2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Nursing RN to B.S.N. Option (5311-RN)

RN to BSN Option Students already licensed as Registered Nurses may complete the B.S.N. degree program and meet the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree as follows:

  1. complete required non-nursing courses for which equivalent college credits have not already been received. Credit may be received for some courses through challenge or CLEP exams.
  2. receive credit for NURS 213 , NURS 222 , NURS 250 , NURS 355 , NURS 342 , NURS 407 , and NURS 463  by fulfilling one of the following options:
    1. registered nurses with associate degrees in nursing - transfer the courses taken in their associate degree programs in nursing for credit and presentation of a current unencumbered registered nurse license in the state of residence. Registration of the proficiency validation with the registrar is required for NURS 463.
    2. registered nurses with hospital diplomas - present record of a hospital diploma transcript and a current unencumbered registered nurse license in the state of residence as validation of knowledge and registration of the proficiency validation with the registrar.
  3. complete Nursing 351 Transition to Professional Nursing in place of NURS 305 .
  4. take the remainder of required nursing courses. Students may request to challenge NURS 215 NURS 225 , and NURS 313  via a standardized proficiency exam. Students with two years of related clinical experience within the past five years may apply for portfolio credit in NURS 405 , NURS 412  or NURS 443 
  5. complete 58 semester hours from an accredited four-year school (may include challenge exams).