RN-BSN PROGRAM CURRICULUM

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Overview

The RN-BSN program is completed in 3 semesters for a total of 12 months.  You can find a complete list of Course Descriptions here (pdf).

Schedule for January or August Start

Semester 1: Spring or Fall
NRS 301 Research Methods and Statistics (3 credits for the 1st 8 weeks)
ENG (300-319): Upper level English for university core requirements (3 credits, 1st 8 weeks)
NRS 402 Evidence Based Practice (3 credits, 2nd 8 weeks)
NRS 407 Public Health: Nursing Care of Populations (3 credits, 2nd 8 weeks)

Semester 2: Summer or Spring
NRS 419 Organizational Leadership in Quality and Safety (3 credits, 1st 8 weeks)
ILC 355 University Core Course (4 credits, 1st 8 weeks)
NRS 403 Ethics and Spirituality in Nursing Care (3 credits, 2nd 8 weeks)
NRS 405 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Concepts (3 credits, 2nd 8 weeks)

Semester 3: Fall or Summer
NRS 408 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 credits, 1st 8 weeks)
NRS 420 Advanced Issues in Nursing Leadership (3 credits, 1st 8 weeks)
NRS 418 Global Health Nursing (3 credits, 2nd 8 weeks)
NRS 494 Nursing Capstone Course (3 credits, 2nd 8 weeks)

Core Course Completion

All students without a prior bachelor’s degree will complete two core courses, a 300-level English (3 credits) and a 300-level Integrated Learning Community (ILC) course (4 credits). Core courses may be completed through the University of Providence online. Students choosing to take courses at another college or university must work with the Program Manager to ensure the transferability of these courses.