B.S. Nursing Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis. (Learn more about transferring credits.) Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Advanced Standing for RN License50
Foundations of College Mathematics3
Communications Foundations2
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology3
Human Physiology3
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory2
Themes in U.S. and World History1
Applications in U.S. and World History1
Language and Communication: Essay2
Language and Communication: Presentation2
Literature, Arts and the Humanities2
Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation2
Microbiology3
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory1
Behavioral Science Survey6
Issues in Behavioral Science3
Biochemistry3
Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
Care of the Older Adult3
Health Assessment3
Nutrition for Contemporary Society3
Professional Roles and Values3
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership3
Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing3
Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research3
Information Management and the Application of Technology3
Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing Field Experience2
Leadership Experience1
Professional Portfolio1