Admission criteria for the RN-BSN program

  • Active, unencumbered, United States registered nurse (RN) license (Note: if the student has an RN license that is expiring within the period of admission, the student must update the license and submit to the online Admissions team)
  • Successful completion and graduation from an approved accredited associate degree in nursing (ADN), or associate in science degree in nursing (ASN) or diploma program.
  •  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or by permission of the school of nursing.
  • Actively practicing or having been in practice in any setting or nursing role within the past five years or by permission of the school of nursing.

Program delivery 

The courses within the program are delivered online in an asynchronous model.  The RN-BSN program does include practice experiences which require the student to engage in project work within the local community of residence. 

Program Policies 

RN-BSN students are expected to adhere to the BSN program policies as outlined in the Catalog including the Essential qualifications.

General Education Requirements
EH 105College Writing3
HE 114Husson Experience & Building Professional Skills3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
NU 445Evidence Based Practice for the Professional Nurse3
PY 111General Psychology3
PY 141Human Growth and Development3
SC 180
SL 180
Principles of Gen Chemistry
and Prin of Gen Chemistry Lab I
Bridge/Sustainability Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective3
Perspectives Elective3
Philosophical Elective3
Nursing Courses
MH 101Introduction to Medical Humanities3
NU 429Current Topics in Population Focused Care (Nursing elective)1
NU 441Role Transition to Professional Nursing3
NU 442Health Informatics & Technology3
NU 443Quality Improvement in Healthcare Systems (Pre-requisite NU 445)3
NU 446Practice Science and Skills for the Professional Nurse3
NU 447Leadership Development for the Professional Nurse3
NU 448Interprofessional Collaboration in Rural Public Health for the Professional Nurse3
NU 449Health Policy Issues and Challenges for the Professional Nurse3
NU 455Gerontological Nursing for the Professional Nurse3
NU 495Capstone for the Professional Nurse3
SC 221
SL 221
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anat/Physiology Lab I
SC 222
SL 222
Anatomy and Physiology II
and Anatomy/Physiology Lab II
SC 241
SL 241
Microbiology for the Health Sciences
and Microbiology Lab
Total Hours92