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RN to BSN Program

If you are an RN who would like to gain the qualifications necessary to advance in your field, our School of Nursing's RN to BSN Program for Career Nurses can help you achieve this goal.

The RN to BSN program:

  • Provides individualized clinical experiences based on interests and learning needs of RNs in a day-long Friday format
  • Recognizes the previously acquired knowledge and skills of the RN student as well as their attributes and educational needs
  • Offers the ability to qualify for career advancement opportunities

Registered nurses who are actively practicing nursing, who have completed a basic nursing program within the past three years, or who have practiced nursing for three of the last five years, may enroll in the career program. Students in the RN to BSN Career program must complete 58 hours of nursing courses including NU 400, NU 410, NU 417, NU 418 (OC, WI), NU 419, NU 420, NU 422, NU 430 (WI) and NU 440. Nursing courses may be completed in 3 academic periods (semesters) by following the suggested sequence. A minor is not required. Registered nurses may validate 34 semester hours of nursing credit by completing NU 400 with a C or better. Students must also complete non-nursing courses as listed.

Attendance Policy for the RN to BSN Program for Career Nurses
The School of Nursing adheres to the attendance policy of the Center for Adult Programs for students seeking the RN to BSN Program for Career Nurses. Please see the appropriate section of the catalog.

Nursing Courses

NU 400 Concepts of Professional Nursing
NU 410 Pathophysiology 
NU 417 The Community as a Client 
NU 418 Ethical Considerations in Nursing (OC, WI)
NU 419 Health Care Financing/Delivery Systems I
NU 420 Professional Nursing Practice I
NU 422 Assessment Skills For Practicing Nurse
NU 430 Principles of Nursing Research (WI)
NU 440 Professional Nursing Practice II
Nursing Validation Credit