RN to BSN Program Option Curriculum
The RN to BSN program option was created out of a need to provide Registered Nurses a way to advance professionally as nurse leaders. To view more detailed information on the RN to BSN program outcomes and accreditation, please visit our Program Outcomes and Accreditation page.Program Outcomes & Accreditation
Students who enter the RN to BSN program option need to have earned their associate degree or a diploma in nursing before being considered for the program option. During the RN to BSN program of study, students will complete a minimum of 30 credits at Midland University.
Midland University’s School of Nursing allows students to transfer in 90 credits towards the 120-credit graduation requirement. Requirements not met by transfer credits, nursing core credits, or validation will be determined upon review of the student’s transcript. Students will meet with an advisor during the admission process to identify additional coursework to be included in the program of study.
**RN to BSN prerequisite courses require a C to pass. Credits can easily be transferred from nationally and/or regionally accredited institutions. A total of 120 semester credit hours are needed for graduation. Please note: Non-Nebraska residents meet state authorization. Transfer courses approved for credit will be evaluated to meet the associated DRIVE requirement.
*DRIVE – D – Digital Fluency R – Research and Critical Thinking I – Innovation V- Vocation and Leadership E – Engagement and Expression W – Writing; Within the 12 credits of required Humanities and Social Science Common Courses students are required to complete courses from at least 4 different attributed prefixes or disciplines. Within the 12 credits of required Lab Science courses students are required to complete 1 course from at least 2 different attributed prefixes or disciplines. Courses listed above with D, R, I, V, E, W, indicate the DRIVE attributed courses in the nursing curriculum. Additional Midland University courses necessary to meet DRIVE requirements will be listed in the Academic Catalog. Advisers will guide students with meeting the Midland University DRIVE requirements when registering for courses. The required Math course in the nursing major may meet the math requirement if a student demonstrates proficiency beyond MTH 101. All nursing courses preceded with NUR require a C+ to pass. All support courses/prerequisites indicated by ** require a C to pass. Clinical/Practicum hours are 1:3 hours/week of contact time per credit. Some academic programs, including Nursing, require more than this minimum.
|Course #||Course Name||*DRIVE||Credits|
|Varies||Composition I & II, and courses that meet DRIVE requirements||Varies||15|
|**BIO 204||Anatomy and Physiology I||R||4|
|**BIO 205||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|**SOC 130||Principles of Sociology||I||3|
|**COM 101||Oral Communication||E||3|
|**CHE 122||Chemistry for Health Science||R||4|
|**PSY 120||Fundamentals of Psychology||R||3|
|**PSY 210||Developmental Psychology||R||3|
|** BIO 215||Microbiology||R||4|
|** BIO 207||Normal Nutrition||3|
|** CHE 190||Pharmacology||3|
|NUR 210||Health Assessment||3|
|**MTH 140||College Algebra – May not need to take this course if proficiency met.||3|
|**MTH 210||Elementary Statistics||R||3|
|**PHI 250||Foundations of Moral Decision Making||E||3|
|Total possible credits||64|
Core Courses & Electives
Online nursing courses will be offered during spring, summer, and fall academic semesters. Courses are typically offered in seven-week sessions. Students are recommended to take up to two courses per semester.
|Course #||Course Name||*DRIVE||Semester Offered||Credits|
|NUR 425R||Professional Concepts||R, W||Fall||3|
|NUR 415R||Nursing Leadership and Management||D||Fall||3|
|NUR 392R||Nursing Research and Evidence – Based Practice||R, W||Fall – even years||3|
|NUR 395R||Palliative Nursing Care (Elective)||Fall – odd years||3|
|NUR 260R||Ethics for Healthcare (Elective)||Spring||3|
|NUR 372R||Spiritual Nursing Care||Spring||3|
|NUR 475R||Nursing Perspectives in Population Centered Care: Assessment (Clinical)||E||Spring||3|
|NUR 476R||Nursing Perspectives in Population Centered Care: Implementation (Clinical)||V||Spring||3|
|NUR 382R||Multicultural Nursing||Summer||3|
|NUR 462R||Complex Care Gerontology||I||Summer||3|
|Electives||Additional electives may be taken at Midland University|
|Total possible credits including Core Courses and Electives||30|
All nursing courses preceded with NUR require a C+ to pass. Thirty (30) credit hours must be completed at Midland University.
If all prerequisites are met prior to starting this program option, full-time students will be able to complete their degree in as little as 12 months.