Apr 09, 2020
About the Program
The Online RNBSN Completion Program is designed to strengthen your skills in evidence-based nursing practice, critical thinking, leadership, and nursing management. Designed for the working registered nurse, the RNBSN Completion Program keeps pace with the ever-changing healthcare delivery systems and technological advances while being rooted in fundamental humanistic philosophies.
- 120 Credit Hours (including transfer credit)
- Minimum grade of C (2.0) required for all nursing core courses and pre-requisite courses including ENGL 10500 and SOC 38200; a grade of C- (1.7) (in courses noted above) is not acceptable for advancement in this program and will require repetition of coursework
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
- One Experiential Learning (EL) course required, EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title
- Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study
- All major core courses are offered in an online format
Non-Nursing Required Courses (56 Credits)
- Math/Science, nonspecific (17 credits)
- English Composition, nonspecific (6 credits)
- Humanities or Social Science, nonspecific (12 credits)
- Psychology, nonspecific (3 credits)
- Free Electives, nonspecific (12 credits)
- Statistical Methods, nonspecific (3 credits)
- Communication, nonspecific (3 credits)
Nursing Transfer Credits (30 Credits)
- Nursing credits from previous degree (30 credits)
Total 120 Credits Required
Additional Information and Guidelines
Order of Nursing Classes: Phase I and Phase II
- NUR 18200 Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing is the first nursing course in the carousel and NUR 49800 is the last course in the nursing program.
- Students are only allowed to take one (1) nursing course during a 5-week session. The only exception is NUR 39100 & 39401, which are offered concurrently.
- Progression in nursing course is dependent on whether the course is considered a Phase I, milestone or Phase II courses. Phase I courses must be taken before being allowed to register for NUR 39000 Nursing Research. NUR 39000 Nursing Research is considered a Milestone Course. Phase II courses can only be taken after completing NUR 39000 Nursing Research.
- Phase I Courses: NUR 18200, NUR 39401, NUR 39700, NUR 41500, NUR 39100 & NUR 48200
- Milestone Course: NUR 39000
- Phase II Courses: NUR 38801, NUR 45100, NUR 45200, NUR 48300, NUR 49800
For more information on the Carousel of Nursing Courses, please click here. (link opens new window)
Notes: Students must complete statistics prior to enrolling in NUR 39000 - Nursing Research with a grade of C (2.0); a grade of C- (1.7) is not acceptable. However, students may take English composition II (ENG 10500) either before or during NUR 39000 - Nursing Research. Any outstanding required non-nursing courses can be taken during or after completion of the nursing courses. However, students may only have up to 6 credit hours of non-nursing courses left to complete by the time they are enrolled in the NUR 49800 Capstone nursing course.
Students may enroll in online 5 or 10-week non-nursing courses at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) or transfer in non-nursing courses from any regionally accredited institution as long as 32 credit hours of residency requirements are met.