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  School of Nursing 2021-2023 Baccalaureate Programs R.N. to B.S. in Nursing Program Curriculum  

R.N. to B.S. in Nursing Program Curriculum



R.N. to B.S. Program Curriculum

Students in the R.N. to B.S. in nursing program must complete 121 credits. Students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing and licensed registered nurses may apply previous nursing, nursing science, and general education credits toward the 121 credits.

General education courses*:
These courses may be transferred or taken at any point in the curriculum (33 credits).

  • 01:355:101 - Expository Writing I (3) OR 21:355:101 - English Composition I (3)
  • 01:355:201 - Research in the Disciplines (3) OR 21:355:102 - English Composition II (3)
  • 01:920:101 - Introduction to Sociology (3) OR 21:920:201 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3) (01:830:101 or 21:830:102)
  • Anthropology/Cultural Studies (3)
  • History/Political Science/Economics (3)
  • Humanities (3)
  • Literature (3)
  • General Electives (9) (total of 3 courses required)

The following courses may be transferred or taken at Rutgers University. These courses must be taken before any 300-level nursing courses (21 credits).

Nursing science courses:

  • 01:119:127 - Anatomy and Physiology: Health Sciences (4) OR
    21:120:142 - Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • 01:119:128 - Anatomy and Physiology: Health Sciences (4) OR
    21:120:142 - Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • 01:119:131 - Microbiology for the Health Sciences (3) and 01:119:132 - Microbiology for the Health Sciences Laboratory (1) OR
    21:120:235 - Microbiology (4)
  • 25:705:245 or 77:705:245 - Pathophysiology (3)***
  • 01:160:128 - Chemistry of Life (3) OR
    21:160:110 - Organic Biochemistry (3)*
  • 01:960:211 - Statistics I (3) OR
    21:640:211 - Statistics (3)

Registered nurses can achieve up to 40 credits for the following courses from nursing credits transferred from their basic nursing program, School of Nursing proficiency examinations, or baccalaureate/graduate courses at Rutgers University:

  • 34 NCLEX proficiency credits awarded to students that graduated with their associate degree or diploma in nursing and have successfully passed the NCLEX examination.
  • Proficiency by taking or challenging two of the following courses to complete the 40-credit requirement:
  • 25:705:395 or 77:705:395 - Pharmacotherapeutics (3)
  • 25:705:229 or 77:705:229 - Life Span: A Holistic Approach (3)*
  • 25:705:223 or 77:705:223 - History, Trends, and Issues in Health Care Delivery (3)**
  • 25:705:255 or 77:705:255 - Nutrition (3)** OR 11:709:255 - Nutrition and Health (3)**

The following courses must be taken at Rutgers University and are included in the 27-credit residency requirement

  • 77:705:306 - Health Assessment (3)
  • 77:705:490 - Nursing Informatics (3)***
  • 77:705:390 - Research Process Applied to Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (3)***
  • 77:705:449 - Professional Role Development (3)
  • 77:705:447 - Community and Public Health Nursing (3)
  • 77:705:448 - Community Health Promotion (3)
  • 77:705:497 - Leadership and Management in Nursing (3)
  • 77:705:499 - Leadership and Management Practicum (3)
  • 77:705:205 - Sociocultural Dimensions of Health (3)


Notes:
*CLEP examinations may be available to meet some of these Rutgers University general education and basic nursing requirements.
**For students who do not have 40 nursing credits to transfer into the program, Rutgers School of Nursing offers proficiency examinations to earn credit for these credits.
***Based on the student's individualized academic plan, qualified students may be able to take these courses at the graduate level.


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