Curriculum

RN to BSN Curriculum Design Courses in the RN to BSN program are taught in a blended and online, accelerated format to maximize flexibility for students. All courses are six weeks in length and either three or four credits.


RN to BSN Curriculum Design

Courses in the RN to BSN program are taught in a blended and online, accelerated format to maximize flexibility for students. All courses are six weeks in length and either three or four credits. Courses are taught throughout the year with short breaks. Students have the option to enroll in additional courses as discussed with an adviser. The length of the program is dependent upon the number of credits (nursing and non-nursing) that the student transfers into the program; the general length of the program is two years.

College Core Course Requirements

(Core courses are offered completely online)
(Many of these credits are earned through prior course work)

A. Effective Communication – Oral and Written
  • EN 102 Research Writing (3 cr.)
  • CA 108 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
B. Quantitative and Technological Literacy
  • MT 113 Applied Algebra for Health Sciences,or
  • MT 120 Applied Statistics (3 cr.)
C. Franciscan Heritage and Values/Local and Global Engagement
  • SEM 103 Stritch Seminar for Health Professionals (3 cr.)
D. Moral and Ethical Reasoning
  • PL 102 Introduction to Bioethics (recommended) (3 cr.)
E. Physical and Natural World
  • BL 111 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)
F. Human Societies
  • PS 190 Life-Span Human Development (3 cr.)
  • HS 202 Modern Civilization 1850-Present (3 cr.) – This course also counts for cultural awareness
G. Spiritual Understanding
  • REL 104 World Religions (3 cr.)
H. Aesthetic Values (Expression)
  • MU 107 Survey of American Music (3 cr.)
I. Auxiliary Requirements
  • BL 202 Microbiology (3 cr.)
  • BU 209 Healthcare Economics (3 cr.)
J. Prior ADN Coursework (34-48 cr.)

K. Arts & Sciences free electives (14-19 cr.)


Nursing Program Requirements

  1. SEM 103: Stritch Seminar for Health Professionals (3 cr.)
  2. NUR 310: Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3 cr.)
  3. NUR 424: Leadership for Change (3 cr.)
  4. NUR 405: Information Management and Health Care Technology (3 cr.)
  5. BU 209: Health Care Economics (3 cr.)
  6. NUR 406: Promoting Optimum Health in Chronic Disease (3 cr.)
  7. NUR 300: Nutrition (3 cr.)
  8. NUR 414: Holism and Diversity (3 cr.)
  9. NUR 420: Population Focused Health (4 cr.)
  10. NUR 430: Change Capstone (4 cr.)

    Order may vary slightly