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Nursing

 

RN-BSN Course Requirements

Download the RN-BSN plan of study (pdf)

Transfer credit for pre-requisite nursing courses

Students can transfer these classes from an associate's degree program in nursing with a C grade or higher:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BIOL 101 Prinicples of Biology (w/Lab) 4
BIOL 211 Microbiology (w/Lab) 4
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 232 Human Anantomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 103 Principles of Chemistry 4
PSYC 105 Intro to Psychology 3
PSYC 212 Life Span Development 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Sciences 3 
Total transfer credit 32

General education requirements

These are the required SAU general education courses for the BSN:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
COMM One oral communication course which includes public speaking as a major component 3
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
IL101 Information Literacy 1
Foreign Language 3+ years in high school, 1 semester of a foreign language or a multicultural course (e.g. IS101) 3
ART Creative Art 3
Humanities Humanities, 2 courses from two different departments (i.e. History and Literature) 6
Theology 100 or 200 level course 3
Philosophy 100 or 200 level course 3
Philosophy 310* or Theology 319* BioMedical Ethics or Bioethics and Healthcare 3
Philosophy* /
Theology*
Philosophy or Theology 3
 * courses must be completed at SAU  
 Total general education credits  32-40


 

Advanced placement courses in nursing

Students can transfer these classes from an associate's degree in Nursing program.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Nursing 305 Introduction to Contemporary Nursing 3
Nursing 315 Nursing Process I:  Across the Lifespan 3
Nursing 335 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 4
Nursing 350 Applied Learning Experiences I 2
Nursing 365 Nursing Process II:  Across the Lifespan 4
Nursing 370 Applied Learning Experiences II 2
Nursing 380 Nursing Concepts of Mental Health 3
Nursing 395 Clinical Application II 2
Nursing 415 Nursing Process III:  Across the Lifespan 3
Nursing 425 Applied Learning Experiences III 2
Nursing 435 Concepts of Children & Women's Health 3
Nursing 445 Clinical Application III 2
Nursing 485 Professional Nursing Capstone (WI) NCLEX Prep 1
Nursing 495 Advanced Nursing Practicum 2
Total nursing advanced placement credit 36

Based on this advanced placement, the courses remaining to take in the nursing major (effective Fall 2017) are:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Nursing 326 Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (WI) 3
Nursing 361 Introduction to Theoretical Concepts 3
Nursing 376 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 3
Nursing 411 Concepts of Population Health 3
Nursing 441 Evidence Based Practice (WI) 3
Nursing 461 Concepts of Applied Nursing Care 3
Nursing 466 Concepts of Chronicity & Palliative Care 3
Nursing 476 Leadership & Contemporary Issues 3
Nursing 486 Professional Nursing Capstone 3
Total nursing courses 27

Total credit requirements

Total BSN Degree RequirementsCredits
Transfer General Education 32
Remaining General Education 32-40
Advanced Placement Nursing 36
RN-BSN major requirements 27
Total BSN 127-135