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Online RN to BSN Requirements

181 Credits

Offered through NAU Distance Learning in all states except Tennessee.

NOTE: Students must have an associate degree or diploma in nursing with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or above and a current active unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license.

Nursing Major Core (49)

Nursing Major Core

Credit Hours

(All of the following 49 credits must be earned at NAU.)

NS3026D

Concepts and Challenges in Professional Nursing

3

NS3050D

Pathophysiology in Practice

4

NS3225D

Nursing Theory and Healthcare Delivery Models

4

NS3250D

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing

4

NS3305D

Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing

6

NS4000D

Issues in Transcultural Nursing

4

NS4050D

Public Health and Community Nursing

6

NS4060D

Caring for Vulnerable Populations

4

NS4150D

Information Technology in Nursing

4

NS4350D

Quality Management in Nursing and Health Care

4

NS4400D

Leadership and Management in Nursing **

6

 

 

49

Support Core (4)

HA4050D

Healthcare Law

4

 

 

4

Nursing or Open Electives (62 credits)

NS4155D

Public Health and Community Nursing Clinical

2

 

or Nursing or Open Electives

 

 

62

General Education Core (66)

(Not Available for Block Transfer)

Communications

EN1150

Composition I

4.5

EN1300

Composition II

4.5

EN2150

Interpersonal Professional Communication

4.5

EN3050

Technical Communication

4.5

 

 

18

Science

If sufficient SC credits are not available for transfer, completion of additional science electives will be required.

SC

Anatomy and Physiology Electives

12

SC

Microbiology Elective

4.5

SC

Science Elective

4.5

 

 

21

Mathematics

MA2050

College Algebra

4.5

MA3000

Business Statistics

4.5

 

 

9

Humanities

 

Humanities Electives

9

 

9

Behavioral/Social Science

SO1050

Introduction to Sociology

4.5

 

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

 

9

** Capstone course

Minimum course grade of "C" required in each nursing course for progression in the nursing program.

Minimum course grade of "C" required for all other courses.

Minimum of 2.0 CGPA required for progression and graduation.

All nursing students are encouraged to complete some advanced or upper division general education course work.

(The university reserves the right to correct clerical errors.)