The RN-BSN Completion Track is designed to offer registered nurses an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate education. This track is offered in both the on-campus and satellite programs in the traditional classroom setting, and in the online program through distance learning technology. The on-campus and satellite programs, offered in the evenings, are convenient for adult students.

 


ADMISSION



Refer to the School of Nursing Admission – RN-BSN Completion Track in the Admissions section of this catalog.

 


COURSE REQUIREMENTS



Non-Nursing Courses

Code Course Credit
BIOL 221 Nutrition 3
BIOL 215 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 222 Microbiology 4
CHEM 101/103 Chemistry (with lab) 4
CS 150 Personal Productivity Using Technology 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 103 Introductory Writing 3
ENGL 203 World Literature 3
HUM xxx Any Humanities course 3
HIST 150 The Modern World 3
MATH 205 Elementary Statistics 3
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSYC 210 Human Growth & Development 3
SOC 203 Introduction to Sociology 3
or PSYC 201 Introductory Psychology 3
or GEOG 200 World Geography 3
or POL 205 American Government & Politics 3
or POL 208 International Politics 3
XXX xxx Fine Arts course 3
XXX xxx International Studies course 3
XXX xxx Elective 3
Total: 58


Nursing Courses

Code Course Credit
NUR 352SI Professional Nursing 3
NUR 353 Information Management in Healthcare 3
NUR 354WI Evidence-Based Nursing 3
NUR 355 Nursing Assessment for the Practicing Nurse 3
NUR 452WI Nursing Leadership and Health Care Policy 3
NUR 453 Community Focused Professional Nursing 4
NUR 454 A Conceptual Approach to Pathophysiology for Nurses 3
NUR 455 Advanced Acute Care Concepts 3
NUR 456 Application of Professional Nursing Concepts 4
NUR xxx Nursing Elective (Var.) 2- 3
Total: 31-32



RN-MSN COMPLETION TRACK


Course Requirements

Code Course Credits

NUR 352SI

NUR 510

Professional Nursing

Nursing Theory & Research I

3

3

NUR 353

Information Management in Healthcare

3

NUR 520 Nursing Theory & Research II 3
NUR 355 Nursing Assessment for the Practicing Nurse 3
NUR 454 A Conceptual Approach to Pathophysiology for Nurses 3
NUR 455 Advanced Acute Care Concepts 3
NUR 511 Advanced Community Health 3
NUR 506 Nursing Leadership & Health Policy 3
NUR 456 Application of Professional Nursing Concepts 4
NUR 536 Nursing Topical Electives 3
Total RN-BSN: 34


Students will graduate with their BSN degree following the successful completion of JU's Core educational requirements, the BSN prerequisites, and the 34 credits of BSN course work listed above. Students who choose to continue in the MSN program will already have 15 graduate credit hours towards their Masters degree completed. The remaining requirements for completion of the MSN program are as follows:

Code Course Credit
EDU/ADMIN Cognate Courses 12
NUR 528 Management of Information Technology 3
NUR 551 Administration/Education Practicum 3
NUR 550 Research-Based Project/Thesis 3
Total for RN-MSN: 55
If needed:
NUR 560 Research-Based Project/Thesis Continuous
Enrollment

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CONCENTRATIONS



In addition to Core nursing courses, Master of Science in Nursing students will select a concentration in either Education or Administration.

Education Concentration

Code Course Credit
NUR 548 Curriculum Development in Nursing 3
EDU 601 Tests & Measurements 3
EDU/EDL XXX Graduate Education Elective 3
EDU/EDL X XX Graduate Education Elective 3
Total: 12

Administration Concentration

Code Course Credit
ACCT 500 Essentials of Accounting 2
ECS 500 ** Essentials of Economics 2
DSIM 500 Essentials of Quantitative Methods 2
MGT 610 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGT 566 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3
Total: 12

** May substitute two (2) semesters of undergraduate Economics

 

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