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RN to BSN Curriculum

Program of Study

Degree Requirements

Credits

General Education

45 – 51

Nursing Major

32

Electives*

38-44

Total

121

* Some or all of these credits may have been completed in previous college education, including Nursing lower-division courses.

Lower-Division Coursework Required

General Education requirements are dependent upon previous coursework and credits accepted for transfer.

Area*

Credits Required

English

6

ENGL B101

3

ENGL B102

3

Numerical and Analytic Reasoning

6

MATH B111

3

STAT B201

3

Speech

3

COMM B140, B201 (preferred), or B230

3

Natural Sciences

12

BIOL B230

4

BIOL B243

4

BIOL B244

4

Liberal Arts

15

History (B101, B102, B111, B112, B115 or B116)

3

SOCY B101

3

PSYC B101

3

PSYC B209 or B321

3

Fine Arts (ARTH, ARTS, MUSC, or THEA course)

3

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding

3

Met in major - NURS B330

3

Foreign Language** 

0 – 6

SPAN B101 or other beginning I language course

3

SPAN B102 or other beginning II language course

3

**Foreign language may be waived if proficiency in another language is demonstrated

Total General Education 

45 – 51

REVISED RN TO BSN CURRICULUM

 Upper Division Coursework Required

Nursing Requirements

Credits

NURS B301 Evolution of the Nursing Profession

3

NURS B310 Pathophysiology

3

NURS B312 Health Assessment

3

NURS B330 Transcultural Health Practices

3

NURS B350 Evidence-Based Nursing

3

NURS B410 Nursing Leadership & Management

3

NURS B418 Community and Public Health Nursing

3

NURS B441 Capstone

5

NURS Required Electives***

Total Nursing Credits 

32

 Nursing Elective Course Options

A minimum of 6 NURS credits are required for the major.

Electives

Credits

NURS B300 Sex, Sexuality, Gender and Health

3

NURS B305 Spirituality

3

NURS B360 Gerontological Nursing

3

NURS B395 Global Health

3

NURS B3XX Complementary and Alternative Therapies

3

NURS B3XX Healthcare Informatics & Technology

3

NURS B4XX Quality and Safety in Interprofessional Practice

3

NURS B4XX Ethics, Law and Healthcare Policy

3

NURS B4XX Selected Topics in Nursing

3

Sample Transfer Student from Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL)

Technical College of the Lowcountry

 General Education completed in ADN =         30 credits

Nursing ADN program =                                     38 credits

Total @ TCL =                                                       68 credits

 

University of South Carolina Beaufort

Additional General Education (GE) =               12-18 credits**

Upper Division Nursing =                                   32 credits

Electives =                                                              3-9 credits

Total @ USCB =                                                    53 credits

 **Foreign language may be waived if proficiency in another language is demonstrated.