Feb 03, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registered Nurse to B.S.N.

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The RN to BSN Degree Program was begun in 1986 and has been accredited since its inception. Developed as a response to the rapidly changing health care environment, the program accepts currently licensed registered nurses who have graduated from associate degree and/or diploma nursing programs that meet university transfer policies. The individualized curriculum has been developed with an understanding of the needs and experiences of registered nurses.

Graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma programs, who are registered nurses, are eligible to earn credit for selected nursing courses through portfolio review, or challenge exam. The School of Nursing complies with university policy regarding fees for challenge examinations and validation of prior learning.

Graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma programs, who are registered nurses, may receive up to 30 hours of Belmont University credit for previous nursing courses (with grades of C or above). These credits will be awarded after the student enrolls in and successfully completes (with grades of C or better) ten (10) credit hours in university nursing courses.

General Education and Prerequisite Courses: 64-65 Hours

For details on courses meeting General Education requirements for the BSN, please refer to the General Education  section of this Bulletin.

  • Computer Proficiency 0 Hours
  • Written Communication 6 Hours
  • Oral Communication 3 Hours
  • Junior Cornerstone Seminar 0 Hours
  • Mathematics 3 Hours
  • Wellness 3 Hours
  • Humanities 3-4 Hours
  • Religion 6 Hours
  • Social Sciences 6 Hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology 8 Hours
  • Biological Sciences 4 Hours
  • General Psychology 4 Hours
  • Psychology Life Span Development 3 Hours
  • Abnormal Psychology 3 Hours
  • Fine Arts 3 Hours
  • Electives 9 Hours

Nursing Courses: 64 Hours

Courses available to validate

Total Required for the Program: 128-129 Hours

  1. NUR 2040  may be challenged by examination.
  2. NUR 4410  may be challenged by portfolio review.

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