RN to BSN 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 eight-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||Quarter Credits*|
|Transfer Credit: Previous Nursing Courses||55|
|Potential Transfer Credit: Sciences & General Education||58|
|NUR 370||Concepts of Professional Nursing|
|EN 331||Research Writing in the Social Sciences (Communications Core)|
|NUR 384||Health Policy, Finance, and Regulation|
|BIO 374||Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach|
|NUR 378||Health Assessment Across the Lifespan|
|Elective||300-400 Level Math/Science Core Elective|
|Elective||300-400 Level Humanities Core Elective|
|NUR 388||Informatics and Healthcare Technology|
|NUR 390||Ethical Issues in Nursing|
|NUR 394||Quality and Safety|
|EN 422||Writing in the Health Sciences (Communications Core)|
|NUR 398||Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice|
|PS 410||Applied Research Statistics (Social Sciences Core)|
|NUR 420||Principles of Prevention and Population Health|
|NUR 440||Leadership and Management|
|NUR 490||Capstone Practicum|
|Elective||300-400 Level Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts/Foreign Language Core Elective|
|Total NEIT Course Credits||67|
|Total BSN Program Credits||180|
*Quarter Credits equal 1.5 semester 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.