General education requirements
To graduate from Eastern Mennonite University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, you must meet the requirements for general education and nursing major requirements. The general education courses can be completed before, during, or after you complete your nursing courses, but you will not receive your diploma until you are finished all coursework.
- Communications: two courses (total 6 semester hours)
Writing – college-level writing, including a research paper
Speech – learning and practicing a variety of speech forms
- Cross-Cultural Studies: one course (total 3 semester hours)
Courses which satisfy this requirement include the following: foreign language study, non-Western history or literature, cultural anthropology or geography, and courses which analyze issues such as discrimination and social problems within the United States.
- Humanities: two courses (total 6 semester hours)
History or literature
Fine arts (music, art, theater)
- Social Science: one course (total 3 semester hours)
One course in psychology, sociology, political science or economics is recommended.
- Natural Science (total 11 semester hours)
Sciences of the human organism include any of the following courses: anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry (organic, inorganic), biochemistry, nutrition, genetics, immunology, advanced (mammalian) physiology, pathophysiology, neuroimmunology and pharmacology. Other courses may be approved upon request. Science courses may be embedded in an approved nursing diploma program.