This program of study is designed to assist registered nurses who wish to earn a BSN. In order to meet the needs of the working registered nurse, courses are offered in an online format. The BSN degree requires successful completion of 66 hours of prerequisite and core courses and 30 hours of upper division nursing course work. The remaining 24 hours are awarded as credit by merit of RN licensure. The prerequisite/core course can be taken prior to or with the nursing curriculum, with the exception of PSY 351 - Introduction to Psychological Statistics, which must be taken prior to NRN 460 - Evidence-Based Practice for RNs. Graduates of this program are expected to be able to perform the graduate outcomes for prelicensure BSN and RN to BSN students, listed at the beginning of the School of Nursing section of this catalog.
The RN-BSN student can complete the nursing component of the program of study in 12 months. Non-nursing courses can be completed at an individual pace within six years of initial enrollment at William Carey University.
The requirements for graduation are listed below.
Complete at least 30 hours of credit at William Carey University.
Complete the last 30 hours at William Carey University.
Fulfill all requirements for the university for graduation.
Be recommended for graduation by the dean and faculty.
The following hours are required for graduation from the School of Nursing: