Degree Requirements Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post-Baccalaureate)

  1. Completion of a previous bachelors degree.
  2. Maintain a major GPA of at least 3.0. 

  3. Earn a grade of C or better in each nursing course.
  4. Completion of all 47 credits in the major. Refer to specific program residency requirements.
  5. After completion of requirements 1–4, students are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony by submitting an Application for Commencement to the college.

Note: General Education and Bethel Distinctive courses are not a required part of this program. 


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Degree Completion)

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 2.25 GPA in one’s major. The major GPA includes all courses required in the major and all electives taken for the major. Earn a C or better in each nursing course.
  2. A minimum of 122 semester credit hours. Of these, the following must be taken in programs that meet Bethel residency requirements:
    1. At least 28 credits.
    2. CAPS Bethel Distinctive courses.
    3. Refer to specific program residency requirements.
  3. Completion of required general education curriculum for College of Adult & Professional Studies students, distributed as indicated (see: General Requirements below).
  4. Completion of the requirements of a major (see: Academic Programs and Disciplines).
  5. A minimum of 37 credits at the upper-division (300 and 400) level.
  6. After completion of requirements 1–5, students are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony by submitting an Application for Commencement to the college.

General Requirements

General requirements allow for inclusion of credits from a higher level. Students graduate under the requirements of the most current catalog at the time they enter Bethel for the last time. Any substitutions are determined by the College of Adult & Professional Studies.

Courses required in the major are in addition to the CAPS Bethel Distinctives and Goal Area requirements below.

CAPS Bethel Distinctives 2 courses (CORE 300 and CORE 330)
Goal Area 1: Communication 3 courses including an Academic Research Writing (R category) course
Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking 2 courses. SOCS 110 Succeeding in College is required in residence for Transfer Level A
Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences 3 courses
Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 1 course
Goal Area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 courses
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts 4 courses including an Ethics (H category) course

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