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RN-bsn degree plan completion

Students must complete the RN-BSN ​Deg​ree ​Plan​​ requirements in the published course progression to graduate.

​RN-BSN Degree Plan Requirements​ Credit Hours
General Education Core ​42
Advanced Placement for the Nursing Major
38​
BSN Nursing Class Base Core Courses ​32
​​Additional Degree Base Requirements 9​
Total Credit Hours  ​ 121
  


​BSN Course Progression
To progress through in the published sequence below, the BSN student must maintain:
  1. A minimum grade of "C" (73-76.9) in each course. A student may not progress to other courses until the minimum grade is achieved in failed course.
  2. Updated Plan of Study each semester.
  3. Current registered nurse licensure.
  4. Current CPR certification.
  5. Current immunizations.
  6. Current with UTB graduation application deadlines.

Full time students take 16 credit hours over two semesters. Part time student take 8 credit hours over four semesters. Students must complete coursework within three years of admission into the BSN Program.

Students who have successfully completed seven BSN credit hours are granted 38 additional credit hours towards their BSN Degree Plan for their ADN or Diploma course work (Nursing Validation Base).​


Nursing Class Base Core Courses - 32 hours

                       Semester I
NURS 4305      Perspectives in Professional Nursing Practice
                       Course Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor
NURS 4407      Foundations of Holistic Nursing
                       Course Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor
NURS 4309      Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Professional
                       Course Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor
NURS 4611      Health Promotion in Professional Nursing
                       Course Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor

                        Semester II
NURS 4313      Transcultural Nursing
                       Course Prerequisite: NURS 4305, NURS 4407,
                       NURS 4309, NURS 4611
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor
NURS 4615      Professional Nursing in the Community
                       Course Prerequisite: NURS 4305, NURS 4407,
                       NURS 4309, NURS 4611
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor
NURS 4217      Contemporary Issues in Nursing
                       Course Prerequisite: NURS 4305, NURS 4407,
                       NURS 4309, NURS 4611
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor
NURS 4519      Leadership in Professional Nursing
                       Course Prerequisite: NURS 4305, NURS 4407,
                       NURS 4309, NURS 4611
                       Course may be taken with permission of instructor​


Advanced Placement for the Nursing Major - 38 hours

NURS 3701      Nursing of the Adult Client with Alterations in Homeostasis

NURS 3702      Nursing of the Childbearing and Childrearing Families

NURS 3303      Nursing of the Family in Psychosocial Crisis

NURS 3604      Clinical Skills in Nursing

NURS 3705      Advanced Concepts of Clinical Decision Making

NURS 3207      Nursing in the Community

NURS 3308      Health Assessment in Nursing Practice

NURS 3309      Pharmacology and Client Care



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CONTACT INFORMATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of Nursing
Office: ​LHSB 2.720​
Telephone: 956-882-5070
Fax: 956-882-6827

Toll free: 1-800-591-1631​

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