The RN-to-BSN Program curriculum is designed to challenge nurses to reach advanced levels of critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership, while implementing what is being learned on a day-to-day basis at work. The RN-to-BSN Program is a distance program, meaning all didactic instruction is delivered via online learning modalities.
The Program allows registered nurses to further their education in order to develop skills and reasoning advanced from an ADN competency level. As employers are divulging the benefits of having BSN-prepared bedside nurses, it is a necessity for RNs to continue their education in order to provide quality patient safety and care in diverse areas of care and environments.
A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, consisting of 24 semester credits of upper-division nursing coursework. Learners complete the didactic section of the program online, eliminating the need to travel to a location for class.
For more information, review the latest College Catalog. For questions regarding Admissions into the Program or Financial Aid, speak directly with an Admissions or Financial Aid Advisor at (801) 689-2160 or by filling out this form to request information.
How many classes does the BSN program require?
The Program includes 9 nursing courses that is delivered over 3 semesters (12 months) for a total of 24 semester credits. The experiential learning hours required are dedicated to the Community Health and Capstone Projects that both can be completed in the learner’s own community and local facilities.
Skim through the Program’s curriculum below as it is divided into the three levels. For more information, see the RN-to-BSN Course Descriptions section down below.
What classes are required for a BSN degree?
Crafted with the latest evidenced-based knowledge, the RN-to-BSN Program curriculum includes post-licensure coursework that focuses on community nursing, leadership, policy, ethics, critical care, gerontology, health promotion, disease prevention, and informatics among other key nursing concepts.
The College does offer prerequisites with the General Education (GE) courses. Required classes for admittance into the programs may be found in the College Catalog.
Note: Prerequisites are defined as courses that must be completed prior to enrollment into the given course. Corequisites are defined as courses that must be completed either prior to or concurrently with the given course.
BSN Course Descriptions
General Education Course Descriptions
Upper-Division General Education Course Descriptions
General Electives Course Descriptions
BSN Program Nursing Core Course Descriptions
Nightingale College’s BSN Program
The BSN Program curriculum was implemented as a result of the call for radical transformation in nursing education presented in Educating Nurses (Benner, P., Sutphen, M., Leonard, V., & Day, L., 2010), a Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching study on preparation for the nursing profession, and other literature including the Institute of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report on The Future of Nursing. The implementation of concept-based curriculum is an answer to current literature and research on best practices for nursing education.
Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed BSN Program curriculum with a minimum of “B” grade in each nursing course and having satisfied all other graduation requirements, the learner will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree.
The BSN Program prepares graduates for entry-level nursing practice in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. An RN with a BSN Degree practices the art and science of nursing by utilizing the nursing process and functions interdependently within the health care team. Nursing is a dynamic profession that contributes significantly to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.