Nursing (RN-BSN Online Program) (BSN)
The RN-BSN 100% online program is offered by the University of Louisville's School of Nursing for registered nurses who have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a nursing diploma.
Students may be admitted directly into the RN-BSN program if the admissions requirements are met. Students may be admitted for any term. Most of the curriculum is offered in eight-week terms.
To apply to the program, applicants must:
- Submit a University of Louisville undergraduate admissions application.
- Submit all official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
- Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.0 on 4.0 scale in all college work
- Unrestricted Registered Nurse license or eligibility to take the NCLEX
- Certified criminal background check required before clinical course. Details on the School of Nursing website
For more information on program requirements and how to apply, please visit the online programs website.
General Education Requirements
|General Education Requirements 1||31|
|The following courses are required by the program and fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:|
|Introduction to Social Statistics|
|Global Health: Disparities and Social Determinants|
|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 260||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 261||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 262||Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab||1|
|MATH 109||Introduction to Social Statistics||3|
|Free Electives 2||varies|
|Minimum Total Hours||29|
Note: Students must have a minimum total of 60 credit hours from the pre-professional curriculum (including General Education).
|Online 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||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 3||2|
|Minimum Total Hours||61|
|Minimum Total Hours, Degree Program||120|
At least 30 of the last 36 credit hours must be completed at the University of Louisville.
All RN-BSN nursing courses are taught online. The 84-hour Community Leadership Practicum will be completed at a site of your choice in your local community.
|Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation Requirement)|
|Requirement fulfilled by completing:|
|Community Leadership Practicum 3|
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).
All courses are online, however the 84-hour community leadership practicum, is completed in your local community of choice.