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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 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 2     
               
  NURS 3010       3 Hrs       NURS 3280      4 Hrs
               
  NURS 3120   3 Hrs   NURS 3150   1 Hrs
               
  NURS 3121   1 Hrs   NURS 4150   3 Hrs
               
  NURS 3310   3 Hrs   NURS 4151   3 Hrs
               
  NURS 4170   3 Hrs   NURS 4280   3 Hrs
               
  NURS 4171   3 Hrs        
               
      16 Hrs       14 Hrs
               
 
   Semester 1        Semester 2        Semester 3        Semester 4    
                               
  NURS 3010     3 Hrs     NURS 3280     4 Hrs     NURS 4150     3 Hrs     NURS 4170     3 Hrs
                               
  NURS 3120   3 Hrs   NURS 4280   3 Hrs   NURS 4151   3 Hrs   NURS 4171   3 Hrs
                               
  NURS 3121   1 Hrs           NURS 3310   3 Hrs   NURS 3150   1 Hrs
                               
      7 Hrs       7 Hrs       9 Hrs       7 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