Nursing, B.S. (for RNs)

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 

This program has a separate admission process. 

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

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, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Tier 1 – Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (‘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.


27 Credits Required

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


28 Credits Required

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)


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