RN to BSN Curriculum
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program has a 36-credit required course of study in-residence (32 credits of Nursing courses and 4-credits of General Education Courses). The required course of study includes a capstone course that synthesizes baccalaureate student learning outcomes.
The RN-BSN program currently has two tracks: Full-Time and Part-Time. The RN-BSN curriculum for the full-time track is based on a three-semester duration and builds on previous knowledge foundation of biological, physical, social and nursing sciences in conjunction with liberal arts components to enhance the development of a well-rounded, caring, professional nurse. This is completed through full-time study (12 or more credits per semester). The RN-BSN curriculum for the part-time track is based on a six-semester duration. All pre-licensure ADN students in the RN-BSN program will be enrolled in the part-time program. This is completed through part-time study (6 or more credits per semester).
The combined nursing and required general education courses have been combined to enable students complete the program in as little as 3 Semesters of full-time study and 6 semesters of part-time study based on the number of core requirements completed. Students may take less classes and extend their program according to their personal needs and ability, such as concurrent ADN students or registered nurses that prefer part-time study. All students must be licensed as a Registered Nurse to enroll in the NUR417 course: Public, Community, and Global Health Nursing due to the independent clinical component. The goal is student’s success in completing the program.