RNBSN Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Degree Completion) program is 90 quarter credit hours. The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 23-24 months, including holidays and breaks. The program is designed to be completed primarily online with clinical hours in the Community Health and Advanced Physical Assessment classes. The courses are tailored to the needs of today’s competitive healthcare employers and designed to challenge and refine the student as a nurse. There are a comprehensive set of nursing and general education courses, including Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathopharmacology, Evidence-based Practice, and Healthcare Informatics.

Course Number and Title Classroom/ Lecture Clock HoursClinical Education Clock HoursLab Clock HoursTotal Credit HoursExternship HoursEligible for Credit Transfer
NUR 3013 Role Transformation in Nursing500 4 Yes
NUR 3023 Health Promotion through the Life Cycle600 6 Yes
NUR 3033 Theoretical Models of Nursing500 5 Yes
NUR 3043 Evidence-Based Practice500 5 Yes
NUR 3053 Healthcare Informatics500 5 Yes
NUR 3063 Principles of Teaching500 4 Yes
NUR 3073A Pathopharmacology I600 6 Yes
NUR 3073B Pathopharmacology II600 6 Yes
NUR 4013 Ethics in the Life Sciences500 5 Yes
NUR 4023 Leadership and Management600 6 Yes
NUR 4033 Advanced Physical Assessment†5032 6 No
NUR 4043 Community-Based Nursing††6075 8 No
NUR 4053 Nursing Research500 5 No
NUR 4103 Capstone500 5 No
COM 3010 Business Communication in Healthcare400 4 Yes
MATH 3010 Statistics for the Social Sciences600 6 Yes
SOC 3010 Cultural Identity and Diversity400 4 Yes

NUR 4033 includes a virtual clinical component, which is not included in the cost of the program.
††NUR 4043 includes a clinical component of 75 hours.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): 29-1141
Employment/Job Title: Registered Nurses
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): 11-9111
Employment/Job Title: Medical and Health Services Managers