RN to BSN Track

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The RN-BSN track is designed for registered nurses who wish to continue their education and achieve a BSN.  
Research has demonstrated that higher levels of nursing education lead to more positive patient outcomes. The baccalaureate prepared nurse has the skills and abilities necessary for the complexity of healthcare in diverse settings. This includes preparation to contribute to quality and safety initiatives for the continuous improvement of patient care, and to serve as a full partner in the redesign and advancement of healthcare. The RN to BSN track assists graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma Programs of Nursing to meet these healthcare imperatives.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

The total program is 128 credit hours including a maximum of 64 credit hours accepted from an ADN degree and a minimum of 64 credit hours earned at SVC for the RN to BSN curriculum.

Admission to RN to BSN program requires an active, unencumbered US RN license.

Requirements Credits
Associate in Nursing Degree Requirements Maximum of 64
General Core Requirements BSN (Non-Nursing core)
  • Ec200 Macro-Economics (4 cr)
  • Ma202 Statistical Methods (4 cr)
  • Ns104 General Chemistry I (4 cr)
  • Ns221 Nutrition (4 cr)
  • Py203 Lifespan Development (4 cr)
  • So250 Race, Ethnicity Gender and Class (So201, So202, So206, So300) (4 cr)
  • Humanities Core (4 cr)
  • Upper-level Requirement (2 Non-Nursing Courses at 300/400 level)*
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Major Requirements (Nursing Core)
  • Nu231 Bridge to Professional Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu241 Health Assessment (4 cr)
  • Nu331 Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing   (4 cr)
  • Nu333 Pharmacology (4 cr)
  • Nu441 Community and Public Health Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu442 Transition to Professional Practice (4 cr)
  • Nu443 Leadership and Management for Quality Healthcare (4 cr)
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Total Credits 128
*Two courses in Non-Nursing Core must at upper level (300/400). These courses may be taken as Elective or as meeting another requirement.