The nursing major is 33 credits. Students may start coursework throughout the year. Courses may be taken in any order as long as pre-requisite requirements have been fulfilled.  

ENGL 225R, or an equivalent transfer, is a program prerequisite and must be completed before taking the below courses. In addition, NURS 300 is recommended for students wishing to add additional acute care experience to their degree or in need of elective credits. .

NURS 330HEthical Theory and Applied Nursing Ethics3
NURS 365The Professional Nurse 13
NURS 400Public Health Nursing 13
NURS 401Public Health Nursing Clinical 13
NURS 410Nursing Informatics 13
NURS 425ECultural Diversity in Healthcare3
NURS 435Introduction to Research and Evidence-Based Practice 13
NURS 436Application of Research to Practice 13
NURS 485Leadership in Nursing 13
NURS 486Management in Nursing 13
NURS 495Clinical Care Change Project 13
Nursing Major Total33
General Education, Core Distinctives, and Elective Courses 289
Total Credits122

RN to M.S. – Bridge Program

Major in Nursing

B.S. in Nursing for graduate students pursuing an M.S. degree. Graduate students applying to an M.S. degree program which requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing, but who do hold an associate's degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in another discipline, are required to complete additional nursing undergraduate course prerequisites prior to beginning the M.S. program. Students in this program must complete the following courses, as well as all M.S. degree requirements. The required undergraduate coursework can be completed in two to three semesters (including summer), after which time (unless still not qualified), the student can enter the graduate program.  The bachelor degree must contain a minimum of 122 credits, which includes 21 credits taken in the Bridge Program and elective credits transferred from prior degrees and institutions.  The Masters of Science degree will contain 41 additional credits.  Upon successful completion of these undergraduate requirements and the M.S. program, the student will earn both a B.S. in Nursing and the M.S. degree. The B.S. degree in Nursing earned through the Bridge Program does not qualify for Degree Honors or Commencement Ceremony Honors. Neither degree will be awarded without completion of all requirements for both degrees.

Required Undergraduate Courses
CORE 300Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives 13
CORE 330Examining Crucial Questions 13
NURS 400Public Health Nursing 13
NURS 401Public Health Nursing Clinical 13
NURS 485Leadership in Nursing 13
NURS 486Management in Nursing 13
NURS 495Clinical Care Change Project 13
Undergraduate Courses Total21
M.S. Courses (as detailed in Graduate School catalog) and Elective Courses 2101
Total Credits122