RN-BSN

RN-BSN

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program is a post-licensure (RN-BSN) education program designed for registered nurses with a previous associate degree or diploma, and current, unrestricted RN licensure, who wish to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in the professional field of nursing. This RN-BSN program includes coursework and behavioral objectives that focus on the development of the nurse's role as a global practitioner, researcher, and leader.

Role and Qualifications: The program is designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses and prepare them as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, professional skills and knowledge to client outcomes and health care systems. The emphasis of this program is on meeting the healthcare needs of underserved populations.

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 required course of study fulfills only part of the 120-minimum-credit requirement for Bachelor of Science degree completion. Students could transfer up to 84 credits of previous, relevant course work. The curriculum 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. The RN-BSN completion Program, which is completed through full-time study (12 or more credits per semester). Each theoretical course is scheduled for 7.5 weekly hybrid sessions (live sessions alternating with online sessions), with two sessions per semester offered as one weekend per month executive style course delivery format. The combined nursing and required general education courses have been combined to enable students complete the program in 3 Semesters (6 mini sessions) of full-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.  The goal is student’s success in completing the program.

Study Plan
Course Title

Semester

Course No.

Course Title

Cr Clinical Hours

1

A

ILR 101

Information Literacy Research

1

 
   

NUR 401

Nursing Informatics, Communication and Technologies

2

 
 

NUR 402

Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing

3

 
     

Total Session A

6

6

 
 

B

NUR 403

Culture, Spirituality and Health

3

 
   

NUR 409

Legal and Ethical Decision-making in Nursing

3

 
     

Total Session B

6

 
     

Total  Semester Credits/Hours

12

 

Semester

A

COM 231

Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

3

 

2

 

NUR 416

Biomedical Statistics, Research and Evidence Based Practice

4

 
     

Total Session A

6

7

 
 

B

NUR 417

Public, Community and Global Health Nursing

6

90

     

    Total Session B

6

 
     

   Total  Semester Credits/Hours

12

90

Semester

A

NUR 408

Introduction to Health Promotion

3

 

3

 

NUR 415

Health Care Policy adn Aging

3

 
     

  Total Session A

6

 
 

B

NUR 412

Introduction to Nursing Leadership and Management

3

 
   

NUR 413

Capstone

2

 
     

 Total Session B

5

 
     

   Total  Semester Credits/Hours

11 

 
 

Transfer: 84 Credits

   Total Program Credits/Hours 

36

  90

Elective Independent Study NUR599 Global Health Initiative (Experience) Duration & Country varies

1-8 units