Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Nursing Major, B.S.N. (RN to BSN) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Nursing Major, B.S.N. (RN to BSN)

College of Nursing and Health Professions 

Registered nurses with an associate degree may apply for admission to the program and earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing by completing the required non-nursing and nursing classes which directly support baccalaureate nursing practice. The RN-BSN program is provided through online learning. Online course delivery, six entry points per year, and seven week classes facilitate completion of the BSN degree requirements.  

The curriculum is built upon a foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences with acknowledgement of previously learned content.  Additional information about the RN-BSN program is available at https://online.usi.edu/programs/rn-to-bsn.aspx.

RN-BSN Program Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the RN-BSN program include:

  • completion of an associate degree in nursing from a program with regional  accreditation and national nursing accreditation;
  • cumulative grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in previous academic work. Students with a 2.0 - 2.29 GPA will be considered on an individual basis;
  • unencumbered RN license (action or pending action against license);
  • completion of a USI undergraduate and RN-BSN application;
  • submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • employed by or have access to a healthcare work environment to complete course projects.

Non-native speakers of English must provide an official report confirming a TOEFL score of 197 (paper test) or 71 (Internet based), or APIEL score of 3, or IELTS score of 6, or Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum grade of C, or ELS Completion Level 112.

RN-BSN Curriculum

Students who have earned an associate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program and are licensed as a Registered Nursing in the US, may receive 36 credits for previous nursing coursework. Students must complete 18 credits of specified non-nursing support courses which directly support nursing practice and 30 credits of BSN level nursing courses. Total program requirement = 120 credits.

Required Core 39 and Supporting Courses (18-19 credits)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
IPH 356 - Ethics and Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Moral and Ethical Reasoning; Embedded Experience-Diversity


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

 

MATH 107 - Fundamentals of Mathematics for Health Professions or

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
MATH 111 - College Algebra or

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
MATH 114 - Quantitative Reasoning

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

 

HP 302 - Biostatistics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
NUTR 376 - Principles and Applications in Nutrition
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
IPH 401 - Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
  • WLC: A course that meets the BS World Language Culture requirement Credits: 3
  • Required Nursing Courses (30 hours)

    C or better required

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    NURS 307 - Health Assessment for Registered Nurses
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    NURS 327 - Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice

    USI Core 39: Completion of NURS 327 and NURS 333 satisfies one Embedded Experience-Writing requirement


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    NURS 331 - Care Coordination in Professional Nursing Practice
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    NURS 333 - Nursing Informatics

    USI Core 39: Completion of NURS 327 and NURS 333 satisfies one Embedded Experience-Writing requirement


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    NURS 337 - Population Health and Professional Nursing Practice
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    NURS 367 - Application of Evidence Based Practice

    USI Core 39: Completion of NURS 367 and NURS 492 satisfies one Embedded Experience-Writing requirement


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    NURS 457 - Population-Focused Care for Registered Nurses *
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    NURS 487 - Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare Organizations
    Term(s) Offered: Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    NURS 492 - Clinical Synthesis

    USI Core 39: Completion of NURS 367 and NURS 492 satisfies one Embedded Experience-Writing requirement


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
    Credits: 4

    Note(s):

    120 credits required for the BSN degree.  Students will meet the requirements by transfer credit from 2- or 4-year college, credit for experiential learning, or additional elective courses.

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