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.
|First Semester||Credit 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
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 351W||HEALTH PROMOTION||3|
|NRSG 386W||EVIDENCE-BASED NRSG PR||2|
|NRSG 451W||LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY I||4|
|NRSG 426W||NURSING INTERVENTIONS AND HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES||4|
|NRSG 443W||POPULATION CENTERED CARE||4|
|NRSG 452W||LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY II||3|
|Prior nursing education / experience / course completion||42|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
Credit Awards for Prior Nursing Education and Experience
- 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.
- 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.