The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Undergraduate Program

Accelerated BS in Nursing Program of Study

The Accelerated BS in Nursing track starts with a Summer session beginning in August. There are at least two days per week of clinical experience each term that can occur on weekends and on day, evening, and night shifts.  NCLEX preparation assessments (ATI) are required every term. 

N304

Nursing Perspectives

2 cr (taught last wk of Summer term)

 

 

 

Term 1 Fall

 

 

N315

Health and Physical Assessment

2 cr

N398S

Health and Physical Assessment lab        

1 cr

N333     

Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I

3 cr

N406

Nursing Process: Clients with Common Health Disruptions

3 cr

N407

Clinical Practice I

4 cr

N420

Introduction to Nursing Research

3 cr

TOTAL TERM 1:

 

16 cr

 

 

 

Term 2 Spring

 

 

N334

Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II   

3 cr

N436

Comprehensive Nursing I

4 cr

N437

Clinical Practice III

3 cr

N439

Community Health Nursing

3 cr

N498T

Community Nursing: Practicum

3 cr

TOTAL TERM 2:

 

16 cr

 

 

 

Term 3 Summer

 

 

N325

Maternal-Newborn Nursing

2 cr

N398I

Maternal-Newborn Nursing: Practicum

2 cr

N326

Nursing Care of Children

2 cr

N398F

Nursing Care of Children: Practicum

2 cr

N327

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

2 cr

N398G

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Practicum

2 cr

TOTAL TERM 3:

 

12 cr

 

 

 

Term 4 Fall 2

 

 

N438

Professional Role

3 cr

N498

Internship*

4 cr

N441

Decision Making Strategies for Prof Nursing

1 cr (P/F)

N321

Preventive Care and Integrative Therapies

2 cr

N3XX

Nursing Elective

2 cr

TOTAL TERM 4:

 

12 cr

 

Total credits required for graduation:        58