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 Nurse as Professional (4 credits)**
NUR 313 Nurse as Decision Maker
NUR 323 Nurse as Teacher
NUR 333 Nurse as Leader
NUR 343 Nurse as Consumer of Research
NUR 363 Nurse as Caregiver: Chronic & Palliative Care
NUR 413 Holistic Health Assessment
NUR 423 Global Health Care
NUR 433 Global Health Care: Practicum*
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 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.