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RN to BSN

Total Quarter Credits: 180

Total Hours: 1155

80 weeks, Average Hours/week: 15

Transfer of Credit

The RN to BSN program is composed of 180 quarter credits. Azure College will transfer a total of 76.5 credits from the student’s conferred Associate degree of Nursing.  The 76.5 transfer credits are broken down as follows: The RN-BSN program requires a student to complete a total of 54 general education courses. The student will complete 22.5 general education courses during the program sequence and the remaining 31.5 will transfer from the Associate degree.  The remaining 45 credits will be transferred based on the student’s RN licenses.

Additional Admissions Requirements

Admission to the RN to BSN program requires that the following requirements be met:

  1. Associate Degree in nursing from a Board of Nursing approved nursing program
  2. Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in USA (International applicants must validate credentials with an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services NACES agency) or an NCSBN-compact state.
  3. Satisfactory completion of prerequisite general education courses
  4. Pay the application fee required
  5. Student must provide proof of current CPR card and HIV/AIDS training.

The College reserves the right to conditionally accept students into the program based on the following criterion.

  1. Associate Degree in Nursing from a Board of Nursing approved nursing program
  2. Proof of Authorization to Test (ATT) letter from a Board of Nursing
  3. Student will have the duration of the program to provide a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in USA (International applicants must validate credentials with an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services NACES agency) or an NCSBN-compact state before a diploma can be issued.

Program objectives

The primary educational objective of the RN to BSN program is to increase the career and educational opportunities available to registered nurses in the Azure College’s service region. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the nursing profession and will bring that understanding to the practice of nursing in their places of employment. Graduates will be prepared to assume some Leadership and management roles.

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from the biological sciences, social sciences, behavioral sciences, humanities and nursing to provide appropriate culturally sensitive care to individuals, families and communities.
  2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication, collaboration with other professionals and leadership and management skills.
  3. Critically analyze and apply research findings to nursing practice related to disease prevention, health promotion, illness care and restoration of health.
  4. Utilize critical thinking skills to evaluate the outcomes of nursing care.
  5. Serve as client advocates by providing health education and in monitoring and promoting access to cost-effective care.
  6. Encourage lifelong learning and create a foundation for graduate study.
  7. Integrate professional values and ethical, moral and legal aspects of nursing into practice in a variety of structured and unstructured settings.

Program schedule

The program can be completed in 54 weeks.  Students may attend class Monday to Saturday during standard operating hours, 8am-10:30pm. Clinical training may extend to weekends and holidays.

Course Descriptions

PROGRAM BREAKDOWN BY COURSE
Course

Number

Course Title Theory

Hours

Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit

Hours

NOTE: If a bachelor degree program entrance requirement is to transfer having earned an associate degree, enter the transfer of credit here.
General Education Transfer Credits 31.5
RN Licenses Credits 45
Total credits transfer from ASN education 76.5
USA 400 United States History 45 0 0 4.5
PSY 400 Psychology 45 0 0 4.5
ENG 400 Developmental Writing 45 0 0 4.5
AML 400 American Literature 45 0 0 4.5
WEC 400 Western Civilization I 45 0 0 4.5
NUR 400 Cultural Issues of Nursing 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 410 Gerontology 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 420 Health Assessment 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 430 Health Care Delivery Systems 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 440 Health Promotion 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 450 Nursing Informatics 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 460 Leadership and Management 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 470 Pathophysiology 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 480 Pharmacology 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 490 Population-based Nursing 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 500 Population-based Nursing Clinic 0 0 90 3.0
NUR 510 Professional Issues in Nursing 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 520 Research & Evidence-based Practice 60 0 0 6.0
NUR 530 Capstone Course 0 120 0 6.0
SUBTOTAL 945 120 90 180

 

Program delivery

Residential

Award

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program schedule

The program can be completed in 54 weeks. Students attend classes Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm or 6pm to 11pm. Clinical training may extend to weekends and holidays.