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Nursing (RN-BSN Program) (BSN)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: NUR

Degree: BSN

Unit: Nursing

Note: This option is for students who are already licensed Registered Nurses.

RN-BSN students must present official transcripts of course work completed from all universities and schools attended.

Type Hours

ENGL 101, Introduction to College Writing 3

ENGL 102, Intermediate College Writing 3

PSYC 201, Introduction to Psychology 3

Oral Communication General Education Requirement 3

CHEM 101, Introduction to Chemistry or

CHEM 105, Chemistry for Health Professionals (4)

BIOL 102, Introduction to Biological Systems

(Pre-requisite to BIOL 260, 261, 262)

Humanities General Education Requirement

(Selected Humanities courses cross count for Culture Diversity Gen Ed 3

MATH 107, Finite Mathematics or

MATH 111, College Algebra or
MATH 112, Trigonometry or
MATH 180, Elements of Calculus or
MATH 190, Precalculus or
MATH 205, Calculus or any higher number Mathematics courses

HISTORICAL STUDIES General Education Requirement 3

ARTS General Education Requirement

(Selected Arts courses cross count for Culture Diversity Gen Ed requirement)

SOC 203, Self & Society or

SOC 202, Social Problems or
SOC 201, Principles and Concepts of Sociology or
SOC 210, Race in the United States or 3
SOC 313, Community Organization or
SOC 314, Public Policy and Social Services or
SOC 323, Diversity & Inequity
*SOC 202 or SOC 210 fulfills the Sociology requirement and cross counts for
Cultural Diversity Gen Ed requirement

BIOL 257, Introductory Microbiology 3

BIOL 258, Microbiology Lab 1

Cultural Diversity General Education Requirement

(6 hours required: 3 fulfilled in NURS 470; 3 hours can be fulfilled by taking any
Gen Ed approved Culture Diversity course, some of which will cross count for
Humanities, Arts, or Sociology requirement)

BIOL 260, Anatomy and Physiology I 3

BIOL 261, Anatomy and Physiology II 3

BIOL 262, Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1

PHIL 323, Medical Ethics or

PHIL 321, Ethics or
PHIL 222, Contemporary Ethical Problems
(will fulfill Gen Ed Humanities requirement)

MATH 109, Elementary Statistics or

SOC 301, Introduction to Social Statistics or 3
PSYC 301, Quantitative Methods in Psychology

HSS 303, Human Nutrition 3

Free Electives (if needed) at 300 level or above 4

Subtotal 60

Note: Students must have a minimum total of 60 credit hours from the pre-professional curriculum.

Note: * For a complete list of the General Education requirements, please see

Online Nursing Courses

Type Hours

NURS 380, Pharmacology 3

NURS 338, Lifespan Pathophysiology 4

NURS 360, Health Status Assessment 3

NURS 381, Fdt for Evidence Based Prof Nursing 3

NURS 382, Nursing Research for EBP 3

NURS 383, Case Mgt of Individuals and Families 3

NURS 384, Global HC Issues, Systems, and Policies 3

NURS 385, Nursing Leadership and Mgmt 3

NURS 470, Community Health Nursing 3

NURS 473, Community Leadership Practicum 2

NURS 482, Health Promotion 3

NURS 483, Theories and Issues in Prof Nursing 3

NURS 484, Transition to Professional Nursing Prac 2

NURS 355 Portfolio Equivalency 25

Type Hours

Minimum Total 120


 60 credits of the 120 credits required for a baccalaureate degree must be completed at a four-year university
 30 of the last 36 credits must be completed at the University of Louisville
 All nursing courses are taught online