Students enrolled in the RN-to-BSN program must complete the following coursework as specified in the Plan of Study to earn the BSN degree through the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS):

Curriculum Requirements

NUR 305Issues in Health Disparities3
NUR 311Theories and Concepts of Nursing2
NUR 314Health Assessment and Promotion (L)3
NUR 350Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for RN-to-BSN4
NUR 400Theories, Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 405Professionalism and Career Pathways3
NUR 408Genetics and Healthcare3
NUR 426Leadership & Management in Nursing (C)5
NUR 440Population Focused Nursing (C)4
Total Credit Hours30
L

Course includes a lab component

C

Course includes a clinical component and meets the UM civic engagement criteria

Upon successful completion of the 30 core credits listed above, 30 additional credits are automatically awarded to RN-to-BSN students simply for possessing an RN license, bringing their overall credit total up to the 120 credits required for the BSN degree.  These credits are added in the form of the following Advanced Placement courses at no additional tuition cost:

NUR 390Advanced Placement Practice I for RN-to-BSN Students10
NUR 403Advanced Placement Practice II for RN-to-BSN Students10
NUR 414Advanced Placemment Practice III for RN-to-BSN Students10
Total Credit Hours30

The RN-to-BSN is a lock-step program.  Students are admitted into a 3 semester or 5 semester track and are required to follow the appropriate Plan of Study outlined below.

Plan of Study - 3 semester track

Plan of Study Grid
Junior Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
NUR 311 Theories and Concepts of Nursing 2
NUR 314 Health Assessment and Promotion (L) 3
NUR 350 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for RN-to-BSN 4
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
NUR 400 Theories, Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 405 Professionalism and Career Pathways 3
NUR 440 Population Focused Nursing (C) 4
 Credit Hours10
Third Semester
NUR 305 Issues in Health Disparities 3
NUR 408 Genetics and Healthcare 3
NUR 426 Leadership & Management in Nursing (C) 5
 Credit Hours11
Senior Year
Advanced Placement
NUR 390 Advanced Placement Practice I for RN-to-BSN Students (*) 10
NUR 403 Advanced Placement Practice II for RN-to-BSN Students (*) 10
NUR 414 Advanced Placemment Practice III for RN-to-BSN Students (*) 10
 Credit Hours30
 Total Credit Hours60
C

Course includes a clinical component and meets the UM civic engagement criteria.

L

Course includes a lab component.

*

Upon successful completion of the 30 junior year credits listed above, 30 additional credits are automatically awarded to RN-to-BSN students simply for possessing an RN license, bringing their overall credit total up to the 120 credits required for the BSN degree.  These credits are added in the form of Advanced Placement courses at no additional tuition cost.

Plan of Study - 5 semester track

Plan of Study Grid
Junior Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
NUR 311 Theories and Concepts of Nursing 2
NUR 350 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for RN-to-BSN 4
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
NUR 314 Health Assessment and Promotion (L) 3
NUR 400 Theories, Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Semester
NUR 405 Professionalism and Career Pathways 3
NUR 408 Genetics and Healthcare 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Semester
NUR 305 Issues in Health Disparities 3
NUR 440 Population Focused Nursing (C) 4
 Credit Hours7
Fifth Semester
NUR 426 Leadership & Management in Nursing (C) 5
 Credit Hours5
Senior Year
Advanced Placement
NUR 390 Advanced Placement Practice I for RN-to-BSN Students (*) 10
NUR 403 Advanced Placement Practice II for RN-to-BSN Students (*) 10
NUR 414 Advanced Placemment Practice III for RN-to-BSN Students (*) 10
 Credit Hours30
 Total Credit Hours60
C

Course includes a clinical component and meets the UM civic engagement criteria.

L

Course includes a lab component.

*

Upon successful completion of the 30 junior year credits listed above, 30 additional credits are automatically awarded to RN-to-BSN students simply for possessing an RN license, bringing their overall credit total up to the 120 credits required for the BSN degree.  These credits are added in the form of Advanced Placement courses at no additional tuition cost.