Nursing, B.S. (for RNs)

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

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

NUR 341 – Health Assessment   OR  NUR 462 – Health Assessment for RN-BSN Students
NUR 457 – Advanced Clinical Concepts: Selected Health Issues for Practice
NUR 459 – Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing  OR
     NUR 444 – Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice
NUR 460 – Understanding Theory to Guide Nursing Practice
NUR 463 – Concepts of Community Health Nursing
NUR 467 – Care Across the Continuum for Special Populations
NUR 468 – Promoting Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
NUR 469 – Principles of Quality and Safety to Promote Safety in Healthcare
NUR 470 – Optimal Clinical Outcomes Through Evidenced-Based Practice
HLS 310Health Informatics


BIO 200 – Human Biology I (‘C+’ or better) (T2LE)
BIO 201 – Human Biology II (‘C+’ or better) 
BIO 120 – Microbiology (‘C’ or better) (T2LE)  OR  BIO 233 – Introductory Microbiology (‘C’ or better)
CHE 101 – Chemistry in Contemporary Issues (or higher) ('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)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.