RN-BSN Degree Requirements

NURSING COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE RN TO BSN DEGREE (30 Hours)
NURS3203Pathophysiologic Processes (Fall/Spring/Summer)
NURS3611/3612Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (Summer)
NURS3613Nursing Research for Clinical Practice (Summer)
NURS3701/3704Advanced Nursing Seminar (Fall)
NURS4143/4144Community Health Nursing (Fall)
NURS4313/4314Nursing Management for the Registered Nurse (Spring)

TNA Articulation Agreement (30 Hours)
Major Hours including Articulation Agreement Hours (58 Hours)

 

Non-Nursing / Requirements for the RN to BSN Degree

Basic Core (27 semester hours)

  • English 1113, 1123
  • History 1133, 1233
  • Mathematics 1053, or 1203, or 1233
  • Political Science 1333, 1433
  • Speech Communication -3 hours
  • Demonstrate computer literacy by taking a proficiency test or
    earning credit for CMPS 1013, 1033, 1044, or EDUC 1023 – 3-4 hours

 

Academic Course Work (36 semester hours)

  • BIOL 1134, 1234, 2144
  • Chemistry -3 hours (no lab required)
  • ECON 1333 or 2333
  • PSYC 1103, 3233
  • SOCL 1133
  • Data Analysis (recommend NURS 4123)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (courses in music, art, theatre, literature,
    Western Civilization, humanities, philosophy, OR a two-semester
    sequence of a foreign language.) -6 hours

 

Additional Requirements

  • Approved elective 3000-or 4000-level – to bring total to 120
    semester credit hours, if needed.
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement (Pass exam or take and pass ENGL 2113)

 

Time Limitations

RN-BSN students must complete all nursing courses within a four-year period of time beginning with the first nursing course (excluding NURS 3203 Pathophysiology).