-15 credit hours based on the requirements above. If you need additional courses to reach a full schedule, select from the General Education program courses on the remaining pages of the worksheet and add them to your schedule when you enroll. You do NOT need to enroll in a course from every cluster. Only select from within the cluster areas to supplement your schedule.

To facilitate a faster search of open classes within a specific cluster area, use the cluster area code (e.g. C2HQC). A tutorial on conducting cluster area searches is available at http://isapps.jmu.edu/ecampus/ecampus_SearchGenEdClasses.htm

Pre-professional Health preparations students should refer to the Special Student Categories in Module 4 for information on General Education enrollment.

Cluster Two- Arts and Humanities

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. Each course is 3 credit hours.

Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC)
AMST 200 Introduction to American Studies
ANTH 205 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
HIST 101 World History to 1500
HIST 102 World History since 1500
REL 102 God, Meaning, and Morality
HUM 250 Modern Perspectives (options include: Greek, Renaissance)
HUM 251 Modern Perspectives (options include: Enlightenment, Romanticism, Human Rights)
HUM 252 Global Cultures
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
REL 101 Religions of the World
 
Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA) ART 200 Art in General Culture
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
ARTH 206 Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
MUS 200 Music in General Culture
MUS 203 Music in America
MUS 206 Introduction to Global Music
THEA 210 Introduction to Theatre
     

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area.

The American Experience -

Do you have, or are you waiting for, credit for U.S. History or U.S. Government? Answer by clicking the appropriate button below.

 
 

You indicated you have credit, or are waiting for credit results, for U.S. Government or U.S. History, proceed to the other GenEd clusters to select classes to create a full schedule.

     

Select from the Cluster Four American Experience courses below. All are 4 credit hours.

HIST 225 U.S. History
POSC 225 U.S. Government - Do NOT enroll in this class and POSC 220 from the Global Experience.

 

   
The Global Experience (C4GE)
ANTH 195 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 200 Macroeconomics
POSC 200 Global Politics - Do NOT enroll in this class if you have credit for POSC 225 or are planning to take POSC 225.
SOCI 110 Social Issues in a Global Context
 
     

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community

Identify as many courses that interest you but, if you enroll in a course from this cluster, do not enroll in more than one course per cluster area. All courses are 3 credit hours.

     
Wellness Domain (C5WD) HTH 100 Personal Wellness - This course has a 15-hour physical activity requirement of your choice for the semester.
KIN 100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness - This course is one lecture meeting per week and one physical activity meeting per week. Fitness options include swim conditioning (must be a swimmer), indoor cycling, cardio/strength, yoga, boot camp and others. See the NOTES section of the class when enrolling to identify the fitness option.
     
Once your have made your selections, save and print this worksheet for use during your enrollment appointment.