RN to BSN Pathway
for Registered Nurses with a Bachelor’s degree in another field

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The RN to BSN Pathway Program is an accelerated degree-completion program designed for registered nurses who have a bachelor's degree in another field. This program has been developed to meet the educational needs of students with registered nurse licensure, work experience, and a bachelor's degree in another field who are returning to college to complete a BSN degree.

The program allows for the transfer of a maximum of 89 credits. To graduate, students must earn a total of 120 credits. The 31 credit nursing core will fulfill residency requirements at Wilmington University. (Please note: Wilmington University's eligibility requirements for graduation with honors include completion of 45 residency credits; therefore, BSN Pathway students that do not elect to complete additional coursework to meet this requirement are ineligible to graduate with honors.)



Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in another field

General Education Requirements (39 credits)

(Including a 3-credit statistics course)

Natural Sciences (12 credits)*

(will be required as pre-requisite if not taken as part of prior degree)


A minimum of 12 credits in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, physics, biology, and/or chemistry, must be earned through coursework, transfer credits, or testing (available for anatomy/physiology and microbiology).

Free Electives (8 Credits)

Total Transfer Credits Possible: 89 credits

Upper Division Requirements (31 credits)

NUR 303 Available Online  Nurse as Professional (4 credits)**

NUR 313 Available Online  Nurse as Decision Maker

NUR 323 Available Online  Nurse as Teacher

NUR 333 Available Online  Nurse as Leader

NUR 343 Available Online  Nurse as Consumer of Research

NUR 363 Available Online  Nurse as Caregiver: Chronic & Palliative Care

NUR 413 Available Online  Holistic Health Assessment

NUR 423 Available Online  Global Health Care

NUR 433 Available Online  Global Health Care: Practicum*

Nursing Elective (3 credits) Choose from the following: NUR, HLT, HIT, POL 380 Available Online, ISM 430 Available Online

Total Minimum number of credits at Wilmington University (31 credits)

*Community learning Experience

**The completion of the students' verified credentialing profile is required prior to continuing with core NUR course selection.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.