B.S. in Nursing - RN to BS Program - Requirements

RN to BS Core Courses

Humanities: 12 courses distributed as follows:

  • English (EN 11 and EN 12, totaling 6 credits)
  • English Core Literature/ EN 100-199 (3 credits)
  • History of Western Civilization (3 credits)
  • History Elective (3 credits)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (two courses totaling 6 credits) or two modern language courses at the intermediate level (totaling 6 credits)
  • Philosophy (3 credits)
  • Ethics (3 credits)
  • Religious Studies (3 credits)
  • 3 elective courses chosen from classics, communication, or any of the above disciplines (9 credits)

General Electives: 3 courses (9 credits)

Social Science: 4 courses (12 credits) from at least two disciplines as follows:

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Economics

Math and Science: 4 courses distributed as follows:

  • Science (3-4 credits)
  • Science or Math (2 courses totaling 6-8 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)

Diversity Requirements

Students meet the U.S. diversity with NS 250 and World diversity requirements through enrollment in designated courses (see diversity requirements in catalog).

Nursing Courses for RN to BS Students

Credits
NS 250 Professional Nursing
3
NS 251 Healthcare Delivery Systems for RNs
3
NS 252

Health Assessment for RNs

3
NS 310 Research in Nursing
3
NS 321 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management
3
NS 330 Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing
4
NS 356 Transition: Professional Nursing
3
NS EL Nursing Elective (with advisor approval)
3
Advanced Placement By Articulation, Partnership or Exams
30-34 credits