R.N. Baccalaureate Program
Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing major are satisfied by the completion of 128 credit hours with a grade average of C or better. The total 128 credit hours contain 64 credit hours in nursing through transferred nursing credits and university nursing credits. The remaining 64 credit hours include the university's general education requirements, nursing prerequisite credit hours, and general elective credit hours.
Associate degree RN graduates are allowed to transfer in 29 nursing credits. Any general education or elective course credits are then transferred up to the 64 allowable credits from an associate program.
Non-nursing Required Courses:
- English Composition
- Human Anatomy and Physiology *
- Human Development (Life Span) *
- Microbiology *
- Nutrition in Health & Disease
- Psychology *
Notes about non-nursing required courses:
1. May be completed as transfer courses prior to admission or taken after admission.
2. * These courses can be completed through challenge exams.
3. Courses require grade (or equivalent exam score) of C or better.
NURS 506, Human Development, Interaction, and Learning across the Lifespan (elective), 4 credits
NURS 601, Function and Well-being of Older Adults, 2 credits
NURS 608, Socialization to the Professional Role, 6 credits
NURS 641, Translating Research for Practice, 4 credits
NURS 702C, Child Health in the Community Clinical, 2 credits*
NURS 704, Public Health Nursing, 4 credits
NURS 704P, Public Health Nursing Project, 2 credits
NURS 705W, Contemporary Leadership within Health Care Systems, 4 credits
NURS 711, Clinical Judgment in Complex Illness, 2 credits
NURS 721, Integrating Professional Nursing Practice, 2 credits
NURS 721C, Integrating Professional Nursing Practice Clinical, 6 credits
*ADN graduates of Great Bay Community College or Manchester Community College will receive a waiver for their community health clinical.
128 Credits Required
RNs who have less than 128 credits are required to reach the degree requirement through electives. Elective credit can be obtained by courses or challenge examination.
NURSING CERTIFICATION: If you hold current nursing certification in a specialty awarded by a national certification organization 4 elective credits will be awarded upon receipt of certification documentation. Examples of certification acceptable for transfer credit include: ANCC(ANA), CCRN, CEN, CNOR, Midwifery.
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