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
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth&Development3
BIOL 2102Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab1
NURN 2321Pathophysiology3
NURN 3311Cult Determ of Hlth Behave-WIN3
NURN 3312Global Nursing Health-WIN3
NURN 3313Transition to Prof Nursing3
NURN 3314Transition to Prof Nursing CLN3
NURN 3320The History of Nursing3
NURN 3410Health Assessment4
NURN 4411Community Nursing4
NURN 4310Nursing Research-WIN3
NURN 4313Nursing Leadership&Managemen3
NURN 4314Nurs Leadership&Managemen CLN3
Transfer Credit Hours after successful completion of NURN 3314:35
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Registered Nurse students are admitted on a space available basis. 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 writing intensive course (WIN) requirement 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
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab 1
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab 1
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Second Year
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2301 Intro to Psychology 3
BIOL 2415
Microbiology for Allied Health
or General Microbiology
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
NURN 2321 Pathophysiology 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Third Year
First course after admission:
NURN 3311 Cult Determ of Hlth Behave-WIN 3
Courses taken at any point after admission:
NURN 3312 Global Nursing Health-WIN 3
NURN 3313 Transition to Prof Nursing 3
NURN 3314 Transition to Prof Nursing CLN 3
NURN 3320 The History of Nursing 3
NURN 3410 Health Assessment 4
NURN 4310 Nursing Research-WIN 3
NURN 4313 Nursing Leadership&Managemen 3
NURN 4314 Nurs Leadership&Managemen CLN 3
NURN 4411 Community Nursing 4
Transfer Credit Hours after successful completion of NURN 3314: 35
 Semester Credit Hours67
 Total Semester Credit Hours120


Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.  Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.