Programs and Curriculum

Our Current Nursing Programs

Currently we offer four BSN-level Nursing Programs:

  • Full Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level Holistic Nursing Program, for entry-level students. This program takes four full-time academic years to complete.
    Ready to change your life and save others? Start your Application and Admission here!
  • RN to BSN Bridge Program, for Registered Nurses, who have the desire to upgrade. This is a ‘tailor-made’ program and usually takes one academic year to complete.
    Interested? Drop us a line at services@cunursing.com and find out what your program would look like.
  • LVN to BSN Bridge Program, for LVN’s who have the desire to upgrade. This program takes approximately two academic years to complete.
    Take the next step in your career, by registering here!
  • Conventional Nurse to Holistic Nurse Program. ‘Conventional’ is in no way meant contemptuously! By ‘conventional’ we just mean LVN’s and RN’s who have followed a mainstream education, without any emphasis on holistic principles or holistic nursing practice. We are convinced that also you think it’s essential to look at people as a whole human being.
    Let us know here, if you want to broaden your scope!

Our Complete BSN Curriculum

Below, you will find our complete, full-time, 4-year Holistic BSN level curriculum. CUN’s curriculum is ‘concept based’. This means, that content is not (only) offered in a traditional way, plenary in-class, using textbooks. Instead, different phenomena, health related issues, nursing related issues and patient-related issues, are analyzed in a ‘top-down’ fashion, starting with a concept as the ‘greatest common divisor’, the ‘main theme’, so to speak. That means, that courses are not necessarily offered in a traditional ‘one course at the time’ method. The emphasis is on the (inter)relationships between and within concepts, touching different topics at the same time, analyzing health care scenarios.

Therefore, the structure you find in the overview below does not necessarily reflect course-plans and the way in which or the order in which courses and subject matter are actually offered.

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS – non UK) = 28 SBU – US Credit System (USCS) = 45 SBU

Year 1

Semester 1
  ECTS USCS
BN1COM11 Communication Skills for Nurses 2 1
BN1STUD11 Study Skills for Nurses
Including Portfolio Management, Time-Management and study skills for students with learning disabilities.
3 1
BN1NURS11 Introduction to Holistic Nursing 1 2 1
BN1SOC11 Sociology 1 2 1
BN1DEVPSY11 Developmental Psychology 2 1
BN1PRACT11 Holistic Nursing Practice 1 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 2
BN1CHEM11 Chemistry for Health Professionals 1 3 2
BN1ASSIGN11 Research & Assignments 2 1
BN1ARTS11 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 1 20 10
Semester 2
ECTS USCS
BN1CHEM22 Chemistry for Health Professionals 2 3 2
BN1PHY21 Anatomy and Physiology 1 2 2
BN1PSY21 General Psychology 2 1
BN1NUT21 Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Health Care 1 1 1
BN1NURS22 Introduction to Holistic Nursing 2 2 1
BN1PRACT22 Holistic Nursing Practice 2 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 1
BN1SOC22 Sociology 2 2 1
BN1MATH21 Math for Nurses 1 2 1
BN1ASSIGN21 Research & Assignments 2 1
BN1ARTS21 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 2
21 11
Semester 3
ECTS USCS
BN1PHY32 Anatomy and Physiology 2 2 2
BN1NURS33 Introduction to Holistic Nursing 3 3 1
BN1MICRO31 Microbiology 1 1 1
BN1PATHO31 Pathophysiology 1 1 1
BN1PRACT33 Holistic Nursing Practice 3 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 1
BN1CLIN31 Clinical Practice 1 2 2
BN1MATH32 Math for Nurses 2 2 1
BN1WRITE31 Academic Writing Skills for Nurses 1 2 1
BN1ASSIGN31 Research & Assignments 1 1
BN1ARTS31 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 3
19
40
Total Credits Year 1 60 32
 

