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RN to BSN Curriculum

Program of Study

USCB offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing. To qualify for graduation, a student must meet general education requirements and nursing core requirements as stated below.

I.  General Education and Professional Program Requirements.................................. 41–47
The following general education requirements or their equivalent must be completed or transferred in for credit (each with a grade of “C” or higher). To receive a USCB degree the final 32 credit hours of coursework must be taken at USCB.

English............................................................................................................................................... 6–7

Either ENGL B101 or ENGL B105; B101L; and either ENGL B102 or ENGL B106.  Each course must have a grade of “C” or higher.

Numerical and Analytical Reasoning

MATH B101 or a higher level mathematics course.......................................................................... 3

STAT B201.............................................................................................................................................. 3

Speech

COMM B140, B201 or B230................................................................................................................. 3

Liberal Arts

HIST B101, B102, B111, B112, B115, or B116.................................................................................... 3

Fine Arts................................................................................................................................................. 3

PSYC B101............................................................................................................................................. 3

SOCY B101............................................................................................................................................. 3

PSYC B209 or B321............................................................................................................................... 3

Natural Sciences................................................................................................................................. 8

BIOL B243 and B244 with lab or the equivalent coursework.

Foreign Languages.......................................................................................................................... 0-6

Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects.  For foreign languages taught at USCB, this requirement may be satisfied and credit earned by proficiency.  For all other foreign languages, the requirement is waived but no credit is earned by demonstrating an equivalent proficiency. RN to BSN students should discuss these options with the Department Chair.

 Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Studies

ANTH B452 or NURS B330................................................................................................................... 3

Note: either course also serves as a program requirement.

II. Program Requirements (each with a grade of “C” or higher)............................................... 4

BIOL B230 or the equivalent coursework.......................................................................................... 4

Note: these courses must be taken prior to enrollment in the core (NURS) nursing courses with the exception of NURS B312.

Note: either ANTH B452 or NURS B330 also serves as a program requirement.

                 

III. Core Nursing Requirements (each with a grade of “C” or higher).................................... 35

NURS B301 Role Development in Nursing as a Profession............................................................. 3

NURS B310 Biophysical Pathology..................................................................................................... 3

NURS B312 Health Assessment1........................................................................................................ 3

NURS B350 Nursing Research.............................................................................................................3

NURS B360 Gerontological and Rehabilitation Nursing...................................................................3

NURS B401 Healthcare Delivery Systems.......................................................................................... 3

NURS B410 Professional Nursing Leadership and Management................................................... 4

NURS B418 Community Health Nursing............................................................................................ 5

NURS B420 Trends and Issues in Nursing......................................................................................... 3

NURS B441 Capstone: Professional Nursing Project....................................................................... 5

1Registered Nurses may enroll in NURS B312 at any time prior to acceptance to the RN to BSN program.

IV. Advanced Placement for RN to BSN students who meet requirements..................... 35

V. Electives
(as necessary to earn the remaining credits required for degree completion)...................... 6–12

Total hours required............................................................................................................. 127