Registered nurses who have completed basic nursing education with either a nursing diploma or an associate degree have the opportunity to continue their education at Wilmington University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. The purpose of the program is to increase knowledge and skills as well as to provide opportunities to explore attitudes and values related to professional nursing practice.
Program of Study
The B.S.N. degree program is progressive and designed for today’s registered nurse. It promotes increased clinical and communication skills, problem solving, confidence, and leadership within a complex health care environment.
The course of study utilizes a variety of individual and group learning experiences. The program is offered at the New Castle campus and the Georgetown; Dover; Cumberland, Gloucester and Burlington, NJ sites; as well as 100% online. Nurses can pursue their education on a part-time or full-time basis.
In addition, the General Education requirements courses, required of all Wilmington University undergraduates, provide a well-rounded academic foundation.
Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to practice as generalists, caring for clients with complex health needs in both structured and unstructured health care settings. The curriculum provides a foundation for graduate education and for career mobility.
The number of transfer credits granted to entering R.N. students varies depending on basic nursing preparation. Therefore, a single plan of study cannot be prescribed. Students are encouraged to discuss their plan with their Academic Advisor or with nursing faculty members at their site.
At the completion of the B.S.N. program, graduating students will:
A minimum of 12 credits in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, physics and/or biology must be earned through course work, transfer credit, or testing (available for anatomy/physiology and microbiology).
CTA 206 Computer Applications
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 329 Lifespan Development
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
ENG 310 Research Writing
MAT 308 Inferential Statistics
ART, BBM 319, CUL, DRA, ETN, HIS 230, HIT, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPA, VMG 311, VMG 312, VMG 313
NUR 303 Nurse as Professional
Before the final completion of NUR 303, students must complete the credentialing process.
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 and Palliative Care
NUR 413 Holistic Health Assessment
NUR 423 Global Health Care
This is the first of two Nursing, Global Health Care courses, mandatory pre-requisites apply. This course is offered block one of all semesters.
NUR 433 Global Health Care Practicum
This is the RN to BSN Capstone course which includes a Community Learning Experience. Mandatory pre-requisites apply. This course is offered block two of all semesters.
Choose from the following:
NUR, HLT, HIT, ISM 430, POL 380, SOC 365
Choose free electives to complete degree requirements of 120 credit hours.
Students are urged to seek advisement in planning course sequence. The program of study will vary depending on transfer credits, part-time or full-time status, and credit earned in alternative ways.