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Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 120 Credits

Upon admission, 30 credits from the R.N.'s basic nursing program lower-division coursework, along with 30 credits (as appropriate) for completed General Education courses such as English Composition I and II, the natural sciences (e.g., Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology), social sciences, etc., will be accepted as the Academic Passport. An additional 12 credits will be awarded through completion of an entry-level portfolio evaluation. Students with more General Education credits completed may transfer the additional coursework per the University's transfer credit policy to meet the R.N.-B.S.N. program requirements. Students who already have another bachelor's degree are exempt from meeting the General Education requirements with the exception of public speaking and statistics, which are required by the nursing program. Students must consult with an academic adviser to determine courses needed for graduation. A minimum grade of C is required for completion of each nursing course. Additionally, all of the University’s graduation requirements apply to the R.N.-B.S.N. program.

Progression Plans

Full-time online students will take three nursing courses during each of three consecutive semesters (yet only two courses at one time). Part-time online students will take two nursing courses during each of four consecutive semesters. It is strongly recommended that all General Education courses be completed prior to entering the nursing courses due to the accelerated nature of the program.

The following are sample progression plans according to the order in which the nursing courses are offered for full-time and part-time online students.

Sample Progression Plan: Full-Time

First Semester
CourseCredits
NUR 330 Philosophy of Professional Nursing
3 crs.
NUR 370 Methods of Nursing Research 
3 crs.
NUR 470 Family Health Nursing
6 crs.

Second Semester
Course Credits
NUR 410 Research Utilization and Evidence-based Practice
2 crs.
NUR 350 Health Assessment 3 crs.
NUR 375 Leadership and Change in Nursing
6 crs.

Third Semester
Course Credits
NUR 450 Trends & Issues in Nursing
3 crs.
NUR 485 Professional Development 1 cr.
NUR 475 Community Health Nursing 6 crs.

Sample Progression Plan Part-Time


First Semester
 COURSE CREDITS
 NUR 330 Philosophy of Professional Nursing
 3 crs.
 NUR 470 Family Health Nursing
 6 crs.

Second Semester
 COURSE CREDITS
 NUR 350 Health Assessment
 3 crs.
 NUR 370 Methods of Nursing Research
 3 crs.

Third Semester
 COURSE CREDITS
 NUR 410 Research Utilization in Nursing
 2 crs.
 NUR 375 Leadership & Change in Nursing
 6 crs.

Fourth Semester
 COURSE CREDITS
 NUR 450 Trends & Issues in Nursing
 3 crs.
 NUR 485 Professional Development in Nursing
 1 cr.
 NUR 475 Community Health Nursing
 6 crs.