Nursing (RN-BSN Program) (BSN)
This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (NUR BSNUDO)
This program is for students who are already licensed Registered Nurses.
This program can be completed entirely online.
The School of Nursing offers an RN-BSN online curriculum designed by nurses for nurses to reflect the evolving nature of health care. We are dedicated to your success and committed to helping you take the next step in your academic and career advancement. Recently ranked in the top ten RN-BSN online programs by AffordableCollegesOnline, our program provides a flexible, cost-effective opportunity for registered nurses with an associate's degree or a nursing diploma to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 16 months.
Prospective students interested in a first-degree BSN program or individuals with a bachelor's degree in another discipline who are interested in pursuing a degree in Nursing should refer to the Pre-Licensure Nursing program or the Master's Entry into Professional Nursing program, respectively.
RN-BSN students must present official transcripts of coursework completed from all universities and schools attended.
This program is completed entirely online.
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Seven (7) hours of General Education requirements are satisfied by coursework in the degree program
|College/School Requirements 1||35|
|Minimum Total Hours||120|
To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements.
Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.
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Departmental Admission Requirements
Students are required to have minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and an RN license without restrictions.
For more information on program requirements, please visit louisville.edu/nursing/academics/rn-bsn.
General Education Requirements
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|The following courses are required by the program and should be taken to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:|
|Introduction to Microbiology - S|
|Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory - SL|
|Elementary Statistics - QR|
|Minimum Total Hours||31|
*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above). Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.
|Nursing Pre-Professional Courses|
|BIOL 257||Introduction to Microbiology - S||3|
|BIOL 258||Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory - SL||1|
|BIOL 260||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 261||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 262||Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab||1|
|MATH 109||Elementary Statistics - QR||3|
|Free Electives 2||21|
|Minimum Total Hours||35|
Note: Students must have a minimum total of 60 credit hours from the pre-professional curriculum.
|On-line Nursing Courses|
|NURS 355||Portfolio Equivalency||30|
|NURS 381||Foundations for Evidenced-Based Professional Nursing||3|
|NURS 382||Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 383||Case Management of Individuals and Families||3|
|NURS 385||Nursing Leadership and Health Policy||4|
|NURS 387||Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for RNs||4|
|NURS 388||Global Health: Disparities and Social Determinants - D2, SB||3|
|NURS 470||Community Health Nursing||4|
|NURS 482||Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities||3|
|NURS 488||Leadership Project||2|
|NURS 476||Community Leadership Practicum (Effective spring 2019; NURS 473 in fall 2018)||2|
|Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)|
|Requirement fulfilled by completing:|
|Community Leadership Practicum (Effective spring 2019; NURS 473 in fall 2018)|
|Minimum Total Hours||61|
Thirty (30) of the last 36 credits must be completed at the University of Louisville.
All RN-BSN nursing courses are taught online.
Some courses required in this degree program satisfy multiple requirements. To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.
To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements (or decrease the listed electives).