BSN Completion Program

Program Requirements and Courses

BSN Completion Program Requirements

Admission

To be admitted to the BSN 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.

Computer Requirements

Access to a highly functional personal computer and high speed Internet is necessary. See computer specifications for complete information.

In addition, to be a successful online learner, it’s important to have an understanding of basic computer skills and programs. See the following online course (https://www.wisc-online.com/courses/computerskills) which provides FREE and easy to navigate modules to learn various computer skills.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

After transfer of your associate degree, most RNs will need the following courses:

Core Curriculum/General Education Courses (18 credits)

Credits

English Literature (upper division)

3

Fine Arts (lower division)

3

Religious Studies - Theology (upper division)

3

*History with Mission (upper Division)

3

*Philosophy with Mission (upper division)

3

*Religious Studies with Mission (upper division)

3

*2 of 3 courses need Mission Component. The other is taken as a stand-alone course. 

Nursing Courses (25 credits)

Credits

Nurs 315 Applied Statistics for Healthcare OR Math 130 Intro. to Statistics

3

NURS 340 Expanding Roles and Integrating Values

3

NURS 353 Contemporary Issues and Emerging Trends

3

NURS 450 Public Health Nursing and Population Health

3

NURS 451 Clincal Applications in Public Health (24 clincal hours assigned near you)

1

NURS 462 Nursing Research Supporting Evidence Based Practice

3

NURS 472 Transforming Nursing Leadership

3

NURS 476 Organizational Systems in Nursing Leadership

3

NURS 481 Professional Nursing Capstone 3

Total

43


2017-2018 catalog requirements; each catalog subject to change.

Final degree requirements

See the degree requirements section of the undergraduate catalog

The total nursing required credits is 25, upon transfer of your associate degree. Additionally, the core curriculum and mission seminars is 18 credits. A total of 120 credits, 40 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals. An admissions counselor in 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.