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BSN-RNBSN - Nursing, RN to BSN Completion track, B.S.N.

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Program Description

The RN to BSN Completion track of the nursing program is designed to provide the educational opportunity for the RN who has an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) to complete the requirements to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN). Nurses commonly return to school to pursue a BSN to enhance their education and prepare for additional career opportunities. Because students are already RNs, the emphasis is less on clinical bedside care and more on leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, and population-level nursing care. Nurses often seek a BSN as a stepping stone to graduate school as they pursue careers as nurse practitioners, midwives, anesthetists, administrators, or educators. The RN to BSN track is individualized to each student's career goals.






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  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum Area A1Area A2, and Area D.

  • Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:

    • Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions for specifics),

    • Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions for specifics), and

    • Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions for specifics).

  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.

  • When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).

  • A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.