RN-BSN Degree Curriculum

With EKU, you are well on your way to your BSN. Just complete 29 credit hours to earn your degree! You will receive credit for additional courses based on your associate degree in nursing, NCLEX licensure and professional experience. If you have taken a qualifying statistics course, you will only take nursing courses. It’s possible to earn your BSN in as little as 18 months with the accelerated path.

 

Please review the application requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

 

A minimum of 120 hours, including transfer hours, is required to earn a bachelor’s degree. For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.


View sample curriculum plan

 

Core Courses

45*

 

*Complete 29 hours of core courses listed below.

Upon successful completion of NSC 385, credit will be awarded for:

NSC 380, 380C, 386, 386C, 484 and 484C.

NSC 340

Health Assessment for the RN

2

NSC 381

Perspectives in Professional Nursing

3

NSC 383

Perspectives in Professional Nursing II

3

NSC 385

Perspectives in Professional Nursing III

4

NSC 390W

Nursing Research

2

NSC 440

Leadership and Management

3

NSC 442

Complex Client Care

3

NSC 442C

Complex Health Systems Clinical

2

NSC 445

Professional Role Transitions

2

NSC 486

RN Public Health Nursing

3

NSC 486C

RN Public Health Nursing Clinical

2

Supporting Course Requirements

0-3

Together with your advisor, select one of the following:

 

STA 215

Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

3

STA 270

Applied Statistics

3

SOC 232

Social Statistics

3

Free Electives

35-38

EKU General Education Requirements**

37

**This requirement is waived based on the associate degree in nursing, NCLEX licensure and professional experience.

Total Hours

120

**State authorization restrictions may apply, please visit EKU’s state authorization map for current information.**