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The RN to BSN students should take the following general education and support course requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Total credit hours: 120-125

Nursing Major

Core Courses

ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 102 Composition II: Research & Writing
MTH 212 Statistics

Ethics (choose one course from the following):
BUS/PHL 430 Business Ethics
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics
PHL 202 Ethics for the Health Professional
PHL 310 Bio Ethics
SOC 324 Ethics and Criminal Justice
THS 233 Suffering, Healing & Dying
THS 265 Christian Ethics
THS 435 Peace, Justice & Forgiveness

399 Enduring Questions seminar
NUR 491 RN Professional Capstone
Service Learning totaling 20 hours
Cultural Diversity Experience or Course

General Education

History
Any history course

Literature
One of the following:
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature
ENG 211 Postcolonial Literature
ENG 212 Gender and Literature
ENG 213 Multiethnic U.S. Literature
ENG 214 Ecology and Literature

Philosophy
Any PHL course

Two Theology courses
(the second THS course must be 200 level or above)

First Course: one of the following
THS 125 Theological Foundations
THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220 Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221 Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 265 Christian Ethics
THS 312 Jesus, the Christ
THS 316 Shape and Mission of the Church

Second Course:
Any other THS course (Note that if THS 101 was taken as a first course,
THS 105 cannot be taken to fulfill the second course requirement.)

Fine Arts
Any Music or Art course, except ART 302

Natural Science
Any biology (BIO) or any chemistry (CHM) course except CHM 099
BIO 340 Pathophysiology

Any one of the following Nutrition courses:
BIO 212 Nutrition
BIO 313 Nutrition Science
CHM 222 Nutritional Chemistry

Social Science
PSY 110 General Psychology
PSY 210 Developmental Psychology

Electives (must have a minimum of 120 semester hours for the B.S.N.)

Any natural science, social science, or elective courses at or above the 100 level

Nursing Major Courses
NUR 313** Nursing Assessment for RNs
NUR 300 Foundations in Evidence Based Practice
NUR 305 Pharmacology for Nursing (or NLN testing Equivalent)
NUR 460*** Concepts in Professional Nursing
NUR 461 Applied Concepts in Professional Nursing
NUR 475 Concepts in Population Focused Nursing
NUR 476 Applied Concepts in Population Focused Nursing
NUR 480 Concepts in Leadership and Management
NUR 491 RN Professional Capstone

* Standardized test for credit.

** 2 credits of prior learning awarded upon successful completion meets the Requirement of NUR 313. Transcription fee applies.

*** After successful completion of NUR 460, the student will be awarded 33 semester hours of bypass credit for the following courses:

NUR 265 Integrated Clinical I
NUR 330 Mental Health Nursing
NUR 335 Integrated Clinical II
NUR 350 Nursing Care of Families with Children
NUR 360 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families
NUR 365 Integrated Clinical III
NUR 370 Acute Nursing Care
NUR 435 Integrated Clinical IV
NUR 440 Advanced Nursing Care
NUR 485 Complex Nursing Care
NUR 495 Practicum in Professional Nursing

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