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RN-BSN Course Requirements

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Requirements for the BSN degree program include the following:

Transfer credit for general education and nursing support courses

These are classes students will transfer in from an associate degree in nursing program:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 101 Written Communication 3
PSYC 105 Intro to Psychology 3
PSYC 305 Life Span Development 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
BIOL 204 Advanced Human Anantomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 211 Microbiology 4
Electives Nutrition, Biology 101, other elective 6
Total transfer credit 30

General education requirements

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

Course Number Course Title Credits
COMM One oral communication course which includes public speaking as a major component 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
STAT 213 Introduction to Statistics 3
IL101 Information Literacy 1
IS101 Cultures of the World 3
ART Creative Art 3
Humanities Humanities 6
Chemistry Principles of Chemistry 4
Natural Sciences Elective if needed 3
Introductory Theology See Course Catalog 3
Philosophy 310 Bio Medical Ethics 3
Philosophy 101
or 201 or 207
Theology 101, 201, 207 3
Social Sciences Completed by transfer credits 0
Total remaining general education credits 37-40

Advanced placement courses in nursing

These are nursing classes students will transfer in from Associate Degree in Nursing program.

Course Number Course Title Credits
Nursing 305 Introduction to Contemporary Nursing 3
Nursing 315 Nursing Process I:  Across the Lifespan 3
Nursing 320 Nursing Skills I 1
Nursing 325 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 1
Nursing 335 Patophysiology/Pharmacology II 4
Nursing 345 Clinical Application I 1
Nursing 370 Nursing Process II:  Across the Lifespan 4
Nursing 375 Nursing Skills II 1
Nursing 385 Nursing Concepts of Mental Health 3
Nursing 395 Clinical Application II 2
Nursing 405 Nursing Process III:  Across the Lifespan 4
Nursing 425 Nursing Skills III 1
Nursing 435 Concepts of Women's Health & Reproduction 3
Nursing 445 Clinical Application III 2
Nursing 475 Leadership & Contemporary Issues 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 are:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Nursing 326 Health Assessment Applied Across the Lifespan (WI) 3
Nursing 376 Patophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
Nursing 386 Caring/Coaching/Educating Across Settings 3
Nursing 406 Concepts of Genomics and Family Health 3
Nursing 441 Evidence Based Practice (WI) 3
Nursing 456 Concepts of Population Health 3
Nursing 466 Concepts of Chronicity & Palliative Care 3
Nursing 476 Leadership & Contemporary Issues 3
Nursing 486 Advanced Nursing Practicum & Application Project 3
PHIL 310 Biomedical Ethics 3
Total nursing courses 30

Total credit requirements

Total BSN Degree Requirements Credits
Transfer General Education 30
Remaining General Education 37-40
Advanced Placement Nursing 36
RN-BSN major requirements 27
Total BSN 130-136