RN To BSN
Bachelor of Science in nursing
The number of transfer credits granted to entering RN 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.
Lower Division Requirements
(for students without an associate degree)
General Education Requirements (24 credits)
BCS 206 Computer Applications for Business
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 329 Life Span Development
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Natural Sciences (12 credits)
A minimum of 12 credits in any combination of the following Sciences:
anatomy and physiology I, anatomy and physiology II, microbiology,
physics, biology, and chemistry must be earned through course work,
transfer credit, or testing
(available for anatomy/physiology and microbiology).
Upper Division Requirements
(required for all BSN majors)
General Education Requirements (15 credits)
ENG 365 Academic Writing
MAT 308 Inferential Statistics
HUM upper level electives (9 credits)
Choose from the following:
Upper Division Nursing Core (28 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 and Palliative Care
NUR 413 Holistic Health Assessment
NUR 423 Global Health Care
NUR 433 Global Health Care: Practicum*
* Includes clinical or laboratory experiences
NUR or HLT elective (3 credits)
Choose free electives to complete degree requirements of 120 credit hours.
Program of Study
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.
BSN/MSN Accelerated Option
The purpose of this option is to offer eligible BSN students the opportunity to take up to four (4) selected MSN courses in lieu of undergraduate courses. A BSN degree is earned at the completion of 120 credits. Courses taken at the graduate level will fulfill requirements for both programs.
Eligibility criteria for this option include:
- 90 completed undergraduate credits,
- completion of all lower level courses,
- completion of NUR 303 or NUR 305,
- completion of statistics, and
- a GPA of 3.5.
Recommendation of an undergraduate faculty member is also required. Students are advised to see the academic advisor for nursing early in the program to plan for this option.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.