RN to BSN RN to BSN Program Curriculum


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WJU’s liberal arts courses are required in the RN-BSN program to provide the student with a Jesuit foundation. However, courses from a diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing can be applied toward the BSN. Students complete most course work through distance learning and clinical experience in their hometowns. Note that campus visits may be required for the NUR 460 course.

Liberal Arts core requirements

Courses Credits
English Composition 3
Fine Arts 3
Basic Statistics 3
Literature 3
History 3
General Psychology 3
Philosophy (Ethics) 3
Religion 3
Social and Behavioral Science or Global Perspectives 3
Total 27

BSN Requirements*
*These courses may be transferred from an ADN program or audited.

Course ID Courses Credits

NURS 201

Pathophysiology

2

NURS 227

Nutrition

2

NURS 230 C/D

Fundamentals

5

NURS 203

Health Assessment

2

NURS 329

Pharmacology

3

 

 

 

NURS 309 C/D

Introduction to Nursing Care

6

NURS 319 C/D

Maternal Care/Gender

5

NURS 320 C/D

Med-Surg I

5

NURS 326 C/D

Mental Health

5

NURS 350

Basic Clinical Practicum

5

 

 

 

NURS 405 C/D

Med-Surg II

7

NURS 406 C/D

Pediatrics/Genetics

4

NURS 422 C/D

Critical Care Nursing

5

 

 

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A minimum of 46 credit hours will be awarded for nursing courses completed at the diploma or associate degree level.
NURS 361 Concepts of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 328 Basic Nursing Research 3
NURS 426 Nursing Trends & Issues 2
NURS 435 Multisystem Nursing Care 4
NURS 440 Clinical Practicum I 2
NURS 445 Complex Care I 2
NURS 450 Clinical Practicum II 2
NURS 455 Complex Care II 2
NURS 460 Comprehensive Assessment 3
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