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Nursing Major, B.S.N.

BSN degree

This program is only offered via CMU Online.

The RN-to-BSN (post-licensure completion) program is offered through the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. The major is designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree. The major is to educate the nursing student in theory and application of nursing concepts beyond those learned in their previous coursework and their current work experiences. The degree and major are built on a solid base in liberal education for professional nursing practice and knowledge. The program focuses on nursing leadership, global and population health, systems thinking, and evidence-based practice.

For more information, contact the BSN Program Director.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

To be considered for admission, a student must meet the following criteria:

- A completed program application.

- An active, unencumbered RN license. Note: Applicants without a registered nurse license may apply to the program, receive provisional admission and take up to 12 credits while preparing for the NCLEX-RN examination. Contact program director for additional information.

- An admission GPA of 2.5 or higher.


Once admitted into the program, students must:

- Earn a grade of C or higher in all NUR courses.

- Maintain an active, unencumbered RN license.

If a student does not continue to meet retention standards, s/he may be asked to withdraw from the program. The nursing faculty maintains the right to terminate a student from the program if s/he is not progressing satisfactorily.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (24 hours)

NUR 300WIIntroduction to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice


NUR 301Health Assessment


NUR 302Research and Evidence-Based Practice


NUR 390WIConcepts of Culture and Diversity


NUR 400Concepts of Global and Population Health


NUR 401Nursing Leadership and Health Systems


NUR 499Capstone: Systems Thinking and Quality Improvement


Electives (6 hours)

Select two of the following:
NUR 320Nursing Informatics


NUR 321Health Care Finance and Economics


NUR 322Introduction to Nursing Education


NUR 323Nursing Case Management and Care Coordination


Total: 30 semester hours

Note: students are required to complete a 3-hour Quantitative Reasoning course. This can be transferred.