Nursing - RN-to-BSN

Admission to the RN-BSN in the College for Adults

The RN-BSN Degree Completion section, offered in the College for Adults, is for registered nurses only. In order to begin upper-division courses in the nursing major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Current and unencumbered registered nurse licensure
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above (calculated on all courses, including failed courses, completed within the past 10 years). Students ineligible for the nursing major because of GPA or nursing course grades may be reconsidered on an individual basis by petitioning the RN to BSN Committee on Students.
  3. Completion of 82 semester credits
  4. Completion of CORE 1000W or CORE 2000W (or concurrent registration with first nursing course). (This course is required if you are completing your first baccalaureate degree).
  5. Successful completion of statistics
  6. Minimum grade of C in all nursing courses

Other requirements to be fulfilled prior to entering the nursing major include the following:

  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
  2. Unencumbered registered nurse license in the United States
  3. Current immunizations
  4. DHS Background Study


Nursing major courses are fully online with practicum requiring additional weekday time.

Prerequisite Courses
CORE 1000WThe Reflective Woman (May be taken concurrently with first nursing course)4
or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman
Select one of the following:4
Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences
Statistical Analysis for Decision Making
Biostatistics
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Statistical Analysis with Corequisite
Statistical Analysis
Supporting Course
PHIL 3400Biomedical Ethics4
Total Credits12
Required Nursing Courses
NURS 3000NCLEX Exam 16
NURS 3910Empirical Foundations4
NURS 3920Professional Nursing: Theories, Concepts and Practice4
NURS 3930Population-Based Nursing Practice I 23
NURS 4110Population-Based Nursing Practice II 24
NURS 4120Leadership and Systems Change 24
NURS 4130Evidence-based Practice and Outcome Management 23
Total Credits28

Public Health Certification

Coordinate with Nursing Department.

Fall Term
NURS 3910Empirical Foundations4
NURS 3920Professional Nursing: Theories, Concepts and Practice4
Spring Term
NURS 3930Population-Based Nursing Practice I3
NURS 4110Population-Based Nursing Practice II4
NURS 4120Leadership and Systems Change4
Summer Term
NURS 4130Evidence-based Practice and Outcome Management3
Total Credits22
Spring Term
NURS 3910Empirical Foundations4
NURS 3920Professional Nursing: Theories, Concepts and Practice4
Summer Term
NURS 3930Population-Based Nursing Practice I3
Fall Term
NURS 4110Population-Based Nursing Practice II4
NURS 4120Leadership and Systems Change4
Spring Term
NURS 4130Evidence-based Practice and Outcome Management3
Total Credits22


Nursing major courses are fully online with practicum requiring additional weekday time.

Students who are required to take CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman for the LIFE core curriculum should do so either before or concurrently with their first nursing course.

Supporting Course
PHIL 3400Biomedical Ethics4
Total Credits4
Required Nursing Courses
NURS 3000NCLEX Exam 16
NURS 3910Empirical Foundations4
NURS 3920Professional Nursing: Theories, Concepts and Practice4
NURS 3930Population-Based Nursing Practice I 23
NURS 4110Population-Based Nursing Practice II 24
NURS 4120Leadership and Systems Change 24
NURS 4130Evidence-based Practice and Outcome Management 23
Total Credits28

Public Health Certification

Coordinate with Nursing Department.