Nursing RN-BSN (B.S.N.)

Nursing RN-BSN (B.S.N.)

The RN-BSN degree program is for individuals who have graduated from a diploma nursing school or from an associate degree program. Any student taking nursing courses in the degree completion program must be a licensed registered nurse in the state of Nebraska or a compact state.

It is recommended that applications and supporting documents be submitted by July 1 and November 1; however, applications will be accepted after those dates as long as class space is available.

See Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program pages for additional information about application requirements and supporting documents.

RN to BSN Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a state approved nursing program with a diploma or an associate degree in nursing
    • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above from previously attended schools of nursing, colleges, or universities
    • Provide an official transcript from the school of nursing and each college or university attended
  • Completed nursing prerequisite courses with a grade of C or above (courses with * must include a laboratory):
    • English Composition (3 credits)
    • Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 credits)*
    • Microbiology (3-4 credits)*
    • General Chemistry (3-4 credits)*
    • Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
    • General Sociology (3 credits)
  • An unencumbered active Nebraska, Iowa, or compact state nursing license with expiration date
  • Successful completion of background check, drug screen, immunization tracker, and essential functions form.
Departments/Programs

Nursing (B.S.N., 32 hours*)

*Grade of "C" or better required for all Nursing courses.

Required Nursing Courses 23 hours
NURS 2330 Health Assessment 3 hours
NURS 3040 Global Health 3 hours
NURS 3050 Issues of Professional Nursing Practice 3 hours
NURS 3310 Nursing Theories and Contemporary Nursing Practice 3 hours
NURS 3340 Health Care Ethics 3 hours
NURS 3360 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 4 hours
NURS 4400 Management and Leadership in Health Care 4 hours
Elective 3 hours
NURS 4200 Nursing in the 21st Century: Current Topics or  
NURS 4960 Special Projects  
Capstone 6 hours
NURS 4460 Community Health Nursing and NURS 4460L Community Health Nursing Clinical  
Required Supporting Courses 9 hours
BIO 4700 Pathophysiology 3 hours
MATH 1300 Statistics 3 hours
Department-approved Lifespan Development Course 3 hours