The online RN to BSN consists of 90 total program credits. You'll get 30 transfer credits granted for your RN license, leaving you with 60 credits needed to complete your BSN degree.
By building on the diploma or associate degree, the RN to BSN curriculum will provide you with knowledge in leadership, health care systems, patient advocacy and decision-making processes.
Courses are 10-weeks long, and there are four ten-week quarters per year. For the six-quarter curriculum, a student may complete the requirements in as little as 18 months. Students may choose to take only one course per quarter therefore extending the time it will take to complete the program.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|Transfer Credit from your RN Licensure||30|
|NUR370||Concepts of Professional Nursing|
|EN 331||Research Writing|
|NUR372||Leadership and Management|
|NUR382||Informatics and Healthcare Technology|
|NUR390||Ethical and Legal Issues|
|NUR392||Quality and Safety|
|NUR400||Principle of Prevention and Population Health|
|NUR402||Applications of Research to Clinical Practice|
|NUR378||Health Assessment Across the Lifespan|
|Elective||Humanities Core Elective|
|Elective||Math/Science Core Elective|
|Elective||Communications Core Elective|
|Elective||Social Sciences Core Elective|
|Elective||Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts/Foreign Language Core Elective|
|Total NEIT Course Credits||60|
You'll earn 30 transfer credits for your RN Licensure.
Other transfer credit for appropriate baccalaureate level courses taken at an accredited institution will be considered for courses in which the student has earned a "C" or above. Transferability is evaluated on an individual basis. You'll need to provide an official transcript from the other institution, then speak with your admissions counselor about credit transfer.
More about the Capstone Practicum
The capstone practicum provides RN students with the opportunity for informing and shaping current and future practice and leadership in professional nursing. The immersion of observational and experiential practicum opportunities are guided by a nurse preceptor to meet the unique interest and learning needs of the student. Practicum observations and experiences include a variety of activities with preceptors in nursing leadership positions across healthcare work environments and community settings. Activities may include: transitions and coordination of culturally sensitive care services; collaborative activities within professional healthcare teams; services in community care settings or professional organizations; policy and quality assurance participation; and participation in research applications to practice.
As a student, with faculty guidance you'll select a site and a preceptor in your field of interest, and design a meaningful capstone project that has relevance to the workplace site and selected preceptor role for this practicum.