The RN to BSN program is a learning-intensive, time-consuming enterprise.
The School of Nursing strongly recommends that you work no more than 24 hours a week during the course of the program. If your family and home commitments are high, we recommend you curtail outside employment even further.
Following are the required courses for the nursing program. Non-nursing courses are available to all WSU students. In order to enroll in the nursing courses, you must have applied and been accepted to a specific nursing program.
All non-nursing courses must be completed at a C level or higher. Grades of C- or lower will not be accepted toward graduation completion.
BS General Education/Graduation Requirements
(Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements.)
Nursing Course Information
Class hours are arranged in a manner that you are on campus one and one-half (1 1/2) days per week, at six specified weeks per semester. Nursing courses are taught in block periods. This schedule is meant to accommodate the needs of practicing registered nurses.
The BSN curriculum is designed to be completed in four semesters. With faculty approval, you can complete nursing courses in three semesters. This option will increase your credit load from 8-10 credit hours to 12-18 credit hours per semester. Note: This is a double credit load and is NOT approved for full-time working RNs.
If you have two or more years of RN experience, you may receive course credits through successful completion of challenge examinations. Contact BSN secretary Tiffany Bennett for criteria and paperwork.
Upon application, you may select part-time status. Individual schedules can be designed to help meet your personal circumstances. However, all course work must be completed within five years of entering the BSN program.
Students must have completed the following classes or their equivalent. Courses must be passed with a "C" grade or better. Some prerequisite courses are offered through WSU Online (Phone: 801 626-6600).
|Anatomy & Physiology||(8)||801-626-6165|
- These courses may be challenged. Contact the specific department at the phone number listed.
BSN Curriculum Pattern
The BSN curriculum must be completed within five years of the date of your acceptance as a BSN student. A departmental honors program is offered.
Nursing Courses Required (25 credit hours)
|Complete the following classes:|
|NRSG 4100||Complex Patient Centered Nursing Care||3 credits|
|NRSG 4200||Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice||3 credits|
|NRSG 4300||Healthcare Policy and Decision Making||3 credits|
|NRSG 4400||Population Health in Nursing||4 credits|
|NRSG 4500||Nursing Management and Leadership||3 credits|
|NRSG 4600||Communication, Collaboration, and Information Management in Healthcare||3 credits|
|Select six (6) credit hours from the following courses:|
|NRSG 4050||Nursing Assessment Across the Lifespan||3 credits|
|NRSG 4060||Oncology Nursing||3 credits|
|NRSG 4070||Threats & Crisis: Nursing Response||3 credits|
|NRSG 4080||Nursing: High Risk Adult||3 credits|
|NRSG 4090||Nursing: High Risk Family||3 credits|
|Complete 3 hours of upper division credits from any department:|
|Upper Division Elective||3 credits|