Curriculum - RN to BSN/MSN

Courses for the program, including core courses with the exception of the sciences, are offered online. No campus attendance is required. Credit for 41 hours of nursing courses is awarded upon admission to the University as an RN to BSN/MSN student. All core requirements must be completed prior to enrolling in any nursing courses.

UA Core Requirements

  • English Composition I & II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I & II
  • Chemistry with Lab or Biology with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • Intro to Sociology or Approved Social Behavioral Science Elective
  • General Psychology
  • History/Literature (9 credit hours)1
  • Fine Arts
  • Statistics
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Humanities (Ethics preferred)
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science

1History/Literature Note: All students are required to complete either a six-credit-hour history or literature sequence. Students opting to enroll in the literature sequence must also complete an approved three-credit-hour history course. Students opting to enroll in the history sequence must also complete an approved three-credit-hour literature course.

If students take two history courses and one literature course, one ADDITIONAL literature, humanities, or fine arts course is required to satisfy the 12 hour humanities core requirement.

Students pursuing the BSN/MSN choose to focus in the area of Case Management or Clinical Nurse Leader.

Required Nursing Courses – RN to BSN/MSN Clinical Nurse Leader

  • NUR 319 Nursing Informatics for Registered Nurses
  • NUR 348 Role Transition in Baccalaureate Nursing
  • NUR 449 Community Health for Registered Nurses
  • NUR 581 Research and Statistics for Health Professionals
  • CHS 520 Basic Epidemiology
  • NUR 502 Issues in Community Health for Rural Populations
  • NUR 580 Fiscal Resource Management
  • NUR 505 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NUR 501 Theoretical Models for Advanced Nursing Practice with Rural Populations
  • NUR 522 Human Relations Management
  • NUR 529 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 525 Evidence-Based Practice Roles and Processes for the CNL
  • NUR 503 Informatics in Healthcare
  • NUR 535 Clinical Immersion Experience
  • NUR 521 Advanced Pharmacology

Total credit hours in upper division and MSN program = 50

Required Nursing Courses – RN to BSN/MSN Case Management

  • NUR 319 Nursing Informatics for Registered Nurses
  • NUR 348 Role Transition in Baccalaureate Nursing
  • NUR 449 Community Health for Registered Nurses
  • NUR 581 Research and Statistics for Health Professionals
  • CHS 520 Basic Epidemiology
  • NUR 502 Issues in Community Health for Rural Populations
  • NUR 580 Fiscal Resource Management
  • NUR 505 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NUR 501 Theoretical Models for Advanced Nursing Practice with Rural Populations
  • NUR 522 Human Relations Management
  • NUR 529 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 520 Evidence-Based Practice Roles and Processes
  • NUR 503 Informatics in Healthcare
  • NUR 530 Case Management Practicum
  • NUR 521 Advanced Pharmacology

Total credit hours in upper division and MSN program = 50

View more information about this program through the University’s catalog.

Please note that courses are subject to change.

These programs require a field placement component. It is the student's responsibility to secure a site for the field placement.