UC College of Nursing’s RN to BSN Online Program Flexible Course Schedule and Support
Students can choose to complete the RN to BSN online program full time or part time. Full time students can complete the required nine nursing courses in nine months (two semesters). Part time students can complete the program in either 12 months (three semesters) by taking three courses a semester or 15 months (five semesters) by taking two courses a semester.
For more details, view the Completion Options page.
All courses in UC’s RN to BSN online program last seven weeks (except for the 14-week capstone). The seven-week structure allows you to move through courses at your own pace. Each course is offered six times a year, which means, if you need to drop a course, you can pick it back up again in several weeks and continue your BSN without much delay.
In addition, UC’s RN to BSN online program faculty understand life happens. They offer support throughout your courses to ensure you get the help you need and stay on track in the program.
Option to Minor in Public Health
UC College of Nursing’s RN to BSN online program also offers the option to obtain your minor in Public Health by adding three required courses and three elective courses (18 credit hours) focusing on emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S health care system and monitoring diseases in the community. One of the required courses and two of the elective courses are fulfilled through completion or RN to BSN Online program courses.
RN to BSN Online 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.
*Must be completed before taking NBSN 4062.
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.
To look up how courses from other institutions transfer to UC, visit the Transfer Equivalency Database.
RN to BSN Online Program Courses
The program consists of nine core Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses. View a list of these courses, along with descriptions.
Our RN to BSN Online program is flexible with schemas that allow students to complete the program in two semesters (nine months), three semesters (12 months), or five semesters (18 months). Students can switch from full-time to part-time status, as needed.
The RN to BSN Online program does not have prerequisite courses required for admission. Rather, the program includes general education courses that can be taken along with core coursework. Individuals can begin the program without first completing the general education courses; however, it could prolong the time it takes to earn your bachelor’s degree. Note: students must complete statistics before they can take Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice.
Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
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