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2018-2019 USC Lancaster Bulletin
Lancaster Campus
2018-2019 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
  Nov 15, 2018
2018-2019 USC Lancaster Bulletin

Nursing-Generic, B.S.N.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Provide evidence-based clinically competent care across the continuum of care.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competency in providing nursing care to individuals’ families and groups within a diverse society.
  • Make clinical judgments using reflection, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Use information and health care technologies for effective health care delivery. 
  • Exhibit personal professional behavior in all professional activities. 
  • Perform health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention care activities for individuals, groups, and populations.
  • Work effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team. 
  • Assume leadership roles within the scope of professional practice.
  • Perform the professional roles of care provider, coordinator of care, member of a profession, and life-long learner.

Degree Requirements (120 Hours) 

See College of Nursing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.

Carolina Core and College General Education Requirements

CMW: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 hours)

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6 hours)

SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 hours)


* Pre-requisite courses for nursing courses

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of two or higher on the Foreign Language Placement Test or by completing one Foreign Language through 110 or 121.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)

  • Any approved Carolina Core GHS course.

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)

  • Any approved Carolina Core AIU course

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (3 hours)

    INF: Information Literacy (3 Hours)

    VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (3 hours)

    • Fulfilled through PHIL 213 , an overlay course with CMS

    Program Requirements (0-5 hours)

    • Additional electives (0-5 hours, or more, as needed to meet minimum 120 hours required for graduation.

    Major Requirements (67 Hours)


    All lower division courses must be completed before progression to the upper division.

    Upper Division Courses (58 Total Hours)

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