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Online RN to BSN Curriculum

The Online RN to BSN courses are designed to fit with the busy schedules of working RNs. Courses are entirely online and accessible 24 hours a day. There are no on-site clinical requirements or campus meetings required.

For a full description of these courses, click here to view the academic catalog.

Course (With the exception of NURS 492, these courses may be taken in any sequence desired.)

Cr HrsSemester Offered
NURS 320: Pathophysiology for the Practicing Nurse

3*

Fall

NURS 326: Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse

3*

Spring

NURS 352: Client Assessment for the Practicing Nurse

3*

Fall

NURS 441: Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Setting

3

Spring

NURS 443: Developing the Baccalaureate Nurse Role (This is a compressed 8-week course, regardless of semester.)

3

Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 444: Using Technology to Enhance Client Safety (This is a compressed 8-week course, regardless of semester.)

3

Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 446: Population Based Health Care for the Practicing Nurse

3

Fall

NURS 447: Nursing Practice within Clinical Healthcare Micro-System

3

Fall

NURS 448: Scholarly Inquiry for Quality Improvement (Do not take this course in the summer if it is your first semester in the Online RN to BSN.)

3

Summer, Fall

NURS 449: Nursing Practice Within the Healthcare Organization

3

Spring

NURS 451: Navigating Influences of Healthcare Macro Environment

3

Spring

NURS 492: Senior Project (Must be taken in final semester.)

2-3

Spring, Summer, Fall

Total BSN Nursing Course Credits: 30-35

 ** These courses are eligible for credit by portfolio or transfer from approved associate degree programs. A minimum of 30 credit hours of courses must be completed at KU in order to earn a KU BSN. 

Graduates of the Online RN to BSN will have completed a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, comprised of 60 credits of core curriculum prerequisites and 60 credits of nursing major-specific credits. The nursing major consists of the 30-35 credits of KU BSN courses and 25-34 credits awarded through a portfolio review of your ACEN-accredited associate's degree or diploma nursing program.

Portfolio is the method used to award university level credit (300-400 level courses) for academic knowledge acquired through your community college nursing program. All students graduating from ACEN-accredited nursing programs are automatically awarded 25 credit hours via the portfolio process, and may be eligible for up to 6 additional credit hours with eligible pharmacology or assessment course work. Students are billed just $12.50 per course, which equates to a total of $112.50-$137.50. This fee is assessed during the first semester of the program.

Last modified: Jan 15, 2019
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