2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing: RN to BSN, BS [NURS-BS, 124 Total Credits]

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Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program.  Students MUST attend a Health Programs Orientation and meet with a Health Programs Advisor for additional advisement.  For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.


The Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program (RN to BSN) allows ADN educated Registered Nurses the opportunity to build upon their knowledge, enhance their current professional role, advance to broader careers to meet the growing health care needs of the local community, and provide the education required for practice by the professional nurse.  The curriculum is designed to expand the student’s knowledge regarding the role of the professional nurse within the urban community.  Graduates of the Baccalaureate program will be qualified for an array of challenging career opportunities in population-based health, education, administration, research, management, informatics, and related fields.  This program is designed to be delivered online.  All clinical experiences are community-based and may be individualized to the student learner.


  1. Provide safe and quality care to individuals, families, groups, and populations by integrating nursing arts and sciences.
  2. Incorporate evidence-based findings into professional practice.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills and knowledge of the health care, financial, and regulatory systems to promote high quality, safe professional practice.
  4. Utilize patient-centered care for individuals and families, acknowledging their preferences, culture, values, and unique needs.
  5. Demonstrate collaboration, communication, and leadership strategies while functioning as a member of the interdisciplinary team to achieve quality and safe patient care.
  6. Use information management systems and patient care technology to communicate, update knowledge, avoid error, and support decision making in various health care settings.
  7. Demonstrate professional role via a presentation of a capstone project within an interdisciplinary setting.

General Education Requirements (51 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Note: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Recommended ENG 231 or ENG 232. 

Humanities (6 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

  • any ART prefix course
  • or  
  • or  any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
  • or  any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  • Recommended: PSY 101 or SOC 101.

Special Program Requirements (73 Credits)

Lower Division Elective (12.5 Credits)

Choose one group.

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