RN to BSN Pathway Program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing - For Registered Nurses with a Bachelor’s Degree in Another Field


The RN to BSN Pathway program is an accelerated degree-completion program designed for Registered Nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field. This program meets the educational needs of students with an unencumbered Registered Nurse license, work experience, and a bachelor’s degree in another field returning to college to complete a BSN degree.

Program of Study

The program allows for the transfer of up to 90 credits, though to graduate, students must earn 120 credits.  Please note: Wilmington University’s eligibility requirements for graduation with honors include completion of 45 residency credits; therefore, BSN Pathway students who do not elect to complete additional coursework to meet this requirement are ineligible to graduate with honors.


General Education Requirements (39 credits)

(Including a 3-credit Statistics course)

Natural Sciences (12 credits)

(Will require as a 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)

Upper Division Nursing Core (28 credits)

NUR 303 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

Prior to the completion of NUR 303, students must complete the mandatory credentialing process.

NUR 316 Quality Improvement & Technology

NUR 333 Leadership in Nursing Practice

NUR 343 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Mandatory pre-requisite: MAT 308 or approved course transfer.

NUR 363 Chronic and Palliative Care

NUR 413 Holistic Health Assessment

This course may be completed concurrently with NUR 430.

NUR 419 Health Equity & Inclusion In Nursing Practice

NUR 430 Community and Population Health: Senior Capstone

This is the RN-BSN Capstone course which includes a community learning experience. Mandatory prerequisites apply. This course is only offered as a semester course.

Nursing Elective (3 credits)

Choose from the following:

HLT, HIT, ISM 430, HSC 380, SOC 365, PSY 420

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.