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 with only four in-person class sessions per course (in evenings and on Saturdays). 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.

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