RN to BSN
The Online RN-BSN Program at Washburn University School of Nursing is designed specifically for registered nurses seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program offers affordability and flexibility.
- Courses are offered online in 8-week sessions.
- Students may complete the program in 18 months.
- A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation.
- At least 30 hours must be completed at Washburn University.
- Courses completed at other accredited institutions are considered for transfer, provided the grade received is “C” (2.0) or above.
- Students are awarded 32 credit hours with successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination.
- Humanities: 6 (English, Philosophy, Religion, Mass Media, Communication, Foreign Language)
- Music, Theatre, Art: 3
- Social Science: 9 (General Psychology, and two Social Science electives)
- Natural Science & Mathematics: 20 (Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Statistics)
- Unrestricted Electives: 10-14
- University Requirements: 9 (First Year Writing, Advanced College Writing, College Algebra)
Total credit hours: 56
RN Articulation Advisement and Admission Procedures
Successful completion of the online application package inclusive of the following requirements is necessary for admission:
- Washburn University and RN-BSN Program applications
- Graduate of an approved/accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program
- Official transcripts from each higher education institution attended
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Copy of current active, unencumbered, valid license as an RN in the state of residency
- Current resume
- Completion of all required prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better
Applications for Fall session admission are accepted through April 1. Applications for Spring session admission are accepted through September 1. Potential candidates must complete all application materials to be considered for admission. Once admitted, students will receive academic advisement from the Director of Online Student Services, who will assist the student in developing an individualized degree plan. A final degree check is made by the Program Director and the Registrar’s office prior to graduation to determine eligibility for graduation based on completion of all general education and nursing requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
|NU 103||Power Up: Success Online Learning||1|
|IL 170||Library Research Strategies||1|
|EN 300||Advanced College Writing (for RNs)||3|
|NU 301||Applied Pharmacology for RNs||2|
|NU 317||Applied Health Assessment for RNs I||2|
|NU 319||Applied Health Assessment for RNs II||2|
|NU 321||Professional Transformation||1|
|NU 323||Applied Pathophysiology for RNs I||2|
|NU 327||Applied Pathophysiology for RNs II||2|
|NU 329||Introduction to Nursing Informatics||2|
|NU 341||Evidence-Based Nursing||2|
|NU 451||Leadership, Mgmt, Hlth Policy||2|
|NU 463||Quality and Safety in Healthcare||2|
|NU 467||Clinical Prevention and Population Health Management/Practicum||4|
|NU 495||Leadership Capstone Seminar/Practicum||4|