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RN-BSN Plan of Study (Option A)

This is a completion program for RNs with an associate degree or diploma who wish to earn a BSN. Complete the program in two semesters full-time or on a part-time basis

Course Credits SemesterAvailable
NU 300 Transition to Professional Nursing Education 1.5 First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring
NU 323 Health Assessment for the RN Student 2 First 7 weeks; offered in Fall and Spring
NU 423 Nursing Issues and Trends for the RN Student 3 First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring
NU 424 Community Health Nursing for the RN Student* 3 Second 7 weeks in Fall
NU 425 Community Clinical for the RN Student * 3 Second 7 weeks in Fall
NU 431 Development of Nursing Knowledge: Research
Perspectives for the RN Student
3 Second 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring
NU 440 Advanced Concepts of Nursing Leadership* 3 Second 7 weeks in Spring
NU 442 Clinical Practicum VIII * 3 Second 7 weeks in Spring
NU 445 Contemporary Knowledge and Role Delineation
for the RN Student
3 First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring. Required in the final semester of study.
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 14 weeks offered in Spring or 7 weeks in Summer I

Take courses online or through a combination of online and on campus instruction as a hybrid program. NU 672 is a graduate course and is only offered online.

* Portfolio option available:

• RNs with experience in community health may submit a portfolio for NU 424 and NU 425.
• RNs with experience as a nurse leader may submit a portfolio for NU 440 and NU 442