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)

CTA 206 Available Online  Computer Applications for Business

ECO 105 Available Online  Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 Available Online  English Composition I

ENG 122 Available Online  English Composition II

ENG 131 Available Online  Public Speaking

PSY 101 Available Online  Introduction to Psychology

PSY 329 Available Online Life Span Development

SOC 101 Available Online 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 310 Research Writing

MAT 308 Available Online Inferential Statistics

Upper level humanities electives (9 credits) Choose upper level courses from the following list: ART, BBM 319 Available Online, CUL, DRA, ETN, HIT, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPA, VMG 311 Available Online, VMG 312 Available Online, VMG 313 Available Online

Upper Division Nursing Core (28 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 and Palliative Care

NUR 413 Available Online  Holistic Health Assessment

NUR 423 Available Online  Global Health Care

NUR 433 Available Online  Global Health Care: Practicum*

*Includes community learning experience

**The completion of the verified credentialing student profile is required for students to continue with core NUR courses

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

Free Electives

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:

  1. 90 completed undergraduate credits,
  2. completion of all lower level courses,
  3. completion of NUR 303 Available Online  or NUR 305,
  4. completion of statistics, and
  5. 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 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.