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Curriculum - RN to BSN Nursing

Program of Study

The program of study is designed to meet the needs of the registered nurse whose dedication to lifelong learning demands the attainment of formal, advanced education. This preparation is provided by experienced, dedicated faculty in a scholarly atmosphere, permitting students to interact regularly with leaders in nursing. Students complete 31 hours of baccalaureate nursing courses with 33 credit hours awarded as competency credits.

Plan of Study by Semester

The plan of study provides a detailed look by semester at the recommended timing for completing each course in the program.

Core Requirements

Applicants to this program must meet the core requirements for undergraduates. See the Core Curriculum Checklist

Note: Area D "science with lab" sequence courses are not currently available in a fully or partially online format. To fulfill program completion requirements, students have two options for completing their Area D science with lab requirement:
  • Enroll in equivalent science with lab courses at another college/university as a transient student. Note: The course content for each course must be equivalent to the course descriptions provided in Armstrong's Undergraduate Catalog to receive transfer credit.
  • Enroll in Armstrong's on-campus science lab courses.
Program Requirements
Courses Credits
NURS 4000 Professional Nursing Practice
(Start Here)
3 credits
NURS 4002 Leadership & Management
(offered Fall semester only)
4 credits
NURS 4004 Health Assessment
(offered Fall semester only, includes a lab component)
3 credits
NURS 4005 Population-focused Community Nursing
(offered Spring semester only, includes a lab component)
5 credits
NURS 4008 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology
(offered Spring semester only)
3 credits
NURS 4009 Foundations of Health Care Informatics
(offered Fall semester only)
3 credits
NURS 4445 Nursing Research 3 credits
NURS Elective   3 credits
NURS 4006 Professional Role Synthesis
(to be taken final/graduating semester)
4 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 31 credits

Course Descriptions

NURS 4000 Professional Nursing Practice
Socialization process to promote role transition and the development of communication skills. Emphasizes development of written and oral communication skills.
NURS 4002 Leadership & Management
Application of leadership/management concepts, theories and principles in the practice setting.
NURS 4004 Health Assessment
Comprehensive health assessment of the individual, using didactic and laboratory activities with a health promotion focus.
NURS 4005 Population-focused Community Nursing
Population-focused community nursing practice in a global society for registered nurses.
NURS 4008 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology
Principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology, with an emphasis on implications for nursing practice.
NURS 4009 Foundations of Health Care Informatics
Introduction to information technologies and systems that support health care delivery. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing health information technology to support decision-making, improve communication and manage knowledge.
NURS 4445 Nursing Research
Critique and utilization of research as a basis for evidence-based practice.
NURS 4006 Professional Role Synthesis
Synthesis of nursing and core curriculum concepts to apply meaning to the role of professional nurse.

Summary

Format Online
Credits Required 31
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$220
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Advisement For
SPRING/SUMMER 2014