RN-BSN Online
The RN-BSN Program provides diverse opportunities for current RNs to strengthen their professional practice and serves as the foundation for advanced practice. Interested students must have a professional registered nurse licensure to gain program admission.

Currently, several courses are offered in a purely online format, and additional courses are being developed in this format each semester. In addition, regular on-campus courses are scheduled once a week with the busy working nurse in mind.

The BSN degree requires a total of 120 credits -- 61 credits in nursing and 59 credits in liberal arts and sciences. A maximum of 90 credits, appropriate to the nursing curriculum, may be transferred into the School of Nursing. At least 30 credits must be taken at CNR as part of the residency requirement for RNs.

The required nursing courses for the RN-BSN Program include:

  • *NUR 240 - Professional Transitions 3 cr.
  • *NUR 208 - Psychosocial Nursing 3 cr.
  • NUR 107/207 - Health Assessment/Lab 3 cr.
  • NUR 322 - Transcultural Perspectives in Health Care 2 cr.
  • NUR 410 - Introduction to Research 3 cr.
  • *NUR 430 - Leadership and Management for Professional Practice 2 cr.
  • NUR 440 - Politics of Health Care 1 cr.
  • NUR 443 - Nursing RN: Community Health Nursing 4 cr.
  • NUR 444 - Nursing RN: Synthesis: Community Health Nursing 4 cr.
The required liberal arts and sciences courses for the RN-BSN Program include:

  • Concepts in Biology 3 cr.
  • Anatomy & Physiology 7 cr.
  • Microbiology 3 cr.
  • General Chemistry 4 cr.
  • College Algebra 3 cr.
  • *Statistics 3 cr.
  • *Computer Applications 3 cr.
  • Writing 6 cr.
  • General Psychology 3 cr.
  • Developmental Psychology 3 cr.
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
  • Business, Economics, or Political Science 3 cr.
  • Electives 15 cr.
* -- Currently offered online

To learn more about the online course offerings in the RN-BSN Program, email admissions@cnr.edu or call 1-800-933-5923 to speak to someone in admissions today.

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