RN-BSN PROGRAM CURRICULUM

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Overview

The RN-BSN program is completed in 4 semester or a total of 16 months.  You can find a complete list of Course Descriptions Here.

January Curriculum Schedule

Spring
407- Public Health: Nursing Care of Populations (3 credits), 402- Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits), 301- Research Methods and Statistics (3 credits)

Summer
419- Organizational Leadership in Quality and Safety (3 credits)

Fall
405- Pathophysiologic & Pharmacologic Concepts (3 credits), 403- Ethical Decision-Making & Spirituality (3 credits), 418- Global Perspectives in Healthcare (3 credits)

Spring
408- Health Promotion and Disease in the Community (3 credits), 420- Advanced Issues in Nursing Leadership (3 credits), 494- Senior Seminar (3 credits)

August Curriculum Schedule

Fall
407- Public Health: Nursing Care of Populations (3 credits), 402- Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits), 301- Research Methods and Statistics (3 credits)

Spring
405- Pathophysiologic & Pharmacologic Concepts (3 credits), 403- Ethical Decision-Making & Spirituality (3 credits), 418- Global Perspectives in Healthcare (3 credits)

Summer
419- Organizational Leadership in Quality and Safety (3 credits)

Fall
408- Health Promotion and Disease in the Community (3 credits), 420- Advanced Issues in Nursing Leadership (3 credits), 494- Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Pre-Requisite Completion

Many prospective candidates have remaining course work, outstanding core courses required by the University of all students that must be completed in addition to the nursing courses.  Pre-requisites can be completed through the University of Providence’ Distance Learning program at a discounted rate.  The University of Providence expects students to apply for admission to the University of Providence with an expressed interest in the nursing degree program. Students choosing to take core courses outside of the University of Providence must work with the Program Coordinator to ensure the transferability of these courses.

Graduating with University of Providence Honors

For students to be eligible to graduate with honors from the University, students need to complete the following:

  • Complete all University coursework
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or greater and
  • Complete a minimum of 50 credits from the University of Providence

The Bachelors of Science in Nursing program is only 30 credits; nurses will need to complete additional coursework to meet the 50 credit honors requirement.  One way of accomplishing this is taking the core courses at the University (online).