RN-to-BSN Courses and Degree Requirements

You can earn your degree in as few as 16 months by taking two seven-week courses each semester while focusing on one course at a time. Or you can take the part-time option with one seven-week course per semester and complete the program in two and a half years. All required nursing courses are delivered online. All courses are 4 credits.

Required Bachelor of Science in Nursing Courses – 32 credits

  • NURS3101 Concepts of Professional Practice
  • NURS3103 Health Assessment
  • NURS3105 Research in Nursing Practice
  • NURS3108 Nursing Informatics and Computer Applications
  • NURS3112 Leadership and Professional Issues in Nursing
  • NURS3114 Diversity in Health Care and Contemporary Healing
  • NURS4118 Community Health and Health Promotion in Nursing Practice
  • NURS4170 Health Promotion Capstone Practicum

Prerequisite Courses – 56 credits

Scientific Inquiry

  • BIOL2135 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL2137 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL3127 Microbiology

Social Analysis

  • SOC1101 Introduction to Sociology: Analysis of Society in Global Perspective
  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology
  • PSYCH2303 Child Psychology

General Studies

  • Moral Reasoning, Aesthetic Inquiry & Historical Consciousness (two courses)
  • Theology & Religious Thought (one course)
  • Statistics for Nursing Professionals (one course)
  • Writing for Nursing Professionals or equivalent English composition course (one course)
  • General Elective (three courses)

Total Requirements for Degree: 128 credits

For the RN-to-BSN program, we can accept up to 96 transfer credits, including 40 credits awarded for an associate degree in Nursing. There is no time limit for transfer credits from other institutions.

View the 2017-2018 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.