RN to BSN Curriculum

The blended-learning RN to BSN program consists of the following classes in the curricular sequence shown below as a part-time student. There is an option to complete the courses in one-year as a full-time student.

Each class is eight-weeks in length. You will only take one nursing class at a time. The curricular sequence is scheduled in such a way that you can focus on one class at a time but are also able to continue working full time while in the program.

Dependent on your academic history, additional courses may be needed.

Your academic advisor will help you determine which course(s) you may need to fulfill your BSN degree.

First Year

Fall Semester - First Year

  • NURS 326 NDSU RN-BSN Immersion, 1 credit
  • NURS 356 The Essence of Nursing, 3 credits
  • NURS 420 Evidence Based Practice and Research in Nursing, 3 Credits

Total of 7 credits for fall semester, first year

Spring Semester - First Year

  • NURS 346 NDSU RN-BSN Immersion II, 1 credit
  • NURS 366 Quality and Safety in Health Care, 3 credits
  • NURS 386 Chronicity Throughout the Lifespan I, 3 credits

Total of 7 credits for spring semester, first year

Second Year

Fall Semester - Second Year

  • NURS 426 NDSU RN-BSN Immersion III, 1 credit
  • NURS 446 Population Focused Nursing Care, 3 credits
  • NURS 446L Population Focused Nursing Care (Clinical Component), 1 credit

Total of 5 credits fall semester, second year

Spring Semester - Second Year

  • NURS 456 NDSU RN-BSN Immersion IV, 1 credit
  • NURS 462 Leadership, 3 credits
  • NURS 462L Leadership (Clinical Component), 1 credit
  • NURS 478 BSN Capstone, 3 credits

Total of 8 credits for spring semester, second year

​Additional Courses
  • Approximate transfer credits (60-70 credits)
  • Demonstrated competency upper-level credits, awarded upon competition of the first semester in the RN to BSN program. (25 credits for students with an Associate of Science. 18 credits for students with an Associate of Applied Science.)
  • Upper-level English course (ENGL 324 or 325, 3 credits)
  • Additional electives are dependent on previous academic history and transcript evaluation. 
Notes About Credits
  • Lower division general education courses will be satisfied if the student has earned an A.A. or A.S. degree from a regionally accredited institution 
  • Transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • At least 30 credits need to be earned from your nursing major.
Total credits required for degree: 120
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