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BSN Plan of Study Information

There are a minimum of 58 credit hours of non-nursing requirements taken at any accredited general education institution for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. In addition, to receive the BSN you must complete 62 hours of nursing courses for a total of 120 credits for the BSN degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
NRSG 311 PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I 2
NRSG 312 HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE 4
NRSG 313 PATIENT CENTERED CARE I 4
NRSG 314 PATIENT CENTERED CARE CLINICAL I 4
NRSG 317 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS I 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
NRSG 316 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE AND LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 3
NRSG 331 PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II 2
NRSG 332 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS II 2
NRSG 333 PATIENT CENTERED CARE II 5
NRSG 334 PATIENT CENTERED CARE CLIN II 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
NRSG 411 PATIENT CENTERED CARE III 4
NRSG 412 PATIENT CENTERED CARE CLIN III 4
NRSG 413 POPULATION CENTERED CARE 5
NRSG 415 POLICY AND ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
NRSG 419 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING 4
NRSG 421 PATIENT CENTERED CARE IV 3
NRSG 422 PATIENT CENTERED CARE CLINICAL IV 3
NRSG 424 LEADERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 4
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours62

Note: The BSN curriculum will continuously evolve to offer superior preparation for the changing demands of modern nursing. Course numbers, titles and other details are subject to change.

RN-BSN Nursing Courses

An RN student must satisfy the following required 20 nursing credits for the BSN degree. RN students must enroll in and complete the minimum 20 semester credits of nursing courses in the College of Nursing to earn a BSN degree from the UNMC. There are no exceptions to the 20 credit hour rule.

Required nursing courses include the following:

NRSG 351WHEALTH PROMOTION3
NRSG 386WEVIDENCE-BASED NRSG PR2
NRSG 451WLEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY I4
NRSG 426WNURSING INTERVENTIONS AND HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES4
NRSG 443WPOPULATION CENTERED CARE4
NRSG 452WLEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY II3
Prior nursing education / experience / course completion42
Total Credit Hours62

Credit Awards for Prior Nursing Education and Experience

  1. Course Completion/Portfolio Activities and Review: On completion of NRSG 451W you will be awarded 5 additional credit hours and after completing NRSG 452W you will be awarded 6 additional credit hours for a total of 11 credit hours. These hours are based on a professional review of your portfolio by faculty and completion of activities designed to augment your portfolio. There is a special one-time fee that covers both courses, but is assessed and payable during the semester you register for NRSG 386W.
  2. Previous Education and Work Experience: Up to 31 additional credits will be awarded upon program completion for your prior nursing education and work experience completed before BSN graduation. This is based on working one (1) month full-time as an RN.