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RN-BSN Completion Track

The RN-BSN track is for the registered nurse with an active, unencumbered licenses or new graduates with an ADN or AAS who are eligible for licensure. Nurses wishing to further their education through the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing find the online 24-hour accessibility of all coursework convenient and manageable. 

BSN graduates gain exposure to a wider range of nursing competencies not typically taught in an associate degree program:

Statewide Articulation Agreement

APSU participates in a statewide articulation agreement for RN-BSN students. These voluntary articulation plans and models are developed collaboratively with nurse educators, regulators, such as the Tennessee Board of Nursing, legislators, and stakeholders with a goal of enhancing the educational mobility for RN’s. The agreements guide credit transfer between associate degree and baccalaureate degree programs and admission decisions. The agreements eliminate curricular redundancy, streamline the application process and promote collaboration among institutions and educators.

To be eligible for admission:

Admission Process

The application process is easy and all online. Follow the steps below. 


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 3300 Concepts of Professional Nursing for RNs  

     

3 Hours 

     

 

NURS 3380 Pathophysiology for RNs

 

2 Hours 

 
 

NURS 3390/3391 Nursing Assessment for RNs/Lab  

 

4 Hour

 
 

NURS 3310 Research for RNs

 

3 Hour

 
 

NURS 4350 Community Nursing for RNs

 

3 Hours

 
 

NURS 4351 Community Nursing for RNs Clinical

 

3 Hours 

 
 

NURS 4380 Trends & Issues for RNs

 

3 Hours

 
 

NURS 4370 Leadership for RNs

 

3 Hours

 
 

NURS 4371 Leadership for RNs / Clinical

 

3 Hours

 
         
 

Electives (Choose One)

     
 

NURS 3341 Holistic Nursing for RNs

 

3 Hours

 
 

NURS 3342 Transcultural Nursing for RNs

 

3 Hours

 
 

NURS 3343 Emergency Room Nursing for RNs

 

3 Hours

 


Sample Progression Plans

Full TIme
 
     
Semester I       Semester 2      
                          Fall I       Spring I    
               
 

NURS 3300

     

3 Hrs

     

NURS 4370

    

3 Hrs

               
 

NURS 4350

 

3 Hrs

 

NURS 3380

 

2 Hrs

               
  Fall II        Spring II    
               
 

NURS 4351

 

3 Hrs

 

NURS 4371

 

3 Hrs

               
 

NURS 3310

 

3 Hrs

 

NURS 3390/3391

 

4 Hrs

               
 

Elective

 

3 Hrs

 

NURS 4380

 

3 Hrs 

               
                                  15 Hrs       15 Hrs
               
 
Semester 1             Semester 2      
               
 

Fall I 

     

Spring I 

   
               
 

NURS 3300

   

3 Hrs

   

NURS 4350

   

3 Hrs

               
 

NURS 3380

 

2 Hrs

       
               
 

Fall II

     

 Spring II

   
               
 

NURS 3390/3391

 

4 Hrs

 

 NURS 4351 

 

 3 Hrs

               
                                         

NURS 3310

 

3 Hrs

               
     

9 Hrs

                                

9 Hrs

               
Semester III

 

    Semester IV

 

   
               
 

Summer 

     

Fall I 

   
               
 

NURS 4380

3 Hrs

   

NURS 4370

 

3 Hrs

               
 

Elective

3 Hrs

         
         

Fall II

   
               
         

NURS 4371

 

3 Hrs

               
   

6 Hrs

       

6 Hrs

 
    

 

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, email, RNtoBSN@apsu.edu