Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN/BSN)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH) is required for either BSN or RN/BSN programs.


University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
BSN Additional Requirements
BIOL 2415Microbiology for Allied Health4
or BIOL 2421 General Microbiology
Select 4 SCH from the following:4
Survey of Chemistry
and Survey of Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I-Lab
MATH 1342Introductory Statistics3
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth&Development3
BIOL 2102Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab1
NURS 2320Nutrition (must also be taken before admission into either program BSN or RN/BSN)3
NURS 2321Pathophysiology (must also be taken before admission into either program BSN or RN/BSN)3
RN/BSN (after admission)
NURS 3510Transition to Pro Nursing-WIN5
NURS 3410Health Assessment4
NURS 3311Cult Determ of Hlth Behave-WIN3
NURS 4613Nursing Leadership&Management6
NURS 4411Community Nursing4
NURS 4310Nursing Research - WIN3
Nursing Elective2
Total Semester Credit Hours90

Registered Nurse students are admitted in the Spring semester on a space available basis and upon completion of all core coursework. Students are responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements and the requirements of the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate. Admission into the nursing program is highly competitive and completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. Please refer to the CONHS Student Handbook for more information on admission into the program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab 1
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
PSYC 2301 Intro to Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab 1
BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
Transfer Core Comp Area Option 5
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
CHEM - Chemistry 4
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
BIOL - Microbiology 4
NURS 2320 Nutrition 3
NURS 2321 Pathophysiology 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
NURS 3510 Transition to Pro Nursing-WIN 5
NURS 3410 Health Assessment 4
NURS 3311 Cult Determ of Hlth Behave-WIN 3
Nursing Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours14
NURS 4613 Nursing Leadership&Management 6
NURS 4411 Community Nursing 4
NURS 4310 Nursing Research - WIN 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours90

Credits by transfer upon completion of NURS 3510: 30


Upon successful completion of the NURS 3510 (Trans to Prof Roles), 30 credits (10 upper division and 20 lower division) will be transferred in from previous nursing coursework.

The seven nursing courses required for completion of the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses can be completed in two long semesters. Information on tuition, fees, and length of program can be found on the University web site. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The contact information for the ACEN is:
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.