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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.


    Nursing (B.S.N., 30 hours*)

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

    Required Nursing Courses 22 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 3460 Putting Research Into Practice and Evidence-based Practice 3 hours
    NURS 4400 Management and Leadership in Health Care 4 hours
    Elective 3 hours

    Select 3 hours from:

    NURS 2800 Compassionate Care

    NURS 3510 Insight into Death, Dying, and Grief

    NURS 3800 Introduction to Forensic Nursing

    NURS 4200 Nursing in the 21st Century: Current Topics

    NURS 4960 Special Projects

    Capstone 5 hours
    NURS 4460 Community Health Nursing  
    Required Supporting Courses 9 hours
    BIO 4700 Pathophysiology 3 hours
    MATH 1300 Statistics 3 hours
    Department-approved Lifespan Development Course 3 hours