R.N. to B.S.N. Pathway for Registered Nurses with a Bachelor’s degree in another field, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The R.N. to B.S.N. 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 B.S.N. degree.

The program allows for the transfer of up to 90 credits. To graduate, students must earn a total of 120 credits.  Please note: Wilmington University’s eligibility requirements for graduation with honors include completion of 45 residency credits; therefore, B.S.N. 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 require 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 (28 credits)

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.

Nursing Elective (3 credits)

Choose from the following:

NUR, HLT, HIT, ISM 430, POL 380, SOC 365

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

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.