Nursing

Completion Options

Each of the nine core nursing courses are offered every seven weeks. Any core nursing course or courses may be taken during any seven week term, as long as prerequisites, if required, are met. The three schemas outlined below are a suggested order for taking courses. Please note:

  • Statistics must be taken prior to taking NBSN 4062: Scientific Basis for Evidence-Based Practice.
  • NBSN 4061 and NBSN 4078 should be completed by the end of the first semester.
  • In the 18-month option, students may elect to take statistics (NBSN 4082) the first semester and take NBSN 4078 the first seven weeks of the second semester.
  • NBSN 4068 Capstone is a semester-long course. Pre-requisites for the course are NBSN 4061, NBSN 4062, and NBSN 4078.
  • No general education pre-requisites are indicated in the schemas. If these pre-requisites remain unfinished when students begin the BSN nursing core coursework, this may add to the time to complete the degree.
  • The statistics course offered by the RN-BSN program is NBSN 4082: Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Professions (3 credits), and is a full-semester course.
Full-Time Schema
Semester 1 Semester 2

NBSN 4061 (3 credits)
Transition to Baccalaureate Education

NBSN 4078 (3 credits)
Learning with Technology

NBSN 4060 (3 credits)
Nursing Informatics

NBSN 4062 (3 credits)
Scientific Basis for Evidence-Based Practice

NBSN 4067 (3 credits)
Gerontology for Nurses

NBSN 4068 (3 credits)
Capstone Experiences

NBSN 4065 (3 credits)
Nurse as Professional Leader & Manager

NBSN 4081 (3 credits)
Focus on Community

NBSN 4087 (3 credits)
Health Issues of Vulnerable & Marginalized Populations

The following recommendations are offered to help you complete the program in nine months.
Recommendation:
In the first seven weeks, select two courses, and in the second seven weeks, complete three courses.
Recommendation:
NBSN 4068 is a full-semester course. In the first seven weeks, choose one additional course, and in the second seven weeks, choose two.
12-Month Part-Time Schema
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3

NBSN 4061 (3 credits)
Transition to Baccalaureate Education

NBSN 4078 (3 credits)
Learning with Technology

NBSN 4060 (3 credits)
Nursing Informatics

NBSN 4062 (3 credits)
Scientific Basis for Evidence-Based Practice

NBSN 4087 (3 credits)
Health Issues of Vulnerable & Marginalized Populations

NBSN 4067 (3 credits)
Gerontological Nursing Practice

NBSN 4068 (3 credits)
Capstone Experiences

NBSN 4065 (3 credits)
Nurse as Professional Leader & Manager

NBSN 4081 (3 credits)
Focus on Community

The following recommendations are offered to help you complete the program in 12 months.
Recommendation:
In the first seven weeks, choose one course, and in the second seven weeks, complete the other two.
Recommendation:
In the first seven weeks, choose two courses, and in the second seven weeks, complete the other course.
Recommendation:
NBSN 4068 is a full-semester course. In the first seven weeks, choose one additional course, and in the second seven weeks, complete the other course.
18-Month Part-Time Schema
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3

NBSN 4061 (3 credits)
Transition to Baccalaureate Education

NBSN 4078 (3 credits)
Learning with Technology

NBSN 4060 (3 credits)
Nursing Informatics

NBSN 4062 (3 credits)
Scientific Basis for Evidence-Based Practice

NBSN 4087 (3 credits)
Health Issues of Vulnerable & Marginalized Populations

NBSN 4067 (3 credits)
Gerontological Nursing Practice

NBSN 4068 (3 credits)
Capstone Experiences

NBSN 4065 (3 credits)
Nurse as Professional Leader & Manager

NBSN 4081 (3 credits)
Focus on Community

The following recommendations are offered to help you complete the program in 18 months.
Recommendation:
In the first seven weeks, choose one course, and in the second seven weeks, complete the other course.
Recommendation:
In the first seven weeks, choose one course, and in the second seven weeks, complete the other course.
Recommendation:
In the first seven weeks, choose one course, and in the second seven weeks, complete the other course.
Semester 4 Semester 5
 

NBSN 4065 (3 credits)
Nurse as Professional Leader & Manager

NBSN 3087 (3 credits)
Health Issues of Vulnerable & Marginalized Populations

NBSN 4068 (3 credits)
Capstone Experiences
 
The following recommendations are offered to help you complete the program in 18 months.
Recommendation:
In the first seven weeks, choose one course, and in the second seven weeks, complete the other course.
Recommendation:
Capstone Experiences is a full-semester course.