Year 2

Semester 4
ECTS USCS
BN1PHY43 Anatomy and Physiology 3 2 1
BN1PATHO42 Pathophysiology 2 2 1
BN1PROAS41 Holistic Health Promotion and Health Assessment 1 1
BN1PHARMA41 Pharmacology 1 1 1
BN1MICRO42 Microbiology 2 1 1
BN1PRACT44 Holistic Nursing Practice 4 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 2
BN1PLAN41 Nursing Care Plans 1 3 1
BN1WRITE42 Academic Writing Skills for Nurses 2 2 1
BN1GERIA41 Geriatrics & Gerontological Nursing 2 1
BN1ASSIGN41 Research & Assignments 1 1
BN1ARTS41 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 4 19 11
Semester 5
ECTS USCS
BN1PATHO53 Pathophysiology 3 2 1
BN1PHY54 Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 1
BN1MENT51 Psychiatry & Mental Health 1 2 1
BN1PHARMA52 Pharmacology 2 1 1
BN1PRACT55 Holistic Nursing Practice 5 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 1
BN1PLAN52 Nursing Care Plans 2 3 1
BN1ETHIC51 Medical and Nursing Ethics 1 1
BN1CLIN52 Clinical Practice 2 3 2
BN1ASSIGN51 Research & Assignments 1 1
BN1ARTS51 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 5 19 10
Semester 6
ECTS USCS
BN1MENT62 Psychiatry & Mental Health 2 2 1
BN1PHY65 Anatomy and Physiology 5 2 1
BN1PATHO64 Pathophysiology 4 2 1
BN1EPI61 Epidemiology 2 1
BN1PRACT66 Holistic Nursing Practice 6 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 2
BN1PLAN63 Nursing Care Plans 3 2 1
BN1CHRON61 Nursing for the Chronically ill 2 1
BN1ACU61 Acutely ill Adults 3 1
BN1CLIN63 Clinical Practice 3 3 2
BN1ASSIGN61 Research & Assignments 1 1
BN1ARTS61 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts
Total Semester 6
22
12
  Total Credits Year 2   60 33

Year 3

Semester 7
ECTS USCS
BN1ACOM71 Advanced Communication Skills for Nurses 2 1
BN1ORGLAW71 Health Organizations & Health Law 2 1
BN1GLOB71 Global Health Care & International Disaster Health Care 1 2 0.5
BN1ADOL71 Adolescent Health and Wellbeing 2 1
BN1PEDIA71 Pediatrics & Pediatric Nursing 3 1.5
BN1MATER71 Maternal and Child Nursing 3 1.5
BN1PLAN74 Nursing Care Plans 4 2 1
BN1PRACT77 Holistic Nursing Practice 7 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 2
BN1ASSIGN71 Research & Assignments 1 0.5
BN1ARTS71 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 7 21 10
Semester 8
ECTS USCS
BN1RES81 Nursing Research and Statistics 2 1
BN1SURG81 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 1
BN1NEURO81 Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing 2 1
BN1PRACT88 Holistic Nursing Practice 8 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 2
BN1SOC83 Sociology 3 1 1
BN1GLOB82 Global Health Care & International Disaster Health Care 2 2 0.5
BN1SIMUL81 Nursing Practice Simulation 1 3 1
BN1CLIN84 Clinical Practice 4 3 2
BN1ASSIGN81 Research & Assignments 1 0.5
BN1ARTS81 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 8 20 10
Semester 9
ECTS USCS
BN1MAN91 Leadership in Nursing & Nursing Management 1 1
BN1CULT91 Transcultural Nursing 1 1
BN1QUAL91 Quality Management and Patient Safety 3 2
BN1PAL91 Palliative Care Nursing 3 2
BN1CAR91 Cardiovascular Nursing and Resuscitation 3 1
BN1SIMUL92 Nursing Practice Simulation 2 3 2
BN1PRACT99 Holistic Nursing Practice 9 – EBP (Evidence Based Practice) 3 1
BN1ASSIGN91 Research & Assignments 1
BN1ARTS91 Literary, Visual & Performing Arts 1
Total Semester 9 19 10
Total Credits Year 3   60 30

Year 4

Semester 10 -11 – 12
ECTS USCS
BN1SNRP Senior Nursing Residency Program (including Research & Assignments) 60 25
Total Credits BSN complete entry-level program  240 125