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.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

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

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

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

NUR 470 - Optimal Clinical Outcomes Through Evidenced-Based Practice


BIO 200 – Human Biology I (‘C+’ or better) (T2LE)*
BIO 201 – Human Biology II (‘C+’ or better) 
BIO 120 or BIO 233 – Microbiology (T2LE)* or Introductory Microbiology (‘C’ or better)
CHE 101 or higher – Chemistry in Contemporary Issues ('C' or better)
ENG 112 – Writing Arguments OR  ENG 120 – Writing Arguments for Bilingual Students (T1WC)*
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)