Course List

Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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

Online RN-BSN Degree Requirements

RN-BSN Core Courses

31 hours

Portfolio*

30 hours

Cardinal Core (general education), Program Requirements and Electives

59 hours

(varies, based on transferable credit)

Total Credit Required in the Program

120 hours

Sample RN-BSN Program Plan

Fall Start

Fall

1st

2nd

381

387

355

7 credits

Spring

1st

2nd

388

383

6 credits

Summer

1st

2nd

482

382

6 credits

Fall

1st

2nd

385

488

6 credits

Spring

1st

2nd

470

/

473

6 credits

Spring Start

Spring

1st

2nd

381

387

355

7 credits

Summer

1st

2nd

482

382

6 credits

Fall

1st

2nd

388

383

6 credits

Spring

1st

2nd

470

/

473

6 credits

Summer

1st

2nd

385

488

6 credits

This is not an official plan and should only be used as a guide. Your advisor will work with you to build your actual plan of study customized to your goals and needs.

Online RN-BSN Core Courses

  • NURS 355 Portfolio*
  • NURS 381 Foundations for Evidence-based Professional Nursing
  • NURS 382 Nursing Research for Evidence-based Practice
  • NURS 383 Case Management for Individuals and Families
  • NURS 385 Nursing Leadership and Health Policy
  • NURS 387 Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for RNs
  • NURS 388 Global Health: Disparities and Social Determinants - SBD2
  • NURS 470 Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 473 Community Leadership Practicum
  • NURS 482 Health Promotion for Individuals, Families and Communities
  • NURS 488 Leadership Project

    *Portfolio - NURS 355 Course – 30 credit hours tuition-free (savings of $14,910)

Cardinal Core, Program Requirements and Electives

Not all courses are taught at all KCTCS campuses.

 

University of Louisville Courses

KCTCS Courses

Hours

Written Communication: ENGL 101 and 102

ENG 101 and 102

6 hours

Statistics: MATH 109

STA 220 or STA 251

3 hours

Natural Sciences (other than Biology courses)*

CHE 150 or CHE 170 without lab; AST 101,  PHY 151

3 hours

Oral Communication: COMM 111, 112, or 115

COM 181 or 252

3 hours

Social Behavioral *

PSY 110, SOC 101, POL 101

3 hours

Social Behavior Historical*

HIS 101, 102, 104, 105, 108, 109

3 hours

Arts and Humanities (different subjects)*

ANT 130, ENGL 161, ENG 261, ENG 264, PHI 100, REL 101, REL 130, WGS 201, HUM 135

3 hours

Arts and Humanities (different subjects)*

ART 100, 105, 106, MUS 100, 222, 207, THA 101

3 hours

Diversity D1*

HIS 108, 109, WGS 201, MUS 207

3 hours

Diversity D2* Met with UofL NURS 388

 N/A

3 hours

Microbiologywith Lab: BIOL 257 and 258 

BIO 225 lab included

3-4 hours

Anatomy & Physiology: BIOL 260, 261, and 262

BIO 137 and 139 lab included

7-8 hours

Electives as needed

 Must be non-nursing courses

*These are only examples of courses that fulfill these requirements. For other options check with the UofL Office of Transfer Services.  Courses in these areas may cross count.

Minimum grade of “C” required in Science and English courses.  Anatomy & Physiology can be repeated only one time. Recommend completion of sequence at the same institution.   


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.

Course titles are a strong indicator of course equivalency. For pre-evaluation of transfer credit, visit our Office of Transfer & Adult Services.         


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