Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(RN to BSN) Curriculum

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The RN to BSN program provides a well-delineated and broad knowledge base for contemporary nursing practice and graduate study in nursing. The curriculum is designed to focus on the synthesis and application of knowledge and research from nursing, social and natural sciences, and the humanities.

During the course of study, students will apply knowledge and skills in a variety of clinical settings. The inclusion of nursing elective courses allows the student to increase their understanding of multiple nursing practice areas. The program is offered in a format which allows students to work full-time if desired.  Admission to this program requires a valid Massachusetts RN license.

The RN to BSN program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Contact Information:

Accredition Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone:  404.975.5000

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN)
239 Causeway Street
5th Floor, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02114

Phone:  800.414.0168


Semester One Credit Hours
NURS3001 Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice 3
NURS3002 Complementary Integrative Health Approaches 3
General Education Course 3
General Education Course 3
Semester Two Credit Hours
NURS3101 Health Assessment of Individuals & Families 4
NURS3303 Pharmacokinetics in Nursing Practice 3
General Education Course 3
Semester Three Credit Hours
NURS4515 Research & Evidence Based Practice in Nursing 3
NURS4500 Systems Leadership & Collaborative Practice 3
CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Need 3
CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value 3
Semester Four Credit Hours
NURS4510 Community & Population Health 3
NURS4505 Nursing Informatics & Patient Care Technologies 3
CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3
Nursing Elective 3
Semester Five Credit Hours
NURS4101 Professional Nursing Seminar 3
NURS4403 Professional Nurse as Educator 3
Total Credits for Associate Degree 69
Total Credits for RN-BSN 52
Total Credits for Degree 121

Nursing Electives
NURS4401 Holistic Nursing Practice : Techniques and Application
NURS4402 Nursing Leadership and Politics
NURS4404 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


General Education Courses
MATH2200 Statistics
PHIL3300 Medical Ethics
Global Awareness and Diversity Elective


All RN to BSN curriculum general education courses must be successfully completed prior to the start of Semester 3. MATH2200 Statistics must be successfully completed with a grade of C or higher prior to the start of Semester 3. Students will not be allowed to enroll into Semester 3 until this requirement has been satisfied.

Students must take the pre and co-requisite courses according to the published curriculum plan. RN to BSN students must pass all nursing courses with a minimum of a C+ (77) or above. All non-nursing general education courses require a minimum of a C pass grade. Students are allowed to repeat only ONE nursing course. General education courses may be repeated for a maximum of two times.

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