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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN

The Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, also known as the RN to BSN, gives registered nurses an opportunity to capitalize on their prior nursing experience. With a focus on relevant topics in today's health care industry such as evidence-based practice, legal and ethical issues, leadership and management for nurses, community health and more, this degree program provides a well-rounded curriculum for RNs who are seeking more from their current career. For students enrolling into the RN-BSN completion program, a valid state issued RN license will be required for admission purposes.

Waldorf's RN to BSN degree program is a post-licensure completion program that requires students to have a current RN license for admission. This program is not designed to lead to additional licensure or certification upon graduation.

Curriculum Description

The Bachelor of Science in nursing is designed for registered nurses who desire to obtain an undergraduate degree in nursing. This program builds on students' current expertise in nursing and offers them an opportunity to grow professionally, improve their excellence in practice, and identify strategies to meet the requirements of the evolving health care environment and a globally diverse population.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
Prefix Number Course Credit
NUR 101 Nursing Experience (Nursing courses completed during associate degree or diploma program.)
Nursing Credits accepted for transfer
Possible General Education transfer credits taken during RN program 30
Nursing Program Courses Taken at Waldorf 30
NUR 3010 Professional Concepts in Nursing 3
NUR 3020 Advanced Community Health Assessment 3
NUR 4030 Management and Leadership Principles for Nurse Leaders 3
NUR 4040 Population Based Nursing 3
NUR 4050 Faculty Guided Wellness Experience 3
NUR 4060 Principles of Teaching and Learning in the Healthcare Environment 3
NUR 4070 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing 3
NUR 4080 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing 3
NUR 4090 Nursing Capstone 3
REL 4035 Life, Meaning, Vocation (required) 3
Additional Courses Taken at Waldorf to Meet Degree Requirements 30
Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements.
BIO 1030 Principles of General Biology 3
ENG 1020 English Composition II 3
SPN 1010 Introduction to Spanish (needed per AACN guidelines) 3
MTH 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
General Education Elective 6
Arts and Humanities Elective 6
Major Requirements Total   54
Core Requirements Total   66
Grand Total:   120
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Major Requirements
Total Credits: 120