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Program of Study

RN-to-BSN Program

The RN-to-BSN program requires a minimum of 121 credits to graduate from the School of Nursing. As part of the application process, official transcripts will be evaluated by the Husson University Admissions Office and applicable transfer credits awarded. Depending on the individualized progression plan, to seamlessly move RNs to the BSN level at Husson University and integrate with existing structure will require completion of coursework in general education and nursing courses.

Program requirements are as follows:
• Admission requirements of GPA 3.0
• Transfer up to 90 applicable credits toward the total of 121 credits needed for BSN
• Award block transfer nursing credits or equivalents at ADN/diploma level up to 39 credits

General Education Courses Required for BSN at Husson (total 52 credits)
• EH 123 Rhetoric & Composition I (3)
• EH124 Rhetoric & Composition II (3)
• EH200 Approaches to Literature (3)
• MI 111 Introduction to Microcomputing (3)
• MS 132 Probability & Statistics (3)
• MS 141 Contemporary College Algebra (or higher) (4)
• PH 110 Introduction to Ethics (3)
• PY 111 General Psychology (3)
• SY 201 Principles of Sociology (3)
• PY 141 Human Growth & development (3)
• SC/SL 221 Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab (4)
• SC/SL 222 Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab (4)
• SC/SL 241 Microbiology/Lab (4)
• Fine Arts Elective (3)
• Language/Culture Elective (3)
• Communications/Speech Elective (3)

Nursing Courses Required for RN-BSN at Husson University (total 30 Credits)
• NU 441 Role Transition to BSN (3)
• NU 442 Health Informatics & Technology (3)
• NU 443 Quality Improvement in Healthcare Systems (3)
• NU 445 Evidence Based Practice for the Professional Nurse (3)
• NU 446 Nursing Practice Science and Skills for the Professional Nurse (3)
• NU 447 Leadership Development for the Professional Nurse
• NU 448 Interprofessional Collaboration in Rural Public Health (4)
• NU 449 Health Policy Issues and Challenges (3)
• NU 452 Study on Population Health - Gerontology
• NU 495 BSN Capstone Practice (with 42 Practicum Hours) (4)