Program Requirements







Choose Your Own Schedule

Complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing with 9 core nursing courses in one of three flexible ways.

View the course of study for each option:


  • Full time allows you to complete the program in 9 months (two semesters).
  • Part-time option 1 allows you to complete the program in 12 months (three semesters) by taking three courses a semester.
  • Part-time option 2 takes five semesters, but is balanced by the less-intense academic pace of two courses per semester (with only one course in the third semester).

Required general education courses are not indicated in the course of study. If you haven't completed those courses before you enter the RN to BSN program, you must add them to their schedule, which could prolong your timeline.

Required Core Courses

Effective Fall 2018

Our program awards standard letter grades and credit hours for both course and program completion. The use of letter grades and credit hours makes our competency-based conceptual framework compatible for transcript evaluation for admission to master's and doctoral nursing programs for students who decide to pursue an advanced degree in nursing.

Required General Education Courses

Students complete most of the required general education courses as part of an associate degree program. If you have not already completed some or all of the courses, you are still eligible for admission.*

  • Statistics**
  • Anatomy & Physiology (1 year)
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology and/or Sociology (6 credits)
  • Freshman English
  • Intermediate Composition
  • History Elective
  • Fine Arts or Humanity Elective
  • Cultural Diversity Elective

*Successful completion of general education courses is required to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Many courses are offered online by UC; the College of Nursing also accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions.

**Must be completed before taking NBSN4062.