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The RN-BSN track is designed for the registered nurse with an active, unencumbered licenses or new graduates with an ADN or AAS who are eligible for licensure. The RN-BSN track is flexible, convenient, and designed to fit the schedule of a full-time nurse. Enrolled nurses complete online courses that are accessible 24 hours a day. 

BSN graduates gain exposure to a wider range of nursing competencies. The RN-BSN track expands on:


RN-BSN Curriculum 

The RN-BSN curriculum has been designed with the working RN in mind. Follow this link to Course Descriptions.  Course Descriptions 

NURS 3010 - Concepts of Professional Nursing for RN    3 Hours 
NURS 3120 - Nursing Assessment  3 Hours 
NURS 3121 - Nursing Assessment Clinical   1 Hour
NURS 3150 - Nursing Informatics   1 Hour
NURS 3280 – Pathophysiology Pharmacology 4 Hours
NURS 3310 Research  3 Hours 
NURS 4150 - Community & Public Health Nursing  3 Hours
NURS 4151 - Community & Public Health Nursing Clinical  3 Hours
NURS 4170 - Leadership & Management of Professional Nursing   3 Hours
NURS 4171 - Leadership & Management of Professional Nursing Clinical 3 Hours
NURS 4280 Trends and Issues of Professional Nursing    3 Hours
   


Sample Progression Plans

Full-time

                         Semester I                                   Semester II

                                  NURS 3010 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 3150 (1 hr)                               

                                  NURS 3120 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 3310 (3 hrs)

                                  NURS 3121 (1 hr)                                            NURS 4170 (3 hrs)

                                  NURS 3180 (2 hr)                                            NURS 4171 (3 hrs)                  

                                  NURS 4150 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 4180 (2 hrs)

                                 NURS 4151 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 4120 (3 hrs)

                       Total Hours 15                               Total Hours 15

Part-time

Semester I                Semester II              Semester III                Semester IV

NURS 3010 (3 hrs)               NURS 3180 (2 hrs)                 NURS 4170 (3 hrs)                      NURS 4150 (3 hrs)

NURS 3120 (3 hrs)               NURS 3310 (3 hrs)                 NURS 4171 (3 hrs)                      NURS 4151 (3 hrs)   

NURS 3121 (1 hr)                 NURS 4180 (2 hrs)                NURS 4120 (3 hrs)                       NURS 3150 (1 hr)

 Total Hours 7                      Total Hours 7                      Total Hours 9                   Total Hours 7    


 

Pre-requisites for the RN-BSN track (Must have a “C” or better)

Anatomy and Physiology I & II (Including lab)  

8 Hours 

Microbiology (Including lab) 

4 Hours

Sociology

3 Hours

General Psychology

3 Hours

Developmental Psychology

3 Hours

Statistics  

3 Hours

English Composition I & II

6 Hours

Literature

3 Hours

Public Speaking 

3 Hours

History  

6 Hours

Humanities*

6 Hours

*Art, Music, or Theatre Appreciation or a Philosophy course


Questions and Comments

If there are further questions or if you would like to leave a comment please, use the form below. 

The RN-BSN track is designed for the registered nurse with an active, unencumbered licenses or new graduates with an ADN or AAS who are eligible for licensure. The RN-BSN track is flexible, convenient, and designed to fit the schedule of a full-time nurse. Enrolled nurses complete online courses that are accessible 24 hours a day. 

BSN graduates gain exposure to a wider range of nursing competencies. The RN-BSN track expands on:

  • Decision-making and critical thinking
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Holistic assessment of patients, families, and groups
  • Evidence-based research to strengthen and improve patient outcomes 

RN-BSN Curriculum 

The RN-BSN curriculum has been designed with the working RN in mind. Follow this link to Course Descriptions.  Course Descriptions 

NURS 3010 - Concepts of Professional Nursing for RN    3 Hours 
NURS 3120 - Nursing Assessment  3 Hours 
NURS 3121 - Nursing Assessment Clinical   1 Hour
NURS 3150 - Nursing Informatics   1 Hour
NURS 3280 – Pathophysiology Pharmacology 4 Hours
NURS 3310 Research  3 Hours 
NURS 4150 - Community & Public Health Nursing  3 Hours
NURS 4151 - Community & Public Health Nursing Clinical  3 Hours
NURS 4170 - Leadership & Management of Professional Nursing   3 Hours
NURS 4171 - Leadership & Management of Professional Nursing Clinical 3 Hours
NURS 4280 Trends and Issues of Professional Nursing    3 Hours
 
Sample Progression Plans
 
Full-time
                    Semester I                                   Semester II

                                  NURS 3010 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 3150 (1 hr)                               

                                  NURS 3120 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 3310 (3 hrs)

                                  NURS 3121 (1 hr)                                            NURS 4170 (3 hrs)

                                  NURS 3180 (2 hr)

                                            NURS 4171 (3 hrs)                  

                                  NURS 4150 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 4180 (2 hrs)

                                 NURS 4151 (3 hrs)                                          NURS 4120 (3 hrs)

                       Total Hours 15                               Total Hours 15

Part-time

Semester I                Semester II              Semester III                Semester IV

NURS 3010 (3 hrs)               NURS 3180 (2 hrs)                 NURS 4170 (3 hrs)                      NURS 4150 (3 hrs)

NURS 3120 (3 hrs)               NURS 3310 (3 hrs)                 NURS 4171 (3 hrs)                      NURS 4151 (3 hrs)   

NURS 3121 (1 hr)                 NURS 4180 (2 hrs)                NURS 4120 (3 hrs)                       NURS 3150 (1 hr)

 Total Hours 7                      Total Hours 7                      Total Hours 9                   Total Hours 7    

Pre-requisites for the RN-BSN track (Must have a “C” or better)

Anatomy and Physiology I & II (Including lab)  

8 Hours 

Microbiology (Including lab) 

4 Hours

Sociology

3 Hours

General Psychology

3 Hours

Developmental Psychology

3 Hours

Statistics  

3 Hours

English Composition I & II

6 Hours

Literature

3 Hours

Public Speaking 

3 Hours

History  

6 Hours

Humanities*

6 Hours

*Art, Music, or Theatre Appreciation or a Philosophy course

Questions and Comments

If there are further questions or if you would like to leave a comment please, use the form below. 

 

 
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After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.

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Meet Alexandra Willis

After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.

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