Nursing, B.S. (for RNs)

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog:

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


RN Nursing Requirements
‘C+’ or better is required in all RN Nursing Requirements

NUR 351 – Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses
NUR 457 - Advanced Clinical Concepts: Selected Health Issues for Practice

Select one:

NUR 459 - Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing 
NUR 444 - Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice

NUR 460 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing I
NUR 463 - Concepts of Community Health Nursing

Select one:
NUR 341 - Health Assessment
NUR 462 - Health Assessment for RN-BSN Students


Select one:
NUR 465 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing II
NUR 467 - Care Across the Continuum for Special Populations


NUR 468 - Promoting Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
NUR 469 - Informatics and Quality Improvement: Application to Nursing Practice


BIO 200 – Human Biology I (‘C+’ or better) (T2LE)*
BIO 201 – Human Biology II (‘C+’ or better) 
BIO 120 or BIO 233 – Microbiology or Introductory Microbiology (‘C’ or better)
CHE 101 or higher – Chemistry in Contemporary Issues ('C' or better)
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (‘C’ or better) (T1QR)*
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (‘C’ or better) (T2MB)*
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development (‘C’ or better)

Select one:
MAT 100 – Intermediate Algebra (‘C’ or better)
MAT 102 – Intermediate Algebra Extended (‘C’ or better)
MAT 108 – Mathematics for the Natural Sciences  (or higher) (‘C’ or better)