Nursing, B.S. (for RNs)

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 – Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 1 – Written Communication:
ENG 112 – Writing Arguments (‘C+’ or better)

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (‘C+’ or better)

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


49 Credits Required (minimum)

RN Nursing Program Prerequisites
22 Credits Required
(‘C+’ or better is required in all RN Nursing Program Prerequisites)

Courses used toward LEP requirements may be used to satisfy these requirements.

BIO 200 – Human Biology I (may be used toward T2-Life and Environment)
BIO 201 – Human Biology II (may be used toward T2-Life and Environment)

Select one:

  • BIO 120 – Microbiology (may be used toward T2-Life and Environment)
  • BIO 233 – General Microbiology

CHE 101 – Chemistry in Contemporary Issues (or higher)

Select one:

  • MAT 100 – Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT 102 – Intermediate Algebra Extended
  • MAT 108 – Mathematics for the Natural Sciences  (or higher)

PSY 219 – Lifespan Development

RN Nursing Requirements
27 Credits Required (minimum)
(‘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


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).