General education and foundation course work
RN to BSN option
Registered nurse (RN) students complete the same general education and support courses as basic nursing students. The length of the program depends on whether a student is part-time or full-time. The following is the list of general education and foundation course work for RN to BSN students. With the exception of nutrition, pharmacology and human growth and development, all non-nursing courses must be completed prior to registration for the first nursing course.
|English 1000 (Composition II)||3|
|Humanities or Fine Arts||9|
|History or Political Science||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Microbiology (with lab)*||4|
|Anatomy (with lab)*||4|
|Physiology (with lab)*||4|
|Human Growth and Development (life span)**||3|
120 credit hours are needed for graduation. Additional electives may be required.
*All science courses will be evaluated on an individual basis for the transfer of credit.
**May be challenged through standardized examinations.
Descriptive information about individual courses can be found on our comprehensive listing page.