The RN to BS program was designed to increase baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses in practice. This program is for working RNs with a diploma or associate's degree. Students must take at least 30 credits from Curry College to graduate with a BS degree from Curry College.
Required Prerequisite Courses
The following courses are considered prerequisites for the RN to BS track. Except for schools with articulation agreements that specify otherwise, students must complete each of these courses or their equivalency, with at least a C+.
BIOL 1075 & 1175 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab*
BIOL 1085 & 1185 Anatomy and Physiology ll with lab*
BIOL 2010 Microbiology with lab*
MATH 1150 Statistics**
PSY 2400 Human growth and development*
* Courses that must be completed before NSG 3132: Population Health in the Community
** Courses that must be taken prior to NSG 3042: Evidence for Nursing Practice for the RN Student
RN-BS Program Curriculum Plan Courses are offered in 8-week online and hybrid formats. Additional course work may be needed to reach the 120 credits for graduation, with up to 90 transfer credits accepted. 2000 level courses are to be completed before 3000 level courses. Any exceptions to the sequence of courses must be reviewed and approved by the RN-BS Coordinator.
REQUIREMENTS FOR RN-BS PROGRAM
NSG 2100 RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing
NSG 2005 Health Assessment for the RN Student
NSG 2201 Pathophysiology for the RN Student
NSG 2501 Pharmacology for the RN Student
NSG 3042 Evidence for Nursing Practice for the RN Student *
NSG 3470 Health Policy & Finance
NSG 3132 Population Health in the Community: for the RN Student **
NSG 3986 Senior Seminar: Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice for the RN Student **
* Statistics must be completed prior to taking Evidence for Nursing Practice.
** The final two courses (NSG 3132 and NSG 3986) must be taken in sequence due to linked course learning activities. No other nursing course may be taken after completion of NSG 3986.