RN-BSN Degree Requirements

This program contains major course changes beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.  The courses listed here reflect the new curriculum design.

Please refer to the university catalog for complete degree requirements.

 

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours

(See Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum section of catalog)

 

Nursing Courses Required for the RN to BSN Degree - 27 semester hours

  • NURS 3713                 Transitions to the BSN Role (Fall) (3)                                            
  • NURS 3723/3721        Leadership Roles/Clinical (Fall) (3/1)
  • NURS 3733                 Foundations of Comprehensive Pathophysiology in Nursing (Fall) (3)
  • NURS 3743                 Introduction to Evidence-based Practice (Fall) (3)
  • NURS 4703                 Ethics in Healthcare (Spring) (3)
  • NURS 4713/4711        Comprehensive Health Assesment/Clinical (Spring) (3/1)
  • NURS 4723                 Healthcare Organizations and Informatics (Spring) (3)
  • NURS 4733                 Population Focused Community Health (Spring) (3)
  • NURS 4741                 Capstone Progject (Fall/Spring - final course) (1)

 

TNA Articulation Agreement - 30 semester hours

 

Non-Nursing Requirements for the RN to BSN Degree

The courses listed here are required for the nursing program. Some, but not all,  are specific Core Curriculum courses.
  • BIOL 1133                 Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
  • BIOL 1233                 Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
  • BIOL 2144                 Microbiology (4)
  • PSYC 1103                General Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 3233                Developmental Psychology (3)
  • SOCL 1133                Introductory Sociology (3) 
  • Chemistry                 No lab required (3)
  • Data Analysis            NURS 4123 recommended (3)

 

Additional Requirements

Approved electives to bring total to 120 semester credit hours, if needed.  May need to be advanced (3000- or 4000-level) to meet requirements of 30 advanced hours for this degree.

Writing Proficiency Requirement (Pass exam or take and pass ENGL 2113)

 

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