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RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online graduate certificate program at the University of Louisville Online

RN-BSN Curriculum

Part-time students who start in a fall semester will continue for 5 consecutive terms including summer.

Semester #1 Semester #2 Semester #3 Semester #4 Semester #5
RN-BSN Part-time Plan of Study Option

387-50:
Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for RNs
(4 credits)





381-50:
Foundations for Evidence Based Professional Nursing
(3 credits)


355-85:
Portfolio

482-50:
Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities
(3 credits)


N382-50:
Nursing Research for Evidence Based Practice
(3 credits)

386-50:
Population Health
(3 credits)





383-50:
Case Management of Individuals and Families
(3 credits)

385-50:
Nursing Leadership & Health Policy
(4 credits)



488-50:
Leadership Project
(2 credits)

470-50:
Community Health Nursing
(4 credits)




473-50:
Community Leadership Practicum
(2 credits)

7 credits 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits

These courses (Semester #1) must be taken prior to remaining semesters.

     

These courses (Semester #5) must be taken in the last semester of study

Transferred ADN credit hours = 60

Total portfolio credit hours = 30

Total core course credit hours = 31

Total credit hours = 121


Additional curriculum requirements for RN-BSN degree. The list includes the KCTCS equivalent courses for transfer purposes.

University of Louisville Classes KCTCS Equivalent Hours needed
Anatomy & Physiology: BIOL 260, 261, AND 262 BIOL 137 AND 139 7 or 8 hours
Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities are concerned with understanding texts of art, music, theatre, literature, philosophy, and religious thought.
ARTS
100, 105, 106, CLA/LIT 210, GENS 170, HUM 200, 201, 210, 211, 212, 213, 271, MUS 100, 104*, 222, 207, THA 101

HUMANITIES
ANTH 130*, CLA/LIT 261, ENGL 151, 161, 261, 262, 264, PHIL 100, RELS 101, RELS 130*, WGS 201*
3 hours in Arts
3 hours in Humanities
History/Western Civilizations:
HIST 101 or 102
HIST 101, 102, 104, or 105 3 hours
Introduction to Psychology:
PSYC 201
PSY 110 3 hours
Math:
MATH 105, 107, 111, 112, 180, 190, or 205
MAT 111, 165, 150 or above 3 hours
Microbiology with Lab:
BIOL 257 AND 258
BIOL 225 AND 225L 4 hours
Oral Communication:
COMM 111, 112, or 115
COMM 181 or 252 3 hours
Natural Sciences Gen Ed List 3 hours
Sociology:
SOC 201, 202, 203, 210,
SOC 101, 151, or 152*(CD & SB)) 3 hours
Statistics:
MATH 109, PSYC 301 or SOC 301
STA 220 or PSY 216 3 hours
Cultural Diversity:
Students will have a broad exposure to a variety of social systems, cultures, and subcultures.
ANTH 121, 130*(CD & H), 220, MUS 207,

RELS 130* (CD&H),SOC 152*(CD & SB), WGS 201*
3 hours
Written Communication:
ENGL 101 AND 102
ENGL 101 and 102 6 hours
Electives   13 hours
Total hours required for RN-BSN online program in addition to nursing specific courses! 60 hours

Required Science, Nutrition, and English grades must be “C” or higher. The University and/or the School of Nursing reserves the right to change programs of study, academic policies, academic requirements, fees, schedules of courses, or the announced academic calendar without prior notice. Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned advisor on a regular basis. This document is to be used as guide for students and is unofficial. Course numbers above are based on the 2010-2011 catalog. Course titles are a strong indicator of course equivalency.

Note: This is not an official document and should only be used as a guide.

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