Curriculum

The online RN to BSN Program consists of 67 quarter credits.  You'll get up to 113 potential transfer credits from your associate degree or diploma nursing program (includes 55 credits for previous nursing courses), leaving you with 67 credits needed to complete the 180 credits needed for the BSN degree. 

By building on the diploma or associate degree, the RN to BSN curriculum will provide you with knowledge in leadership, quality and safety, 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.

Required Courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits
  Transfer Credit: Previous Nursing Courses 55
  Potential Transfer Credit: Sciences & General Education 58
NUR370 Concepts of Professional Nursing  
EN331 Research Writing  
BIO374 Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach  
NUR378 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan  
NUR384 Health Policy, Finance, and Regulation  
NUR388 Informatics and Healthcare Technology  
NUR390 Ethical Issues in Nursing  
PS410 Applied Research Statistics  
NUR398 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice  
NUR420 Principles of Prevention and Population Health  
NUR440 Leadership and Management  
Elective Humanities Core Elective  
Elective Math/Science Core Elective  
EN422 Science Writing  
Elective Social Sciences Core Elective  
Elective Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts/Foreign Language Core Elective  
NUR490 Capstone Practicum  
  Total NEIT Course Credits 67
  Total BSN Program Credits 180

Transfer Credits

You'll earn 55 quarter credits in transfer for your previous nursing coursework.  You'll also receive up to 58 quarter credits for previous science and general education courses completed at the associate degree or diploma level.  113 potential transfer credits from your associate degree or diploma nursing program (includes 55 credits for previous nursing courses), leaving you with 67 credits needed to complete your BSN degree. 

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.