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School of Nursing  :  Academic Programs   :  Undergraduate  :  RN-to-BSN  :  Curriculum

Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Curriculum

KU RN-to-BSN Online Courses

Course

Cr Hrs

NURS 443: Developing the Baccalaureate Nurse Role

3

NURS 444: Using Technology to Enhance Client Safety

3

NURS 447: Nursing Practice within Clinical Healthcare Micro-System

3

NURS 448: Scholarly Inquiry for Quality Improvement

3

NURS 446: Population Based Health Care for the Practicing Nurse

3

NURS 449: Nursing Practice Within the Healthcare Organization

3

NURS 457: Navigating Influences of Healthcare Macro Environment

3

NURS 441: Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Setting

3

NURS 352: Client Assessment for the Practicing Nurse

3**

NURS 320: Pathophysiology for the Practicing Nurse

3**

NURS 326: Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse

3**

NURS 492: Senior Project

2-3

Total BSN Nursing Course Credits:
30-35†

** These courses are eligible for credit by portfolio from approved associate degree programs.
† The last 30 credit hours of BSN courses must be completed at KU.

Graduates of the RN-to-BSN program at KU will have completed a total of 120 semester credit hours, comprised of 60 credits of core curriculum prerequisites and 60 credits of nursing major-specific credits. The nursing major consists of the 30-35 credits of KU BSN courses and 25-34 credits awarded through a portfolio review of your NLNAC accredited associate's degree or diploma nursing program.

Students may be awarded up to 34 credits but are typically awarded the following 25 credits.

Credit By Portfolio Review of Associate Degree

Introduction to Professional Nursing

2 cr.

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

3 cr.

Foundations of Nursing

4 cr.

Image, Roles & Ethics  

3 cr.

Nursing Across the Lifespan 

6 cr.

Nursing with Diverse Populations   

7 cr.

Total Credit Granted by Portfolio

25 cr.

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