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Program Requirements


To be admitted to the B.S.N. Completion program, applicants must have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Registered Nurse Diploma from a regionally accredited college or technical school. Also, students must show documentation of an active U. S. registered nurse license or its international equivalent prior to beginning the second session of nursing courses in the program.

Graduates of foreign schools of nursing are not required to have a current nursing license if such credentialing is not required by the country in which they practice.

Readmission Policy

Any student who has stopped out of the program and wishes to return will need to complete a re-entry application form, which can be found by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  Indicate that you previously attended Viterbo University in order to access the re-entry application.

An individual previously dismissed from the School of Nursing shall be required to complete a readmission packet for the respective program (traditional or B.S.N. Completion program). The packet shall be obtained from the assistant dean of the program to which the individual is seeking readmission. The completed readmission packet will be evaluated on an individual basis by the assistant dean and a readmission board.

Nursing Major (B.S.N. Completion) – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the degree requirements section of the catalog
  • major requirements:  NURS 340 - Nursing Transitions, 353 - Professional Nursing, 408 - Organizational Management for Nurses, 450 - Public Health Nursing Theory, 451 - Public Health Nursing: Clinical Applications, 458 - Qualitative Research, 459 - Quantitative Research, 472 - Nursing Leadership, and 481 - Clinical Synthesis Portfolio
  • support courses– ENGL 307 - Argumentative Writing, MATH 130 - Introduction to Statistics
  • final degree requirements– see the degree requirements section of this catalog

The total credits of the major and support course requirements are 29. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 35-43 credits, although many of these will transfer from your ADN program. A total of 120 credits, 40 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.  An admissions counselor in the Center for Adult Learning could prepare a transfer evaluation for you, to help you determine which specific courses you would need to complete, and which degree requirements you may have already met in your ADN program.

Core Curriculum

Click here to view the Core Curriculum.

Nursing Courses

For information regarding Nursing course descriptions, click here.  This link will take you to a searchable course catalog.  You will find the Nursing courses by typing "NURS" in the search box.

If you are interested in pursuing an online RN to BSN Completion program contact the Center for Adult Learning at Viterbo University by filling out the form on this page to request information, by calling 1-888-VITERBO (1-888-848-3726), or by emailing us at

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